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Stand up paddle lesson package

Stand Up Membership Package

Potomac Paddlesports--DC's premier paddlesports outfitter and retailer--now offers top quality stand up paddling instruction for those who wish to join a proficient, social, stand up paddling community. When you sign up for "SUP" Membership, you get four lessons, free coached weeknight practice sessions, plus free board rentals during lessons and practice. Learn at your own pace as your time permits over a two year period--manage your class schedule online with our self-scheduling software. Board, paddle, and personal floatation device (PFD) are provided on site for all lessons absolutely free. All the unique benefits of membership make this package a killer deal--sign up today!

$295.00 | Details...

Stand up paddle practice nights

Free Coached Practice Sessions

Bonus! Sign up for the Stand Up Paddle Membership Package and come out weekly to practice with our instructors, absolutely free. Simply show up at the parking lot and we head out together--board, paddle, and pfd are provided. Be sure to leave time for the after practice social hour--and be ready to make new friends!

FREE | Details...

Stand up paddle fundamentals lesson

SUP 101: FUNdamentals

Our three-hour Stand Up Paddle Fundamentals lesson gives you a solid foundation to pursue your touring or surfing SUP interests. Learn how to unpack, inflate, prep, and care for your board. You'll also learn launching techniques, stance, self rescue, as well as turning and propulsion strokes. We'll take a fun tour so you can put it all together. Board, paddle and personal floatation device provided on site absolutely free.

$75.00 | Details...

Stand up paddle lesson package

Upgrade to Stand Up Membership Package

If you start with just the Standup Paddleboard Fundamentals Lesson, this subsequent upgrade gives you all the benefits of the Stand Up Membership described above for a slightly higher price than if you signed up for the Membership Package in the first place.

$270.00 | Details...

Awards & Accreditations

Potomac Paddlesports is an award-winning, charter ACA Pro School

Potomac Paddlesports is proud to be an award-winning, charter ACA Pro School.

Conservation Partners

Support the Washington, DC chapter of the Surfrider Foundation.

Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics

Potomac Paddlesports teaches and practices Leave No Trace ethics in all our programs.


Potomac Paddlesports offers stand up paddle and standup paddleboarding instruction and stand up paddleboards in and near Washington DC on the Potomac River. With lots of great resources like Jack's Boathouse, Thompson's, and other great access points, you'll want to take lessons with an organization that functions more like a club or meetup group--only with more structure so you learn how to stand up paddle like a pro, and have a blast while doing it. We also have a full assortment of standup paddleboards and stand up paddles at our retail store in MD near DC where we are a dealer for C4 Watermen, Surf Tech, and more!