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Stand-Up Paddle Board Lessons

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Adult Aged 16+
Child Aged 0-15

Sharpen Your SUP Skills with a Lesson in Nelson

Beginner Lesson

With a focus on safety and fun, we teach you the skills required to start your journey into the world of SUP. Mornings are best, with calm conditions and smaller crowds, and our fully qualified SNZ/ISA accredited instructors have you up and paddling in no time. The session includes:

  • Introduction to boards and equipment
  • SUP safety and handling
  • Conditions and environment
  • Stance and positioning
  • Paddle technique — forward, turning, braking
  • One-hour lesson plus one-hour board hire (two hours total)

Intermediate Lessons

If you’re looking for race training, an understanding of SUP in the surf, want to get your current skills and knowledge to the next level or just want to be less tired after a longer paddle, then this improver lesson is for you. We take advantage of the early conditions to cover topics such as:

  • An improved technique for better efficiency
  • Foot positioning
  • SUP safety and handling
  • Advanced turning strokes and skills
  • Paddling for the conditions — chop, wind, swell
  • One-hour lesson plus one-hour board hire (two hours total)
  • All equipment provided