Standup Paddleboard Lessons

For first timers and seasoned paddlers

Standup Paddleboard Lessons

Private 1-on-1 or Private Group SUP Lesson

Jump start your Stand Up Paddling, learn new paddling skills or simply have a fun experience. You’ll learn proper paddle stroke, turning, water safety, choosing the right equipment, and more. Your 1.5 hour lesson includes board, paddle, personal flotation device (PFD), leash and photos delivered via email. ALL paddlers must know how to swim.

  • $70 pp for 1-on-1 lesson. 1.5 hour lesson.
  • $60 pp for private group, minimum of 2 paddlers. 1.5 hour lesson.
  • $50 pp for private group, minimum of 5 paddlers. 1.5 hour lesson.

Contact dee@supnewjersey.com or call 973-782-2420 to schedule.

Please Note: There is a $10 marina parking fee Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 10am-7pm.

Paddlefit – Workout on Water

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Take your workout on the water. A full body workout that will challenge every muscle thru core, balance, cardio and strength exercises, with some added paddle sprints and balance challenges. All fitness levels welcome. Exercises will be modified as necessary.
Class includes board, paddle, personal flotation device (PFD) leash and anchor. ALL paddlers must know how to swim.

  • $30 pp. Class includes all equipment and board.

Class size is limited. (Reservation & prepayment are required)
Contact dee@supnewjersey.com or call 973-782-2420 to reserve a spot.

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CardioSUP – Distance Paddling

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Take your cardio workout on the water. This will be an intermediate level paddle. We will be keeping a moderate pace while putting in some distance paddling and/or doing interval sprints. During the paddle you will be given pointers to make your paddling more efficient.

  • $30 pp. Class includes all equipment and board.

Class size is limited. (Reservation & prepayment are required)
Contact dee@supnewjersey.com or call 973-782-2420 to reserve a spot.

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ACA Level 1 Introduction to SUP Class

An comprehensive introductory 3 hour lesson in a group setting, that will go over the following skills:

  • Equipment: Types of boards, paddles, leashes, PFDs
  • Launching: Off beach and docks
  • Paddle: Sizing, holding while kneeling/standing, switching sides
  • Strokes: Forward, reverse, sweeps (turns), cross-bow, bracing, draws
  • Stance: Neutral and staggered variations, kneeling, sitting
  • Safety & Rescue: Paddle tow or tether tow, injured or unresponsive rescue, float plan
  • Nautical Rules/Water Safety: USCG, local safety requirements, safety in multi-use areas

Lesson includes board, paddle, personal flotation device (PFD) and leash. ALL paddlers must know how to swim.

  • $85 pp. Class includes all equipment. 3 hour class.

Class size is limited. (Reservations are required)
Contact dee@supnewjersey.com or call 973-782-2420 to reserve a spot.

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ACA Level 2 SUP Class – Advanced SUP Skills

Take your SUP skills to the next level. An advanced class that will go over the following skills:

  • Maneuvers: Pivot turns, Cross stepping, Shuffle stepping, Weight transfer (nose to tail, rail to rail), Edging
  • Strokes: Bracing (cross-tail, slap), corrective strokes while moving
  • Stroke Refinement: Optimizing the reach, catch, power, release & return phases of the stroke
  • Safety & Rescue: Unresponsive rescue to shore, towing with a tow belt
  • Balance & Core Exercise: Simple exercises to enhance you balance & core stability

A 3 hour group lesson that includes board, paddle, personal flotation device (PFD) and leash.

  • $85 pp. Class includes all equipment and board. 3 hour class.

Class size is limited. (Reservations are required)
Contact dee@supnewjersey.com or call 973-782-2420 to reserve a spot.

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SUP Fitness & Personal Training

Looking to change up your workout? Or have you hit a plateau in your SUP training? All new training sessions start with a full posture and movement assessment to identify muscular imbalances followed by a weekly periodized program tailored to the specific individual.

  • $70 pp for 1-on-1 training. 1.5 hour session.
  • $60 pp for private group training, minimum of 2 paddlers. 1.5 hour session.
  • $50 pp for private group training, minimum of 5 paddlers. 1.5 hour session.

Contact dee@supnewjersey.com or call 973-782-2420 to schedule.

Girl Scout Classes

Paddling Badge for all Girl Scout Levels
This badge will introduce girls to a new watersport. This badge will teach girls paddling safety, proper stroke technique, as well as giving them a chance to learn about the sport of paddle boarding. They will learn how to paddle kneeling and standing, learn how to self-rescue after falling off the board and learn safety equipment to use while paddleboarding. After mastering the basics, girls must demonstrate paddling a figure 8 course, as well as perform a rescue of a fellow paddler to earn the badge.
1.5 hour class, $40 per person, includes badge. Minimum of 4 girl scouts. Must provide documentation of current girl scout status.
Fun Patch Paddleboarding for all Girl Scout Levels
1.5 hour class, $35 per person, includes fun patch. Minimum of 4 girl scouts. Must provide documentation of current girl scout status.
  • Payment must be paid in advance to reserve your spot.
  • Each participant must know how to swim.
  • Waivers will need to be signed by parent beforehand.

Contact dee@supnewjersey.com or call 973-782-2420 to schedule.

Dee Schmitz

Dee Schmitz
Certified SUP Instructor
8 Years of Experience

  • ACA Level 2
  • Paddlefit Core
  • WPA Level 1
  • NASM CPT Certified Personal Trainer
  • Human Movement Specialist (Brookbush Institute)
  • Bliss Paddle Yoga
  • Surfset Trainer
  • SafeSport Trained
  • NOLS Wilderness First Aid
  • CPR/First Aid/AED
  • Boater’s Safety Certificate
ACA Level 2
WPA
NASM CPT
Human Movement Specialist
Bliss Paddle Yoga
Surfset
SafeSport Trained
NOLS WFA Certification
CPR-First Aid-AED
Boater's Safety

Safety is important

  • We provide life jackets AND leashes

  • We will not launch if weather is unsafe

  • We will not launch in high winds

  • Our staff is here to help, so ask them for help if you any questions

  • On water staff carry a tow rope, radio and first aid supplies

Things to know

  • We have bathroom and changing facilities available

  • Remember sunscreen

  • Bring your own beverage

  • Waterproof bags, sunglass straps and other sundries are available at the shop for your convenience

  • We accept cash or credit

Things to know

  • We have bathroom and changing facilities available

  • Remember sunscreen

  • Bring your own beverage

  • Waterproof bags, sunglass straps and other sundries are available at the shop for your convenience

  • We accept cash or credit