Stand Up Paddle Board

SUP Adventures in St. Simon's Island

There is something about gliding through the surf on a paddle board I find incredibly peaceful. Last week I was able to experience this tranquility while paddle boarding with John, one of the owners of SSI SUP.  Prior to my outing with John, I had only been paddle boarding once and was a bit nervous about going out on the surf (especially for a photoshoot)! John was very helpful and showed me the basics before we even got on the water. He was great at explaining how to balance, turn, and paddle.

SSI SUP offers a variety of excursions at all levels from novice to pro.  I am particularly interested in their sunset tour + night adventures.  The tour begins at sunset and goes well into dusk.  The boards are lit up to give the paddle boarder a real experience of being on the water at night. I will definitely be adding this excursion to my to do list when I host friends later this summer.

Attire for paddle boarding is super simple: just wear what you would to the beach!  Be sure to wear sunscreen and bring a hat and towel. For this shoot, I wore a sun protective swim dress courtesy of Mott 50. I liked their Sonja swim dress because of the flattering shape and the adjustable ruching on the sides. The fabric was light weight and quick to dry. I also wore their Gisele straw hat which offered the perfect amount of shade.  

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

1626 Frederica Road,103, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
(912) 230-4323

Photography: Kelli Boyd Photography
Paddle Boarding Tour: SSI SUP
Hair + Makeup: Anna May Hall
Swim Dress + Hat: Mott 50


  • Reply Leigha August 1, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Love this – looks like so much fun! Paddle boarding can be really hard, especially if its windy!

  • Reply judy oliver August 25, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    saw peach kimono in Southern living. Where can I purchase it

  • Reply Katie McC December 12, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Paddle boarding is so fun!!!! I live near the beach and river and love going when it’s warmer. Looks like you guys had a super fun time!

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