Kayak Center Instructional Programs

Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) Basics


Almost a private introductory lesson, this small group, relaxed instructional session is an introduction to basic safety, strokes, recovery and flatwater SUP technique. Learn to SUP while basking in the evening glow of the sunset over the Merrimack river. This course often includes a few swims so be prepared to get wet!


All necessary program equipment is provided.

Please see the plan your visit page for online waivers and what to bring and wear.

Physical Exertion

Easy: Participants will paddle 0-2 mi. / 0-4 km. on flat water conditions with minimal wind. No previous experience is required. Participant must be able to keep head up while wearing a life jacket in deep water. Paddle times usually run 1-2 hours.


Appropriate for adults and older children when accompanied by a parent.

Must be able to independently keep head above water while wearing in a life jacket/pfd.

No previous experience required.


The cost is $25 and includes instruction and equipment rental.

Dates and TimesOnline Registration Link
Thursday, June 9, 2022: 7-9 p.m.SUP Registration - June 9
Thursday, July 7, 2022: 7-9 p.m.SUP Registration - July 7
Thursday, August 4, 2022: 7-9 p.m.SUP Registration - August 4