Welcome to Black Dog Paddle

 RVA SUP the James River with Richmond's Original Stand Up Paddleboard leader!

Stand Up Paddleboarding Richmond, Fredericksburg, & Charlottesville! Also known as SUP, this incredible combination of canoeing, kayaking and surfing uses a canoe-like paddle while standing atop a stable and balanced long board, paddlers propel themselves through the water with smooth alternating strokes. SUP offers an alternative core workout with a cadence similar to swimming and cycling. In a short time you will become one with water; finding yourself living in the moment. Stand Up Paddleboarding offers a new perspective of our natural surroundings and an escape from your daily stress.  If you wish to CONTACT US, email will have the fastest results! We accept calls, but we might be on the water or in class!   If you just want a class BOOK NOW!

We offer Lessons, Tours and Rentals for SUP and Private Lessons for Kayaking:

  • Basic SUP paddleboard lessons  with Leash and PFD safety gear!
  • Splash Course - Advanced SUP
  • Whitewater SUP on the James River
  • SUP Yoga
  • Private Paddleboard Lessons
  • Private Kayak Lessons
  • Kids SUP camps!
  • Eco-tours of Virginia's State Parks
  • SUP with your PUP classes
  • SUP Surfing at the beach
  • Pack Paddle Nights
  • Used Board Sales!
  • Gift certificates
  • ACA SUP Yoga Endorsements
  • ACA Instructor Certification Courses

Our SUP locations and directions

Richmond, VA Locations
  • A - Robious Landing Park
    3800 James River Road, Midlothian, VA 23113
    Directions
  • B - Dutch Gap Location
    251 Henricus Park Rd. Chester, VA 23836
    Directions
  • C - Deep Bottom Park
    9525 Deep Bottom Road, Henrico, VA 23231
    Directions

Our SUP locations and directions

Charlottesville VA Locations
  • A - Chris Greene Lake
    4748 Chris Greene Lake Road, Charlottesville, VA 22911
    Directions
  • B - Walnut Creek Park
    4250 Walnut Creek Park Road, North Garden, VA 22959
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Our SUP locations and directions

Fredericksburg VA Locations
  • A - City Dock
    207 Sophia Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
    Directions
  • B - Motts Run Reservoir
    6600 River Road, Spotsylvania, VA 22407
    Directions
  • C - Abel Lake
    Kellogg Mill Road, Stafford, VA 22406
    Directions

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Newport News, York, and Chesapeake VA Locations
  • A - Great Bridge Locks Park
    100 Locks Rd Chesapeake, VA 23322
    Directions

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Williamsburg and Jamestown VA Locations
  • A - Eco Discovery Park
    2054 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185
    Directions

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