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SUP Basics

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Basics Class
3 Class Pack

Learn How To Stand-Up Paddle board in NYC

Learn how to SUP in three 2.5 hour classes. We teach you all the essentials: how to get outfitted, maneuver on-water effectively and efficiently, rescue yourself, and navigate the open water. Get the Basics 3 Pack now, then book classes later. We teach according to American Canoe Association standards and add NYC-specific information. After finishing Basics Class 3, you qualify for Intermediate Tours, which are amazing group paddling adventures on NYC waters.


Class Overview

SUP Basics 1: Learn to outfit yourself. Paddle on-water while sitting and standing. 2.5 hours.

SUP Basics 2: Refine your steering. Learn to jump off the board and enjoy it! 2.5 hours.

SUP Basics 3: Grow open water awareness. Try catching bumps and swells. 2.5 hours.


What To Bring

  • Shoes that can get wet
  • Quick-dry athletic clothes
  • Change of clothes for after
  • Your own lock for the lockers
  • Water bottle and energy snack


We Provide

  • Ā Lifejacket, paddle, and stand-up paddle board
  • Restrooms, lockers, outdoor showers, changing rooms
  • Expert instructor who teaches and guides paddlers on NYC’s waterways



  • Ages 15+
  • 225 lb maximum
  • Go in order: SUP Basics 1, 2 then 3
  • Credits are valid until November 2024
  • Must be able to do 10 push-ups and 10 squats
  • Take 2+ classes per week only if you do regular vigorous exercise