SUP1: Introduction to Standup Paddleboarding

Location:  Poulsbo, WA, United States
Starting From: US $49.00

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Ready to have some serious fun and start creating abs of steel? In this class you’ll get a full body workout while learning all the basics of this sport that’s taking over the waterways.

With our SUP instructors, we'll cover these topics: proper stances for balance and control, efficient paddling strokes, how to choose the best board and paddle, proper technique, how to turn, safety, how to get back on your board and more.

Courses will be held on the calm waters of Poulsbo's protected Liberty Bay (next to the Poulsbo Marine Science Center).

Beginners to experts welcome, no experience is needed.

Space is limited to 9, so don't dilly-dally on registration!


Additional Information

We love private groups! We can schedule this class just about any time for groups of 4-9 people with one week of advance notice.




May - September, 10:00 am-Noon

First we'll go over paddling basics, such as types of boards, materials and parts, then you'll learn proper basic paddle strokes to give you a solid foundation for a future of SUPn.

Then we'll get on our boards and try out our strokes and techniques. We'll spend about an hour on the water, which is plenty of time to get a good workout and learn all the basics of this incredibly fun sport.

Be prepared to get wet ~ bring an extra set of clothes for after class. We rent wetsuits and drysuits, but on a warm day these are not necessary as you can just wear shorts and a t-shirt or a swimsuit.


Things To Bring


Sense of adventure



Extra change of clothes for after class

Wetsuit if desired (rentals available with advance notice)


paddleboard(option), Paddle, fitted personal flotation devices, instructor. We are in flat, protected water for this class.


Wetsuits, drysuits,

Cancellation Policy

We run tours and classes rain or shine, but if we deem winds to make conditions too dangerous we will reschedule or give a 100% refund.

If you find the date you registered for no longer works:
-Cancellation more than one week in advance: 15% administration fee or reschedule if possible with no fee.
* Cancellation between a week and 48 hours prior to departure date: 25% administration fee or reschedule if possible with no fee.
* Cancellation 24-48 hours prior to departure date: 50% administration fee or reschedule if possible with no fee.
* Cancellation within 24 hours of tour or no-show: sorry, no refunds or reschedules.


10:00 am-Noon on Saturdays at Poulsbo location

Unavailable Dates

Call for Private Class Groups of 4 or more.


Meet at 10:00 on Olympic Outdoor Center's rental dock in Poulsbo


Noon at the same place as drop off

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Booking for [Saturdays 10-Noon in Poulsbo 9/6] on December 31, 1969
Duration: 3 hours Availability: Sorry, there is no availability left for this option

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"Thank you again for scheduling the Saturday outing for our group. It was wonderful, Hawk was an excellent instructor and everyone had a great time, and 4 of us would like to sign up for the SK-2 class this Thursday evening."

~Julia Atwood

"Thank you so much again for the fabulous lesson today! We all had an absolute blast. When Kendall’s mom dropped Kate off at our house this afternoon, the girls were begging us to go tomorrow. They were offering to pay for it, even! I think we’ve got some lifelong SUPers on our hands..."


"I actually went to the shop two weekends ago to buy the boys their wetsuits. They stocked a lot of really great equipment for my kayak building projects. It is good to know that they can order items that are not on the website as well, as I am always looking for parts that are difficult to find sometimes."


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