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: 1 person
Skill Level: Beginner
Duration: 2 hours
Private Introductory SUP Lesson
The Private SUP Level 1 Lesson covers flat water basic skills as a one-on-one lesson. It is two hours long, with one hour and 45 minutes of on-water time. You will learn all the skills needed for paddling in an enclosed, flat water environment. We cover beginner, intermediate, and advanced turns. While we do introduce all phases of the proper paddle stroke, we do not try to perfect your stroke during this lesson.
The SUP Level 1 – Flat Water Basics lesson is a beginner paddleboard lesson. It is recommended if you have never taken a lesson before, even if you have already been paddling. This lesson takes place in perfect conditions (no texture on the water with winds under five mph), on protected flat water. The emphasis during a Level 1 lesson is on SUP equipment, the basics of stand up paddling, waterway rules and regulations, safety, and most of all – FUN! You’ll learn beginner, intermediate, and advanced turning strokes, and you’ll learn a lot about the paddling environment of Morro Bay.
The first part of this beginner paddleboard 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, we start our tour of the harbor while progressively adding skills. We maintain a student-centered approach to our lessons- we go at your speed and we stay within your comfort zone. When you feel ready to advance, we add additional skill sets to your repertoire. If you have been paddling for a while, and you have taken a lesson previously, you may be interested in taking the Level 1 Paddle Stroke lesson instead. This lesson focuses more on paddle stroke perfection.
Cost of lesson includes wetsuit, equipment rental, and one free hour rental to use at a later time!