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Basic Skills Stand Up Paddleboarding


About Basic Skills Stand Up Paddleboarding

A great launching point for the aspiring paddleboarder, our basic skills standup paddleboard class will prepare participants to confidently explore our area lakes and rivers.

A great launching point for the aspiring paddleboarder, Tumalo Creek’s basic skills standup paddleboard class will prepare participants to confidently explore our region’s flat and moving waterways.
In the Basic Skills Standup Class you will learn basic paddle strokes, maneuvers, balance, and safety, all while enjoying the support of expert Tumalo Creek instructors.
The basic skills paddleboarding class is suggested for beginner paddlers or for the seasonal paddler in need of a quick refresher.
This class is intended for paddlers 15 years of age or older. Please call for additional details or any needed accommodations 541-317-9407.

13.18 miles away from Cog Wild

Weekly Sunday and Thursday's from May through September
Equipment List

Tumalo Creek Provides

  • Paddleboard
  • Paddle
  • PFD (Personal Flotation Device)
  • Instruction

Participant Provides

  • River sandals, though bare feet are encouraged
  • Sunglasses with Croakies or Chums
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Sun hat, rain hat or fleece hat
  • Quick drying top and bottom
  • Towel and change of clothes in case you fall in

Gear required for this trip is available for purchase at our shop.


Can I bring my own gear?

If you have your own gear and or boat you are more than welcome to bring your gear to the classes. It is always good to practice in the same equipment you will use after the class.

Can kids come to these lessons?

We have a strict age requirement of 15 for standard lessons. If you have a child younger than 15 please check out our offerings for Tumalo Kids or email to get information on private classes.

Do I have to get on the water?

If you are taking a class we do require you to come out on the water and practice the techniques we are covering. Though we start on land most of our instruction is on the water so students can try the new skill in real time.

Do I have to participate in the self rescue?

It is entirely optional but highly recommended that you try your hand at a self rescue during class. Practice makes perfect and what better way to practice than by having a certified instructor right there with you.

Will I fall in?

It is entirely possible that you will fall in the water. We will always suit you up with all of the necessary safety gear for the discipline you are participating in, and our certified instructors are well versed in water rescues. But still, be prepared to swim.