Over 2 hrs Professional Stand up Paddle-board Instruction (and playing around)


Because of the overwhelming success and happiness of everyone at the first professionally instructed paddle board event (link to that event with pictures above), I feel like it’s worth it to tempt weather and sneak in one more event this season.  I personally had been out on a SUP at least 20 times, but I had terrible form and could have even injured myself had Mary not shown me the errors of my ways.  I can now say with confidence that she is a great instructor and a very kind and patient woman.

Even if it turns out to be a cool day, there is no reason not to show up.  Almost no one will actually fall into the water unless attempting an advanced maneuver and basically wants to.

Weather you are new to SUP or think you know what you’re doing (like I did), you will learn invaluable new skills and techniques by attending this event.  Below is the original description I used for this event when I and everyone else who filled up her two capacity classes took a leap of faith.

A professional SUP (Stand Up Paddle-board) instructor recently offered my group a great discount if I can get more than 10 people to show up to the event.  She’s been doing SUP for six years (in other words, she was one of the very first people ever), teaching and racing for 4 years, and teaching though Huron Valley Parks and Rec for 1.5 years.

For just $35 she supplies everything.

 The class is 2 hours long and the best part is that we can continue to use the boards after the lesson.

 I’ve seen many parks rent them for as much as $20 an hour with no instruction at all, and she’s offering well over 2 hours of time AND professional instruction for just $35!!!

 I debated whether to charge up front for this or not, and decided to hope most people just show up and pay her in person.  Please only RSVP if you are at least 80% sure you can make it, and update your RSVP if your plans change.

We will meet at the Teeple Lake boat launch, it is usually really quiet and has a beautiful lake with an really nice pavilion to hang out at. 

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  • Jim S

    I need people to show

    September 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Brighton weather is 53° and overcast as of noon

    September 22, 2013

  • Gina

    I too will be unable to attend if there's even a chance ill end up in the water.I have a wound I need to keep stirile. :-( ill keep an eye out for other events at this location its close bye hope to see all of u soon :-)

    September 22, 2013

  • Jim S

    OK, today isn't hot, but the sun is out and there is no reason you have to fear falling into the water because that won't happen with Mary's professional instruction. Last chance of the year for this, come on, take a chance of FUN!!!!

    any questions?[masked]

    September 22, 2013

  • Emily

    As excited as I was for this, after an attempted-dip today I realize it is WAY to cold for me to enjoy :( Hopefully I can meet everyone soon!

    September 21, 2013

    • Jim S

      there is no reason to go in the water. we will be ON the water

      September 22, 2013

  • Barbara

    My cough from two weeks ago has returned. So sorry to cancel as was really looking forward to it

    September 22, 2013

  • Lynn K

    So bummed I have to change to a No...tweaked my back pretty good Saturday. :( I'm for sure up for it in the spring (so sad summer is coming to a close).

    September 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Paddle boarding sounds super-fun! I may have plans that weekend, otherwise, I will be there!

    September 15, 2013

  • Barbara

    If I was able to stand up on the board last time, then anyone should be able to!! And it's so much fun, I want to go again!!

    1 · September 14, 2013

  • Emily

    I have been wanting to try paddle-boarding for a while, I've never been. Although standing on solid ground has proven a challenge for me in the past... so attendees.. be prepared to be amused.

    2 · September 13, 2013

  • Lynn K

    Sounds like fun! I am a water nut and have been wanting to try!

    1 · September 13, 2013

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  • Jim S
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  • A former member

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