Hollywood Florida Paddle Boarding Lessons
Paddle surfing is a activity that can be practiced by everyone!
Stand-up paddlesurfing is the fastest growing ocean sport; it’s a low-impact activity that will positively effect your body and mind. Rentals are a great way to try out this sport Stand-up paddle boarding is easier than surfing and you are guaranteed to learn! No experience necessary.
Children: Ages eight and up.
Have to be able to swim, and parents or guardians must sign a waiver.
1 guest (private): $99
Group of 2: $180 ($90 per person)
Group of 3: $249 ($83 per person)
Group of 4: $316 ($79 per person)
Group of 5: $395 ($79 per person)
4 days a week, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday year round. Class times depend on tides and ocean conditions. During checkout, please indicate your favored session time and we will try to accommodate your request.
From start to finish, instructions are approx. 1.5 hours. There is a 10-minute check-in, 10-15 minute orientation on the sand, and 1 hour on the water.
Our experienced instructors value your safety, above all. Our paddle boards are strong, buoyant and perfect for newbies. Our instructors are in the water with you, guiding you as well as assisting with anything you might need. Once you get the hang of it, we know you will be as hooked as we are!
What is Included?
Paddle board (SUP)
Carbon Fiber Paddle & life jacket
Friendly and knowledgeable teacher
15-minute orientation on the sand
Amazing views and wonderful scenery
A reallyunique way to enjoy the Ocean!
What to Bring?
Your friends and family!
Annulment Policy, E-Ticket, and Other Information:
You can cancel your reservation and receive a complete refund, minus a 10% service fee to cover administrative costs and bank card fees, with a minimum of 24 hrs advance notice. This reservation is non-cancelable and non-refundable any time within twenty four hrs of the lesson date and time.
Hollywood Beach 1301 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood 33019
Situated between the Buganvilla terrace and Azalea terrace. Hollywood Beach is a famous 2 mile stretch of white sandy beaches with a superb broadwalk along the beach .Whether you’re a beginner or intermediate paddle boarder aiming to sharpen your abilities, we are able to assist you to attain your objectives.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do we get together for the paddleboarding lessons?
For the class, we meet on the beach behind the Hollywood Community Center.
What time must I show up?
Parking, particularly on the weekends, can be a challenge. Please allocate yourself at least thirty minutes before class to make sure a parking spot, check in and sign our waiver.
What do I need to bring?
Make sure to apply your sunblock at least 30 minutes prior to your lesson. Bring a towel, sun shades, cap, change of gear, and a jug of water or drinks.
What can I expect the water temperature to be?
During the summer time months, the water temperature ranges between 80 – 84 degrees.
How qualified are the guides?
Every one of our guides are qualified surfers and paddle surfers for more than five years. Some are even pros! They are all proficient in CPR and First Aid, and some are also qualified lifeguards.
Are changing rooms and bathrooms available?
Our clients can make use of the restrooms inthe playground building situated across from the Hollywood Community Center.
How good of a swimmer do I have to be?
You need to be able to swim with your head above water, and have to be able to swim to shore. Smaller childrenand inexperienced swimmers will be kept on shallow waters, and our instructors are always with the students at all times.
What is Stand-Up Paddle Boarding or “SUP”?
Stand-up paddle surfing, or “SUP”, is an easy to learn surface water sport, a variant of surfing where the surfer uses a paddle to move in the water whilst standing on a larger surfboard. Stand up paddle surfing is derived from its Polynesian roots, and the Hawaiian translation is Ku Hoe He’e Nalu; “to stand, to paddle, to surf, a wave”.
Back in the 60’s Hawaiian watermen and surfers on the South Shore of Oahu (a.k.a.”the Beach Boys of Waikiki”) started stand-up paddle At times they would take a camera so they could take pictures of travelers around the island learning to surf. This is where the term “Beach Boy Surfing” originates, a different name for stand-up paddle boarding.
In the early 2000’s, Hawaiian surfers such as Dave Kalama, Brian Keaulana, Rick Thomas, Archie Kalepa and Laird Hamilton started SUP as an alternative technique to train while the surf was down. As the years progressed they found themselves entering events such as the Moloka’i to O’ahu Paddle board Race and MÄ kaha’s Big Board Surfing Classic. At present you can find stand-up paddle boarders in many of the outrigger and paddle board races as participants within their own division.
Surfing Vs. Paddle Boarding
One difference betweenthe modern thought of surfing and SUP is that the latter will not need a wave. In Paddlesurfing, one can paddle on the open ocean, in streams, on lakes, rivers or any large body of water. One of the rewards of stand-up paddle surfing is the angle of visibility. Because of this standing height above the water, one is able to observe both deeper into the water and further across the surface of the water, allowing improved visuals of sea life above as well as beneath the ocean, harbors, lakes and rivers.
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