Open Ocean Lessons

Open ocean paddling is one of the most rewarding aspects of stand up paddle boarding and here in Los Angeles with our long coastline there are plenty of opportunities to get out there and explore!

Gliding along the Santa Monica Bay beaches spotting dolphins, seals and whales or just that feeling of walking on water is what inspired many to try paddling in the first place. Just like everything else a little practice with some quality instruction from Paddle Method and your life on the water will take on new levels of fulfillment as you take to the waves.

Like anytime you’re on the water when the ocean is calm – no wind, no waves and no boat traffic – paddling is relaxing, a great outdoor workout and the ultimate way to see the world from a SUP point of view!

Our Ocean launch class is designed to build off of what you’ve learned in our 3 levels of core flat water instruction so that when the conditions on the ocean change, or you want to launch from a beach break, you’ll be able to use your stroke technique to power between the waves and get in and out of the surf comfortably.

In addition to experienced professional instruction, you will use high-pressure air filled boards so that you can practice getting in and out of the waves and feel comfortable while you do it.


Stand Up Paddle Board Ocean Launch

Ocean Lesson – The way of the waves!

You will learn:

  • Launch location selection
  • Conditions reporting
  • Wave timing
  • Self-rescue

Each class will have up to 6 paddlers and include on beach instruction and water time for participants. This class is open to paddlers 14 years of age and above and who have completed Paddle Method flat-water level 1 and 2 or the Sea Lion tour or has approval form a Paddle Method instructor.

Allow up to 90 minutes for the lesson and may be postponed due to weather conditions at anytime.

$65 per paddler