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John Krauspe

Meet John Krauspe, Owner of New Smyrna Stand Up

"As an avid surfer for the past 30 years, I fell in love with paddle boarding from the very first try.

I wanted to find a way to share the sensation of gliding across the water with men, women and children of all ages, giving everyone the opportunity to experience all that stand up paddle boarding has to offer. So I founded New Smyrna Stand Up in 2009 - the very first paddle boarding company in New Smyrna Beach.

New Smyrna Beach has been my home for the past 18 years. I am proud to be a part of such a great community and live among the beautiful scenery that NSB has to offer. 

I have been paddling and fishing the backwaters of the Indian River for the past 18 years, and have extensive knowledge of the surrounding waterways including some of the most beautiful scenic areas and the best fishing spots around.

Whether you want to try a river paddle, see beautiful scenery and wildlife, get the whole family out, perhaps entertain visitors from out of town, or learn to surf, I can put together any paddle boarding experience you are looking for. Just give us a call and we’ll have you and your group out paddling in no time!"

John Stand Up Paddle Surfing


Whether you are a beginner, expert or somewhere in between, you will have a great time paddle boarding with us. We look forward to seeing you!

  1. River Paddle Tour
  2. Nature/Eco Paddle Tour
  3. Sunset Paddle Tour
  4. Paddle Board Rentals
  5. SUP Surf Lesson

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