Stand up Paddleboard Classes

Come join us on the lake and find out why Stand up Paddle boarding is taking the world by storm! SUP is the absolute best way to get out and enjoy the water this Summer. With very little equipment ( a board, paddle and PDF) you can be ready to take on and explore just about any waterway.  Whatever you’re particular interests are..chances are you can use SUP to make it even better..versatility is a big part of the attraction! 

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Beach debrief

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Whatever your age, gender or previous watersport experience, you should give it a try. Our small class sizes and fantastic coach will help you get your basic paddleboarding skills, allowing you to be up and paddling in no time. So don’t think you haven’t got the spare time, or patience, or have left it too late in life… it’s never too late to learn to paddleboard!! Once you’re up and gliding over the water, you will never, ever look back 🙂

2017 UPDATE: Burlington Beach is officially closed for the 2017 season. We are operating out of our gorgeous new paddling oasis Lake Niampenco in Binbrook Conservation. We also offer some mobile lessons and limited classes in Kelso Conservation.

BOOK BINBROOK – classes are available through the week and on Sunday mornings. Private group bookings.

BOOK MOBILE – available within the Burlington area.  Small groups of 5 or less. Location will be picked after booking according to forecast conditions. Private group bookings available. (as available)

BOOK KELSO – set times for classes at one location in the lovely Kelso lake. You must pay $6.75 admittance fee and may stay or come back same day  & explore the park , beach and trails. We usually also have a sup yoga class before or after these sessions if you want to book both! Private group/ event booking available. Minimum of 4 participants to run this class.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     BOOK BURLINGTON BEACH – beach is closed due to flooding with no known date for opening this Summer. 

*Our classes must be pre-booked online or by contacting us via email.  Class schedule will begin mid- May (weather pending) and run twice at week for group classes. You may also book a private lesson if you contact us directly. If you have a minimum of 3 in your group we may be able to schedule other days during the week. Please contact us directly for that. ALL CLASSES RUN LIGHT RAIN OR SHINE. There are no credits given for missed classes unless WE MUST RESCHEDULE. 

HOW TO BOOK 2017:

PLEASE PURCHASE YOUR LESSON HERE.  THEN EMAIL US TO SCHEDULE AT ONE OF OUR LOCATIONS.  Single bookings or groups of less than 5 will be joined together until we have enough participants. Please note if you are joining us in a Conservation Area, you will have to pay the entry fee. We will include a $5 voucher to be used towards any future rental, service or product in the current season for these  park classes only. 

Have a gift certificate you would like to use? Either call directly or include that in the message. You must get a confirmation from us directly to ensure there is space in the class. 

YOU MAY NOW BOOK A SUP LESSON WITH YOUR OWN EQUIPMENT! It’s way more fun to get started with the RIGHT basic skills that get you out paddling with ease. CLICK HERE for more info and to book your session! 

What to expect:

Please arrive AT LEAST 20 min’s before class starts to sign waivers & get geared up at our beach shop before heading down to the water. We encourage everyone to take time to stretch before we start paddling. You will use muscles you may not even know were there before! CLASSES BEGIN PROMPTLY at stated start time. 

*CLASS STRUCTURE:

10 MINUTES    – Safety debrief & SUP basics on the beach

40 MINUTES    – On the water with instructor. Everything you need to know to have fun & stay                                         safe on the water from   paddling technique to fall recovery & much more.

10 MINUTES    – Free time to practice new skills

RETURN TO THE BEACH– verbal assessment from our coach, review & group picture. 

*LESSONS RUN LIGHT RAIN OR SHINE, we will only cancel classes if there is lightening OR if the waves are unacceptable for beginners. Class structure may be altered if the need arises but all areas will be covered.  Classes that cannot take place will be rescheduled. No refunds will be given. 

PICTURE PACKAGES – You may now purchase pictures of your fantastic Summer adventure!! Our instructor will take pictures and video of your lessons on the lake and you can take them home to show all your friends. A great way to preserve priceless moments. This package MUST be booked before class starts. We routinely take pictures of all our lessons but those pictures will only be shared to our social media as time allows.

$35 per person or $50 per couple gets your at least 10 high resolution  non watermarked digital images sent to your email for printing or sharing. 

