Standup Paddle Lessons in Richmond, VA
Even if this is your first time doing standup paddle, you’ll be pleasantly surprised how easy it is to get started enjoying this unique sport. Our instructors will teach you the basics, introducing you to everything you’ll need to have a blast on the friendly flat-water of the upper James.
Our SUP lessons include an easy, fun & healthy workout, along with a guided tour of the James River. If your group is feeling so inclined, we can race to the 288 bridge. Or just enjoy a leisurely paddle while taking in the beautiful scenery. It’s your lesson and you can enjoy it however you’d like.
Get a little wet. Stay on your board. Perfect your stroke. Prepare to catch your first wave next time out. Whatever it is, we’ll help get you there, and make it easy for you in the process.
Getting Started with SUP
At East Coast Board Sports, we’re all about easy, because standup paddle is all about FUN. With the proper instruction, you can enjoy almost instant success. Many first-time paddlers find they never even get wet. Of course, if it’s a warm, summer day you might just want to!
During a standup paddle lesson, you’ll learn:
- Board design, function & SUP water safety
- Launch & paddle basics
- Stance technique & basic trim centering
- Basic stroke technique
- Turning & positioning (footwork)
- Basic local ecology issues, flora & fauna
- SUP techniques for fitness & flexibility
- How to have a blast all year round, go at your own pace & further your knowledge of the sport
At ECBS, we’re making it fun, safe, easy & affordable to get started with standup paddle. Please let us know how else we can serve you.