Brown Dog Paddleboard Co. is focused on providing high quality SUP instruction, instructor certifications,  special clinics, fun paddle 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, Private Groups, Team SUP Fitness Training, Sunset & Full Moon Paddles, SUP Instructor Certifications and SUP/Yoga Retreats.

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  of Brown Dog Paddleboard Co. founded in 2013.   She has extensive experience on the water teaching hundreds of students Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP).   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 and finds time to train and explore new SUP opportunities.  She currently has experience in SUP Excursions, SUP Racing, SUP Surfing, Whitewater SUP & Downwinding.  Everything she learns is incorporated into her teaching so that each class is unique.  SUP 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.


The Awesome Brown Dog Paddleboard Race Team!!!