Brown Dog Paddleboard Co. is focused on providing high quality instruction, teacher trainings, fun events and retreats to the growing paddleboard community.  We cater to a wide range of ages and fitness levels. Our passion is to give you a good solid  skill set from the beginning so you can safely get the most enjoyment out of the sport moving forward.  We are sure you will fall in love with Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) and are excited to provide you with a wonderful experience on the water!  We service the East side of the Twin Cities Metro and operate on beautiful scenic waterways in the St. Croix Valley.

We offer SUP Lessons, SUP Yoga, Weekly SUP Training, SUP Teacher Certifications and SUP/Yoga Retreats. We are a SUPATX distributor offering all types of boards and accessories. We have the experience and knowledge to set you up with the perfect board for you or your family.

Instructor/Owner – Kim Thomas

“If you think you can do a thing or can’t do a thing, you are right.”  Henry Ford

Kim is the owner and founder of Brown Dog Paddleboard Co.  She has 8 years of experience on the water teaching hundreds of students Stand Up Paddleboarding.   She not only shares her passion for SUP & Yoga but empowers you to find your own passion on the water or in your practice.  Kim continually expands her SUP horizons!  Finishing top 2 in the women’s 18-49 age category at the Northern Lights Paddle Fest 5k the past 3 years.  In 2017 Kim trained and certified new Paddle Into Fitness and Float Into Fitness Instructors in Fargo ND and Anchorage AK.   In September 2017 she attempted a 5 day 100 mile endurance paddle on the Colombia River with 70lbs of gear on board.   Kim enjoys the opportunity to SUP surf whenever possible and was provided an unexpected challenge to downwind on the aforementioned Colombia River trip.  Stand Up Paddleboarding is a sport that continues to challenge and open up new horizons as well provide a wonderful opportunity to get off the grid, get into nature and meet amazing people.

Kim is a Level 2 WPA Certified Paddleboard Instructor, Certified Master Paddle Into Fitness Instructor, E-200RYT/500RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher), Reiki Master, Level 4 Qigong, Lightbody Energy Healer as well as a Red Cross Certified Lifeguard.


The Brown Dog Paddle Techs are excited to get you up and out on the water!


The Awesome Brown Dog Paddleboard Race Team!!!