WHAT TO WEAR:

Please dress according to the weather. YOU MAY GET WET. You may wear a bathing suit or other light, easy dry clothing. If it is cool and you own a wet suit, you are welcome to bring them. No footwear is needed on your SUP but you may want to bring water shoes for getting in and out of the shore. We provide all needed safety equipment and YOU MUST WEAR YOUR P.D.F.  We encourage you to lather on NON OIL BASED high SPF sunscreen before you hit the water and wear a hat. 

Changerooms and bathrooms are all available in the main bathroom building in the park. Bring a change of clothes as a precaution 🙂

For many, one class is all you need to get the basics down and start enjoying life on a SUP. Those that need additional lessons or would like to improve their skills may book into an intermediate class. 

OUR INSTRUCTORS:

We are very happy to welcome back ERIK  to run our SUP courses once again this season!! Beginner to Advanced, SUP Surfing 936516_505074166235729_1107948696_n

Erik has over 14 years coaching and mentoring experience in the world of high risk adventure sports. Taken to pursuing his dream of taming all the elements from a young age and helping others to do the same. Along with his 3M NATIONAL COACHING CERTIFICATION, he has spent 18 years sky diving and was one of the founder of the FREE FLY style that is prevalent today. In 2000 he obtained his certified SPORT PARACHUTING COACH license and has mentored and trained many excited enthusiasts over the years. Additionally he is licensed as a SPORT PARACHUTE RIGGER and has over 50 reserve parachute saves under his belt. Safety is always first with Erik. His love of the water also started when he was young and he has navigated the Ontario waterways via canoe and kayak for most of his life. Each of our staff including Erik has their EMERGENCY FIRST AID & CPR training, boat license and are proficient swimmers.  Beginner to Advanced lessons.

Erik has the best teaching style we have seen and we guarantee that you will love your lesson. He makes everyone comfortable and ensures that each person in the group gets the attention they deserve. Last year’s students raved about our SUP classes and we can’t wait to help teach even more people about this amazing sport.

We are super excited Maria , Ania & Kiana have  joined the coaching team for 2017!

Maria – SUP INSTRUCTOR 

Paddling around in kayak & canoes since she was a child, Maria’s love for the water came at an early age. Happiest when playing in the sparkles and introducing people to the Staycation living concept, Maria is the founder of BBR. She has over 20 years experience leading groups, mentoring and sharing her knowledge on a wide array of subjects.  Offering a safe and enjoyable introduction to SUP that is sure to include tons of laughter. Each of our staff including Maria has their EMERGENCY FIRST AID & CPR training, boat license and are proficient swimmers. Maria also has her STANDARD FIRST AID & CPR training, PADDLE CANADA SUP instructor certification.

We always have small groups that ensure everyone gets attention and that will love your lesson.  Our past students rave about our SUP classes and we can’t wait to help teach even more people about this amazing sport.

Beginner to Intermediate lessons.

Ania – SUP & SUP YOGA INSTRUCTOR  

Introduction and picture coming soon

 

Kiana – SUP & SUP YOGA INSTRUCTOR

Introduction and picture coming soon

 

 

 

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING: 

Great 1st experience. What a great way to get a workout, “Walking on water”, enjoying the scenery & keeping fit.  If I  can learn this at 71, just about anyone should be able to do it. I am excited about being able to participate in this activity & look forward to doing so with my children & grandchildren again this year.   Thanks to Maria & Eric for their encouraging  me to take my first lesson.
 Thomas K Jones  ~August 2014
I had the most  wonderful time doing SUP last weekend…I had never done it before and Erik is a very good and patient teacher,perfect for a first timer, he gives you the confidence to enjoy it all.
I can’t wait until to try it again.Thanks Burlington Beach Rentals☺
Philippa Thomas ~ June 2015

Had a great time at the SUP class this morning!  Fantastic instructor. I can’t wait to come back for more paddling!!! Thank you Burlington Beach Rentals!!

 Laura Macaulay~  July 2015

Lisa Gibson reviewed Burlington Beach Rentals5 star

I did the SUP lesson this week and it was amazing! Now that I’ve done the lesson I feel confident to be able to board on my own. What a great experience! The instructor was great as well!

Stephanie Fitzpatrick reviewed Burlington Beach Rentals – 5 star

12 June at 20:26    2017

My husband and I just finished a learn to SUP class and had a blast! It ended up being a bit choppy on the lake but Marie and Eric were awesome with their instruction. If you want a super fantastic date night idea, this is it!! Thank you so much!! See you again soon

If you have any questions about our programs, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!

We can’t wait to see you on the beach this Summer! 

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