Learn To SUP

Below is a guide to help you identify your particular paddling path - general concepts of recommended skills you should work towards based on your goals. Some of these skills are beneficial in all areas and some can be learned on their own with minimal other skills. Our American Canoe Association (ACA)-certified instructors will teach you all of the skills and tips you need to enjoy stand up paddle boarding.

  1. Essentials
  2. Proficiency
  3. Dynamic Water
  4. Fitness

Essentials (beginner-intermediate) classes are designed to develop the basic skills needed for self-sufficiency in calm water environments. This is for you if you are new to the sport or if you are looking for more formal instruction to round out your skill set. 

Areas of Focus

  • Tides and currents (classroom and on-water)  
  • Basic trip planning (classroom and on-water)
  • Understanding equipment, applications, and limitations
  • Basic strokes and maneuvers 
  • Calm, protected water environment and tidal environments
  • Mild weather conditions