Welcome to Fairhope Paddleboard (FHP)!

We invite you to join us in the paddle board paradise of Coastal Alabama where you will learn that paddling is easy to learn and a fun group activity.  FHP is the local leader in individual and group paddle board instruction and experience.

The sport of paddle boarding was introduced to the mainland in early 2000 by big wave rider, Laird Hamilton.  It is now recognized as the fastest growing water sport in the U.S. Why?  Paddle boarding provides excellent low impact fitness with emphasis on core muscle strength.  Even better, it is performed in a beautiful, peaceful environment surrounded by nature. Mobile Bay is a perfect, relatively calm venue for paddle boarding.  Many return from a paddle excited to tell of encounters with dolphins, other marine life and beautiful birds.

Owner and Lead Instructor, John Manelos is a Fairhope, AL resident.  His love for the ocean and surfing began as a young teenager while living in Hawaii. Most early mornings and sunsets at Fairhope Pier you will find John out for a paddle. He invites you to put legs to your dream and sign up now to learn the joy of paddle boarding! “You can do it!”

For More Information and to Schedule a Lesson call 251.517.4499.