Want the privacy and freedom to learn to stand-up paddle at your own leisure? Our instructors arrange a lesson plan to fit your needs.
Discover SUP Tour
Learn to SUP and enjoy a tour of the Santa Cruz Harbor.
Duration: 90 minutes SUP lesson and tour of the Santa Cruz Harbor
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.
- Adults 16 +
Learn to SUP with Trudie
Picture yourself gliding like a pro around the Santa Cruz Harbor.
Trudie has been teaching stand up paddling for 15 years. She loves to share with you the joy of SUP and how to paddle safely in the Santa Cruz Harbor.
First she will show you have to hold your paddle correctly, how to steer your SUP and importantly has to stop your SUP moving.
At the dock she will demonstrate how to get on and off the SUP, get you practicing the steering and maneuvering of the SUP and how to stop. Once you have practiced these skills she will taken you on a tour the Santa Cruz Harbor. We will glide past the O’Neill boats, see what happened to the harbor after the Tsunamis and point out harbor seals and seal lions. Sometimes we have sea otters and dolphins – but never sharks!!
What you will learn
- • Paddling Skills – Essential Strokes, Turning Techniques and How to Stop
- • Proper Movement – Stance, Balancing, Positioning
- • Falling & Recovering, Equipment Specifics
Classes at the SUP Shack are small and intimate, with no more than six students per class as conveniently regulated by the Santa Cruz Harbor.
Our SUP lessons start promptly at 10 a.m. We request that you arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time so you can get properly fit you with the right equipment. Late arrivals are rescheduled for the next available date.
Just bring yourself – we provide the rest!
You may need change of clothing, sunscreen and water.
Need a wetsuit? We have wetsuits for rent for $20.
All lessons must be canceled 48 hours prior to the date of reservation to avoid any cancellation fees.
All reservations are required to be paid prior to your visit to the SUP Shack. Click on the Book Now button to get started. Any bookings canceled within a 48-hour period will receive a full refund. Bookings within 24 hours will not get a refund.
Walk-ins are welcome at the SUP Shack and are served on a first come, first served basis.