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marina del rey • venice beach • santa monica • malibu
"The Best Place to Learn Stand Up Paddleboarding"

Paddle Method signature lessons for paddlers who want to learn the basics so you can enjoy paddling in Los Angeles, Santa Monica bay, and around the world. It’s almost as easy as 1,2,3!

Paddlers in our area should have the following three important skills for exploring the best of and making most of the great water around us:

- Paddle among the boats in our marinas
- Paddle confidently when it gets windy
- How to launch through the waves and paddle in the Ocean

We've creating a signature series of lessons to take you through this natural progression

Lesson 1 - Intro to SUP & Marina Maneuvers
Couple on water
Complete this class and you can paddle on your own for a serene morning cruise! Great for first-timers & beginners!
Reserve Lesson
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!)

Reserve Lesson
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!

Reserve Lesson
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Not sure if you’re ready for the 1,2,3? Check out our SUP Basic. This is best for kids 10 to 14 or for people who are not very active or even sure if they will like SUP. If you can ride a bike and are over 18 skip the basic and go right to lesson 1

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


SUP Basic Lesson

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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!