89 Peconic Avenue Riverhead NY
"50 Years In Business"

"Paddle The Panoramic Peconic"

We have a humongous amount of recreational kayaks, stand up paddleboards, sleek, fast sea kayaks, canoes and sit-on-top kayaks. Experienced paddlers are on staff to help you pick out the “perfect” boat for your best enjoyment. Many models can be rented for 2 hours or daily.

Our selection of paddles is one of the best in the world. Our brands: Surftech, Quickblade, Werner Paddles, Aquabound, Featherbrand, Gillespie and Epic. The Werner Spanker carbon paddle is our most popular SUP paddle because it is very light. For kayaks, most customers like the Aquabound Manta Ray or the Werner Camano or Skagit. Many serious kayakers go for the Ikelos or Corryvrecken for power and acceleration, and for a great workout.

Phone: 631-727-9895
or 631- 834- 2525 or
e-mail: jim@peconicpaddler.com

Jim Dreeben


NEW - Stand Up Paddleboarding is the fastest growing water sport. It is lots of fun and you get a great workout. SUPing works most major muscles, especially the leg muscles and core, as you sway and balance the board. You propel the paddleboard with a bent shaft canoe paddle; it is almost like paddling a canoe. As you gain expertise on a paddleboard you might even catch waves and go surfing. Please come and see the SUPs in our store and talk to our SUP pros about this exciting new sport.

FAST - Sea kayaks that really move out. They are great for aerobic workouts and for covering as many miles as you can with the least amount of effort. You will see lots of beautiful scenery and wildlife at the same time. The best kayaks to do this - Nomad GTS, Solstice GT and GTS, Epic 18 and V-8 Surf Ski, Seda Glider, Necky Elaho, Stratus 18, Pungo 140, Kevlar Vision 150 and 34 pound carbon Arluk 1.8.

Malibu Two XL sit-on-top 2 (3) person kayak. Very Stable. You can stand on it.
Pungo 120, large cockpit, easy paddling 12' kayak with very comfortable Phase 3 seat.
9 foot long Frenzy sit-on-top for short cruising, surfing or just messing around.

SOLSTICE GTS (17'7" long) - Be Still My Heat - I'm addicted. She glides so smoothly across the bay like on a Teflon carpet. Secondary stability - feels like you are on shore. The controls, rudder, foot pedals, may have been designed by a Swiss watchmaker.  The ergonomics - thigh braces, seat - designed by Mercedes. For even more speed, the 18'10" Nomad GTS is like a souped -up Solstice. She flys. These kayaks will cruise at top speed all day and you won't even break a sweat.

For affordable fun and recreational paddling, these kayaks are popular: Old Town Heron XT. Current Designs Kestrel 120 and 140 Caper, Venus (for ladies) and Frenzy from Ocean Kayak.

Cobra Strike is a good ocean surfing kayak but almost any sit on top kayak works well in surf. Models recommended for surfing: Frenzy, Buzz, lightweight Cleever Wave Ski, Lipstick, 11', Caper. Some flat bottom whitewater (sit-in) kayaks surf really well but they need spray skirts.

Jim Dreeben


Jim and Jared are our in-house staff paddlers. Jared paddles (and self-rescues) an 18' Seal Kayak along the East End shoreline. He paddles his Joe Bark Dominator racing SUP into the Peconic Bay and Shinnecock Bay and cruises with the wind.

Jim has done extensive paddling in Central America, the Bahamas and Florida and Hawaii as well as many Long Island waterways and the Hudson River.

Jim and Jared are experienced Stand Up Paddleboard paddlers. They love to “walk on water”, see marine life from a different perspective and get a great workout.

$100.00 Peconic Paddler Gift Certificate will be given to any paddler who paddles from Orient Point to Riverhead in under 8 hours.
Please keep a log. You are on the honor system.

This sport is for everyone at every age as you can see from the photo below:

Our newest paddler (Jim's grandson Jared)

There are basically three types of kayaks: RECREATIONAL kayaks, SURF/WHITEWATER kayaks and TOURING kayaks. Recreational ones are the most popular because they are lightweight, small, stable, inexpensive, and easy for anyone (from 3 to 93) to paddle. They come in singles, doubles and some can even carry 3. There are sit-ins and sit-on-tops. Some popular models are the Frenzy, Heron 9XT, Kestrel 120, Pungo 120, Venus, Malibu Two XL and Scrambler 11.

For ocean surfing and riding waves, the Cobra Strike is a blast. Other modes include the Lipstick, Buzz, Yak Board, Frenzy and Caper. For whitewater and surf, we have a bunch of sit in river running models.

If you want to go fast and far and eat up the miles, please check out our "Go Fast" page. My kayaks of choice for distance paddling: Nomad GTS, Epic 16' or 18', V-8 Epic Surf Ski, Ocean Kayak Trident 13’ or 15’or 14 foot long Pungo 140.

Most canoes are for multi-purpose use. Longer and narrower means faster and better tracking but you can still fish from them. Shorter and wider canoes have better initial stability and are perfect for family use, fishing and bird watching but a bit slow if you want to paddle distance.


Please see our newly painted and decorated showroom with retro windows and walls that we have been working on since the last century. Many new SUPs are now on display inside. Our rest rooms have been painted and plumbing added.



e-mail us: jim@peconicpaddler.com  

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