HOURS, RATES & FAQ
Peak Season – May through September
Open Monday to Thursday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Open Friday 9:00am – 8:00pm (Westport Only)
Open weekends and holidays 8:00am – 6:00pm
Westport Out of Season Hours
October - April 10-6pm daily
January Closed Mondays
Westport Surf Shop (open year round)
Rowayton Surf Shop (seasonal)
Mother's Day weekend through Labor Day weekend
Kayaks: We rent single and double Feelfree sit on top kayaks - the nomad, juntos (adult and small child), and gemini. The nomad is perfect for your small/average sized paddler. The juntos ideal for larger paddlers or an adult and small child. Two adults and a small child can fit in a gemini. Be sure to tell us who is going out and what equipment you want.
Paddle Boards: Our rental fleet is stable and easy for all skill levels and sizes (if you're over 200lbs let us know, we have a variety of demo boards that will accommodate).
Demo Boards: In the market for a paddle board? Demo hours are 9-10am Saturday and Sunday, $30 - applied towards board purchases. Private demos, by appointment - receive undivided attention, $50, applied to purchase.
BYO Board or boat: There is a $15 launch fee in Westport. Launching is not available in Rowayton. There are public launch sites near both locations. If you're bringing friends who are renting from us then we waive your launch fee!
Using your own boat/board in a tour/lesson? 20% discount.
In all instances you must check in with the store and sign a waiver.
SEASON: May through Columbus Day (Rowayton closes after Labor Day) - weather dependent. Air and water temps combined must be a total of 120 in order for us to be comfortable letting people go paddling. So in May and October, just check with us first... October is when we start to require cold water paddling protection. We sell all levels of layers in Westport. Keep in mind that Rowayton closes Labor Day w/e.
Out of Season: Our Westport location is open year round, so we are able to extend the SUP season with the use of cold water paddling gear and the accompaniment of a buddy.
What you need to know:
Westport or Rowayton
We want you to be able to get out there, quickly, affordably and as often as possible!
NEW 5* RENTAL PACK
*Can be applied towards classes, just pay the difference!
NEW IN 2014 - NO BLACKOUT PERIOD - you can paddle anytime!
May - September
Season Pass Bonuses:
Season Pass Terms:
When you buy a board from Downunder you get first dibs on our storage option. We have a secure and enclosed area next to the marina that enables you to keep your board onsite. You are responsible for handling your board, however we do offer a valet service for $15 – make a reservation and we’ll have your board ready to go, clean it up after and put it away.
Summer $450, Winter $350, Both $725
A board bag is required. Access to the storage area is during store hours (unless by arrangement). Downunder is not responsible for theft or damage to boards.
The following are our policies for cancellation. Please note that if you cancel outside of these times or terms your credit card will be charged.
Are at the discretion of Downunder. Downunder has up to 1 hour prior to paddle time to make a decision on weather-related cancellations. Kids camp is on regardless of weather.
Summer Programs/Parties/Special Events:
Camp - 1 months notice, 2 weeks for changing dates or converting to a credit for rentals/services.
Parties and events - A 50% deposit is required to book a party or event. Half of the deposit is refundable up until 30 days prior to event. Balance is due 1 week prior. Changes to the proposal may be made up until 10 days prior. In the event of poor weather (torrential rain, high winds, thunderstorms) the balance may be refunded, the deposit will be kept on account for use towards services up until 1 year from the date of event. Weather cancellations are determined on the day of the event.