Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) provides an exciting way to enjoy the river. Whether you simply want to ﬂoat on moving water or are looking to challenge yourself in whitewater, doing it on a SUP adds a whole other element of adventure and challenge.
I am Davide “Dave” Sartoni (aka The River SUP Guy). I was ﬁrst introduced to Stand-Up Paddleboarding on the crisp, blue waters of Lake Tahoe, CA. I was captivated from the very ﬁrst paddle stroke.
When I later discovered that I could take a SUP down a river my life was literally turned upside down. Today, I spend over 100 days per year riding rivers on my SUP, and sharing the stoke for the sport has become my mission!
I am a certiﬁed river SUP instructor with the American Canoe Association and I am also certiﬁed in Swift Water Rescue and as a Wilderness First Responder.
I provide river SUP instruction in Northern California
Want to know a bit more about how I got into the sport, how I have been growing my local River SUP community, or my philosophy for running organized trips in exotic destinations? Check out these podcast where I chat about all this and more.