LESSONS

Stand Up Paddleboard Lessons

Paddle Board Lessons

All of our instructors are CPR and First Aid certified. Each with thousands of hours of on water experience, and have competed in SUP racing and SUP surfing at the elite level. With a few lessons you will learn all you need to know about the fastest growing sport in the world, Stand Up Paddle boarding.  Not only is SUP fun and easy to learn, it's the BEST low impacted total body fitness activity. You will improve your strength and balance paddling once or twice a week.   

The best learning location in North County is the Carlsbad Lagoon. Parking is on Bayhsore Drive. This is where we teach our SUP 101 Intro to SUP. 

 Ocean and surf SUP will be taught at various locations around North County San Diego depending  on conditions.

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Stand Up Paddling 101 - SUP Lessons

Stand Up Paddling is the best low impact total body workout. Every muscle from your toes to your finger tips will be engaged during your lesson. We do most of our SUP 101 lessons at Carlsbad Lagoon. The course includes easy start methods, proper paddling technique, water safety,  balance and foot placement, turning maneuvers, and in no time you'll be on your feet paddling like you've done it for years. You'll be amazed at how quickly you'll "get it".

Classes are 75 minutes in length consisting of a 15 minute warm up & land instruction course, followed by one hour on water on water training. You'll have this sport pretty dialed after your first lesson with us. 

Lessons are available by appointment for $149 for first two students and $49 for each 
additional person.

Sign up by calling 760.602.9767 or email us. paddleplanet101@gmail.com

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED for SUP 101 Lessons 24 Hour notice is required to cancel  

Stand Up Paddling 201 - Ocean Paddling - by appointment

Learn how to paddle in the ocean. This course will teach paddlers how to paddle out through the waves and paddle along the coast.

1-2 people per instructor.
$149 for one person and $59 for each additional person
Sign up by calling 760.602.9767 or email us here .


RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED for SUP Lessons  / 24 Hour notice required to cancel 

Stand Up Paddling 301 - Paddle Surfing - by appointment

Learn how to paddle surf. This course will teach paddlers how to paddle in the waves and wave ride on an SUP.
1-2 people per instructor.
$149 for one person and $59 for each additional person
Sign up by calling 760.602.9767 or email us here .


RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED for SUP Lessons / 24 Hour notice required to cancel 

Riding Demo boards during your lesson can be arranged.

SUP Lesson FAQs

1. Will I fall off the SUP during the lesson? - Typically not during a SUP 101 Lesson. We start out on a nice, calm, flat water location.

2. What does the first SUP lesson include? - Your first SUP lesson will include a full 90 minutes of paddling time and all the equipment you'll need. We supply the board, paddle, PFD (if you prefer) and leash. For each SUP lesson, you'll start on the beach at Bayshore Drive in Carlsbad and learn about the equipment, proper forward stroke, where to stand on the board and how to start. You'll be on the SUP and paddling on no time, when you will then learn sweeping strokes and bracing. When you're ready, the instructor will turn you loose so you can paddle on your own.

3. Can I take my first SUP lesson on the ocean? - Typically, this is not a good idea. Ocean paddling is for advanced paddlers. That is not to say it can't be done, but in most cases paddling through the surf and open ocean is very difficult for beginners. We recommend you start on flat water for at least your first time, then pick a gentle calm day to ocean paddle for your first ocean paddling lesson or experience. We also suggest that your first ocean paddle be done with a guide/instructor.

4. Should I wear a wetsuit for my SUP lesson? - On flat water (lagoon, bay, harbor) you do not need to wear a wetsuit. You will get very hot and typically overheat wearing a wetsuit. Typically, you will not fall while paddling on flat water. In the ocean, we recommend you wear a wetsuit if the water is less than 65-68 degrees, because you are going to get wet.

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