Lesson 1 - Basic Paddle Skills (hosted by Paddle Method!)
This is NOT YOUR AVERAGE SUP LESSON!
SUP is all about connecting your body to your paddle through your paddle stroke and eventually timing that stroke to connect you to the energy in the water that is all around you. Sounds cool, right? Well, it is! Your first lesson gets your feet on the board and launches you onto the learning curve!
Learn about the equipment
Learn to paddle on the sand “Sand Art”and see what your stroke feels like before you get on the water: front stroke, stopping and back stroke, bracing for stability, basic turns for board control in 360 degrees.
Tips to move the power through your arms and into your core
How to pick up and carry your board and paddle
Water entry for flat water, marina environment
Knee paddle and self rescue techniques while you acclimate to the water and apply what you learned on the sand
Practice basic skills: paddling in a straight line, staying still, 360 turns
Learn to read the water for wind and wave directions
How to get to your feet and correct foot position
Learn balance and how to create and control your momentum
Build your confidence and practice what you’ve learned in a flat water lagoon
Finally, dismount and landings
*Classes include up to 6 paddlers and run for 60 minutes and are open to all ages that can swim, 14 and up. All top quality equipment and instruction is included. This group lesson meets at Mothers Beach in Marina del Rey every weekend and can be scheduled by appointment during the week -- call[masked] to book or schedule.