RENTALS, LESSONS, TOURS
HOURS AND RATES
Early Bird Deal - paddle before 11am and get 20% off! Students and Seniors get 10% off anytime. Not to be combined with other offers.
Westport Surf Shop (open year round)
Peak Season – May through September
Open Monday to Thursday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Open Friday 9:00am – 8:00pm
Open weekends and holidays 8:00am – 6:00pm
Out of Season Hours
October - December, and April 10-6pm daily
January - March 10-6pm, Closed Mondays
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: Meeting your mates? There is a $25 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 - 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, afford-ably and as often as you can.
NEW 10 PACK PADDLING PASS
Season Paddling Passes
2014 price increases - purchase in 2013 to get those prices.
$299 Individual ($399)
$399 Couple (same household) ($599)
$599 Family (family of 4) ($799)
Along with the new pricing we've relaxed the terms - you can paddle anytime! No blackout hours.
Paddling Pass Terms:
Pricing subject to change. Call the store to confirm pricing.
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 $375, 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.
General rentals: 24 hours
Regulary Scheduled Guided tours: 48 hours
Private Instruction/Classes/Guides: 1 week. Up to 48 hours prior you may request a credit towards another date. After 48 hours no refunds.
Summer Programs/Parties/Special Events:
Camp - 1 months notice, weeks for changing dates or converting to a credit for rentals/services. Parties and events - 2 weeks notice, deposit is non refundable, 1 week notice no refund. There is a $50 non refundable administrative fee for any cancellation after booking. Changes to #'s in party up to 1 week.
Weather Cancellations: Kids camp is on regardless of weather.
For parties/events - if the weather is unfavorable (high winds, rain, lightning) you will have the option of receiving a credit towards another date, or converting to individual rental certificates. The deposit is non-refundable from 2 weeks prior to the event, regardless of weather. Credits are for that season only. While you are welcome to follow the weather online, it is recommended that you check with the store. Downunder has up to 1 hour prior to paddle time to make a decision on weather-related cancellations.