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Owners, Chris and West fell in love with SUP years ago to enjoy rivers at low flow. SUP on moving water is a great challenge!

They started Colorado SUP Sports to spread the ‘stoke’ of SUP to Colorado!

Colorado SUP Sports is a full service mobile Stand Up Paddle boarding business operating at Rueter-Hess Reservoir in Parker, CO and Barefoot Lakes near Longmont, CO.


Chris Shirley Co-Owner & Trainer

“Be adventurous, be active, be alive.”

As a certified PaddleFit CORE, WPA and ACA SUP Level 2 Instructor, Chris is experienced and committed to the fitness benefits of SUP. Chris loves to SUP on moving water, especially the whitewater near Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

Chris used SUP to rehabilitate her body after a botched surgery and has been in love with SUP ever since!

Currently Chris instructs our Paddle 101 lessons, SUP Yoga sessions, works with our special needs clientele and loves to kick your butt in our PaddleFit courses.

West Shirley Co-Owner & Trainer

“Empowering everyone, everywhere.”

West is committed to empowering everyone, everywhere. As a WPA and ACA SUP Level 2 certified instructor he’s committed to sharing the special ‘stoke’ of SUP. West has enjoyed careers as a high school teacher, outdoor educator, youth sports coach, corporate trainer, DJ and all around ‘people builder’.

West has an extensive background in team facilitation on and off water, and currently instructs Paddle 101 lessons, SUP GLO night tours, and works with special needs clientele.