Buy Local Shop Profile: EliteOceanSports, Mt. Pleasant and St. Matthews, SC

Locations

Mt. Pleasant, SC
St. Matthews, SC

What board companies do you carry?

Nelo Surfskis, Think Surfskis and SUP

What paddles do you carry?

Jantex Paddles

Do you have Paddleboard Rentals?

No

Do you offer lessons?

Yes

What other services do you provide?

Sales of Surfskis, Mocke Paddling Gear, host The North Shore Cup Paddlesports Race, and host surfski paddling workshops

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What is your biggest challenge as a retailer?

Getting paddlers to understand that surfski is an accessible sport that they can learn and enjoy!

On a scale of 1-10, how healthy is the sport?

6

On a scale of 1-10, how likely will the sport continue to grow in this next year?

8

Where will we see the growth if any?

Hoping to see continued growth of surfski paddling with women and younger paddlers

Do you have any advice for manufacturers?

Don’t forget to promote the sport as a whole and not just your brand!

 

What kind of paddling settings and conditions are near your shop? Remember – we need all the details!! Make us want to paddle there!

Our Mt. Pleasant, SC location is 5 minutes from The Atlantic Ocean, 5 minutes from Charleston Harbor, and 20 minutes from the upper reaches of the Wando River, so there are a variety of conditions within minutes!

What is it about paddling that gets you up in the morning? That gets you excited? We REALLY want to know!

Downwind paddling! Second is being able to maintain physical fitness with an exciting on the water sport.

Describe your local paddle community. When do you get together and what are they like?

We have a regular weekday lunch time training paddle in Charleston Harbor, but try and get out on the ocean other days of the week.

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What local events do you have and what are their dates and locations?

Chucktown Showdown. Charleston, SC 09/17
The North Shore Cup. Warrenton, SC 10/15

Best piece of SUP advice you give to paddlers?

Try a surfski!! HA!

What are your must-have accessories for every paddler?

Jantex paddle, Mocke leg leash, Mocke Racer PFD, Mocke Fly-Dry Paddling Shirt and Shorts

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Website

http://www.eliteoceansports.com

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/pages/EliteOceanSports-LLC/304684006222659

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/eliteoceansports/

 

Lisa
Lisa is managing editor of PaddleMonster.com and is an avid paddler of all the things - including sup, SurfSki, outrigger canoe and prone, though she especially enjoys paddle surfing and downwinding. She is a former journalist with more than 30 years experience in print and broadcast journalism and in government communications. She is a six-time Chattajack finisher, racing both sup and OC2. When not paddling, she is an outdoor instructor.

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