Meet Aaron & Sara Pope of Ebbing Tides SUP in Virginia Beach, Virginia
Hi guys, could you tell us a little bit about yourselves?
Virginia Beach locals, Aaron & Sarah Pope, started a paddle board tour business in 2015. In late 2016, they opened up a sup shop to meet the local demand. Sarah is an experienced science teacher turned outdoor educator. She offers unique outreach programs to area schools and outdoor science classes to homeschool families. Aaron's business experience goes beyond sup, as he also owns ALC and grounds management company, focusing on lawncare and snow removal.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your experience with paddleboarding
All of Ebbing Tides crew members are ACA certified sup instructors.
Location Overview - Tell us about your water environment
We are nestled near three water ways, the Chesapeake Bay, lynnhaven River/Inlet, and the Atlantic Ocean. If you want flat water we got you, you want dolphins, we got you, you want waves, we got you!
What services do you offer?
We offer lessons, excursions, rentals, tours, fishing, summer camp and SUP science class
Can you tell us some interesting notes about the area?
In the late summer, mid aug through September we paddle to see the bio-luminescent dinoflagellates and comb jellies! Our eco tour is more than a paddle! We will pull nets, dig for crabs/clams, bird watch, and explore exposed sand boards and tidal pools.
Do you recommend any local places to eat?
Pelon's Baja Grill has arguably the best fish tacos in the area, you've got to try them! You could also go for the all you can eat flounder at Beach Pub and the Whiskey Kitchen offers some local craft beers if that's your cup of tea.
Do you have a season or do you operate year round?
Buy 1 Get 1 on lessons & tours
We are a one stop shop for all things SUP. We have two SUP Instructors that are American Canoe Association certified to teach L1-L2 skills. We spend countless hours on the water, be it the Chesapeake Bay or Lynnhaven River. We also sell YOLO Boards in our shop at 4425 Shore Drive #104 Virginia Beach, VA 23455. In addition to SUP lessons, rentals, and guided eco tours, we also offer Summer SUP Camp for kids 8+.
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