Stand Up Paddle Board
Stand Up Paddle Boarding at New York Kayak Company
Join us for our first summer of Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) instruction and tours.
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Standup paddleboarding is the fastest growing watersport in the world for a good reason: it's fun! Whether you're looking for a great cross-trainer to supplement any sport or it's your first introduction to paddling on the Hudson, SUP has something for everybody. Our beginner classes focus on the fundamentals - where and how to stand, the basic propulsion and maneuvering strokes, basic navigation skills, and how to get back on the board if you fall off! Intermediate classes and tours focus on skill refinement, efficiency, and building stamina.
Our most popular SUP offering is our Try SUP introductory class: for only $25 on Wednesdays from 6 to 8PM, 3 or 4 students are assigned to a board and they take turns. This has proven to be a great way to get started, because taking breaks gives you a chance to rest and think about your experience, so the sensation of being on a board becomes familiar quickly without being to tiring. It's fun to talk with other members in your group between turns.
We offer more formal classes in our beginner classes - each student is assigned a board for the whole 2 hours. Our high staff to student ratio assures plenty of individual attention: Tuesday evenings 6-8pm as well as Saturday mornings 9:30am-11:30am and 12:30pm-2:30pm. We offer intermediate classes in tour form, where we take a little trip on the Hudson and work on refining all aspects of SUP technique.
All of our instructional classes and tours are based on a rate of $50 per hour. We offer a 20% discount to individual participants who pay in advance for 5 classes. We also have a SUP club, where you can store your board with us - we offer a selection of boards tuned to the metro waterways - or you can use our boards for a very modest practice fee.