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marina del rey • venice beach • santa monica • malibu
"The Best Place to Learn Stand Up Paddleboarding"
If you're completely new to stand up paddle boarding, we have three great ways to get started!

SUP Basic Lesson

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The SUP basic is great for kids 10 to 14.  Limited to a protected lagoon you’ll get to discover SUP with some basic moves. Fyi paddlers must be able to swim on their own to do this lesson

Intro to SUP & Marina Maneuvers
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The Marina lesson is best for first-timers and beginners who are over 14 (if you hike or ride a bike this is for you!) and want to learn how to paddle on their own in a marina and see the sea lions, and beautiful boats.

Guided by a Professional Paddle Method coach you will learn all the moves to navigate any marina and make SUP a new way to get outside, and experience all inland waterways. Plus you’ll be ready to choose lesson 2 wind techniques, and lesson 3 wave timing

Private Lesson
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If you’re not a comfortable swimmer please book a private lesson so you can get the support you need. If you’re interested in a special time or just want one on one attention a private class is the palace to start. Please call to book a time that works for you


Southern California SUP Lesson Series

If you want to make the most of your time on the water you’ll want to be able to comfortably maneuver in Marinas, have the skills to paddle if it gets windy, and learn to time your way through the waves. The Paddle Method 1,2,3 lesson series is for you. Start with lesson 1, Marina Maneuvers (great for first-time paddlers and even if you have a little water time), move on to the Wind lesson, and take those skills to the Ocean and practice in LA’s only ocean launch location where you learn in a protected area.

It really is as easy as 1,2,3!

Book one at a time or all three and get started today!

(For paddlers who need additional support, please check out our private lesson options. The 1,2,3 lesson series are small group lessons. If you’re not a great swimmer, have an injury, or are not super active but want to build your fitness, please consider the private lessons. Thank you)

Lesson 1
Intro to SUP & Marina Maneuvers

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Complete this class and you can paddle on your own for a serene morning cruise! Great for first-timers & beginners!
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Lesson 2
Wind & Workout Techniques


How to get a great SUP workout and how to get home when the wind picks up are very similar techniques.
(Upon completing lesson 2, you're invited to join our weekly sunset social paddles!)

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Lesson 3
Intro to Ocean & Beach Launch


For those who complete 1 and 2 put your skills together and learn wave timing so you can launch through the surf and enjoy coastal cruising with whales and dolphins!

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We also offer private lessons if you prefer a more personal learning experience
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Our time is yours and private lessons are all about accommodating anyone from first-timers who want a personal experience or intermediate paddlers who want to build their skills; or advance coaching for those looking to prep for SUP surfing or their first SUP race!

Personal Coaching is for the SUP enthusiasts who want to build more knowledge, get a truly unique water workouts along with the chance to explore Socal’s waterways. Paddle Method’s personal coaching offers a chance to get individual attention and maximum results for your stroke. We use state- of- the- art GPS and Stroke rate monitors in conjunction with video, goal setting and an array of paddle drills.

1.5 hour Private lesson:

Mon-Thur: $125 for the first paddler and $50 for each additional person up to a total of 6

Fri-Sun: $150 for the first paddler and $55 for each additional person up to a total of 6

Listed pricing is for Marina Del Rey Location only, please contact us for other locations.

For more info Call
(310) 770-7291

Sea Lion Lesson


This is a great way to get started with SUP, or, if you've paddled before, improve your skills so you can paddle with more confidence. This 90 minutes (please allow up to 2 hours) is for all paddlers who want to learn the skills and paddle techniques to paddle through a busy marina environment confidently.

We start on the beach with an intro, learn the basics of board control in our flat water lagoon, and work up to the skills needed to paddle among the boats so you can say hello to a Sea Lion!

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If you’re interested in a private class please call to book a time that works for you


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What People Say
Bev C.
My first paddle board lesson with Tim was easy and fun. He was very patient with and fun to spend time with. Now I’ve taken 5 lessons with Tim and I’m paddling like a Pro
Tracy R.
I was really nervous to try stand up paddle boarding because I had never done it before, and I am not very athletic, but I received a terrific lesson and the instructors were very friendly, knowledgeable, non-judgmental, and super patient. 
Mike L.
Tim is an awesome paddle board instructor. Although I have been paddle boarding for a while and I live and breathe the water, Tim’s techniques have helped me improve my paddle boarding tremendously. I am a much more efficient paddler now...

If you have any questions, not sure where to start or are looking for something a little different, contact us! We're glad to help!