Stand-up Paddleboard 101 teaches you the basics of paddleboarding, first on land and then in the lake.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding Basics Class
Want to learn stand-up paddle board basics? You get three to four hours with an instructor by your side, beginning with a thorough introduction to the boards and gear, then you’ll head to Lake Isabella for further SUP instruction and time to try out your new skills.
We realize that everyone learns at their own pace, but whatever your pace, our instructor is with you every step (or paddle) of the way, from the initial wobble-legged stance on your board, to cruising a friendly water trail on the lake, to experimenting with more advanced strokes and maneuvers. All the while, you’ll be reviewing and practicing the etiquette that is so crucial to water recreation.
Schedule & Duration
Months of operation: March – September
Available daily at 8:30 a.m.
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your class
Three to four hours
Must be at least 8 years old
Must weigh between 50 and 275 lbs.
Please wear shoes that will stay on your feet in the water, such as tennis shoes, water shoes, or sandals that have a heel strap. No flip-flops or bare-feet!
Includes SUP & paddling equipment, transportation, snack, and water
All of our trips may be adjusted based on water levels and/or other conditions
If you have a large group, please call us at 800-457-2082 to make special arrangements
You may cancel 45 or more days before your Sierra South trip date and receive a full refund less a $25 processing fee per person. Cancellations made 44 days or fewer before trip date are non-refundable. If you must cancel, please try to find a friend to take your space. All trips go rain or shine. However, we reserve the right to alter or cancel a trip/class due to high- or low-water conditions, other such uncontrollable situations, or insufficient reservations. Only in the case of cancelled trips are trip fees refundable. Upon approval by our main office, refunds will be sent via mail. Refunds cannot be granted by guides, nor can refunds be given if you leave a trip or class early for any reason. Sierra South is not liable for other costs incurred in association with a cancelled trip. We suggest trip insurance such as Travelguard.com to cover any unexpected situations.
Some of our trips require a minimum number of guests to operate. All SUP classes require a minimum number of 4 guests. We will attempt to contact you if the minimums have not been met for the activity that you have chosen prior to trip date. Minimum numbers can be met through one or multiple reservations and can be met up to the day before the trip. You can call 800-457-2082 for up-to-date trip status.
Sierra South operates under permits issued by: Sequoia National Forest, Klamath National Forest, and the National Park Service/Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Sierra South is an equal opportunity recreation service provider.