Glide on Water

Stand Up Paddleboarding Lessons
Small-group lessons teach you the fundamentals of the sport


Our SUP lessons on Lake Wheeler

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. New season starts May 10, 2014!  We are the Triangle's #1 paddleboarding source for SUP lessons. Join us in our 4th year at beautiful Lake Wheeler!

"I've been wanting to try SUP and this was a great way to do it. Ryan was a fantastic and patient instructor and Lake Wheeler was a beautiful location to try out this activity. My family has done both SUP and Segway tours through Triangle Glides and they offer an entertaining way to explore the best of the Triangle." (Guest review from October 2013)

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!


90 minute class     $65 per person
Minimum age is 12
Classes held at Lake Wheeler in Raleigh


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"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
  • Essential paddling techniques
  • Proper stance on the board for stability
  • Equipment knowledge
  • 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.

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SUP class on Lake Wheeler

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.

If you're interested in purchasing your own SUP equipment, send us an emailvisit our SUP storeor 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.

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SUP instruction at scenic Lake Wheeler in Raleigh

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