ACA Introduction to Standup Paddleboarding
Learn about standup paddleboarding, hard and inflatable boards, fins, paddles, lifejackets, leashes, what to wear, and how to transport an SUP. Do you know when you should, shouldn’t, and must wear a lifejacket or leash? We’ll cover launching and loading, and learn efficient forward and turning strokes. A second session can be scheduled for those interested in paddling with their dog or more advanced topics like heel and pitch, the offset surf stance and pivot turns. Tyrol Ski and Sport provides board, paddle, and lifejacket.
Jeff Pilgrim is the Navigator at PilgrimPaddles.com and an American Canoe Association instructor in canoeing, kayaking, and standup paddleboarding. He has paddled the upper Midwest as well as Maine to West Virginia, Nunavut, NWT, Ontario, Manitoba, Missouri, Texas, and Sweden. PilgrimPaddles' class sizes are limited to 5 paddlers to assure quality instruction.