The SCPIA represents Paddlesports Outfitters, Tour Providers, Instructional ACA Schools and Information on Retail and Rental Purchases as well as information on safety and where to paddle in South Carolina.  Click on theMembers page for more information! 


Promote safety, preservation, education and opportunities in the South Carolina Paddlesports Industry and to promote growth of Paddlesports recreation and business; To provide a unified voice for action; advertise and promote paddlesports recreation and opportunities to the public; provide professional development opportunities for individuals who work in the paddlesports industry; ensure fair governmental policies that support the growth of the paddlesports industry; support the collection, tabulation, and distribution of statistical data on the economics of the paddlesports industry; maintain friendly relations among members of the Association; promote environmental stewardship; and conduct all other activities necessary in the furtherance of the interests of the paddlesports industry.


Executive Board of Directors:  2017

Chair:  Barry Frick / River Rats Canoe & Kayak Rentals & Tours

Vice Chair:  Kathie Livingston / Nature Adventures Outfitters, Inc. 

BOD Member at Large:  Paul Laurent / Black River Outdoors


​Executive Committee: 2017 
President:  Jeff Atkins / Level 4 ACA Coastal Kayak Instructor  and Level 2 SUP Instructor

Vice President:  Hughes Page / River Rats Canoe & Kayak Rentals & Tours 
Secretary:   James Tillman Bradley / Level 1 ACA Kayak and Adaptive Paddling Instructor
​Treasurer:  Ralph Earhart / Kayak Charleston




Kayaking - Canoeing - Paddleboarding - Rafting

​Tours - Rentals - Instruction - Retail Sales - Paddling Trails - Events - Advocacy

South Carolina Paddlesports Industry Association

Mission: 

Annual SCPIA Business Meeting

January 22nd, 10 a.m. in Elloree, SC

Elections were held and the following topics were addressed: 

ACA Updates / Workshops / Training - Updates and emails coming from Jeff Atkins

First Aid/ CPR Updates Certifications

Indemnification for Outfitters

Water Access for Outfitters

Water Quality and Environmental Issues and Advocacy

Bylaws updates 

Membership Renewals & New Potential Members

Upcoming Trade Shows

South Eastern Wildlife Expo:  February 17th, 18th, 19th (Charleston) 

Palmetto Sportsmans Classic with SCNBTA:  March 24th, 25th, 26th (Columbia) Flowertown Festival:  March 31st, April 1st and 2nd (Summerville)

CCPRC Paddlesports & Outdoor Festival: April 21st, 22nd, 23rd (James Island)