Paddleboard Courses

Introduction to Stand Up Paddle:

Come see why stand up paddling has become one of the fastest growing water sports world wide! In this lesson, your ACA Certified instructor will teach you the basics including types and differences in boards and paddles, stance, proper stroke techniques, and safety issues. Your experienced instructor will make sure you have fun as you follow an easy progression that will have you up and paddling in no time! 2018 Dates: May 26, June 9, July 28, Aug 25 (If you have a group of 3 or more interested in taking this class and the above dates don’t work, please call 302.539.7999 or email info@CoastalKayak.com and we’ll do our best to get it scheduled for you!)

  • Time: 60 -90 minutes
  • Cost: $65 (includes board if needed)
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Reservations required.

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Stand Up Paddleboarding for Families:

Get started on the right foot (or maybe left)! Paddle boarding is not only a blast for adults but can be great fun for the entire family. In this class we will cover basic paddle board strokes and maneuvers with an emphasis on paddling with kids. Whether you want your kids to paddle their own board or you want to take them along with you on yours our certified ACA instructors will show you the best techniques. In addition to the strokes we will cover: safety issues – especially as they pertain to smaller paddlers, paddling two on a board, strategies for dealing with wind, towing, how to size equipment for kids and most important how to make it fun for everyone – after all that is what it’s all about! 2018 Dates: Aug 5 (If you have a group of 3 or more interested in taking this class, please call 302.539.7999 or email info@CoastalKayak.com and we’ll do our best to get it scheduled for you!)

  • Minimum Age for Own Board: 7 years old (kids under 7 must be on board with an adult)
  • Time: 1 – 1.5 hours
  • Cost: $40 for adults; $30 for kids 11 years old and younger
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Reservations required.

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Level 2 – Essentials of Stand Up Paddleboarding:

In this course you’ll learn everything from proper SUP stance to pivot turns and advanced maneuvers. We’ll cover a variety of strokes that will be useful in all types of conditions turning you into an efficient SUP machine! If you have 2 or more paddlers interested in taking this class, please call 302.539.7999 or email info@CoastalKayak.com and we’ll do our best to get it scheduled for you!

  • Time: 2-3 hours
  • Cost: $90
  • Prerequisite: Previous instruction is not necessary, however, it is strongly recommended that you’ve spent several hours paddleboarding prior to taking this class. *Please see essential eligibility requirements for all SUP instruction/tours
  • Reservations required. Call 302.539.7999

Stand Up Paddle 201 (Advanced Strokes):

Want to take your paddling to a higher level or interested in learning the strokes necessary to surf your SUP? This is a fun lesson where your Level 2 Certified American Canoe Association Instructor will introduce you to strokes beyond the basics. These strokes include a variety of stances, tail sinks, pivot turns, side slips, braces, etc. This course is a lot of fun and you will get wet – all part of the fun! If you have a group of 3 or more interested in taking this class, please call 302.539.7999 or email info@CoastalKayak.com and we’ll do our best to get it scheduled for you!

  • Time: 90 minutes
  • Cost: $80 (includes board if needed)
  • Prerequisite: Intro to SUP or comparable
  • Reservations required. Call 302.539.7999

Introduction to Stand Up Paddle Surf:

Stand up paddling has opened the world of surfing up to a myriad of people who would otherwise never get to experience the thrill of catching a wave! Your instructor is an ACA certified SUP instructor and has over 30 years of surfing experience. In this course, you will learn how to read the surf, what makes for ideal SUP surf conditions, surf etiquette, surf paddling techniques, timing, etc. If you have two or more paddlers interested in taking this class, please call 302.539.7999 or email info@CoastalKayak.com and we’ll do our best to get it scheduled for you!

  • Time: 2- 3 hours
  • Cost: $100 (includes board if needed)
  • Prerequisite: Advanced strokes or comparable skills. In addition, you will need to have strong swimming skills and be comfortable in the ocean and surf zone.
  • Reservations required. Call 302.539.7999.

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