Stand-up Paddle Board Instruction

Whitewater Clinics

Learn how to stand up on a paddleboard while floating down a whitewater river. Experience a sensation similar to surfing ocean waves while standing and riding a SUP. Our whitewater SUP clinics pick up where the flatwater SUP clinics and lessons leave off, continuing to refine concepts and techniques learned on the Catawba while introducing new skills and concepts such as edging, river reading, whitewater rescue, and more. Our professional ACA certified instructors will use student-centered teaching methods to help you identify and achieve your goals. The whitewater clinic will start in the USNWC top pond and gradually build skills and confidence in a fun and forgiving environment. The artificial river system at the USNWC provides a controlled and predictable environment with easy access to create the ideal learning environment. All Whitewater SUP-specific equipment is provided by the Kayak Center.

Please register for all instructional programs at least 48 hours in advance.  Availability is limited and changes daily; booking in advance ensures the best opportunity to receive your time and date preference.

Instructor ratio: 3 students to 1 instructor

Available dates:

  • Call 704.391.3900 ext. 192 to schedule

Ages: At least 12 years old

Price: $65/person

Note: It is highly recommended that students attempting whitewater SUP have significant whitewater or SUP experience.

Flatwater Lessons

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is one of the fastest growing outdoor sports today. This growth is in part due to the versatility and ease of the sport. Our professional SUP instructors work one-on-one with you in these private flatwater lessons to help you develop the skills and experience to try out many of the diverse ways you can enjoy stand-up paddleboarding. Whether you want to learn more about using SUP for exercise, racing, or developing skills for whitewater or surf, the Catawba River and our instructors can help you identify and achieve your goals with student-centered teaching methods. All SUP specific equipment is provided by the Kayak Center.

Please register for all instructional programs at least 48 hours in advance.  Availability is limited and changes daily; booking in advance ensures the best opportunity to receive your time and date preference.

Instructor ratio: 1 student to 1 instructor

Available dates:

  • Call 704.391.3900 ext. 192 to schedule

Ages: At least 10 years old

Price: $60

Whitewater Lessons

The USNWC is proud to offer world class one-on-one instruction for those interested in learning Whitewater Stand-Up Paddle Boarding. Whether you’re an experienced whitewater kayaker seeking a new sport, or an experienced Stand-Up Paddle Boarder looking to give whitewater a shot, the whitewater channel system at the USNWC is the perfect setting. The USNWC provides easy access to various levels of whitewater in a controlled environment to try out this cutting edge sport. The USNWC Whitewater SUP instructors are some of the best and give students the opportunity to be taught by the leading experts in this growing sport. All Whitewater SUP-specific equipment is provided by the Kayak Center.

 

Please register for all instructional programs at least 48 hours in advance.  Availability is limited and changes daily; booking in advance ensures the best opportunity to receive your time and date preference.

Instructor ratio: 1 students to 1 instructor

Available dates:

  • Call 704.391.3900 ext. 192 to schedule

Ages: At least 12 years old

Price: $80

Note: It is highly recommended that students attempting whitewater SUP have significant whitewater or SUP experience.

Flatwater Clinics

Learn the basics of Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (SUP), one of the fastest growing activities on the Catawba River. SUP combines surfing and paddling into an activity that is adaptable for all ages and skill levels and can be performed on multiple bodies of water. Whether you’re into cruising effortlessly on the water or looking for a full body workout, the Catawba River is an ideal environment in which to learn and is the perfect setting for beginners to advanced paddlers. All SUP specific equipment is provided by the Kayak Center.

Please register for all instructional programs at least 48 hours in advance.  Availability is limited and changes daily; booking in advance ensures the best opportunity to receive your time and date preference.

Instructor ratio: 10 students to 1 instructor

Available dates:

  • Call 704.391.3900 ext. 192 to schedule

Ages: At least 10 years old

Price: $45/person