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Stand-Up Paddleboarding Lessons

First Timer and Progression sessions

Quick Details

Adult - 1hr Aged 16+
Child - 1hr Aged 0-15
Adult - 2hrs Aged 16+
Child - 2hrs Aged 0-15

Learn how to paddle or develop your SUP skills with a Lesson in Nelson

Intro session

With a focus on safety and fun, we will teach you the skills required to start your journey into the world of SUP. Mornings are best, with calmer conditions and the ocean to ourselves.Our fully qualified SNZ/ISA accredited instructors will have you up and paddling in no time. Our sessions are small groups of up to 3 people, so you have a great learning experience.

What we cover

– Introduction to boards and equipment
– SUP safety and handling
– Conditions and environment
– Stance and positioning
– Paddle technique – forward, turning, braking
– Intro to water safety and self rescue

Lessons last one hour of tuition with our instructors, with an optional additional one hour of free paddling to put your skills into practice.

Progression sessions

Learn how to paddle faster or further, develop an understanding of SUP in the surf, train for an event or race, or prepare for more challenging conditions. Or perhaps you just want to get your current skills and knowledge to the next level, then book a tailored lesson just for you. We take advantage of the early conditions to teach you what you need to meet your goals.

What we can cover

  • An improved forward paddling technique
  • Foot positioning
  • Moving your feet around the board
  • Sneaky support strokes
  • SUP safety and handling
  • Turning and pivot turns
  • Paddling for the conditions – chop, wind, swell
  • All equipment provided or bring your own board

Ready for your own adventures?

Book a paddleboard hire by the hour for your own self guided SUP session on the water at Tahunanui beach or explore some of our other exciting paddle trips, socials and guided tours.