Gritty Knots Paddle Co. came to be in 2020.  Getting laid off from the Hospitality industry, we found ourselves with time to shift our focus to an an idea we had for years: sharing our love of open waters, beautiful scenery & big boards.

Although we are geographically removed from the ocean, Alberta is blessed with crystal clear lakes, rushing rivers and meandering creeks. While the canoe is probably the most Canadian way to explore, stand-up paddleboarding presents a fresh vantage point and new-found potential for adventure.

We chose to stock our rental shop with Canadian designed inflatable stand up paddleboards (iSUPs) because they are versatile, fun and offer a convenient way to get out on the water.  Plus, the complete package fits into one roller backpack and takes less than five minutes to set up, making it much easier to explore with than hauling around a 10-foot board.   

Going into year two and still in lockdown, we are excited to bring in some hardboards and iSUPs to sell.

We love stand-up paddleboarding and know you will too.

You might spot us paddling in and around Edmonton, possibly with rescue dogs Yadi & V’lu. If you do, come say hi!

Aislinn & Brent.

just add water.