The 2017 SCPIA Conference in conjunction with the SCNBTA had a blast this year!  

Member Nature Adventures Outfitters, Inc. donated a Camping and Kayaking package 

Members River Rats took attendees "Paddle down the Lynches River!" 

Member Paddle Santee Donated Rentals too! 

Kayaking - Canoeing - Paddleboarding - Rafting

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


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




A special thank you to manager Jennifer Pilbin at Tractor Supply of Awendaw, SC for selling the kayak at a reduced price! .

SCPIA member Jeff Atkins 

talks about what the ACA offers!

PaddleFest 2017!​ held in July at Santee State Park was a huge success!  Over 200 participants learned how to "paddle"! .

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! 

Mission: 

Winner of our kayak package was Katie Dudley from Clemson University!

Member Sea Kayak Carolina donated kayak pads, a pfd and a paddle to lucky winners! 

Member Nature Adventures, LLC Ben Toy did Team Building for us! AND... they donated rentals and tours to the SCNBTA Auction!  

South Carolina Paddlesports Industry Association