Big Papa SUP started as CrossFit Tysons Corner’s blog for everything Stand Up Paddle related and is now the best source for boards and instruction in Northern VA. and Chincoteague Island, VA. In 2016 we opened a store on Main St. on Chincoteague Island , VA. We have a large selection of SUPS, Perception Kayaks and Beach Cruisers for rent. We also offer instruction tours and board/bike sales. You can reach us at email@example.com or call us at 571-259-4888 (Northern VA) 757-694-8703(Chincoteague Island).
Why the name Big Papa?
Founder and CEO of Big Papa SUP Lt. Matt Nacy gained the nickname Big Papa from a brother of his in the Fire Department. As all good stories start, after a few beers one night at the beach he started tossing around names for a SUP company. Around the fire pit that night Big Papa SUP was born. At first it sounded a little goofy and we were worried about how it may come across but we went with it. Tragically on June 5, 2014 Henry suddenly died at the young age of 37. Henry’s smile was contagious and everyone he met loved him. You just felt happier when he was around. Big Papa SUP is our way now to honor and remember Henry.