Intro to SUP

Level 1 - $80, 3 hours

At Mike's Paddle, we proud ourselves in the best SUP instruction that you are going to get anywhere in the world. Instructor to student ratio is 1:5. Instruction method is based on 20 years of experience from Mike and a combination of several certifications through PaddleFit, American Canoe Association (ACA), Stand Up Paddle Industry Association and International Surf Association.

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Intro to Stand up Paddling (SUP) - $80 3 hours

Your very first stand up paddle board class! All beginners are welcome. In this intro class, we take it slow: half an hour of equipment, paddling and safety orientation on land; paddling through the marina; paddling and self rescue instruction in the beautiful and protected Ballena Bay; touring through a small channel and out into open bay; demonstration of PaddleFit and SUP Yoga.

Class times: May to Oct Every Saturday and Sunday 10am to 1pm, Nov to Apr Every Saturday 10am to 1pm weather permitting.

Max # of students: 10  Pre-requisite: No experience necessary.

Now that I've taken the Intro, What's next?

Congratulations! You're now a stand up paddler! Mike's Paddle provides a very flexible structure for you to enjoy paddling on the water. You can progress at your own pace to become a better paddler in the future!


We highly recommend you take PaddleFit classes after your intro class. Most people will lose 30-50% of what they learned in the intro class if they don't practice. Our PaddleFit classes combine both fitness and skills instructions. You'll be able to paddle longer, stronger and more efficiently over time with these classes. And it's FUN! SUP Yoga classes are also a great way to cross train or just enjoy the serenity of the water. 

PaddleFit classes ($30) and SUP Yoga classes ($35) are offered on a weekly basis. $125 for class membership (includes classes and basic rentals). $200 for Platinum membership  (classes and premium rentals).


$25/hr for basic rentals, $80 for basic rental membership and $125 for premium rental membership.

Specialty Classes:

Specialty classes are the way to go! We provide a variety of specialty classes for you to take the next step. Check out our ongoing offerings of bootcamps, yoga retreats, downwind surf clinics, race clinics, whitewater sup, and international trips!