FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.
HOW WILL MY PALS KNOW THAT I CAN REALLY STAND UP AND PADDLE? Your instructor will carry your phone or camera for you the entire time in a waterproof hip pack and take as many photos as youd like!
We are based out of Coronado. We offer lessons in multiple locations, primarily at Tidelands Park for bay tours, and just south of the Hotel Del for ocean lessons.
TIDELANDS PARK: Take your first right off the bridge, and your first right after that. Head toward the base of the bridge. We'll paddle from that beach.
WHAT TO WEAR?
BAY TOUR: Try a bathing suit with a shirt or dress for a little sun protection. Although its unlikely, it is possible you'll fall in, so be prepared. Bring a hat, but leave your shoes at home. OCEAN: Wetsuits are provided. Wear a bathingsuit underneath.
WILL I LOSE MY SHADES?
Yes, if you fall in & don't grab them, your sunglasses will sink.
WILL I GET WET?
In the ocean, yes. In the bay- it depends. A number of factors come into play: height, weight, age, athletic ability level, prior experience, board size, wind conditions, and your attitude.
BEST TIME TO GO?
It's best to in the early mornings or early evenings (sunset) in order to avoid paddling against the wind, which can be unpleasant at its height. Check the tree tops outside. Remember the wind is always a little more intense along the coast. Ocean conditions change constantly. If you're looking to book an ocean lesson, SUP's staff will be able to let you know when there's little to no swell in order to put you on those teenie-tiny, gentle waves Coronado's known for.
CAN I BRING MY DOG?
Absolutely! If you've got a no-fuss pooch we'd be happy to have the little guy along for the bay tour.
Don't forget your SUNSCREEN!