Jim Lawhead founded Lake Erie Paddler in June 2012, inspired
by his love for the sport of Standup Paddling (SUP), a commitment to his
hometown of Lorain, Ohio, and a desire to have fun on Ohio’s greatest
natural resource - Lake Erie.
Standup Paddling (SUP) is one of the world’s fastest growing water
sports and offers many positive and holistic benefits that strengthen
the body, calms the mind, and nurtures the soul.
Standup Paddling (SUP) is a fun way for friends and family to enjoy a
wholesome, healthy, fitness-related activity outdoors, in the sunshine,
and on the beach. What a better way to spend your summer days.
Lake Erie Paddler is a one of kind Standup Paddleboard company
offering a fully integrated approach of Sales, Lessons, Rentals,
Fitness, and Excursions.
As Lake Erie’s exclusive dealer for Surftech Paddleboards, Lake Erie
Paddler is committed to delivering top quality solutions to our clients
so they can enjoy a rich standup paddling (SUP) experience.
The mission of Lake Erie Paddler is to share the joy and benefits of
standup paddling (SUP) with residents of Northeast Ohio and beyond and
to establish Lakeview Park Beach, the City of Lorain, and Ohio’s North
Shore as a premier destination for Standup Paddling (SUP).
They have regularly scheduled lessons at Lakeview Beach on Saturdays and Sundays.
Lake Erie Paddler's SUP shop is open every day but due to the nature of their on-water programming their retail hours are somewhat random.