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You'll get a thorough introduction to the exciting sport of stand-up paddleboarding. 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 paddleboarding – the perfect blend of exercise and fun. Paddleboarding, 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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66  out of  67 ( 99% ) reviewers would recommend this product. 
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5 / 5
September 20, 2020
SUP @ Lake Nockamixon
After taking the complimentary discovery SUP course offered a few weeks ago, I decided to take the introductory course for more practice. The 1.5 hour... more
PA
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5 / 5
September 14, 2020
Disappointing...
If you're looking to take your paddle boarding skills to the next level and think this course is different from the Discovery one you're wrong.... more
King of Prussia
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5 / 5
August 17, 2020
Great experience
I had only been on a paddle board once before, all alone, and had watched a video on how to paddle on Youtube, so I wanted to learn more. I'm considering... more
Maine
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5 / 5
August 4, 2020
Intro to Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Great time!!! Instructor Jason (PA-Marsh Creek) was terrific. Excellent instructor. I would highly recommend.
Downingtown, PA
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5 / 5
August 2, 2020
SUP- Lake Nockamixon
I thoroughly enjoyed my intro class. The instructors, Ruth and Chris, were informative, friendly, and supportive in teaching us the basics of paddleboarding.... more
Lake Nockamixon
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5 / 5
July 31, 2020
Rookie Paddle Boarder
My husband and I took the stand-up paddle boarding course on July 11, 2020. From our perspective we ended up lucking-out as we were the only 2 participants... more
NH
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5 / 5
July 13, 2020
Super time on the water
I asked for and received a gift for the Introduction to Stand up Paddle Boarding this past Christmas and was excited to finally get in the water and on... more
Forks Township
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
September 11, 2019
Hooked on SUP
A couple of weeks before I took this class, I took the Discovery course with my 11-year old nephew. The Discovery course was amazing and made me want to... more
Portland, ME
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
September 3, 2019
Paddleboarding Intro
I'm very delinquent in writing this since I took the course probable two months ago. Wilson and Julie were fantastic instructors. Their instructions... more
Yarmouth
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
July 30, 2019
Paddleboarding
The PaddleBoarding program was well worth the money I spent. Wilson and Mary were great instructors. I would do this class again again. i never thought... more
Wilton
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2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
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