To spread the passion and love for the water from the mountains to the islands and everywhere in between.

Mountain 2 Island is the leading paddleboard & water adventure company in Southwest Virginia, offering specialized stand up paddleboarding, kayaking, and boating services, from rentals and retail to complete instruction and awesome tours! We are the local supplier of the top branded paddleboards and kayaks in the industry, as well as EZ Docks and PWC Ports, which are available to buy from our retail store in Radford or Online at Mountain2isalnd.com. Our primary rental business is located on the Claytor Lake at Claytor Lake State Park in beautiful Southwest Virginia, while other locations include DeHaven Park, Gatewood Park, and  Smith Mountain Lake. We are also the local dealer for quality Bentley Pontoon Boats with Honda outboard motors.

michael valach


One paddle session changed his life.

Michael was first introduced to Stand Up Paddling (SUP) in September 2010 with an introduction to the sport from Ben over at Stand Up Annapolis at Deep Creek Lake in Maryland. After that very first session, Michael instantly became hooked on the sport and there was no turning back. From that day on, Michael has constantly been on the search for new bodies of water to paddle!

After 36 years in the ski and resort industry, developing leading adventure based operations and resort operational excellence, Michael decided to follow his passion for paddleboarding & adventure sports and head home to Virgina to start a business. Mountain 2 Island was born!

Michael’s goal is to share his love and passion for the sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding and water sports with everyone in Southwest Virginia. Mountain 2 Island wants others to experience the fun, freedom, and adventure that comes from paddling or boating on an open body of water or enjoying a day on the lake.

No matter if you are a beginner looking to learn the sport, or a seasoned expert looking for a new adventure – Mountain 2 Island has something for paddlers and water sports adventure seekers everywhere.