Imagine Yourself on a SUP
Professional Instructors - A fun, safe and supportive experience for you

Our Stand up paddling program was developed by Jason Beakes - the best paddle sports athlete in the mid Atlantic. Jason was part of the original group of paddlers that pioneered SUP on the Potomac almost a decade ago and knows the various sections of the Potomac River better than anyone. Jason and the rest of the Active Nature team are champion racers, explorers and leaders in paddle sports. Like the famed watermen and women of Hawaii Jason and the Active Nature team have mastered and blended many paddling disciplines and built a skill set, athleticism, and knowledge of the aquatic environment that transcends any one paddling discipline and no other team of paddling instructors can match. Our team is dedicated to using all of our skills and experience to give you a great time, a safe experience, and the best instruction available.

Learn to Stand Up Paddle Board

Active Nature is your best choice to learn Stand Up Paddleboarding in the Washington, DC area.

We provide you with top-quality, safe, enthusiastic instruction from the region’s most experienced professional paddlers. Whether you decide to stand up paddle once or make it a life-long interest, you’ll have a GREAT time! And if you ever want to progress further, we can teach you everything from how to surf waves on the Potomac River, to how to paddle fast and win races. We’re passionate about what we do and love sharing the sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding with others!

Course Description

Your first lesson will be in a safe, calm-water environment where you’ll learn the basics—from how to use your equipment, to balance and paddling technique and what to do in case of an emergency. You’ll have the benefit of starting out right and getting a solid understanding of the fundamentals.

Location: Riley's Lock is located only 40 minutes from Washington DC in Maryland, offers ample parking, beautiful scenery and is the perfect venue to begin your paddling progression.

Age Requirements: Ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.

Questions: Call us at (202) 262-5312 or use our support system.

Dates: Click the Book Online button to see the full schedule of classes.

Price - $85

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Private SUP Lesson - $200.00

Private lesson customers will be contacted for scheduling.