Intro to SUP
SUP is a fun way to explore our waterways, improve your balance and get a fantastic core body workout. Anyone can Stand-Up Paddle! Our intro session will take place in the calm waters of the Westport, Slocum, or Sakonnet Rivers. We will cover all the basics; getting familiar with equipment, water entry and balance, proper stance and positioning on the board, efficient paddling technique, and safety and etiquette. All lessons include board, paddle, & pfd – wetsuit & booties available upon request. Come out and give it a try… you’ll love it!
Intro to SUP lessons are offered every Saturday on the high tide or upon request. We offer private, semi-private, & group lessons. Call the shop to schedule a time that works for you. 508-636-0300
Time: 2 hours
Cost: $60 Group lesson (4 or more), $70.00 Semi-Private (2-3 people), $90.00 Private (1 person)
Dates: Group lessons are scheduled every weekend on the high tide or can be scheduled upon request – your cost is based on group size.
SUP 2 – Ocean Skills
Are you ready to leave the flat water behind and take your SUP skills to the next level? We will take the strokes you have learned on our Intro to SUP course and apply them to a moving ocean environment with wind, current and small waves. We will also focus on bracing, board control & self rescue techniques. You will be amazed at how quickly your paddling skills will improve. This a great course for those paddlers looking to explore the coast.
Time: 3 hours Cost: $79.00, Semi Private (2-3 people) $95.00
2016 Dates: May 29th, June 11th, July 23rd, August 7th, September 10th, October 9th
Private & Semi Private classes are available upon request April – October. Call the shop to schedule your session.
SUP Surfing 101
During this session we will cover: water safety & ocean awareness, surfing etiquette, equipment, paddling and turning techniques, getting out to the waves, catching waves, handling wipeouts in the surf, keeping equipment under control, and more. After on-land instruction, we will paddle out to catch some small to medium sized waves depending on the local conditions and your personal comfort level.
Proper surf instruction is necessary in order to not be dangerous to yourself & others in the water. To ensure that you receive a high quality experience this class is offered as private or semi private instruction only.
Time: 3 hours Cost: $125.00
Dates: Available upon request April- October
Downwind SUP Clinic
Are you ready for the next level? An ocean downwinder combines the rhythm of SUP touring with the excitement of paddle surfing on ocean swells. Our Downwind SUP Clinics are designed to prepare and guide you through this exhilarating and challenging experience. We will meet at the take out spot, load up our shuttle van and head to our put-in. After a short discussion about downwind-specific paddling techniques and safety we will warm up then get on the water. From there we will paddle a six to eight mile downwind run back to our starting location. Weather conditions on the day will dictate our course selection & meeting location. On these trips we use specialized SIC touring & downwind boards to maximize our performance, fun & glide. This clinic is our most exciting and dynamic SUP offering and is not for beginners. Paddlers should have solid strokes & board control. Our SUP 2 course or equivilant experience is a prerequisite for this clinic.
Time: 4 – 5 hours Cost: $125.00
Dates: June 5th, July 24th, August 13th, September 18th, October 22nd
Private SUP Instruction
Whether you are just starting out or are an experienced paddler working on downwind technique, swell riding, or flat water skills our experienced & certified SUP instructors can tailor a lesson to help you reach your paddling goals. What you learn is up to you; the possibilities are endless! Individualized instruction will elevate your standup paddle boarding to the next level.
Cost: $75 first hour, $50 for each additional hour. Please call in advance to schedule.
Perfect for yoga beginners & intermediate students, this class offers moderate poses at a laid back pace to strengthen the body, clam the mind & heal the soul. Intro to SUP or equivalent experience is a prerequisite for this program.
Time: 1 hour
Cost: $35 per session, or buy a 6 pack and save 15%. BYOB save $10!
Dates: Wednesdays, 5pm to 6pm
SUP for Kids
Do your kids love the water? Then they will love Stand up paddling. Get them started right with our SUP for Kids course. We will cover basic strokes, stance, board control, and safety while building confidence and having fun exploring the river. For children 10 to 14 years old.
Time: 2 hours Cost: $50.00 per person for 4 or more, $60 per person for Semi-private group of 3 people or less.
Dates: July 1st, 15th, 22nd, August 3rd, 15th, 29th
Summer Paddlesports Program
So what do they learn?
June 22nd – 24th, 9am to 12pm for kids entering grades 6th to 8th – NOW FULL
July 6th – 8th – 9am to 12pm for kids entering grades 6th to 8th – NOW FULL
July 18th- 20th – 9am to 12pm for kids entering grades 9th to 11th – NOW FULL
August 17th – 19th – 9am to 12pm for kids entering grades 9th to 11th – NOW FULL
- All kids SUP & Kayak programs require a minimum of 4 participants to run.
- If you have a group of your own we may be able to schedule a private class for you – just call the shop to find a day that works for you.
- We also offer family discounts for multiple siblings.