This three-hour lesson includes a few fun facts about the history of the sport, terminology, and a thorough orientation to the three primary pieces of equipment: board, paddle, and pfd. You'll also learn how to properly lift and carry a stand up paddleboard, as well as proper launching and landing techniques. We also discuss trim and we practice standing and falling. Various stances are practiced, and turning and propulsion strokes are introduced. All will culminate in a casual paddle around the scenic Widewater area of the C&O canal.
This Stand Up Paddle Fundamentals lesson gives you a solid foundation to pursue your touring or surfing SUP interests. Enjoy a quality, fun-filled learning environment, including:
And don't worry: if the class ends and you find yourself wishing you'd signed up for the entire package, we make it easy to upgrade. See Stand Up Paddling Membership Package Upgrade for details.
SUP 101: Fundamentals
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