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 canceled 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 canceled 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. The SUP 101 Half Day class requires a minimum 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 the 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.
Water Levels Change:
Trips may be substituted or changed due to water level. Potential changes include, but are not limited to the following list: At higher water levels Inflatable Kayaking trips will be converted to regular rafting trips. Some Class IV trips may be converted to Class III trips and Class V trips may be converted to Class IV trips. During lower water levels, some Class IV trips will be rescheduled to our Class II & III trips. End of season trips can also be converted from rafting to inflatable kayaking or tubing.
Responsibility & Liability:
All Sierra South trips and classes involve physical activity and include certain elements of risk. We make every effort to run trips and classes in the finest, most fun-filled manner as possible. However, we cannot guarantee your safety. It is your responsibility to evaluate your level of fitness and to select a trip or class which is appropriate for you. Seek medical advice before your trip if you question your physical condition. It is your responsibility to follow our instructions.
Everyone will be required to sign a release of liability/assumption of risk form and photography/video waiver form before departure. Minors under 18 must bring a release form signed by their parent or legal guardian.
No Unaccompanied Minors:
Minors must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older.
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.