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Standup Paddleboarding Lessons, Tours and Rentals

Stand Up Paddle Surfing (SUP) Lessons, Tours and Rentals in Cocoa Beach, Florida. This emerging global sport, also known as StandUp Paddleboarding, offers a strong core workout and is very easy to learn. Our world-class instructors will have you up and paddling in no time! Water safety and marine awareness are covered at the beginning of each lesson. Then within about an hour, many students are already very comfortable in the water and on their board.


SUPs origin can be traced back to the early days of Polynesia where it began as a way for surfing instructors to manage large groups of students and increase their visibility of what was going on around them, such as incoming swell. They used a one-bladed paddle, while standing on a normal length surfboard. The modern sport of SUP began in the Hawaiian Islands in the early 1960s, when the Beach Boys of Waikiki would stand on their long boards, and paddle out with outrigger paddles to take pictures of the tourists learning to surf. Now, the sport of SUP can be seen around the globe.

Initially introduced in the US in the 1930's, the sport experienced a renaissance in the early 1980's and another boost in popularity in 2000 when celebrities began sampling the sport and more cross-over athletes began using SUP as part of their training regiment to strengthen their core muscles. The sport is very popular in warm coastal climates and resorts where surfing is prevelant, but can also be done anywhere there is easy access to safe waters.*

 Sign up now for a private or semi-private lesson and give it a try!

 *source: WikipediaSunrise-SUP-4-Small

Lesson Outlines

Beginner Lessons:



Water safety

We offer basic safety instructions, including understanding how riptides are formed and how to get out of one. Paddleboarding etiquette (do's and don'ts) is also covered.


Marine life


We explain how to deal with a variety of sea creatures from Stingrays to Jellyfish before every lesson.



Basic beginner techniques

We teach you all the basics of paddling and standing techniques to get you up and going quickly in this exciting sport.


Advanced Lessons:

As needed, a review of Water Safety and Marine Life Awareness are covered. Each lesson is customized for the individual students' skills and specific goals. Whether you want to learn to ride waves or just cruise and observe nature...we have you covered!


 Lesson Rates


Private lessons are one instructor for 1-3 people only for your group for 1-3 hours. 
Semi-private lessons are two people or more with one instructor for 1-3 hours.
Sign up with a friend to lower your cost and increase the fun!




1 Hour



2 Hour



3 Hour




Group Lessons

Are you looking for a special way to celebrate a birthday, family reunion or corporate event? Group stand up paddleboard lessions are something your group will remember for years to come! Contact us for rates and availability for groups of 10 people or more.


Photography and Videos

Do you want to analyze your technique? Or have a memorable souvenir of your time at Cocoa Beach for years to come? Have your lesson photographed or filmed! Call us for details.



Rent a board today! We are located just across the street from the beach so come grab a board and take it out for the day!

Rental fee is $25 for the day. The board must be returned free of sand by closing time. Call ahead to reserve a board.

Lessons get first priority on boards.


Paddleboard Tours of the Thousand Islands!

Daytime Tours- $65 per person

Explore the Thousand Islands Conservation Areas of the Banana River Lagoon. Tours often see Manatees, Dolphins, Birds and other wildlife! This area spreads over 300 acres and is a maze of mangrove islands and sandbars. Many species of birds frequent the area almost year round. We've seen predatory birds like Ospreys and Eagles as well as Great Blue Herons, Egrets, and Pelicans. This area is absolutely breath-taking and should not be missed! For more information on the Thousand Islands check out:  http://www.thousand-islands.org/origin.html

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Night Tours- $95 per person

Full Moon Paddles and Bioluminescence tours available on limited basis. Call to schedule and see availability. In the summer months, the river glows!! This is something that everyone should experience. Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by a living organism. Bioluminescence occurs widely in marine vertebrates and invertebrates, as well as in some fungi, microorganisms including some bioluminescent bacteria and terrestrial invertebrates such as fireflies. The river gives off a blue glow with any movement. See fish dart below you in blue streaks or see the river come alive with every stroke of your paddle.



Plan Ahead!

Don't miss out! We teach all year but classes fill quickly during peak seasons so contact us today by phone at 321.868.1980, or email to check availability and reserve your lessons. Then be sure to download your Registration Forms, fill them out and send them in. 

We require a 24 hour notice for all lesson cancellations. Failure to notify us will result in a forfeiture of your deposit.