Intro to SUP Class
- Aug 13, 2017
- Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitter Store
- 103 Garrett Street
- Ohiopyle, 15470
Your introduction to SUPing will begin on the shores of Youghiogheny Lake. We’ll start an overview of the different kinds of paddleboards, related safety equipment and the terminology you will be using. Next up is paddling techniques, balance and how to position your feet and body on the board. After getting on the water, we’ll spend a few hours getting you comfortable with balancing on the board and gaining stability. As you progress, the focus will shift to paddling technique and ultimately maneuvering the board.
After a lakeside lunch, we move to the Youghiogheny River in Confluence. This section of the Youghiogheny has very mild current and friendly eddies and waves. This setting is prime for the transition from lake paddling towards whitewater SUPing. We will paddle 2 miles of the Youghiogheny down to the Ramcat Launch area.
This day is intended to give you an immersive experience with SUP, and it will help you determine if this is an activity you want to try more. If the answer is YES, join us for a second day, where we will focus on moving water and fine tuning paddling techniques.
What are you waiting for? Come on over to Ohiopyle and hop on a board. “SUPPING,” as it’s popularly known, is a blast! Do it alone, with your family or grab some friends.
Call us at 800-272-4141 to arrange a SUP trip, lesson or rental.