DARIEN, Conn. — Ready to hit the water? Want to try a new sport? Downunder Kayak and Paddle Board has opened its newest beachfront operation at Weed Beach in Darien.
This is Downunder's third location in Fairfield County, with big success in Rowayton and Westport.
Downunder offers both retail and rentals of stand-up paddle boards (SUPs), sit-on-water kayaks, and all the equipment and fashions that go with the water sports.
It also offers an array of programs such as guided tours, SUP yoga, meditation, “Paddle with your Pup,” “College Culture Boot Camp,” “Girls Empowerment Camp,” and children’s programs, to name a few. Corporate and children’s parties are also offered.
Originally hailing from New Zealand, owner Kim Hawkins is approaching her 13th season serving water adventure seekers in the area.
“Opening the Weed Beach location was an easy decision for us given the heavy traffic we have been fortunate to experience in Rowayton,” she said. “We are so pleased to offer another venue for enjoying the waterfront experience, and to make it possible for people farther south to not travel so far.”
The Weed Beach location will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Labor Day, Sept. 4. Resident beachgoers can simply walk up and rent the equipment. Nonresidents need to make a reservation online or by calling 203-956-6217 and pay in advance.
Here are the locations:
- Westport, 575 Riverside Ave
- Rowayton, 157 Rowayton Ave.
- Darien, 155 Nearwater Lane
For more information and to register online, visit the Downunder website at downunderct.com .
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