This class is specifically designed for those with little to no experience on the water and tends to be the best way to familiarize oneself with SUPing. Join as a group or take a private lesson. Your patient instructor will be with you on the water and will go through things like positioning on the board, paddling technique, self rescue and more. Lessons are 75 minutes long split between formal instruction, one-on-one feedback and play.
While taking the Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding class, immerse yourself in the beauty of Toronto Island. Step away from the city on a 10-minute ferry ride and enter a place of beaches, parks, niche cafes and quiet. Once island side, find Wards Beach, just outside the neighborhood on the shore of Lake Ontario.
The lesson starts with an on-land portion. We go over board anatomy, theory, paddling technique, weather and water safety. Once everyone is suited up, the small group of up to 6 people heads out into the lake with the instructor for the lesson. Your instructor goes over positioning on the board, paddling in a straight line, turning, balance and many other techniques to help your induction to the activity.
You'll have some free time at the end to paddle around on your own. Once back on shore, you'll be debriefed and sent on your way to enjoy the beach, park or lunch at one of the local cafes in the area.