Learn To Stand Up Paddle On The Potomac River

Discover stand up paddleboarding in the Washington, DC area! If you’re looking to learn how to stand up paddle board, Paddlestroke SUP is your best choice for stand up paddle board lessons.

We provide you with top-quality, enthusiastic, supportive instruction from experienced stand up paddle board pros. Your first lesson will be in a safe, calm-water environment where you’ll learn the basics—from how to use your equipment properly, to balance and paddling technique, to places to go to have the most fun. You’ll have the benefit of starting out right and getting a solid understanding of the fundamentals.

Whether you decide to stand up paddle once or make it a life-long interest, you’ll have a GREAT time! And if you ever want to progress further, we can teach you everything from how to river surf right at home on the Potomac River to how to paddle fast and prepare for races. We love what we do and we love sharing the “stoke” of stand up paddle boarding with others!


The Washington DC Area’s Top Stand Up Paddle Boarding Instructor

Greg “Suggz” Miller has been a waterman for over 30 years. He is one of the first-ever Level 3 River SUP Certified Instructors by the American Canoe Association. He started one of the first SUP programs in the Washington, DC area in 2010. Greg was the first stand up paddle boarder to run the whitewater on the Potomac River. Greg is also swiftwater rescue certified by the Whitewater Rescue Institute. You can find Greg stand up paddle boarding on the Potomac River year round almost every day of the week. Paddlestroke SUP instructors are always on the cutting edge of quality instruction and provides the best available gear in the industry.

Whitewater SUP River Surfing On The Potomac

Stand up paddle surfing on the Potomac River near Washington, DC is exploding, with more stand up paddlers on the river now than ever before, and Paddlestroke SUP was there since day one. We have surfed countless hours at all of the popular spots like Maryland Chute, Virginia Chute, Rocky Island, and Offut Wave. And we know a few secret spots, as well!

Stand up paddle surfing is a ton of fun and a great way to get a surf experience without traveling all the way to the ocean. It’s important to get started with a great instructor who can show you where to put in, how to get to river surfing spots safely, how to catch waves, and how to acquire the necessary river knowledge to have a fun time every time you go out on the water. If you want to get started stand up paddle surfing on the Potomac River, the best way is to get a qualified, experienced, responsible instructor who can show you what you need to know in order to have a safe and SUPER fun time!

Safe and Supportive Instruction

Stand up paddle boarding is a relatively safe sport, but it’s important to get started with the right instruction and learn from a safety-conscious, experienced guide and teacher. Greg Miller was one of the first Level 3 River SUP Certified Instructors in the world certified by the American Canoe Association. He has also started and developed some of the other top stand up paddle programs in the Washington, DC area. If you book your first stand up paddle lesson, make sure you do it with the outfitter who has the most experience and can give you the best time possible.

Professional-level Experience

Greg Miller is one of Washington, DC’s stand out SUP athletes. He is an experienced surfer and waterman, and was perhaps the first stand up paddler in the Potomac River rapids near Washington, DC. He is a sales rep and team rider for Carbonerro Paddles. Greg has also designed his own Paddlestroke SUP production stand up paddle boards for river surfing, flat water and whitewater paddling, racing, and traveling. He’s also a winning stand up paddle racer and accomplished stand up paddle surfer. You’ll be in safe, capable hands with Greg’s over 30 years of water and paddling experience.

Focus On The Sport

Paddlestroke SUP is the first and only premier outfitter in the Washington DC area that specializes in stand up paddle boarding, and ONLY stand up paddle boarding. We do one thing and we do it right.

Book Your Lessons Online

You can book your lessons conveniently and securely using our online booking form located on our booking page. The form will walk you through registration and payment. It’s easy, simple, and secure. You can also make arrangements over the phone by calling Greg Miller at (301) 442-6864. Either way, we hope to hear from you!