Featured Special Events and Adventures
“HOLDEN BEACH WAHINE RETREAT”
November 9th - 12th, 2018 Holden Beach, NC (SOLD OUT)
Thank you for a wonderful 3rd retreat for 2018! Our 2018 season has come to an end.
We look forward to offering many more retreats in the future!
HALA gear is available to order from us year ‘round!
Is a new paddleboard on your (or a family member’s) holiday wish list? Support your local small business and let us hook you up with the right gear at an awesome price! All new gear comes with a $50 gift certificate toward lessons!
Contact for details.
Winter coaching and conditioning
Keep your paddling muscles in tip top shape all winter!
Private coaching sessions are available for experienced paddlers only. Proper cold weather clothing required. BYO board or use our Hala Nass touring board!
we are passionate
It’s the best job in the world. Loving what you do, teaching others to do it. One of the 1st paddleboarding schools in the region, we've made it our mission to spread the JOY of paddleboarding to as many people as possible. Since 2013, we have offered the very best paddleboarding classes in the triangle area. From beginner Standup Paddleboard (SUP) lessons, pro SUP coaching, SUP yoga and meditation classes to corporate team building, tours, clinics, camps and retreats, we have classes for everyone! LYF SUP has taught hundreds of people including groups from IBM, Duke University and UNC. Our rates are affordable, INCLUDE QUALITY EQUIPMENT and small class sizes ensure students are safe and get the most out of their instruction.
We are qualified
LYFSUP is one of only a few ASI (Academy of Surfing Instructors) ACCREDITED SUP SCHOOLS in the USA! Additionally, your LYF SUP instructor has decades of experience teaching on and off the water and is certified to coach standup paddleboarding by the sport's leading athletes and organizations. Certifications include: WPA level 1, Paddlefit Core, ASI SUP/SUP Yoga, CPR/first aid, water rescue, and we are registered/certified through Yoga Alliance (RYT 500/ERYT 200). Small class sizes ensure safe teacher:student ratio and our clients leave with vital water skills that will stay with them for life. As an ambassador for this growing sport, it is LYF SUP’s ongoing commitment to YOU to spread the joy of SUP safely and effectively!
we have great EQUIPMENT
In the world of SUP, you generally get what you pay for, which is why we invest in top-notch equipment. Not only will you feel safe, stable and agile on our HALA, RED, SOL and Jimmy Lewis boards, you'll appreciate our paddles made by expert craftspeople with lightweight virtually indestructible materials. In our classes, students learn how to identify quality equipment, so that they can make good future investments...or just keep using ours.
we give back
LYFSUP is dedicated to protecting our earth. We organize beach clean-ups and donate annually to causes that protect our water & natural environment.
Standup paddleboarding has been said to be the fastest growing water sport in the world for good reason. Learning to SUP will improve balance, focus, coordination and body strength in a beautiful setting. It’s versatile; it can be a serene and peaceful form of gentle exercise or more physically challenging depending on your purpose and mood. But the main reason is that Standup Paddling is FUN, easy to learn and anyone can do it!
SUP Yoga combines standup paddleboarding with the practice of yoga. Since our boards are stable and sturdy enough to act as floating yoga mats, it will seem natural to strike a pose on the water! The element of water will require you to engage additional muscle stabilizers, maintain balance, concentration and add a sense of playfulness to your practice. You’ll have a whole new relaxed perspective when you take your yoga to the H2O.
We love to explore! Whether it be an eco tour, special event or one of our popular retreats, all of our paddleboarding adventures will ease you away from the hustle of life, providing you and your group with the perfect combination of relaxation and fun. We’ll bring the boards, paddles, everything you need (we’ll even take some action shots of you on the water). All you need to bring is your sense of adventure!