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6 Week Intro to River SUP - Asheville NC

Claim your paddling confidence in beautiful Asheville NC! Starting June 20, 2023

  • Ended
  • 180 US dollars
  • Asheville NC Location to be announced

Available spots

Service Description

Intro to River SUP: 6 Week Course Paddleboarding on mountain rivers is a magical experience … once you’ve got the basics. Our 6 Week River SUP Progression Course is designed to take you from stiff-legged SUP ‘rider’ to a light-footed SUP paddler with less thinking, less effort, and more confidence. Low instructor to student ratio yields the attention you need to progress and multiply your enjoyment. We bet you will fall in love with SUP and leave your classes inspired to play more! By the end of this course students will have the knowledge and skills to completely control their position anywhere on class I moving water and be able to confidently descend class II rapids. This course covers the following: SUP equipment and outfitting for the river. Trip planning and safety. Hydrodynamics of moving water, river reading, and route finding. Launching, mounting, falling, and remounting your board. Paddle strokes, directional control, bracing, and developing power. Body control, balance, and alignment. Footwork, cross-stepping, and edge/rail control. Basic river maneuvers including eddy turns, peel outs, and pivots. Locations: Rivers are changeable and so are we! We host at different locations each week depending on river conditions, student progress, and class objectives. Locations will be confirmed by email the day before each weekly class. This will also introduce you to the many places around Asheville where you can practice and play. Gear: We believe in “Paddle whatcha got!” If you have a board that you’re already comfortable with, GREAT, use it! You may also rent equipment for use during classes for a single $120 charge for the entire 6 class series (for use during classes only). Refundable deposit of $800 for boards. Normal equipment package rental is $80/day. Additionally, we do sell and demo boards. Required gear: USGS approved Type III or V river-appropriate PFD Helmet Paddle Paddleboard Closed-toe shoes NOTE: Inflatable PFDs common on flat water are not approved for this course. If you need a payment arrangement please contact us. Additionally, a small amount of scholarships are available. Our number 1 mission is to get more people finding joy and health through paddling! Do not let cost be a barrier. This class is limited to 18 and older. Youth waiting list available. Class Minimum: 4 Maximum: 8 NO CLASS JULY 4 WEEK! Making this class appear to take 7 weeks. Still have questions?

Cancellation Policy

In Person Coaching/Instruction Cancellation: Please let us know 24 hours ahead of time if you cannot make your in person coaching. No shows will not be refunded. Clinic Cancellation: We start crafting your clinic months ahead. Please, make your commitment to being present upon booking your clinic. Full refund is available until 2 weeks prior to your clinic. Then 50% up to 4 days prior. Within 4 days of your clinic we can talk about what will be refunded and your circumstances.

Contact Details


USA Raft Adventure Resort, Jones Branch Road, Erwin, TN, USA

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