Intro to Paddleboarding

LINCOLN WOODS STATE PARK

SUP intro
This beginner level course will provide you with the basic equipment knowledge and paddling concepts you need to confidently and efficiently explore this exciting sport. We will also create a foundation for you to take SUPing to the next level and try other challenging applications. The first part of class will focus on appropriate board and paddle selection, outfitting, paddling stance and basic strokes. Next we will move to floating our boards, kneeling on our boards and eventually, standing up and applying those new found balancing techniques. Once you’ve got the feel of it, we will work on our forward stroke, sweep strokes and some ruddering techniques. Falling off and getting back on are some fun ways to relax, cool off and get more comfortable. You will soon discover that you have been having a blast while providing your body with a great new workout. Look cool, have fun, and get some exercise as you learn to SUP with our experienced paddle board instructors at Eastern Mountain Sports!

Course Length Cost (pp) Location Dates
Intro to Paddleboarding 2.5 hours $55 Lincoln Woods
Gear List

Directions to Lincoln Woods State Park

Address: 2 Les Pawson Loop, Lincoln, RI, 02865
GPS: 41.887471, -71.434267

From Providence and points south take 95 north to exit 23 and merge onto RI-146 north towards US-44/ Woonsocket. In approximately 5 miles take the exit towards Twin River Road. At the end of the ramp turn left onto Lincoln Woods Road. Follow Lincoln Woods Road (passing Sunset Stables on your left) into Lincoln Woods State Park. Stay right at the main entrance and follow the one way road (Les Pawson Loop Road) for approximately 1 mile passing the beach area on your left. At the “T” make a left into the parking area. The boat house is a maroon building near the water, to the right of the beach. Drive time from providence is approximately 20 minutes (8 miles).

From Boston and points north take 95 south towards Providence. Take 295 south towards Woonsocket/ Warwick for approximately 20 miles. Take exit 9A off 295 onto RI-146 south towards Lincoln. In approximately 3.5 miles take the Twin River Road exit. At the end of the ramp turn right onto Lincoln Woods Road. Follow Lincoln Woods Road (passing Sunset Stables on your left) into Lincoln Woods State Park. Stay right at the main entrance and follow the one way road (Les Pawson Loop Road) for approximately 1 mile passing the beach area on your left. At the “T” make a left into the parking area. The boat house is a maroon building near the water, to the right of the beach. Drive time from providence is approximately 1 hour (50 miles).

Itinerary

Groups meet promptly at the Lincoln Woods State Park boat house. Click here for directions or see above. In the morning you will meet your instructor, sign a waiver form, and get fitted with paddling equipment for the day. The whole program will be spent outside so please dress appropriate for the weather. You should also bring enough food and water for the entire day (feel free to bring a small cooler to leave in the boat house or your car for lunch). Water shoes are required for your feet (no sandals, please).

Included/ Not Included

Paddlers will be outfitted with all paddling equipment for the day, but you are welcome to bring your own equipment. Equipment provided includes SUP board, paddle and PFD. Paddlers will be expected to arrive dressed appropriately for the weather and provide their own meals for the day. See gear list for complete list of items you will be responsible for bringing.

Cancellation Policy

Payment is due in full at time of reservation to secure your reservation. Events run rain or shine. Eastern Mountain Sports Schools reserves the right to cancel or reschedule events for low participation, weather or safety concerns at any time. We will try to give as much advance notice as possible, but may not always be able to give much advance warning, especially for weather cancellations. Cancellations or schedule changes 8 days or more prior to the event start date will be fully refunded or credited with no penalty. Reservation changes of any kind within 7 days of the event start date will not be refunded and you will not be allowed to carry over deposits to future events. For participants 17 or younger, a parent must sign a waiver form prior to climbing. If you have any questions please call 800-310-4504. We will be more than happy to review our cancellation policy with you.