Covewater SUP Santa Cruz Stand Up Paddle

Classes & Tours

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See the schedule below for a listing of upcoming classes.
For more information on our classes, click on any class title in the schedule below,
or scroll down to see the description of classes for more detailed information.
Harbor classes (ON HOLD) begin April 18th, New Brighton/Capitola classes begin May 2nd.

ON HOLD Intro to Stand Up Paddling @ Santa Cruz Harbor - ON HOLD, CHECK OUT OUR OCEAN INTRO CLASS SCHEDULE.


Ocean Intro to SUP - New Brighton/Capitola  

minimum 3 ppl to run

Learn to stand up paddle on beautiful Monterey Bay. The class takes place from picturesque & calm New Brighton Beach in New Brighton Beach State Park. You'll learn all the basics of stand up paddling, plus ocean paddling specific skills including: beach launches and exits, paddling with wind, swell & tide. This knowledge will allow you to comfortably paddle on the ocean most days. Where to meet and other FAQs are emailed to you upon registration or see link below.   Class needs a minimum of 3 participants to run (call your friends and make it a group adventure!).

Please note: All participants MUST know how to swim before signing up for any classes with Covewater Paddle Surf.


Duration:  2 hours
Price:       $70  (includes all equipment)

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Explore New Brighton Paddle Class 

minimum 3 ppl to run

Already know how to stand up paddle? Are you just looking to go out with an instructor who knows the area and can give you some insight to paddling in Monterey Bay? This is the class for you. We hesitate to call it a class because although you will be with an instructor, the goal of this class is to help familiarize yourself with the New Brighton/Capitola area and feel comfortable out on the water in a new place with someone who paddles there regularly.  Where to meet and other FAQs are emailed to you upon registration, or see FAQs link below.

Prerequisites for this class: Have already gone stand up paddle boarding and are able to paddle a board standing up and reasonably confidently.

Please note: All participants MUST know how to swim before signing up for any classes with Covewater Paddle Surf.

Duration: 2 hours

Price:  $70 (includes all equipment)  (although you are welcome to bring your own equipment if you would prefer, please let us know upon reservation)


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Private Classes and Group Events

Are private classes for individuals or groups available?

Yes, we regularly conduct private classes at several locations.  Private classes can range from one-on-one clinic, to a private family excursion, to company team building events for 20 people.  See more information about private lessons HERE.

Release Form

Please note that there are inherent risks associated with this water activity.  A Liability Release form must be completed prior to participation in any class or SUP rental.  If you signed up for your class online, you have already agreed to the Release but must bring a signed copy to your class.  You may download and print the form HERE.

Give the Gift of SUP-Any time of year! 

Stand up paddling classes are a uniquely fun experience and make a great gift.  If you would like to give the gift of stand up paddling, gift certificates are the perfect way to share the stoke of SUP.  Available in any amount – from a SUP rental to a SUP class to a new board!  Just give us a call and we'll email or mail you a personalized Covewater gift certificate to meet your giving desire.  You can also ORDER A GIFT CERTIFICATE ONLINE HERE.  



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Covewater Paddle Surf
726 Water Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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