Featured Special Events and Adventures
september/october Sup & SIp soCIALS ARE BACK FOR autumn 2019! NEXT SOCIAL: sunday, september 15th at 2 pm.
Join us for a relaxed 90 minute guided SUP tour from 2 pm - 3:30 pm followed by wine tasting at the Starrlight Mead’s artisan winery and tasting room, located in Pittsboro, North Carolina, at the new Chatham Beverage District. We’ll enjoy the changing colors, sights and sounds of the lake as nature prepares for autumn. Join us as we glide over the waters of Jordan Lake at a mellow pace. Relax with friends and fellow paddleboarders as you “wine down” the weekend.
This tour is a casual COMMUNITY oriented event for for SUP fanatics of all abilities (basic SUP experience is a must). Photos always included
SUP socials are just $25 with our gear or $5 BYOBoard or FREE if you’ve purchased new gear from us!
we are an authorized dealer for hala and hydrus paddleboards!
Is a new paddleboard on your (or a family member’s) 2019 wish list? Come demo our boards! Support your local small business and let us hook you up with the right gear at a great price! All gear ordered through us comes with a $25 gift certificate toward lessons. Additionally, you’ll get discounts on all of our classes, tours and special events. What’s not to love?
Contact for details or click the link below to learn more about the gear we love.
Group coaching for sup 101 grads or those with equivalent experiEnce! October 6th at 4 pm
Ready to take your SUP skills to the next level in a fun group setting? On Sunday, October 6th at 4 pm, gather with other SUP enthusiasts for dynamic group coaching with Allison! Advance your paddling techniques, turning methods, learn new turns & refine your stroke. Learn vital safety techniques and proper stretches for SUP athletes. Learn about paddling in wind, access points and more.
Class content will be dictated by our unique group. A MUST for those who are dedicated to becoming better paddleboarders!
2+ HOURS $50 INCLUDES ALL GEAR ($25 BYO 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!