SUP 3: ADVANCED STAND UP PADDLE SKILLS
In this lesson you will be introduced to advanced techniques to get you ready for more challenging SUP pursuits such as whitewater and endurance based paddle boarding. You will learn to read water and practice more advanced stroke techniques giving you the confidence to expand your paddling environments.
Important! This is an advanced course that requires experience and intermediate skills to participate in. You can sign up for this lesson after you take the SUP 2: Intermediate Lesson and have approval from Paddlestroke SUP instructors.
Great Instructor! Greg takes great care in maintaining safety on the water. I took all three of his courses. Prior to the three courses I had zero paddleboard experience. Greg now has me introduced to safely navigating the Rapids. I recommend his program.
I can't say enough about the care and expertise of Greg Miller and Paddlestroke! I'd never been on my SUP on a river and Greg showed me everything I needed to go from complete newbie to dude who can surf the waves on the Potomac. Highly recommended, and not just for people with experience. I watched him take good care of people who were just beginning. You won't regret giving this a try!
This is lesson #3 of the SUP 1-2-3 series. After successful completion of this lesson and approval from Paddlestroke SUP, you’ll be eligible to advance into more challenging classes such as Whitewater and River Surfing
- Quick drying clothing
- Water shoes or velcro sandals (no flip-flops)
- Sunscreen & snacks
- Soft water bottle
- Paddle board and paddle
- PFD with whistle
- Leash if required
- Whitewater helmet
- Skulling stroke
- Abeam stroke
- Cross nose forward stroke
- Nose draw
- Cross nose draw
- Walking the board
- Pivot turn with turbo hop
SUP 3 lessons are held in the flow of Potomac River up to Maher Gorge depending on river levels. Helmets are required in these areas of the river and are provided by Paddlestroke SUP.