Choose Between Two Options
- $40 for a two-hour standup-paddleboard lesson for weekdays only ($70 value)
- $40 for a two-hour standup-paddleboard lesson for weekends only ($70 value)
Students begin their lesson at the Willamette River. Once there, an experienced instructor leads the level one or two standup-paddleboard class. In level-one sessions, groups are introduced to paddleboarding and learn how to carry the board, how to stand, and the basic strokes. More advanced students can take the level-two class, which focuses on more advanced techniques and making them feel confident in the water.
All equipment is provided. Paddlers should wear clothes that can get wet and proper footwear.
Though Next Adventure arms adventurers with a range of outdoor gear, from standup paddleboards to alpine-ski gear for the winter months, the kayak is its specialty. Beyond the shop's sale and rental inventory of sit-on-top, whitewater, sea, and touring styles, instructors impart the ins and outs of paddling in the Next Adventure Kayak School. Their classes cover topics such as sea and whitewater kayaking, basic strokes, and techniques for rolling the vessel upright when it's overturned in the middle of a rapid. Guides also lead regular trips across the water to local landmarks such as Sauvie Island and Rooster Rock.