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SUP Lessons Private or Group with Drew Climie

SUP Lessons

Taking a SUP lesson is the best way to have a great first experience if you are new to the sport. A lesson is also the best way to get the most from your new board. If you own a board I always recommend taking the lesson on your own equipment so you get to know it even better.

Reasons to take a lesson include,

  • Learn how to properly turn, navigate, and stop your board

  • Learn a more powerful stroke that will move you with greater ease and improve your balance in choppier conditions

  • Gain the confidence to take your board out in a group or rent in new locations

  • Confidence in more weather and wave conditions

  • Proper safety considerations including getting on and off your board and self rescue

  • When it's safe to go out and when it isn't

  • Book Direct With Me

    Private Lessons

    Are you wanting to learn to SUP but aren't sure you can do it? Do you learn best one on one? Private lessons are great for folks who want to learn but want to do it at their own pace and not feel rushed in a group. These lessons are geared to the individual and we will move as fast or as slow as needed. 

    Location: Contact me for options, there are a number to choose from

    Lesson Length: 2-3 hours is typical for a lesson, but private lessons can be broken out over a number of days and sessions as needed

    Equipment: Use your own equipment or use mine if available

    Price: $80/hour (maximum of 2 people)

    Private Group Lessons

    Learning to SUP is a ton of fun with friends! If you are looking for a lesson or experience for a family, or group of friends, a private group lesson is the way to go. I'll teach you all the core SUP Skills but make it fun. We play some games as well if time permits. Expect lots of laughter and lots of fun.

    Location: Contact me for options, there are a number of options to choose from

    Lesson Length: 2 hours is the minimum, we can tailor this to the group and the experience level

    Equipment: Use your own equipment or use mine if available

    Price: Starting at $75/person for 2 hours (minimum of 3 people)

    Signup for Group Lessons With My Partners

    Sign up for a group lesson instructed by me with one of my partners. I teach independently, through Bowen Island Sea Kayaking, and I'm one of the instructors at False Creek Community Centre. 

    Bowen Island Sea Kayaking

    Bowen Island is the perfect place to learn stand-up paddle boarding (SUP). Have fun and find your balance on our big stable boards. I offer varying levels of courses through Bowen Island Sea Kayak including an introduction (intro) to SUP, intermediate lessons, and Paddle Canada Certifications.

    Intro Lesson:

    I'll teach you the basics in two hours. You’ll learn kneeling and standing on a board, forward and turning strokes, and falling off and re-mounting and about safety on the water. Be prepared to be introduced to a whole new sport that allows you to explore and engage with our natural wonderland.


    No prerequisites, all levels welcome

    Must be comfortable in and around water

    Intermediate Lesson:

    In this class we build on your Intro experience by improving your strokes, turns and gaining more confidence in a variety of conditions.


    Must have completed the Intro Lesson or have spent multiple hours/sessions practicing independently.


    • 2hour lesson

    • Includes SUP board and PFD


    Intro Lessons

    Sunday 26th June – 10.30am

    Sunday 31st July – 10.30am

    Intermediate Lessons

    Sunday 26th June – 1.30pm

    Sunday 31st July – 1.30pm

    Group Price: $75/person

    False Creek Community Center

    This SUP course and a prerequisite for their SUP Club. I'll teach you about equipment and safety. You'll learn kneeling and standing on a board, forward and turning strokes, and falling off and re-mounting a board. Dress appropriately for the weather and for underwater dunking. You will likely get wet so bring a dry change of clothes!

    To register, click the button below and search using the course code to the right for the desired class date. 


    • 3 hour lesson

    • Includes SUP board and PFD

    • Session will run rain or shine

    Date/Time/Course Code:

    Wed. May 25, 5:30pm, 395827 - FULL

    Sat. May 28, 9:30am, 394021

    Wed. June 1, 5:30pm, 395828

    Wed. June 8, 5:30pm, 395830

    Wed. June 15, 5:30pm, 395831

    Wed. June 22, 5:30pm, 395832

    Sat. June 25, 9:30am, 394781

    Sat. July 16, 9:30am, 394022

    Sat. July 30, 9:30am, 394777

    Sat. August 20, 9:30am, 39477


    No prerequisites, all levels welcome
    Must be comfortable in and around water

    Group Price: $80/person

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    I acknowledge that my work takes place on unceded and traditional shared territories of the Coast Salish peoples – xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) nations.I recognize these nations and peoples as the founders and custodians of the lands and waters.