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Length

Up to 2.5 hours

Meeting Locations

Sweatt Beach on Lake Pearl
Wrentham, MA 02093
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Memorial Park Beach on Lake Massapoag
Sharon, MA 02067
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Ratio

1:6

Cost

$70/person

Gear List

All necessary paddling equipment will be provided.  Click here for items you will be responsible for bringing.

Intro to Paddleboarding

BOSTON AREA


This beginner level course will provide you with the basic equipment, knowledge, and paddling concepts you need to confidently and efficiently explore this exciting sport. We will also create a foundation for you to take SUPing to the next level and try other challenges. The first part of class will focus on appropriate board and paddle selection, outfitting, paddling stance, and basic strokes. Next we will move to floating our boards, kneeling on our boards and eventually, standing up and applying those new found balancing techniques. Once you’ve got the feel of it, we will work on our forward stroke, sweep strokes, and paddling techniques. Jumping (or falling) off and getting back on are some fun ways to relax, cool off, and get more comfortable. You will soon discover that you have been having a blast while providing your body with a great new workout. Look cool, have fun, and get some exercise as you learn to SUP with our experienced paddleboard instructors at Eastern Mountain Sports!

Notes:  1) Weather and conditions may inhibit us from covering all topics outlined in this course.  Please be open to a flexible schedule.  2) Group classes require a minimum enrollment to run.  If you are booking alone for a class, your reservation is subject to change up until the last day if the minimum enrollment is not reached.  3) This group class is reserved for those age 16 and older.  For families with younger children or for those who do not wish to be matched with other people, please send an email to [email protected] to learn more about private options.

Itinerary

Groups meet promptly at the class start time at an Eastern Mountain Sports Paddle School location (specific details in will be in your confirmation email).  In the morning you will meet your guide and get outfitted with paddle gear for the day.  The whole day will be spent outside, so please dress appropriately for the weather.  You should also bring enough food and water for the duration of the course.

Included/Not Included

Paddlers will be outfitted with all paddling equipment for the day, but you are welcome to bring your own equipment. Equipment provided includes paddleboard, paddle, leash, and PFD (lifejacket). Paddlers will be expected to arrive dressed appropriately for the weather and provide their own water and meals for the day. See gear list for complete list of items you will be responsible for bringing.

Cancellation Policy

Payment is due in full at the time of booking to secure your reservation.  Events run rain or shine.  Eastern Mountain Sports Schools reserves the right to cancel or reschedule events for low participation, weather, or safety concerns at any time.  We will try to give as much advance notice as possible, but may not always be able to give much advance warning, especially for weather cancellations.

Cancellations or schedule changes more than 14 days prior to the program start date will be fully refunded or credited with no penalty.  Cancellations from 8 to 14 days from the program start date will not be refunded, but changes to reservations may be granted based on availability.  Cancellations or reservation changes within 7 days will not be refunded and you will not be allowed to reschedule or carry over deposits to future events.  Please mark the last day to cancel on your calendar after making your reservation.

Cancellations due to weather are determined only by EMS Schools and the guides – we will not make a weather cancellation at a guest’s behest.  Please note that forecasts change frequently and are rarely accurate more than a day or so out.  If it is determined a program needs to be canceled based on weather, we will call and/or email you prior to your reservation.  This may not always be far in advance of your reservation, so we suggest purchasing travel insurance if you are coming from afar.  If we do not reach out to you, your program will run as scheduled.  A full refund or rescheduling option will be available for those canceled due to weather

Please remember that if you are joining a pre-scheduled group lesson, your reservation will be pending sufficient enrollment.  If the minimum number of participants is not met, we will offer you the option of upgrading to a private lesson, or we will reschedule or refund you.  NOTE:  If you do not arrive on time for a group lesson, we reserve the right to start without you and you will not be rescheduled or refunded.

We highly recommend looking into travel insurance if you are at all concerned that life events may get in the way of your ability to come out with us.  If you have any questions, please call 845-668-2030.  We would be more than happy to review our cancellation policy with you.