Urban Kai Opening Downtown SUP Garage in 2017

A new way to explore Tampa Bay.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding may be one of the most popular activities in the Tampa Bay area. The surging popularity of the activity has allowed Urban Kai to open a new location right across from the Tampa Riverwalk at the Marriott Waterside downtown (700 South Ashley Drive).

The Urban Kai SUP Garage will offer paddle board/kayak rentals, board storage, lessons, SUP fitness classes and urban city tours. If you’re a downtown resident looking for a place to store your paddle board you can inquire about reservations with Urban Kai at 813.598.1634.

The company currently has a spot at 13090 Gandy Boulevard North by The Getaway restaurant. Urban Kai is known for their social events. On December 10, Urban Kai will host a Manatee Paddle Social. Attendees will be able to paddle around spectacular mangroves, with wildlife including manatee, dolphins and birds. Learn more about the event on the their Facebook.

The new Tampa location is set to be complete by January 2017. Urban Kai serves as the perfect complement to the new high-speed ferry and the Tampa Water Bike Company. Follow their progress on their Facebook and website.

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Written by Dex Fabian

Dex Fabian

Dex Fabian is the co-founder of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. A graphic designer by trade, Dex has been witness to Tampa Bay's explosion to become one of the hottest regions in the nation. In 2009, he helped develop the brand for I Love the Burg and in 2014 developed the branding for That's So Tampa and has been a regular contributor to both ever since.