ØLIV Board Shop is Northern Michigan’s premier Paddle Board Shop located in Traverse City!

Whether you’re interested in touring, down-winding, fishing, racing, surfing, foiling or just looking for the best way to be on the water… it’s our mission at ØLIV Board Shop to get you on high quality equipment that you can afford. Our shop specializes in premium stand up paddle boards and equipment to get you geared up for the best way to experience our many lakes and rivers. From those a little curious to the ultra experienced, we’ve got you covered. Locally owned and centrally located in East Bay of Traverse City. We provide paddle board sales, rentals, courses, demos and exclusive adventures to destinations that most locals have yet to experience.


Premium Board, carbon fiber paddle and all personal safety equipment included in all courses if needed.

Kid’s Courses

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This is an introduction course to stand up paddleboarding, open to all who want to know what SUP is all about.  You’ll begin your day learning about different boards, paddles, equipment and how to carry a board safely.  After warming up on the sand, we will then head to the water and spend the day learning SUP balance, strokes and getting yourself comfortable out on the bay. 

Duration: 2 hours

Cost: $50


Do you already own a SUP? Do you want to learn how to paddle more effectively?

In this course we will work on paddling, balancing, walking your board, pivoting and edging. With this course you will boost your endurance and confidence to go the extra mile.

Duration: 2.5 hours

Cost: $60


Guided Paddle Board Tour

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Guided Stand up Paddle Board Tour

Metropolis Shipwreck Paddle Board Tour

Are you looking for a challenging paddle with a historic reward? We will launch from Haserot beach across from Old Mission Harbor and paddle around Leffingwell Point to a sandy cove for lunch and refreshments (provided). We will then make our way 100 yds offshore to our 19th century shipwreck destination where you will be free to swim, snorkel, or paddle above the shallow shipwreck at 8-10ft depth.

Included is a premium Touring Board, lightweight adjustable paddle, leash, PFD and lunch.

Wetsuits are also included for free if requested (please call 24 hours before tour to request).

Must book at least 3 hours prior to departure.

*Already own a “Touring board and necessary equipment? No problem… please call for a discount.

Duration: 3.5 hours approx

Cost: $70

What to bring: Swimwear and Towel recommended.

Location: Haserot Beach, Old Mission Peninsula

*We reserve the right to reschedule due to unsafe weather or lake conditions. If this happens we guarantee a rescheduled date that works for you or your money back.


Premium Paddle Board Rentals in Traverse City!

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ØLIV Board Shop offers Premium Paddle Board Rentals for every occasion. You can launch from our shop on East Bay, take a board to-go to your favorite lake or river, or even have paddle boards delivered locally.

We offer premium hard boards, inflatables, a Big Kahuna so you and your friends can have a paddle board party or an inflatable doc to chill and swim.

Each rental comes with everything you need to make it a great day on the water including a personal flotation device and paddle. We use top quality, adjustable, carbon-fiber paddles which are lighter, more efficient, and provide a better overall experience. Our quality boards provide a better overall experience & quicker learning. Our paddle board fleet consists of various sizes to accommodate paddlers of all shapes & sizes from Starboard.

FREE DELIVERY of Paddle Boards for Half and Full Day Rentals in Traverse City. FREE DELIVERY for Multi-Day Rentals to surrounding areas. Call for more info!


About the owner

Growing up chasing waves off the coast of Ventura, California, I found a love for being in and on the water from the beginning. After serving twenty years in the U.S. Coast Guard as a Helicopter Rescue Swimmer, I’ve been able to experience life on all the coasts in our beautiful country. The most unique being Sitka and Kodiak island in Alaska. Both islands and their close knit communities gave me a whole new love for life and adventure on the water. Since 2015 the “Third Coast” of Lake Michigan is what my family and I have made home. The vast array of islands, rivers, and coastline in Northern Michigan brings an endless amount of places to explore on a paddle board… absolutely love home here in Traverse City.

-Jon Houlberg

paddle | endeavor | pursue