SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding)

Want to learn more about the sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)?

Feel the magic of your spirit melting into the flow of the water during Performance Locker's SUP Yoga.

Feel the magic of your spirit melting into the flow of the water during Performance Locker’s SUP Yoga.

We’ve got you covered! From private 1-on-1 training and Paddle 101 classes with a professional SUP coach to SUP Yoga and fitness, Performance Locker is Northeast Michigan’s premier SUP headquarters. The Performance Locker is endorsed by SUP Michigan, a division of Paddle the Mitten and all Performance Locker SUP instructors have been through rigorous training in proper SUP technique and emergency care. You’re in good hands with us.

Our mission seeks to connect residents and visitors of Northeast Michigan with our surrounding outdoor resources so you can guarantee that an experience with the Performance Locker gives you the confidence and tools you need to go out and enjoy the water on your own. Whether it’s a lesson with our Outdoor Adventure Pros, or a tranquil Stand Up Paddleboard yoga or pilates session with Maureen, Charise or Dez, you will surely cultivate a new appreciation for our community and the beauty that surrounds us.

Join us for group paddles!  Open to SUP, Kayak and canoe enthusiasts of all levels and abilities.  Keep an eye on the Performance Locker Facebook page or ask to join the “Paddle Alpena” FB group for special events and outings.  Group paddles will be explore a number of waterways and routes at various times of day, check our Facebook page or contact us for times and departure locations.

Isle SUP

Isle stand up paddle boards are available for 2 hr., 4 hr., 8 hr., and multi-day rentals and are available for off-site fun.

SUP Rental

We know that purchasing a board is a big investment especially if you may only go out 4 or 5 times a summer due to a busy work schedule. To help make sure you can still get out on the water, Performance Locker also rents stand up paddleboards if you don’t have your own. The Performance Locker carries Isle SUPs; a California company with outdoor adventure at the heart of their business.

Marc Miller and Doug Pate realized after college that they didn’t like their corporate jobs and launched Isle Surf & SUP, a California-based company that seeks to make Surfing and Stand Up Paddleboarding accessible to all. Marc was pushed into his first wave 20 years ago; and Doug, a 4th generation San Diego native, spent a few months surfing in Coasta Rica before they collaborated to create their company in 2004. The Performance Locker carries their Versa model SUPs that offer incredible stability for beginners up to avid athletes. We carry two board sizes to fit your body and your venue. You can rent the boards and take them flatwater SUPping at your cottage, on the river, or a calm Lake Huron day or take the longer boards out to challenge Lake Huron’s waves when she is full of energy. These boards are at home on the ocean and in our own Northeast Michigan. We are excited to offer you these boards from a company that exists for the soul purpose of sharing this sport with the world. Click here to schedule your experience. We’ll see you on the water!

Keep an eye on our Performance Locker YouTube Channel for a number of great videos on Standup Paddling and gear

SUP Gear

Let’s face it, the weather in our area can be a bit “unpredictable” at times.  However, there is no reason to let 2015-05-05 09.21.30Mother Nature keep you from getting on the water.  If you’re looking to extend your SUP season a little neoprene can go a long way ;-).  PL is proud to offer Quiksilver and Roxy wetsuits, jackets, SUP yoga gear, surf booties, performance PDFs and anything else you might need to get on the water when the temperate are anywhere below “ideal”.



Checkout our online store to see items we have in stock, don’t see what your looking for or have questions on what to buy?  call 989-884-1702 or email and we will hook you up.


Performance Locker is Proud to Sell Naish SUP!

So now you have fallen in love with Stand Up Paddling and are ready to purchase a board but with so many2016-05-06 09.59.37
options it can be hard to navigate the process.  What style do you need? What size? What are the pros and cons of each board? We have done the research so you don’t have to!  Performance Locker is proud to carry Naish brand SUP boards and paddles. After looking into many different manufactures we landed on Naish simply because this is one of the best performing boards on the market.

Call 989-884-1702 or email and we will take you through the process to make sure you get the board and paddle that is right for you.  All of our SUP sales come with a free paddle,  free private lesson, 2 free SUP yoga classes and 10% off up to $250 of Quiksilver or Roxy gear good for 6 months after purchase.

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