Stand Up Paddleboarding Lessons
Small-group lessons teach you the fundamentals of the sport
WHEN YOU SEE STAND UP PADDLERS for the first time, especially on a quiet lake, it looks like they're walking, or gliding, on water …
Wanna try it? We offer lessons designed for beginners. 2013 season runs till Oct. 1 (weather permitting) on Lake Wheeler, right here in Raleigh!
No surf is required for stand up paddling! This exciting, versatile activity is perfectly suited to any body of water: lakes, rivers, and the ocean. It got its start in 1960s Hawaii with the beach boys of Waikiki. Using outrigger paddles, they'd paddle their long surfboards out to take pictures of tourists learning to surf. In recent years, SUP has made a huge comeback and is now the fastest-growing watersport in the world. We've got the lessons, boards, expert advice and SUP gear you need to get into this worldwide popular sport. Want your own gear? See our SUP Store!
With so many wonderful lakes here in the North Carolina Triangle, why drive hours to the beach when you can SUP in your own backyard? Join us!
INTRO TO STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING
90 minute classes. $64 per person
Minimum age is 12
Classes held at Lake Wheeler in Raleigh
"Walk on Water" with us! Relish the great outdoors on a peaceful flatwater lake as you discover the joy of stand up paddleboarding - one of the fastest-growing watersports in the world! In our professionally led, small-group lessons designed for beginners, you'll learn the fundamentals of the sport while paddling with an instructor in the scenic surroundings of Lake Wheeler in Raleigh!
In the 90-minute introductory class, our instructors will teach you:
- How to get on and off your board
- Paddling techniques
- Proper stance on the board for stability
- Essential turning methods
- and more!
INCLUDED: Professional instruction in a small-group setting, plus all equipment (premium stand up paddleboard, height-adjustable paddle, leash, PFD, and a bottle of water).
SUP with the best! With Triangle Glides, you'll learn on the highest-quality equipment with the best training staff. The class size is kept small for quality. And the flatwaters of scenic Lake Wheeler offer an ideal setting for introducing you to this amazing watersport.
"Our instructors were fantastic. They were really knowledgeable about technique and very patient with all of us new SUPers. They guided us through the entire experience and gave us a lot of confidence on the boards."
If you're interested in purchasing your own SUP equipment, send us an email, visit our SUP store, or call us at (919) 828-1988. We are dealers of Starboard, Tahoe, Rogue, Lakeshore Paddleboard Company, Odyssey and Yolo boards, and Quickblade, Kialoa, Yolo and Starboard paddles. Already know how to SUP and now you want to rent a board? We offer rental packages.
We are the Triangle's SUP dealer! Come by and check out our store in downtown Raleigh at 321 S. Blount St. in City Market. For directions, click here.