Upgrade to Stand Up Membership Package

Overview

This is for students who've already taken the Stand Up Paddle Fundamentals class and want to upgrade to the Stand Up Membership Package. Our Stand Up Paddle Membership Package gives you two years to master stand up paddling at your own pace, and all without owning your own gear! We really care about helping everyone learn, including the "slow learners". Here's what you get when you upgrade to the Membership:

Two years of award-winning instruction, including:

  1. Three more outdoor lessons (choose the dates that work for you)
  2. FREE Coached Weeknight practice (with social hour afterward)
  3. All stand up paddle equipment (board, paddle, pfd) for all classes & practices
  4. 10% annual dividend from all purchases at our Potomac store

This is a lifetime membership to a friendly local stand up paddling community, with the highest quality instruction, the best equipment, and learn-at-your-own pace scheduling. Each of the three remaining courses is a building block for the next. Go as fast or as slow as your want over a two-year period. All equipment is provided and it's all brand new each season. Our friendly, non-intimidating approach has helped make us the top stand up paddling program in the region, and our warm and welcoming student community is the perfect environment for a beginner. See below for course descriptions and details.


SUP 102-104 Course and Practice Descriptions

SUP 102: Strokes and Maneuvering

This three-hour course is like a tai-chi lesson, only standing on a board while using a paddle. All strokes are practiced with the intent of developing a precise and smooth technique, including sweeps, draws, braces, and the C-stroke. Repetitive movement--wax on, wax off--will help build muscle memory until you perform each stroke like a pro. Students will be challenged to demonstrate board control while paddling an obstacle course.

2019 Dates (Choose one):

  • June 15, 22, 29
  • July 6, 13, 20, 27
  • August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • September 7, 14, 21, 28

Includes : Board, paddle, personal floatation device.

Location (link) : Angler's Lot, Potomac, MD

Time : 1:00 PM

Duration : 3 hours

Class Ratio : 5:1

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FREE: Coached Weeknight Practice

Coached weeknight practice gives you free access to our coaches and our boards in a comfortable setting designed to help you master the strokes and maneuvering techniques covered in the courses. In addition to skills refinement, we'll have various drills to improve your flexibility and strength--perhaps even a race or two. For many members, the most important part of weeknight practice is the social hour afterwards. All equipment is provided for you on site--simply show up dressed to paddle!

Remaining 2018 Dates (Tuesdays):

  • September 18

2019 Dates (Tuesdays):

  • June 4, 11, 18, 25
  • July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • August 6, 13, 20, 27
  • September 3, 10, 17, 24

Includes : Board, paddle, personal floatation device.

Location (link) : Angler's Lot, Potomac, MD

Time : 6:00 PM

Duration : 2 hours

Prerequisites : SUP Membership and completion of SUP 101

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SUP 103: Advanced Strokes and Maneuvers

Fundamental paddle stroke and maneuvers are refined and more advanced strokes such as sculling and the hanging draw are introduced. With these new strokes, you'll practice spinning, paddling a figure of 8, sideslipping, turing on the move, edging, and more in this three-hour course.

2019 Dates (Choose one):

  • June 16, 30
  • July 14, 28
  • August 11, 25
  • September 8, 22

Includes : Board, paddle, personal floatation device.

Location (link) : Angler's Lot, Potomac, MD

Time : 1:00 PM

Duration : 3 hours

Class Ratio : 5:1

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SUP 104: Safety In Open and Moving Water

This four-hour course will introduce you to essential knowledge and safety techniques for open water and moving water stand up paddling. Learn how wind, tides, and current affect stand up paddlers then learn and practice self and assisted rescue techniques. Each student will perform a solo deep water rescue. Then, this small class will embark on a gentle introduction to the moving water of the Potomac where students will begin to develop an understanding of how to read current and attain upstream.

Remaining 2018 Dates (Choose one):

  • September 8, 22

2019 Dates (Choose one):

  • July 28
  • August 25
  • September 8, 22

Includes : Board, paddle, personal floatation device.

Location (link) : Angler's Lot, Potomac, MD

Time : 1:00 PM

Duration : 4 hours

Class Ratio : 5:1

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Completion of the SUP 104 course marks your "graduation" from the program and the conclusion of equipment rental and use benefits.