Stand Up Paddle Basics

Stand Up Paddle Basics

The best way to learn to paddle in NYC


Learn how to stand up paddle in NYC with Stand Up Paddle Basics 1-4. Our Certified instructors help you learn faster. No swimming or paddling experience is necessary.

Our formula for success: four 1.5-hour classes. We limit classes to 6 people to give everyone enough attention. Students learn by using touring paddle boards, which have long narrow decks designed to go farther and faster than the short rounder boards used for beginner rentals. Bring yourself and a change of clothes, everything else is provided by us.

If you prefer to learn to stand up paddle privately, try private lessons. Each session is $120 for 1.5 hours. Remember: these lessons will last a lifetime!

After the Basics, graduates are ready for Intermediate trips on the Hudson River. NYC paddle boarders who become Elites can store their own board at the Pier 84 boathouse and go paddling any day, any time without a guide. They plan their workout with the day’s tidal currents and catch the sunshine and ocean breeze with paddle buddies.

Get all 4 classes for only $200.


Classes run each weekend starting May 16th!