Alexander Springs Run

Alexander Springs with Outsiders USA

Location: Alexander Springs Recreation Area is located between Astor and Altoona to the east of SR 19 and the west of the St. Johns River and CR 445-A. Where to launch: We launch from under the CR 445-A bridge, and paddle upstream to the Alexander Springs Recreation Area. Fees: No fees to launch from the […]

Kings Landing

Kings Landing Outsiders Paddleboarding

Location: 5722 Baptist Camp Rd, Apopka, FL 32712 (407) 886-0859 Where to launch: Pull into the park and you can unload in the loop. There are nice clean restrooms, an outdoor shower and a gift shop with supplies if you forgot something. Fees: $10 per person if you’re bringing own board. There are also canoes […]

Otentik Sunshade Setup Tips

Otentik Sunshade Royal Blue Large

The Otentik sunshade was meant to work with the wind, and is a great beach tent solution for most wind and sun conditions. If you’re having trouble, give us a call! We are available for setup help 7 days/week. For owners of this portable, lightweight beach canopy, long gone are the days of umbrellas barreling […]

Don’t Let Us Near Heavy Machinery

It’s not every day you take delivery of your very own container of Otentik sunshades. Even more rare are the occasions where we watch a 110 ton piece of machinery lift a 21,000lb container with ease. Guess who got to climb the container! =) I know what you’re thinking, and no – he did not allow […]

Otentik Sunshade One Pole Setup

We are often asked whether an extra pole is helpful with the sunshade. The standard setup is with just two, and for most circumstances this is all you’ll need. The only time an extra pole is required is when there is no wind whatsoever, which is pretty rare at the beach. If there is even […]

Earth Day Beach Cleanup w/ 4Ocean

On Earth Day we were joined by over 200 people, eager to help cleanup Daytona Beach. The usual hosts (Outsiders and Persimmon Hollow Brewing crews) and our sponsor (4Ocean) were out in force, with families in tow. This time we had substantial help from 4Ocean, who brought 5 of their employees and a box truck […]

Silver Springs

Where to launch: Silver Springs State Park 5656 E Silver Springs Blvd, Silver Springs, FL 34488 Drive right when entering the parking lot towards the launch/unloading area Fees: If you want to rent directly from the park, visit their website. BYOB – $4 launch fee + $2 per person entrance into State Park Rules (park/state/fed) […]

Blue Spring State Park

Launch point: “French Landing” on St. Johns River Address: West French Ave Orange City, FL 32763 Things to see: Blue Springs is home to Manatees, Fish (Gar Tilapia), birds, the occasional boar, deer and alligators. There is a large swimming area to relax and cool off in. You can paddle all the way up to […]