SUP-U: Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding
Wanna SUP? Well we want you to as well. Come and join us for introductory paddles and classes, or focus on the finer aspects of the race stroke.
10:00 am - maximum of 10 people per class
Alki Kayak Tours is working on cutting edge development of SUP instruction in the Pacific NW. We have aligned our program with the ASI Certification process so we can give you the tools to safely and effectively enjoy the growing sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding.
We will take you through the processes of getting on the water safely on a stand up paddleboard and then head out on an exploratory paddle of Elliott Bay to work on paddlestrokes and technique. Discussion will focus on:
- Types of SUP’s and performance characteristics.
- Equipment discussion
- Cold water immersion safety
- Tides, currents, and paddle plans.
While SUP is the easiest and most accessible way to get on the water, it is crucial you follow maritime rules and have the skills to safely explore NW paddle routes.
West Seattle Location: 1660 Harbor Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126 • (206) 953-0237