Classes are offered in small groups or one-on-one and take place in multiple locations in Whatcom and Skagit counties, including one of our local lakes like Padden or Bellingham, or Chuckanut Bay.
All classes are taught by the owner of WCCP who is a Certified Professional Stand Up Paddleboard Association Instructor. For more info see about.
All gear is available for rent during classes, otherwise, choose without rental and bring your own! Leashes & PFDs are required during class and included in rentals.
Alumni discounts: Take one class or tour at full price, your next one will be discounted for returning!
Beginner SUP 101
101 will cover basic starting techniques, including balance, standing up, paddling, going straight, turning, and how to fall& re-mount. We will discuss safety on the water, including life jacket types and float plans. Also included is a basic overview of the kinds of boards, paddles, and other gear that will be most appropriate for beginners. You will also learn how to carry a paddleboard and transport one.
Get to Know Your Board(s)
This course is for the paddler interested in getting to know different board types and styles and finding out which board will be the right to purchase or upgrade. Multiple board types can be available for trials, including inflatables, displacement hull styles, and surf/yoga styles. It also includes information on how to transport different or multiple boards and how to best select other required paddling gear.
SUP Skills +
Skills class will include intermediate techniques such as: paddling using different strokes like the cross-bow and pivot turn, downwind basics, scouting the water for weather, currents, and more! Includes information on touring and specific gear. Also includes info on local paddling locations, thoroughly researched by me!
Custom Private Options
Available for one-on-one classes or private group classes. One-on-one paddle classes are great for beginners or those seeking more time with the instructor with their undivided attention. Private classes are good for those wanting to spend their time learning among friends or in groups of the same gender, etc.
Private or custom classes/tours may be available in other locations. Travel fees will be an additional cost for instruction outside Whatcom or Skagit counties.
Ask and we can most likely accommodate! Contact us!