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Paddle Canada Intro to SUP (TUES\THURS)

June 23, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - July 22, 2015 @ 9:00 pm


Basic Stand Up Paddleboard introduces the novice to paddling a paddleboard in calm sheltered water.

Successful participants will receive the “Basic Stand Up Paddleboard Skills Award.”



Course length

2-3 hours, or more at instructor’s discretion.

Class ratio

1 instructor: 6 participants.


Enclosed and sheltered with easy landing options immediately present.

This course may be conducted in a pool.


Wind calm (< 8 knots) Sea state calm to rippled.


Activities focus on individual safety and comfortable paddling along a calm shoreline. While there is a great deal to learn at this level, the activities should concentrate on personal progress and an awareness of the need for future learning. Paddlers should leave the course encouraged to continue their learning and be aware of their individual limitations.


Safety skills

  •       Falling off safely
  •       Remounting the board
  •       Use of a leash
  •       Understanding weather and paddling conditions

Paddling skills

  •       Lifting and carrying a board
  •       Choosing and holding a paddle
  •       Mounting a board at a beach or dock
  •       Prone paddling
  •       Paddling while kneeling
  •       Standing up
  •       Paddling in a straight line
  •       Forward stroke
  •       Braking stroke
  •       Sweep strokes
  •       Paddling in windy or turbulent conditions; kneeling, sitting or prone


  •       Board design
  •       Board outfitting
  •       Clothing
  •       Safety equipment
  •       Paddles
  •       Injury prevention
  •       Equipment care
  •       SUP resources
  •       Transporting a SUP
  •       SUP heritage


June 23, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
July 22, 2015 @ 9:00 pm
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Lake Summerside
91 Street & The Beach Club Road SW
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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