The Level 1 lesson is geared for a beginner and is recommended if you have never taken a lesson before. We practice flat water basics and get you comfortable with a variety of paddle strokes.
Capacity: 5 – 8 people
Skill Level: Beginner
Duration: 3 hours
SUP Level 1 Large Group Lesson Flat Water Basics
The SUP Level 1- Flat Water Basics lesson is a beginner paddleboard lesson recommended for people who have never taken a lesson before, even if you’ve been paddling for some time. This lesson takes place in ideal conditions on flat water with winds under five mph. The emphasis during a Level 1 lesson is on the basics of stand up paddling, SUP equipment, waterway regulations and rules, safety, and above all – FUN! We introduce the steps of a proper paddle stroke but we don’t try to focus on your stroke in this lesson. You learn beginner, intermediate, and advanced turning strokes, and you get to learn a great deal about the paddling environment of the harbor at Morro Bay.
The first part of this lesson is devoted to helping you become comfortable on the stand up paddleboard, learning to maintain balance, and learning to use the most basic strokes to control the board. Once you are more relaxed and comfortable, we start our tour of the harbor while progressively adding paddling skills. We maintain a student-focused approach to our lessons and stay at your speed and within your comfort zone. When you feel ready to advance, we add additional skills. If you have been paddling for a while, or you have taken a lesson previously, you may be interested in taking the Level 1 Paddle Stroke lesson instead. This lesson focus is more on perfecting your paddle stroke.
Cost of lesson includes wetsuit, equipment rental, and one free hour rental to use at a later time!
What to Bring
SUP Level 1 is geared for a beginner and recommended if you have never taken a lesson before.