Our Staff

Owner Chris

Chris Strout: Owner / Master Guide & SUP Instructor

Chris is often better known in this part of Maine as the “paddle board guy.”  A Master Maine Guide in multiple disciplines, Chris is the most experienced and highly certified SUP instructor in the state and has been guiding and teaching paddle sports for almost 20 years.  Chris loves to share his passion and love for paddling, the ocean, natural history, and the MDI area with you.  His goal every time he goes out  is to leave people smiling and hopefully a little more inspired. When he’s not out on the water or working elsewhere in the business Chris can probably be found sneaking in a few miles on his road bike or hoping for the surf to come up a little bit so he can go catch some waves.

Staff member Curtis

Curtis Paradis: SUP Instructor

Curtis joined the Acadia SUP staff in 2017 and has quickly become one of the most beloved instructors we have.  His fun and goofy nature makes every trip with him a memorable experience.  Curtis does his best to get everyone laughing, learning, and trying “sick tricks.”  He is also an excellent and patient teacher and is particularly great working with kids.  Always active and up for an adventure, Curtis spends his winters teaching ski lessons and “shredding the gnar” out West.


Bex Haverkos: SUP Yoga Instructor & SUP Instructor

Joining us on staff in 2019 Bex’s practice began in 2005 with the intention to relieve stress and tension from a busy career. Yoga and paddling have quickly become a way of life for her.  She is passionate about paddling and being out in nature as a tool to gain perspective and as a modality for restoring balance. Her teaching style is personal, connective, accessible, and fun. She is committed to building a supportive and intentional community of yogis who want to ignite their mind, body, and soul for good and she can’t wait to get on the water with you.

Staff member Terry

Terry Pinkham: Master Guide & SUP Instructor

Terry is our indispensable jack of all trades. If we need something fixed or taken care of, he’s the guy. He is also in our opinion one of the best SUP instructors in the state.  He has a way of making everything easy. Its Terry’s style…smooth, charming, and laid back… that makes every trip with him a blast.  A native of Ellsworth just off the island, there is little Terry can’t tell you about the area including great fishing spots. Always active, Terry can usually be found outside, hunting, fishing, or boating.

Acadia SUP
(207) 610-2970

Main Address
200 Main St
Bar Harbor, Maine 040609


Mailing Address
PO Box 802
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

*Store Open May through October*
Spring Hours: 7 Days: 10am – 6pm
Summer Hours: 7 Days: 8:30am – 8:30pm
Fall Hours: 7 Days 10am – 6pm