Who Runs This Joint Anyway?
We founded Lake Powell Paddleboards in Page, AZ in April of 2013. With backgrounds in surf, skate, snowboarding, and sailboat racing we have found our perfect sport: Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP). We wanted to open our own shop at one the world’s best places for it~Lake Powell.
We are Jordan and Joe Lapekas. We are team “SUP the USA”. In 2012 we set off on a personal quest to paddle in all 50 states. Over 120,000 miles later, we accomplished our goal! We have now paddled in all 50 states, from the Bayous of Louisiana to mountain lakes in Alaska and including parts of the Pacific, the Atlantic, and the Gulf of Mexico.
We have also paddleboarded in all the Great Lakes and many of America’s large rivers including the Mississippi, the Potomac, the Charles, the St. Louis, the Arkansas and the Colorado River. We have also paddled in Bora Bora, Mexico, and Europe.
We even had our honeymoon on our SUP’s. We finished the quest in November of 2014 in Hawaii. You can read more about our adventures on the SUP the USA page on this website and on our Facebook page- facebook.com/SUPtheUSA
These days you can find us at here at Lake Powell and at some of the races around the country including the Pacific Paddle Games, Carolina Cup and others. We travel across the country a few times a year exploring and meeting new friends along the way.
Lake Powell Paddleboards has been chosen as one of the top SUP spots in Arizona by Fringe Pursuits.
We fell in love with the sport and lifestyle of paddleboarding in 2009 and have brought this new sport to many people and places across the country. We decided it was time to settle down in a special place and set up a local paddleboard shop here in Arizona. Come and paddle with us and our awesome staff!
Here a few shots from our travels…