Stand-Up Paddleboarding Class for One or Two with Dog Star Adventure Tours (Up to 53% Off)

Sherwood - Tualatin South

100% of 13 customers recommend

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Students of all ages and skill levels learn how to balance on a board while standing up and gliding peacefully across water.

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Dog Star Adventure Tours

Reservations/Appointments: Required
Established: 2013
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Parking: Parking lot
Recommended Age Group: Adults
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Stand-up paddleboard lessons and tours

Q&A with Joel Thompson, Owner/instructor

When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I was a whitewater and sea kayak instructor and guide for nine years, so stand-up paddleboarding felt like the perfect extension of my love of the water. I have also raced in many different bike disciplines and attempt to ride or exercise outside daily. I started Dog Star Adventure Tours in order to share my passion for exploring the amazing natural area in the Northwest and beyond.

I'm a first-timer. How do you get me ready for the experience?
The beauty of stand-up paddleboarding (also known as SUP) is that in the correct environment, it's extremely safe and the learning curve is quick. We provide PFD's, which are inflatable belt packs, so if you fall in you will float. We also teach you how to get back on the board in a few steps. The whole process of learning gives you a sense of accomplishment in a short period of time.

As the old adage says, "Stuff happens." What training do you and your staff have to stay ahead of the unexpected?
I have been apart of the watersports community for more than 17 years. In that time, I've taught countless numbers of individuals and couples how to kayak, canoe, and stand-up paddleboarding. I have been AC-certified, CPR and first aid certified, and advanced wilderness first aid certified. We keep a ratio of instructors to a max of four-to-one to insure safety, enhance communication, and guarantee personalized instruction.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Stand-up paddleboarding is about having fun. That is the experience that Dog Star Adventure Tours is providing to our students. It's an activity that is extremely social and appropriate for all ages.


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100% of 13 customers recommend

  • “I would strongly recommend beginners to watch a u-tube video clip of paddle boarding just to have an idea. It will built your confidence and as Joel take you out on...”

    “I would strongly recommend beginners to watch a u-tube video clip of paddle boarding just to have an idea. It will built your confidence and as Joel take you out on the river you will enjoy paddling and being balanced, and all the other tricks, turning, slowing down, pulling up to dock or next to someone and stopping whether you're sitting, kneeling or even standing on the board. He will also show you how to turn this into a work out, working your abs, upper body and toning your legs as you keep your balance when you're padding, or simply relaxed and enjoying the wild life.”

  • “Awesome awesome SUP lesson! Joel is the best!”

  • “Great instructor.”

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    Sherwood - Tualatin South

    20934 SW 103rd Dr.

    Tualatin, OR 97062

    +19712216441

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