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Introduction to Stand Up Paddle Boarding Course

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You'll get a thorough introduction to the exciting sport of stand up paddle boarding. Plus, plenty of on-water time to practice basic SUP skills and safety techniques.
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Activity level: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 10 (14 and under with parent or guardian)
  • Questions? Please call 1-888-552-3261

Course Description

Our exciting introduction course is a great way to learn the popular sport of stand up paddle boarding – the perfect blend of exercise and fun. Paddle boarding, or SUP as it's commonly called, builds core body strength while allowing you to enjoy scenic lakes, coves and inlets.

In a supportive environment, you'll learn the fundamentals of stand-up paddling and the essential water skills for being safe on the water. You'll learn the nose draw plus forward and sweep strokes. You'll also be introduced to seated pivot turns and the fundamentals of moving on your board.

You'll also learn how to use every piece of equipment, maneuver your board and the best paddling strokes for specific wind and water conditions. You'll receive one-on-one coaching and plenty of time to practice what you've learned.

You should plan to work hard, get wet and see substantial improvement in your technique by the end of the course.

All necessary paddle boarding equipment is provided.

L.L.Bean does not usually cancel events due to inclement weather. However, we reserve the right to cancel an event at any time due to severe weather, low enrollment or other concerns. If L.L.Bean cancels your event, you will receive a full refund for the cost of your reservation.

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*Synthetic clothing dries quickly and is the best choice for outdoor pursuits. Please do not wear cotton clothing. When wet, cotton rapidly robs the heat from your body and takes a long time to dry. We also recommend you dress in multiple layers, allowing you more flexibility to comfortably respond to the weather conditions and your level of exertion.

†Please call ahead if you plan to use your own equipment as it must pass inspection by L.L.Bean staff before use. If it's deemed unsuitable, we will provide you with the necessary equipment.

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What to Bring
  • Weather- and activity-appropriate clothing (preferably synthetic*)
  • Water shoes or sheos you don't mind getting wet (closed-toe recommended)
  • Personal prescriptions such as EpiPen or inhaler
  • One quart of water (no glass bottles)

Optional
  • Swimsuit
  • Dry clothes for after activity
  • Change of shoes for after activity
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Waterproof camera
  • Towel
  • Stand up paddle board, SUP paddle and US Coast Guard-approved Type III PFD†

What We Provide
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Use of all necessary paddling equipment: boards, paddles, PFDs, etc.
Average Rating 
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52  out of  52 ( 100% ) reviewers would recommend this product. 
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5 / 5
July 26, 2018
First To Fall In The Water.....
......and second and third and ...it went on and on and on. I was ready to give up early on, but Janine and Steve were real gems! They encouraged me... more
New York, NY
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5 / 5
October 3, 2017
Superb and Fun
My wife and I took the Intro to Stand Up Paddleboarding course at the Marsh Creek State Park (PA) with Louise as our instructor. It was fun! We are experienced... more
Wilmington, DE
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2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
August 21, 2017
Fantastic SUP Experience
I had dabbled in SUP while vacationing in Miami and the Caribbean. After searching online for several classes to deepen my skills I chose the LLBean Introduction... more
Winfield Park, NJ
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5 / 5
August 20, 2017
Great Day Out on the Water
Al and Nina were our instructors, I had tried stand up paddle boarding while on vacation and wanted to try getting some formal instructions. They were... more
Staten Island, NY
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
August 7, 2017
Fun!!
My husband and I took this class with a couple of friends. We had some SUP experience and it was our friends' first time. We all thought it was a great... more
South Weymouth
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5 / 5
July 31, 2017
Awesome course
Our instructor was Julie and the course was awesome. The indstructor was very attentive and moved us through each portion carefully and professionally.... more
Raymond, Maine
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5 / 5
July 10, 2017
SUP learning: "Next Step"
Intro to SUP class is an excellent "next step" after the Discovery class. Jourdan was very knowledgeable and helped me to feel much more comfortable on... more
Norfolk, VA
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
October 12, 2016
Great Intro to Stand Up Paddling!!!
This morning I had a ball! I am 72 years old and got it into my head that Stand up Paddling would be a good way for me to exercise my whole body and have... more
Palmyra, VA
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5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
August 28, 2016
you'll have so much Fun and you'll learn a ton
I took this course after taking the discovery course. The instructor Elizabeth O was very knowledgeable and provided clear and concise info about techniques... more
Danbury,CT
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5 / 5
August 24, 2016
SUP class was superb!
Moe was our instructor and he was absolutely terrific! He managed to engage my teenager and we had a fantastic time on the water. We will definitely be... more
Portland, ME
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