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Stand Up For Autism SUP Race

Dr. Rob, owner of Complete Wellness Chiropractic, stands up for autism at the 2017 Stand Up For Autism SUP Race on Lake Norman.  Dr. Rob took 2nd place in his division and 4th overall.  Way to go Dr. Rob!  Not only is Dr. Cynowa a PaddleFit Pro Coach at The Goat Boater, Lake Wylie Paddleboarding he is also a chiropractic specializing in pediatric, perinatal and family wellness chiropractic in Fort Mill, SC.

What you missed, yet what’s to come…..SUP in June with The Goat Boater, LKW

Do you have the itch yet?  Get out on the water and try a SUP class or excursion.  For the entire month of June use coupon code HALFOFFFITNESS2016 & take a PaddleFit Technique, Intro to SUP, AquaFit and/or SUP Yoga class for half the price!


Paddleboarding Tips from The Goat Boater

Paddleboarding tips from The Goat Boater, Lake Wylie Paddleboarding


Video 6 Getting on Your Board from PaddleFit on Vimeo.

Brody Welte, founder of PaddleFit, shows us how to get on the board.  It may seem simple, but some of the simplest of tasks can be a challenge.

Lake Wylie Paddleboarding

Lake Wylie Paddleboarding with The Goat Boater 

The Goat Boater, Lake Wylie Paddleboarding offers Fitness H20 classes, excursions on Lake Wylie, SUP rentals & sales. We invite you to join us this summer as we spend time on the water unleashing our passion.

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Our Summer Schedule


Goat Boater Facts

The Goat Boater Facts

“Your questions answered”

  • Where are you located?

We are a mobile paddleboard company with launch locations around Lake Wylie.  The majority of our excursions & fitness classes launch from Niven’s Creek Landing, however we do launch from our Molokai location, in Tega Cay, as well as a few places farther north such as Lake Wylie Marina.  Class locations will be announced at enrollment.

  • Do I have to know how to stand up on a board to participate in classes & excursions?

Our Introduction to SUP (stand up paddleboarding) class is designed specifically for individuals who have never been on a board before and who may not be comfortable balancing just yet.  We encourage all our fitness enthusiasts to enroll in an Intro to SUP class prior to taking part in any fitness classes or excursions.  We’ll get you standing on the board in no time!

  • Do I have to have my own board?

Our classes & excursions include your paddleboard, paddle, PFD & whistle.  Night paddles include lights as well.  You do not need to bring your own board.  On that note, if you would like to join a class and BYOB (board that is) you are more than welcome.  Class fees are the same whether you use ours or bring your own.

  • I can’t swim.  Can I still participate?

Due to class sizes, instructors are unable to dedicate 100% to one individual in an effort to make sure they stay above the water.  That being said, if you are unable to swim or have difficulty with swimming, all our classes and excursions can be booked as private sessions.  Private sessions allow us to be hands on with only you the entire time and gives us the ability to keep you safe.  Private sessions passes can be booked online for $100 pp.  You can call or email to schedule a time.

  • Do you offer refunds?

We do not offer refunds.  Should you cancel less than the allotted time frame for each session you’ll be charged the total class fee.  The same goes for no shows.

  • Can I bring a group of friends for an excursion or class?

We offer group rates for individuals wishing to book group excursions & classes.  Please email Megan@GoatBoater for details & pricing.

  • Are my kids allowed to stay on the shore during classes?

The Goat Boater assumes no responsibility for others.  Should you elect to leave a child alone during classes you are fully responsible for their well-being.  It is recommended that you enroll your family members in the class or make other arrangements for the duration of the class.

  • What should I wear?

Appropriate water wear for paddleboarding is kind of your call.  Stay away from cotton and any fabrics that will hinder you when wet.  We recommend investing in a good pair of board shorts to wear over your swimsuit.  Rashguards are a great option to avoid uncomfortable situations while moving in a bikini.  We do sell NP Rashguards, Board Shorts & other Water Wear.  If you’d like to purchase something you see us wearing, let us know and we’ll help you out!

  • What all should I bring?

Due to the nature of paddleboarding, we are hindered in the amount of stuff we can carry on the board.  It is recommended that you bring a water bottle and towel to leave on shore for use at the end of class.  Some individuals like to carry phones for pictures.  Should you elect to carry your phone, be sure to have a waterproof case.  You and your phone will get wet.

  • Will classes still take place in the rain?

On days with inclement weather (i.e. heavy wind, lightning, storms, etc.) classes will be cancelled.  Some classes and excursions do still go on with light rain.  Should your class or excursion get cancelled you will be rescheduled to another class/excursion date.  In the event we are unable to schedule you into another class or excursion a credit will be put on your account.

  • What is your late policy?

All classes & excursions begin promptly at their start time.  We ask that all participants arrive 15 minutes prior to their scheduled class or excursion.  Should someone show up late a refund will not be issued.

  • How do I sign up?

We offer a boutique paddleboard experience at The Goat Boater.  Our classes are limited in size and fill up fast.  You may visit the schedule tab on our website and follow the prompts to view our schedule and enroll.   A credit card is required to hold your spot & will be charged prior to your class or excursion.

  • How old do I have to be to take part in a class or to rent a board?

For all classes, excursions and rentals individuals must be 16 years of age or older unless accompanied by an adult.  Anyone under the age of 16 must take an Intro to SUP class prior to taking part in any SUP activities with The Goat Boater.

  • Do you have bathrooms and changing facilities onsite?

Since we are a mobile company launching from various park locations on the lake we do not have changing facilities or restrooms.

  • Are lockers available?

We do not have lockers.  Please leave on valuable items behind.  You may wish to carry a waterproof case for your phone and keys.

SUP Core Workout

The SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding) Core Workout

The Goat Boater, Lake Wylie Paddleboarding announces April launch for CN2 News



Core Workout on Water from CN2 on Vimeo.

SUP Events & Community Outreach



What a great 2017 season full of kids camps, leagues, socials and more!

2017 Tega Cay Adult SUP League

For 2017 paddleboarding will venture into the community offering SUP events in conjunction with the City of Tega Cay’s Park & Recreation department The Goat Boater, Lake Wylie Paddleboarding will be offering an Adult SUP League this summer beginning June 7th.  The league season lasts 13 weeks and will meet every Wednesday @ 6pm @ the Tega Cay Beach & Swim Club.  For More Details & To Register Click Here

The SUP community rocks! Join the culture, Join the fun!


Paddleboard Lake Wylie

The Goat Boater, Lake Wylie Paddleboarding enthusiasts took part in this year’s Tega Cay Polar Plunge on Lake Wylie. The event took place at the Beach & Swim Center in Tega Cay and raised over $12,000 for the Special Olympics in SC. The Polar Plunge was organized and put together by the Tega Cay Police Department. A big thanks to community volunteers for helping make the day go off without any hiccups and to The Tega Cay Fire Department who spent the day handing out a great lunch to everyone. The Goat Boaters paddled just shy of a two mile paddle through Niven’s Creek to make it in time for the plunge then took off on their boards for another two miles post plunge paddleboard on Lake Wylie. Participating in local charity events and fundraisers is part of the Goat Boater culture. We want to be a part of this community and give of our time and efforts to make changes in the lives of others. The next event The Goat Boaters will take part in is a bi-monthly shoreline sweep via paddleboard. The Lake Wylie shoreline clean up will be a volunteer effort organized by The Goat Boaters. For more information please give us a call and check out our website to learn more about us and our upcoming events.