There are few people who are more enthusiastic about kayaking and the outdoors than Niki! She is literally on or around the lakes, rivers and oceans every chance she gets . Extremely strong, Niki paddles 50 miles like a drop in the bucket. Always prepared for anything and everything that comes her way, she will be the first one to cast a line and catch a fish for dinner, or scope out a new campsite from the water. Niki is also a great instructor and very personable. More than Simply a seasonal employee, Niki is part of our year around kayaking expedition team, specializing in multi-day, off-shore excursions and long-distance paddling, making her an integral part of the machine that is Myrtle Beach Paddle Board & Kayak Adventures!
We Are Centrally Located In Myrtle Beach Along The Golden Mile, Just Feet From The Ocean In A Surf Zone
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Proficient in every environment, Toni prefers the rough open water paddling that the ocean provides. A dawn paddle searching for leatherback sea turtles the size of cars is her ideal way to start any day. Whether it be the desert beauty of Lake Powell, the stillness of the lakes of Mount Desert Island, the rocky shores of the Bay of Fundy, or simply kayaking our beloved Waccamaw river, Toni loves it all. Extremely patient and guiding, she is excellent with people, particularly children and families who are new to kayaking or paddle boarding. Always ready to lend a hand, we are extremely fortunate to have such a strong and dependable person on our team!
Every year as a young boy I couldn't wait until school let out so I could get to Myrtle Beach! In many ways this area has always been home to me. After college I moved to Boulder Colorado to pursue my main passion - Mountaineering. After climbing around the world and making a living in the snow ski industry for many years, life led me back to the Grand Strand area. Back to the low-country, I returned with many great life experiences and adventures to share.
My "other" passion was always for the ocean, and in 1993 I learned to kayak surf in Costa Rica. The fire was ignited and I have continued to pursue ocean based adventure ever since.
In the fall of 2010 I finally made it to Oahu to visit a friend, and from there I hopped over to Kauai to fulfill my life dream of kayaking the 17 mile stretch around the rugged cliffs of the Na Pali coast. Considered by many to be the "Mount Everest of sea kayaking". On this trip I discovered paddleboarding!
Quickly I realized the joy and potential of paddleboarding both from an adventurers perspective as well as from the fitness and strength building aspect.
My goal is to be service oriented and to help people who are so inclined to experience paddleboarding and kayaking without having to be inconvenienced by spending time and effort transporting the equipment to and from local shops or even from your own vehicle. Simply to allow visitors and non-visitors alike the opportunity to maximize their time - that precious time - while at the beach! "GET UP - STAND UP!!!"
Explore your world! Shawn Collins - Owner