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Address: 700 S Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602-5404
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In Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg Florida, Urban Kai Stand Up Paddle Board...

In Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg Florida, Urban Kai Stand Up Paddle Board Shop (located in two locations on Tampa Bay) is teaching, touring and offering fitness classes for stand up paddle boarding (SUP), and it’s the latest recreational, low impact, and fun activity to get into top shape! It looks like the miracle of “walking on water” but you are actually floating on water while standing up and paddling. We offer fitness classes, private lessons, adventure tours, and rentals in the Tampa Bay and florida areas. We also provide kayaks for rent.

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Awesome Tour / Paddle Social

Had a great time paddling with Mike and Aimee of Urban Kai through downtown Tampa. They definitely know the sport and local waterways. Their wednesday night events are a great way... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2012
Armando G
Sarasota, Florida, United States

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
1 review
Reviewed 1 October 2012

Had a great time paddling with Mike and Aimee of Urban Kai through downtown Tampa. They definitely know the sport and local waterways. Their wednesday night events are a great way to meet local paddlers and find out more about all their other tours and events. Considering their upcoming paddle surf camp.

Thank Armando G
Tampa, Florida, United States
1 review
Reviewed 1 October 2012

First time out paddling and it was great! Aimee and Mike are wonderful people who truly love what they do! Mike was very informative with the instructions that were simple and pretty straight forward. The tour was amazing! I highly recommend Urban Kai to anyone interested in trying out paddle boarding for the first time!

Thank Martin C
Tampa, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 30 September 2012

My first time out paddle boarding was in Crystal River with the Urban Kai team. They were incredibly patient and very informative! They really know what they're doing. The team loves the sport and by the end of your first lesson, so will you!

Thank Genna S
Slidell, Louisiana
2 reviews
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Reviewed 9 August 2012

Booked a lesson for my family (5 of us paddling and 1 rider). The lesson was very informative and instructional, and we were out on the water in no time. My youngest learner, at age 9, was on his feet and going, faster than I imagined he would. SUP is fantastic exercise and you'll wake up muscle groups you didn't... More 

Thank Naimi M
Frenchman's Cove, NL
1 review
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Reviewed 12 July 2012

Booked a 2 person private lesson at the Weedon Island Preserve for myself and my 8 year old niece. We had a great time, Aimee and Mike were very professional and patient with beginners. Aimee, in particular, had a terrific rapport with my niece. We could not have had a better time. We only wished we had tried the stand... More 

2 Thank Penny N
Key West, Florida
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Reviewed 8 June 2012

We stayed for a few days in the Tampa area and wanted to paddleboard the area. Since we were flying in, bringing our boards was not an option. We found Urban Kai online and sent an email. Aimee promptly responded and assured us that it was no problem at all to rent for several days - and even with a... More 

Thank ibskine
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 9 May 2012

Our family of four booked the Weedon Island Preserve Tour with Mike and Aimee. Mike was very accomodating with our tour date and time. We spent a wonderful afternoon learning how to paddle board and exploring the serene lagoon waters and mangrove tunnels. We saw several jumping mullets and stingrays. Mike was very knowledgeable and passionate about the sport and... More 

1 Thank natparkfan1
San Diego, California
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Reviewed 3 April 2012

My cousin was in town visiting and I was looking into doing something neither of had done before. Picked Urban Kai based on reviews and was not disappointed. Took the lesson with Mike at Weedon Island Preserve. Mike was really patient with us as he took us through the basics. Once we were on our boards, had an amazing time... More 

Thank ThePassionLife
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

We recently returned from a two week Vacation in the Orlando area. We planned this activity to escape the theme parks for a day and experience something that was "off the beaten path". This paddle-boarding tour ended up being the highlight of our whole trip! We were initially worried about the lengthy drive to the Tampa area - it was... More 

1 Thank mnrbc
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
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Reviewed 8 February 2012

Mike and Aimee were great to work with! We took the SUP 101 class on Saturday morning at 10:30 on Davis Island. None of us had ever tried SUP before and were very nervous to try it. Mike began the lesson with the basics skills and tricks to SUP. Because of his introductory lessons on the water, it was easy... More 

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