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Intro to SUP Lesson

Easy get up and go SUP Lesson

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Level: Adult Beginner. 18 years and older.

Children under 18 must take the guided lesson.

Duration: 10-minute lesson with an hour of paddling

Location: Santa Cruz Harbor

Warning: Cancellations within 24hrs will not receive a full refund. Any bookings rescheduled prior to 24hrs in advance will be subject to a $20 rescheduling fee.

Within 24 hours of your booking reservations will be non-refundable but may be rebooked for another available time.

Intro to SUP Lesson

Learn to SUP

Imagine being able to glide past the seals on a big stable paddle board.

Our Intro to SUP Lesson will get you up and paddling like a pro in no time at all.

We start at the SUP Shack with how to hold the paddle, where to stand on the SUP and rules of the Santa Cruz Harbor.  At our dock we teach you how to get on the SUP, steer, stop and stand up.  After practicing these skills you will be able to spend the next hour on the water, safely paddling past the boats and harbor seals.  This is a self guided tour around the Santa Cruz Harbor.

Stand Up Paddling is an easy water sport, the Santa Cruz Harbor has a requirement that all first time paddlers are taught the basics of SUP maneuvering.  This is for your safety and also boater safety.

These are the skills that you will learn from the Intro to SUP Lesson.

  • Paddling Skills – Essential Strokes, Turning Techniques, How to Stop
  • Proper Movement – Stance, Balancing, Positioning
  • Falling & Recovering, Equipment Specifics

Note : Children under 18 must be escorted by an adult.