Basic Skills Paddleboard Class (BSP)


Basic Skills Paddleboard Class (BSP)

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A great launching point for the aspiring paddleboarder, Tumalo Creek’s Basic Skills Paddleboard Class will prepare participants to confidently explore our region’s flat and swift waterways. Participants will learn comprehensive safety and basic paddle stroke techniques while enjoying the company and encouragement of other novice course mates and expert Tumalo Creek guides. Basic Skills Paddleboard Class is suggested as a beginning or refresher course for visitors and locals of all ages.

Tumalo Creek guides are American Canoe Association (ACA) certified and have been

Note: Please call the shop directly for reservations occurring 24 hours or less from class start date, 541.317.9407. Minimum enrollment needs can periodically result in course rescheduling.

Where: Meet at 805 SW Industrial Way, Suite 6, Bend OR 97702

What: Standup paddleboarding is the fastest growing water sport in the world and has exploded in popularity in Central Oregon. Join the enthusiastic staff at Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe in the heart of Bend, Oregon and learn the essential skills you need to fully enjoy your time out on the water in our Intermediate Skills Standup Paddleboard Class.
This class is designed for the paddler who has tried standup paddleboarding with success. You can balance and move forward, but you’d really like to learn some essential skills. (If you’ve never been on a board before, we recommend our Basic Skills Stand Up Paddleboard Class.)
With Tumalo Creek’s Intermediate Skills Standup Paddleboarding (ISUP) Class, you will learn proper paddling technique to improve your performance, efficiency and power on the water. We’ll work on refining basic paddle strokes including the forward, draw and turn strokes.
This is also a great option for those with an eye towards maximizing their workouts or trying whitewater standup paddleboarding in the future.

Cost: $55

Dates: Spring, summer and fall, Sundays 11:30-1:30pm

Tumalo Creek provides:

  • paddleboard
  • paddle
  • PFD
  • guide

Participant provides:

  • sunglasses with Croakies or Chums
  • sunscreen and lip balm
  • sun hat, rain hat or fleece hat
  • quick drying top and bottom
  • raincoat and rain pants (hopefully not!)
  • water bottle
  • towel and change of clothes for after class if you get wet

Gear required for this trip is available for purchase at Tumalo Creek and other local retailers.