Stand Up Paddleboarding Courses offered in Charlotte!
Charlotte is a city of beautiful lakes and rivers that make for perfect places to experience a Stand Up Paddleboarding adventure. Lake Norman, Lake Wylie, Mountain Island Lake and the Catawba river feature calm water with scenic shoreline which offer an optimal environment for having an exciting time learning how to paddleboard with friends and family.
Stride Stand Up Paddleboards is proud to offer a 2 hour beginner stand up paddleboard adventure course for $99! Please call (540) 315-4441 to schedule your lesson. Courses start in May with warm water and last until August.
During this stand up paddleboard adventure course, a Stride adventure guide will teach the basics of stand up paddleboarding, cover on water safety, and lastly you will have the ability to explore some of the beauty of the surrounding waterway.
The paddleboarding adventure will start with teaching the following:
-Getting familiar with the parts of a Stride Airlite HD stand up paddleboard.
-Basic safety precautions when getting on and off a stand up paddleboard.
-How to wear your pfd
-On water safety
-Paddling in the seated kayak position, paddling on your knees, and standing up paddling.
-How to get back on the board in deep water.
-Effective forward stroke, back stroke, sweep stroke, J-stroke.
-How to paddle forward, spin, stop, brace, turn, and move sideways
-Last but not least everyone will have the opportunity to walk the nose of the board, just like surfing a wave on a long board!
-This Stand Up Paddleboard course will cover all the above and more.
Stride's professional instructors are personally trained by Luke Hopkins, a national champion kayaker and Stand Up Paddleboard professional. The two hour lesson is performed on the Stride Airlite HD, a soft-surfaced paddleboard that can quickly transform into a kayak with an attachable seat. This aquatic experience will give you the feeling of walking on water!
This adventure course is offered at Lake Norman, Lake Wylie, Mountain Island Lake, and the Catawba River. When you call to schedule you will be informed of where your lesson will take place. All locations are suitable for total beginners.

All gear is supplied for this 2 hour lesson.

You must weigh between 80-280 pounds, and be able to swim, and be in reasonably good health.

Trips will typically run every Sat and/or Sun from May to October 1st, weather, and water conditions permitting. The Cost is $99 per person and you must call to schedule (540) 315-4441.
Mountain Island Lake- Neck Landing - Duke Access Road, Huntersville, NC
Mountain Island Lake- Latta Plantation Park - 60 Access Street, Huntersville, NC 28078 (end of the road at the water.) Map Link for Mountain Island Lake Location at Latta Plantation
Lake Norman, NC - Transco Road, Mooresville, NC (end of the road at the water.)
May and June schedule to be announced soon!
Call to schedule (540) 315-4441
The course is available only during the summer season between May 1st and September 31st.
You must call (540) 315-4441 to schedule. We start taking reservation at the end of April. You may cancel/reschedule up to one week prior to your scheduled lesson. No refunds will be given to cancellations within one week of your scheduled lesson- NO EXCEPTIONS ! Only credit towards a future lesson will be applied.
More specific directions to the Mountain Island Lake Location at Neck Landing.
When coming from Charlotte, follow Beatties Ford Rd and then take a left on Neck Rd while following signs to Neck Landing.  Once on Neck Rd take a left on Duke Access Rd and go to the end of the road and you will first see a small grassy area on the left where the paddleboarding courses launch.  The boat ramp area has plenty of extra parking.