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Stand-Up Paddleboarding Lessons

SUP Basics 1-2-3-4

Quick Details

  • Shoes that can get wet
  • Quick-dry athletic clothes
  • Your own lock for the lockers
  • Water bottle and energy snack
Basics Lesson 2 hours
Private Lesson 1.5 hours
Basics 4 Pack 8 hours

SUP Lessons in NYC

Lessons Resume on May 13th 2023. Reserve today!

Learn to use a touring SUP to join intermediate river trips and beyond.

Get the 4 Pack or take lessons a la carte. Lessons go in order: SUP Basics 1, 2, 3, then 4. After 4 lessons, adults qualify to be a member and enjoy intermediate trips.

Each lesson includes vigorous exercise. A fit person can finish 1-2 lessons in one weekend but usually not more. Lessons cannot be rescheduled within 72 hours of the start time.


Lesson Plan

SUP Basics 1: Fundamental! Learn to get outfitted and do basic strokes.

SUP Basics 2: Develop board control using torso rotation. 

SUP Basics 3: Refine your steering and learn to self-rescue, a safety essential.

SUP Basics 4: Learn about water safety then paddle out to the waves and wind. 

Private Lessons: Learn alone or with your own mates. This may substitute for any Basics lesson. The 4 Pack does not apply to privates.



  • Ages 15+
  • No swimming experience needed
  • Maximum body weight is 225 lb
  • Must be able to do 10 push-ups and 10 squats comfortably


We Provide

  • A board that fits your body and preferences
  • Life jacket, paddle, and instructor
  • Restrooms, lockers, changing rooms, outdoor shower


SUPs used for Basics lessons

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