SUP school 01
SUP school 02
SUP school 03
Duration: 1 - 3 hours
Distance: 2 - 4 km
Group size: 2 – 15 people (see note)
Where: Kayak & SUP Hvar, Bonj Beach (in front of Amfora Hotel)
When: Every day at 10:00 AM (see note)
Notes: Minimum of 2 people per group for SUP school or SUP lesson are required.
We are flexible and the exact time can be arranged with you. However, we usually have better weather conditions for SUP school in the morning than in the afternoon - after 2 pm we have very often a northwest wind.
DescriptionVessels similar to stand up paddle (SUP) boards were used by South American and African peoples centuries ago for hunting, fishing or traveling. As early as the 1940s, people in Hawaii began using the paddle while riding the waves. When manufacturers launched SUP boards into the market two decades ago, SUP quickly spread around the world and people began paddling on flat water such as lakes and rivers. A decade ago, inflatable SUPs were introduced, increasing the mobility of this sport and triggering another revolution where SUP became one of the fastest growing sports worldwide. In mid-2016, South African Chris Bertish even crossed the Atlantic solo on a SUP in just 93 days.
Stand Up Paddling is a very easy sport to learn and suitable for all ages. Our instructors can help you make the first steps on SUP and you can start enjoying SUP after a short time. We have a great location for SUP beginners as we are located in a bay and protected from wind and waves. Moreover, we use suitable SUP boards with large buoyancy, which are stable enough to make any beginner feel comfortable even when using them for the first time.
In SUP school you will first get a short introduction to SUP on land (about 15 minutes). The instructor will explain how to stand on the board, how to keep your balance, how to paddle and how to turn the board quickly, and will give you some advice about safety. We will also give you some information about the local winds and currents and advise you how to avoid possible but undesirable situations. In our protected bay you will take your first steps and gain your first experience on the sea with the instructor. The instructor will always stay close to the group, helping in all situations and giving the necessary advice to correct mistakes and improve your paddling technique.
Once you have mastered the basics of paddling on a SUP, which can take 1 hour or less depending on the group, your instructor will take you on your first beginner's tour. The length and route of the tour may vary depending on the group's abilities, preferences and weather conditions. You will have the opportunity to visit beautiful nearby cliffs or paddle across the channel to Pakleni islands. You can use the third hour to practice SUP on your own or to extend the tour with your instructor. If needed, we will also provide you with a life jacket and a dry bag (included in the price).
- Introduction to SUP and basic techniques (15 min), practice in our bay with instructor (30 - 45 min), SUP tour with instructor (1 - 2 h). If you do not have time to complete the entire SUP school package (3 hours) in one day, there is a possibility to spread this activity over several days.
- Introduction to SUP and basic techniques (15 min), practice in our bay with instructor (45 min).