SUP League & Club
Training League, Community Paddle Meetups, SUP Clubs
Become a part of the Stand and Paddle Community. Join one of our SUP Leagues or Clubs. Options for recreational and competitive paddling levels.
We Welcome ALL Paddlers from Recreational to Competitive or something else
Do you want to find a community to paddle with? Feel comfortable and confident paddling through our waterways? Take your paddling further such as a race or SUP Surfing?
5-Week SUP Training League
Want to really get into SUP? Get ready for an upcoming Paddle race like Paddle the May? Let’s do it together! Weekly group paddles and coaching.
What to expect:
In our 5-week SUP Training Club you will learn valuable information on how to train properly and prepare for your race, as well as technical skills and coaching that will help you perform better on race day. Some topics to be covered include: paddle stroke and technique coaching, race starts/finishes, pacing, safety, and reading various water conditions including tides, wind, chop, wakes, and lines. This is a group coaching program that will highlight a particular paddle topic during each weekly training session. Come prepared to paddle hard, increase awareness and gain experience, connect with other paddlers, and build confidence so you will be prepared and can perform your best on race day.
In addition to the in-person group sessions, you will also receive paddle workouts (2-3 paddles are recommended weekly, group session may count as one), land strength training and conditioning workouts to help supplement your training program, guidelines for nutrition and hydration, and recovery recommendations. Workouts can be done with other training club members, or by yourself throughout the course of the month to help you reach your peak on race day.
**MUST BE ABLE TO PADDLE AT LEAST 3 MILES IN AN HOUR OR LESS.
Upcoming 5-week Leagues are scheduled for:
August 5-September 2
Saturday or Sunday mornings
TBA. tentatively 8 am
2023 local paddle races include: Hunting island (April), Paddle the May (June), OluKai Lowcountry boil Paddle battle (September), Tybee Island (October)
May River, Bluffton Oyster Factory Park Dock, Bluffton, SC
** rain or shine; no lightening or tropical storm force winds
Requirements & Recommendations:
Racing paddle boards highly recommended (12’6” or 14’ ONLY).
PFD’s & Leashes required.
Be on time (arrive early to unload your board)! Sessions starts promptly
Must be able to paddle at least 4.5 miles in 90 minutes; 20 minute mile or 3 mph pace.
MUST be able to paddle in May River waterways for this league.
No refunds for inclement weather.
No refunds after first scheduled training session.
Registration open to new paddlers through the 2nd week.
Positive attitude. Show up. Do Your best. Put in the work.
To join the club, email Rachel at email@example.com.
(Adult SUP Club)
Paddle practice is back for 2023! You may see us refer to them as “SUP Club Meetups” this year.
Here’s how it works and that they are…
Group meetups to practice your paddling. We welcome all paddlers from beginner to advanced to join us.
Self-paced, self-timed group paddle. You can push yourself or pace yourself but either way you will definitely get quality time paddling! All in all it’s our fun, friendly way to create community amongst the Lowcountry and SUP.
Understanding of basic paddling technique or a minimum of 1 SUP Lesson is required. You must be able to paddle a minimum of 2 miles and be ok whether you’re at the front or back of the group.
$10/person. Additional $25 for board rental.
To sign up for Paddle Practices visit our scheduling app or Facebook events page with link to reserve your spot.