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Intro to SUP L1

$85 per classFrom $100 per visit with SUP Intro Pass passPurchase required to enroll

Your very first stand up paddle board class! All beginners are welcome to learn the essentials of SUP. In this intro class, we take it slow: We begin with half an hour of equipment, paddling and safety orientation on land, followed by paddling basics and self-rescue instruction in the beautiful and protected Ballena Bay lagoon. Skills are then put to use with an exciting guided tour out into the open bay (if conditions allow)! No experience necessary.

Ideal Conditions:
Less than 10 knots of wind, less than 1 knots of current, no waves
Paddling distance: 1-2 miles

Skills Learned this course:
  • Parts of the board & paddle
  • How to carry board & paddle
  • Different types of stand up paddle boards
  • How to size paddle & PFD
  • Proper paddle hand position & switching hands
  • Launching & Landing
  • Safety hand signals & whistle signals
  • Standing up, falling off, getting back on board
  • Paddle Recovery
  • Forward Stroke - 200yrd straight
  • Stopping/Reverse Stroke
  • Sweep Stroke Forward & Reverse
  • Active channel etiquette and identifying channel markers