Instruction

All Of Our Classes

  • Can be offered at custom times and locations

  • Are taught by certified instructors

  • Include equipment, unless otherwise noted

  • 2 paddler minimum, not including privates

 

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Why Take Classes?

Most people underestimate how much there is to learn. Starting with proper technique is the best way to build foundation skills. Once foundation skills are solid, other skills become easier and quicker to learn.

  • paddle further & faster

  • paddle in more dynamic conditions

  • paddle in more locations

  • add confidence

  • go on multi-day trips

  • get into racing, whitewater or surfing

 

 
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Private & group instruction

By appointment

$30/hr/pp 1-2 people
$20/hr/pp 3-8 people

1.5hr minimum

We love private classes and will happily accommodate your schedule & location. If you’re on the water, we’ll come to you. If not, we’ll find the best location for your group. Book for one person, two people or up to 8 people. Our professional certified instructors can teach at any level you prefer, introductory to advanced. Contact Us or Call (207) 385-9575 to set it up.

 
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Intro to Standup paddling

Mondays 6-7:30pm

$40 includes equipment

This is the class to start with if you’ve never had any professional instruction. We’ll cover some necessary skills & strokes to have you paddling more efficiently in a short amount of time. Equipment is provided. Change of clothing recommended. Footwear required. Ages 12+. To Signup, contact Great Pond Marina at (207) 495-2213.

 
Standup Paddleboarding Belgrade Lakes, Maine

4-week Foundation Skills Series

Thursdays 6-8pm Coming Soon

$99 for all 4 classes

Add $40 for equipment rental

This 4-week series will completely change the way you paddle. If you’ve done some standup paddling and are ready to learn more, spreading the skills out is the best way to do that. We will make you an efficient flat water standup paddler as we thoroughly progress through Level One skills, then integrate some important Level Two skills. Some prior standup paddling experience required. Dress to get wet. Use your board or rent one of ours. Reservations required. When space is available, the drop in rate is $30/session.

 
Friday

Friday Night Social paddle

Fridays 6-7:30pm

FREE w/ own board

$25 to rent

On Friday nights we get together to paddle. FREE with your own board, $25 if you need to rent one. This is not a class, it’s a fun group paddle, but we’re here to give tips if you need them. Paddling experience required. If you’re new to standup paddling, take a class first. Bring dry clothing. Make a reservation if you need equipment.

 
Sup Half Day

SUP Foundation Skills 1/2 Day

4 hours

$80/pp

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If you really want to take your SUP skills to the next level, take this class. SUP Foundation Skills is a 1/2 day class focused on fundamental standup paddling skills that will help you paddle further and faster. Once foundation skills are dialed in, learning new skills is a breeze. This is a must take course if you’re venturing far or paddling in wind.

 
ACA

Level ONe & Two Instructor Certification

Level One: $250, 2 days
Level Two: $350, 3 days

Next Course: TBD

The American Canoe Association is the national standard for paddlesports instruction in the US. This is the course to take if you want to get certified to teach standup paddling. We train you in personal paddling skills, leadership, group mgmt, teaching skills and so much more. Must be physically fit and have standup paddling experience. These courses are generally offered in the spring and fall.