Many people underestimate how much there is to learn.  We hear that over and over from students.  Developing your standup paddling skills is a must do before heading out on your next big paddling trip.  Take the time to learn the skills you need, practice what you learn and go adventure.

 

Level One Courses

Standup Paddling Intro | 2 hours
Level One Extended | 4-6 hours

Standup Paddler walking back up a rapid

Level Two Courses

Level Two Immersion | 8 hours
Level Two Weekend | 2 days

Whitewater SUP Paddling

Level Three Courses

SUP Surfing Intro | 4 hours
Whitewater SUP Intro | 4 hours
Coastal SUP Intro | 4 hours

More Instruction

Instructor Certification Workshops
Private Coaching
Courses At Your Location


Level One Courses

Standup Paddling Intro | 2 hours
$80/person/private | $60/person/group | by request

This is the minimum amount of training you should have before venturing far out onto the lake.  Standup paddling is not difficult, but learning proper technique is essential if you want to paddle efficiently and safely.  2 hours (private or group).  Private courses are 1-2 people.  Group courses are 3-5 people.

Level One Extended | 4 hours
$120/person/private | $80/person/group | by request

This is the course for learning much more than the basics.  Must be physically fit.  You'll cover a few short topics before hitting the water then get right into board control, balance, strokes, maneuvers & much more.  The flow of this course follows the learning of the students.  Private courses are 1-2 people.  group courses are 3-5 people.

 


Level Two Courses

Level Two Immersion | 8 hours
$160/person | 2 person minimum | by request

Learn skills & concepts in this full day course.  Must be physically fit.  Begin on land, transition to water and be prepared to spend the entire day learning standup paddling technique, board physics, balance, strokes, maneuvers, blade control, posture, bracing, safety and anything else time allows.  

Level Two SUP Skills Weekend | 2 days
$265/person | 3 person minimum | September 30 - October 1

Learn paddling skills & concepts, leadership, board physics, balance, blade control, safety, read wind & water, group management, blend strokes and do so much more in this intensive 2-day workshop.  Must be physically fit and have some standup paddling experience.  Read more here>


Level Three Courses

Level Three Coastal SUP Intro | 4 hours
$140/person | 2 person minimum | by request

In this course we’re searching for saltwater spray.  We’ll venture onto the bay and coast to paddle in swell, wind & tidal current.  Learn to read charts, about tides & currents and trip planning.  You'll get experience paddling in windy & lumpy conditions and boat traffic. Level Two skills required.

 

Level Three SUP Surfing Intro | 4 hours
$140/person | 2 person minimum | by request

Learn sup surfing etiquette, concepts & technique.  SUP surfing is not difficult to learn once you have a moderate level of standup paddling skill.  Level Two skills required.  

 

 

Level Three Whitewater SUP Intro | 4 hours
$140/person | 2 person minimum | by request

In this introduction to whitewater standup paddling, we’ll apply previously learned sup skills to a river environment.  Learn how to read a river, learn river dynamics and how to paddle in moving water.  Level Two skills required.


More Instruction

We Come To You
Free | within 10 miles of Belgrade Lakes, ME 04918
.50¢/mile | over 10 miles from 04918

If you live on or near the water, let us bring the equipment & many of our course offerings to you.  Private or Group.  Safe & legal launch site required.  Parking for vehicle & trailer required.  Contact Us to schedule.

Private Coaching
$50/person/hour | 2 hour minimum

Hire an ACA certified Level 2 or 3 Instructor to learn at your own pace in the location you desire.  Contact Us to schedule.

Instructor Certification Workshops

If you're hooked on standup paddling and want to teach others, Become an American Canoe Association certified SUP Instructor.