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At Kew/Balmy Beach, instructors teach small groups of six to balance, turn, and paddle atop boards; equipment included

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Promotional value expires Aug 28, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. 24 hour cancellation notice required. Must sign waiver; under 18, parent must be present to sign waiver. Participants must know how to swim. Minimum weight 95 lbs. Subject to weather. Not valid with any other offer. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose Between Two Options

  • C$20 for a 60-minute beginner standup-paddleboard lesson (a C$40 value)
  • C$35 for a 60-minute beginner standup-paddleboard lesson for two (an C$80 value)

Classes meet at Kew/Balmy Beach where accredited instructors hand out SUP boards, paddles, leashes, and personal flotation devices. Instructors then cover safety skills and key techniques, including how to balance, turn, and use different paddle strokes. To allow for plenty of personal attention, SUPsurf keeps classes to a maximum 6:1 student to instructor ratio. After the intro lesson, paddle boarders can sign up for social paddles and other classes such as SUP yoga.


If Matt and John Helfrich had decided to go parasailing instead, SUPsurf may have never existed. During a family vacation in Hawaii, the two hit Waikiki Beach, and it was there that they first walked on water atop stand-up paddleboards. They were hooked. They bought some boards and starting paddling around the shores of Lake Ontario. At the time, it was something of a novelty, and a real conversation starter with people intrigued by the sport. So, Matt and John took the next natural step and opened their own business.

At SUPsurf, they initiate newbies, helping them find the sweet spot—that place on paddleboards where your feet find balance, standing up for the first time and floating out on your first adventure. After learning basic skills, newly-minted paddle boarders can try out SUP yoga—which uses the natural struggle for balance to blast abs into shape—or explore the Toronto Islands.

Customer Reviews

Amazing fun :)
AS · October 3, 2013
It was great! Loved it! The instructor was nice. SUP surf is very easy to learn and no one needs prior experience or any type of athleticism. I would love to go again! There is also socials you can attend where you can meet other regular SUPsurfers
Liana C. · September 25, 2013
My family and I enjoyed this experience tremendously, it was my birthday and our guide was AMAZING he gave me a day to remember for a long time. Life is about memories and great times together, we received both from our guide. He didn't rush us and catered to each individual in our group and their specific skill level, so we all enjoyed ourselves. We WILL definitely be back again next year on a weekly basis. Thanks SUPsurf for a wonderful experience, see you next summer :o)
Alisa S. · September 25, 2013
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