Learn To Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard Adventure Course!

Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding and Kayaking Adventure Course!
The courses are offered at Smith Mountain Lake and Claytor Lake
Stride Stand Up Paddleboards is proud to offer a 2 hour beginner stand up paddlboard and kayak adventure course for $99! You must call (540) 315-4441 to schedule your lesson.
Smith Mountain Lake and Claytor Lake are beautiful places for a Stand Up Paddleboarding adventure. These two lakes feature calm water with lush scenic shoreline which offer a perfect place for stand up paddleboarding with friends and family.
During this kayak and stand up paddleboard adventure course, a Stride instructional guide will teach the basics of kayaking and stand up paddleboarding, cover on water safety, and lastly you will have the ability to explore some of the beauty of Claytor Lake or Smith Mountain Lake in an on water experience on a kayak or stand up paddleboard.
The kayak and paddleboarding adventure will start with teaching the following:
-Getting familiar with the parts of a Stride Airlite HD stand up paddleboard and kayak.
-Basic safety precautions when getting on and off a stand up paddleboard and kayak.
-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 both Smith Mountain Lake and Claytor Lake. When you call to schedule you will be informed of where your lesson will take place. Both 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. You will be required to carry the paddleboard to and from the water. The Stride Airlite HD paddleboard weighs 32 lbs, so as a result, this trip is not suitable for young children. You must have sturdy footwear for portaging that will stay on your feet if you take a swim. Flip flops, clogs, and other loose fitting footwear are unacceptable.

Trips will typically run every other Sat and/or Sun from June to October 1st, weather, and water conditions permitting. The Cost is $99 per person and you must call to schedule (540) 315-4441.
Here is a map to the Smith Mountain Lake location once you have called and made a reservation for a lesson:

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Here is a map to the Claytor Lake location once you have called and made a reservation for a lesson:

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You must call (540) 315-4441 to schedule. Taking reservations now! 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 ! No EXCUSES! Only credit towards a future lesson will be applied.