SUPsurf

Toronto

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In a Nutshell

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 Jul 18, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required 24hrs in advance. Younger than 18 must have guardian-signed waiver. Participants must know how to swim. Minimum weight 95 lbs. Not valid with any other offer. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose From Four Options

  • C$24 for a 60-minute beginner standup-paddleboard lesson for one (C$40} value)
  • C$40 for a 60-minute beginner standup-paddleboard lesson for two (C$80 value)
  • C$35 for a 60-minute beginner standup-paddleboard lesson and a 60-minute board rental for one (C$65 value)
  • C$65 for a 60-minute beginner standup-paddleboard lesson and 60-minute board rental for two (C$130 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.

SUPsurf

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

The instructors were very friendly and helpful I had a wonderful first experience and would definitely go back and do it again!!
Cathy L. · August 17, 2015
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
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    MacLean Ave. & Hubbard Blvd.

    Toronto, ON M4E 2Z9

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