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Stand Up Paddleboarding Instruction

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is the fastest growing paddlesport in the world. Come out with our experienced instructors and learn how much fun it is! The teaching progression is similar to that of kayak or canoeing with a twist of surfing. We offer lessons on both the lakes and the rivers in the area.

Lake Lessons

We teach our flat water SUP courses on beautiful Slide Lake. Slide Lake is a local secret up in the Gros Ventre Mountains with great paddling and super interesting natural history. Our instructors will start on land with the basics of board and paddle design, how to properly hold your paddle, and board paddling positions. Once on the lake our instructors will go through the balance progressions of laying on your board, kneeling, and finally standing up. Within each position you will learn different paddling techniques and paddle strokes to help you maneuver your board efficiently and effectively. At this point we will put your newly learned skills to the test with a paddle through the sunken forests to see the beaver lodges, osprey nest, bald eagle nest, and any other wildlife that might be hanging out along the lakes edge.

River Lessons

Our instructors will start out with the lake progression on a flat section of river. You will next learn board tilts so you can carve in and out of the currents on the river. Before heading down the river your instructor will give you a thorough SUP safety talk and make sure you are comfortable with self rescue and river language. You will progress downstream with your instructor learning how to peel in and out of eddies first on your knees and then standing up. Learning to ferry across the river is the last skill needed before you are ready to start surfing every river wave you can find! You don't need huge waves to have fun on a SUP, you will be entertained with every little eddy, wave, or riffle in the river. As you travel down 1-9+ miles downstream you will get to practice your skills through the class I-II rapids of the very scenic Snake River.

Availability

We offer something for all skill levels of Stand Up Paddleboarder. Private lessons available everyday of the week from April-October water levels and weather permitting. Full days 9am-5pm or half days from 8:30am-1:00pm or 2pm-6:30pm.

Gear

Our SUP School has a full fleet of the latest SUP's and paddles from Surftech, C4 Waterman, Star Boards, Boardworks, NRS, Werner, and more. We also have drysuits and full wetsuits to keep you warm at all times of year. All gear is included in lesson prices.

Private Instruction Pricing

  Half Day Special Half Day Deluxe* Full Day Special Full Day Deluxe*
One Person $265 $295 $365 $395
Two People $170/person $195/person $235/person $265/person
Three People $145/person $165/person $180/person $205/person
Four to Six People $130/person $150/person $160/person $185/person
Seven or More $115/person $130/person $145/person $165/person

Deluxe lessons include a digital photo disc with a print of your day on the water, a Rendezvous River Sports Water Bottle & gourmet snacks for the day.

Group Slide Lake SUP Lessons - Partnered with Teton County Parks and Rec.

The Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation Department and Rendezvous River Sports have partnered to offer group SUP lessons for adults at Slide Lake. Registration takes place at the Rec Center of online. Classes will meet at the Rendezvous River Sports shop.

Classes are held from 8:30 am - 1:00 pm on the date below. Each class is $100. No refunds will be given for cancellations after the registration deadline.*

CLASS DATES: - REGISTRATION DEADLINE*
Saturday, May 30th - May 27th at 4:00 pm
Wednesday, June 17th - June 15th at 9:00 am
Saturday, June 27th - June 24th at 4:00 pm
Wednesday, August 26th - August 24th at 9:00 am
Wednesday, September 9th - September 7th at 9:00 am

Sign up at Teton County Parks and Recreation - click for direct link

Group River SUP Lessons - Partnered with Teton County Parks and Rec.

The Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation Department and Rendezvous River Sports have partnered to offer group SUP lessons for adults at Slide Lake. Registration takes place at the Rec Center of online. Classes will meet at the Rendezvous River Sports shop.

Classes are held on the dates below. Each class is $100. No refunds will be given for cancellations after the registration deadline.*

CLASS DATE, TIME - REGISTRATION DEADLINE*
Wednesday, July 8 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm July 6th at 9:00 am
Saturday, July 11 8:30 am - 1:00 pm July 8th at 9:00 am

Sign up at Teton County Parks and Recreation - click for direct link

Group River SUP Lessons

We will be offering group SUP lessons on the below Monday afternoons from 2-6:30pm. Lessons will include all equipment, instruction, and transportation for the lesson.

Dates: 

Cost: Adults - $95 & Kids - $80 (12 and under) ~3 person minimum for the group trip to go

ACA River SUP Instructors Course May 12-16th click for details

SUPing on a local lake
SUP flat water paddle near Jackson, WY

 

JHKS Instructor Jon Souter ferrying onto a wave on his SUP on The Snake River, WY
JHKS Instructor Jon Souter ferrying onto a wave on his SUP on The Snake River, WY


JHKS Instructor Kevin Keene on The Snake River, WY
JHKS Instructor Kevin Keene on the Snake River, WY

 

RRS - Camelbak waterbottle included in the deluxe package along with digital photo's from the day.

RRS - Camelbak waterbottle included in
the deluxe package along with digital
photo's from the day.

 

Call now to make a reservation (307)733-2471 or write info@jacksonholekayak.com

Jackson Hole Kayak School is a permitee of the Bridger-Teton National Forest and an equal opportunity provider

Stand Up Paddleboarding Instruction