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Stand Up Paddle Board Lessons, Harbor Springs Paddle Board Club

"Brad is awesome I learned how to position my hands, sit and stand, balance my body, turn to left & right, do some yoga, take a selfie and pivot in less than an hour!!! He said I'm one hell of a fast learner!" - Roma Johnson
"What a great time! Good workout and beautiful scenery! Brad was very patient and knowledgeable. He is an amazing teacher. Definitely recommend this to everyone!" -Rhoda Gambler
Stand up paddle boarding is a great activity for children! This brave young lady was executing pivot turns 25 minutes into her lesson. She makes it look so easy.
Harbor Springs Paddle Board Club now offers stand up paddle board lessons in Harbor Springs. Learn how to SUP correctly from an ASI accredited certified SUP instructor. Harbor Springs Paddle Board Club offers personal paddle board lessons by appointment only. Paddle boarding is the fastest growing water sport in the world. Don’t be left behind. 80% of people paddle boarding the waters of Harbor Springs are paddling with improper technique. Have you paddled before? If so, let us help you refine your paddle technique. Learn how to do pivot turns. Find out how to walk on your board. Discover the effortless feeling of paddle boarding properly. All the while explore the beautiful waters of Harbor Springs. Take in the sights and sounds of nature on the water. And get some exercise while experiencing the SUP life. Maybe even learn how to do a headstand on your paddle board.

You will work one on one with Paddle Brad. Paddle Brad learned stand up paddle in the Florida Keys where he taught people from all over the world. He spent last summer in Annapolis winning SUP races and teaching paddle boarding in the sailing capital of the world. He has taught 100’s to paddle board. Nobody teaches more people to paddle board.  Find out what to expect from your SUP lesson.

Paddle Board Lessons: Learn to stand up paddle in Harbor Springs with a professional. Experience stand up paddling for the first time in the calm flat waters the harbor offers. This introduction paddle board session is ideal if you have limited time or just want to experience the thrill of stand-up paddling. Your paddle board lesson is under the guidance of a qualified instructor who will ensure you stay on course. Learn basic stand up paddle techniques, and gain more confidence to paddle safely and with fun in enclosed flat water. The best way to go from novice to paddling confidently and with ease in enclosed flat water locations. 

Topics: Stand up paddle safety, boards and equipment, safe locations, paddle stance, paddle practice and stroke correction, techniques to paddle with confidence, SUP maneuvers, correct paddling techniques, paddle stroke mastery to paddle with ease and efficiency, sup etiquette, and self-rescue techniques.

Aim: Paddle board effectively and safely with proper technique and consciousness of the surrounding environment. You will gain a relative comfort level and knowledge of circumnavigating the waterways.

Location: Harbor Springs Mi Flat water with no swell or breaking waves No wind. Or wind less than 12 knots (12 kms per hour) Away from river mouths that have strong currents out to sea. You will be safe.


·         Understand the enclosed flat water environment

·         Identify SUP hazards

·         Choose a safe SUP location

·         Enter and exit the water correctly

·         Paddle in standing position with balance and confidence

·         Paddle in kneeling position with balance and confidence

·         Demonstrate correct method to change direction

·         Demonstrate correct paddling technique

·         Demonstrate safe wipe-out and dismount

·         Demonstrate correct SUP etiquette

·         Choose suitable board and equipment

·         Identify self-rescue techniques and when to apply them

·         Identify how to care for the SUP environment


SUP Maneuvers:

·         back paddling

·         step back pivot turn

·         side stroke turn

·         cross bow turn

·         stopping

Includes: Paddle board rental, paddle, ASI certified SUP instructor

Duration: (1 hr each session)

Cost: $69

Call to Schedule Paddle Board Lesson: SUP lessons are by appointment only. Call (231) 622 - 9084 or book your SUP lesson online

"My boyfriend and I took a lesson from Brad - it was the first paddle boarding experience for both of us. It was great all around. Brad was professional and laid back, which helped make me feel comfortable my first time out. He taught us the basics, starting with getting on the board and paddling technique and then adapted to what we wanted to learn. He was very good at watching then giving tips to improve ("oh it's so much easier when I do that!"). Had a blast and learned a lot!" -Caitlin Kholi
"I had an awesome time paddle boarding with Brad. He is an excellent teacher/trainer and gave really clear feedback on ways to improve my technique. He taught me all sorts of tricks and how to go fast (2 of my favorite things)! See you again soon:)" -Kristen Stoll

Location: We launch from Zoll Park in Harbor Springs. Call Ahead.
Hours: Monday thru Friday 9am - 11pm. SUP Rentals on the water. Sunset & Night Tours.
Contact Us: (231) 622 - 9084
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