standup paddling/sup stand up paddleboarding

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Introductory Stand Up Paddleboarding

Ever thought people standing up on huge "surfboards" and gliding across the water looked like they’re having fun? They are!

Unlike surfing, stand up paddling doesn’t require waves. And, with easy-to-learn basics and a great core workout, you’ll improve your balance and core muscles; all while having a great time on the safe and calm waters of Shoreline Lake.

For class sessions starting at 10:30am it is recommended that participants be a minimum of 13 years old due to wind conditions which can make paddling difficult for younger kids (Please scroll down for details about the "Paddleboarding for Kids" class, which is at an earlier time and limited to kids only, ages 8-13.). The beginner lesson focuses on helping you learn techniques so you can stand up on the board, and paddle with correct technique. And, once you’ve learned the basics, you are then able to rent a board to continue practicing your new skills.

The lesson is in two parts: The first 30 min is held on land, going over the different parts of the board, and how to get on and stand up. Then, the next hour or so will be spent on the water. While the time may seem to fly by and not seem strenuous, if you’ve never paddled before, chances are you’ll see how good a workout this can be.

You’ll learn the following skills:

  • • Paddling Skills – Essential Strokes, Turning Techniques
  • • Proper Movement – Stance, Balancing, Positioning
  • • Falling & Recovering, Equipment Specifics, and more…

What To Bring

Students should bring comfortable clothes and/or a swimsuit. No cotton. Sunglasses and hat recommended. Students should also bring a towel and change of clothes, lots of sun protection, a lanyard to secure their glasses around their heads, a bottle of water, and non-skid/non-marking shoes (water booties, aquasocks or Teva sandals work great).

Session Times Price
Introductory Stand Up Paddleboarding 1 day class 10:30am-12:00pm $120
  • Spring 2021
  • February 6
  • February 21
  • March 6
  • March 21
  • April 3
  • April 18
  • May 1
  • May 16
  • May 29
  • Summer 2021
  • June 13
  • June 19
  • June 26
  • July 3
  • July 11
  • July 18
  • July 24
  • July 31
  • August 7
  • August 14
  • August 22
  • August 29
  • September 4
  • September 19
  • Fall 2021
  • October 2
  • October 17
  • October 30
  • November 14

Select sessions added at a new time - 9:00am-10:30am
  • Summer 2021
  • July 31
  • August 29

Paddleboarding for Kids

While our regular Introductory Stand Up Paddleboarding class is open to kids ages 8 and up, we also offer a class specifically geared towards kids ages 8-13. Registration is now open for these "Intro SUP for Kids" classes. Registration in these classes is limited to kids age 8-13 only, so if you would prefer to take a class alongside your kids please register for the standard Intro SUP class for all ages.

Session Times Price
Intro SUP for Kids 1 day class 9:00am-10:30am $120
  • Summer 2021
  • July 11
  • August 14
  • September 19


Directions to Our Facility

Want to purchase as a gift? Or, to have a pre-paid option available? Shoreline offers gift cards that can be used any time. Just contact the Boathouse (at or 650.965.7474), and we’ll get you set up