Stand-up Paddling


Our small group SUP courses are designed for all skill and ability levels and will give advanced paddlers an opportunity to hone their techniques. Want to try your hand at the hottest new sport on the water? Sign up for one of our stand up paddleboard (SUP) classes and see what the excitement is about. Starting out in Waikiki in the 1930’s for surfers to more quickly paddle into waves, using a long canoe paddle became popular as an alternative to hand paddling and quickly standing. The sport largely dropped off the radar for many years, and was recently re-popularized when famous big wave surfer Laird Hamilton and some of his Hawaiian surf buddies started doing it using specialized boards and paddles.

stand up paddler

In addition to its colorful history, it‘s a great way to cruise the water seeing everything around and below you, and is one of the best whole body workouts you will ever do.

Course Details

Length: 3 Hours
Minimum Enrollment: 3
Maximum Enrollment: 6
Minimum Age Requirement: 10


General Public: $65
CSUS Alumni: $60
Affiliates: $55
Sac State Students: $40

What to expect

  • A swim test is required.
  • You will get wet! Bring a towel.
  • You should wear clothes that are comfortable and can get wet.
  • Most appropriate shoes are tennis shoes.
  • The Front Office staff can hold your keys during class.
  • Any other personal belongings may be stored in a $0.50 one-time use locker. (Takes 2 quarters)

2023 Stand Up Paddling Class Schedule

Section Date Day Time
SUP01 Mar 24 Fri 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
SUP02 Apr 5 Wed 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
SUP03 Apr 18 Tues 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
SUP04 May 26 Fri 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
SUP05 June 1 Thu 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
SUP06 June 13 Tues 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
SUP07 June 23 Fri 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
SUP08 June 28 Wed 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
SUP09 July 6 Thu 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
SUP010 July 21 Fri 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
SUP011 Aug 1 Tues 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
SUP012 Aug 11 Fri 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
SUP013 Aug 24 Thu 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
SUP014 Sept 6 Wed 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
SUP015 Sept 22 Fri 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
SUP016 Oct 5 Thu 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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