Upcoming Special Events and Adventures
SUP SPRING FLING & demo day!
NEW DATE: APRIL 7th 2018, 1 - 3pm(ish)
If you are in the market for a new board or gear, or would like to meet us in person to learn more about who we are and what we do, please join us for a Hala and SOL paddleboard demo day. We will have select gear for you to take out for a quick spin on the lake (experience required), a free mini beach yoga class at 1:15 pm, and a gift certificate raffle. While there you can sign up for classes, order gear and meet your instructor!
Event is FREE.
event is SOLD OUT!
Full Moon meditation/paddle tour March 31st 2018, 6 - 8pm
The full moon on March 31st is a "blue moon", a special second full moon in March. It is known as the "Sap Moon", marking the time on the calendar for harvesting maple sap. I will guide a 20 minute meditation focused on tapping into the sweet and delightful energy of spring so that we may harvest positive, new energy before enjoying a peaceful, freestyle hour + long paddle while the sun is setting and the moon is rising.
Nontoxic glow sticks included! $35 gear included, $15 BYOBoard
"1ST FRIDAY" SUNSET SUP TOUR/SOCIAL April 6 2018, 6 - 7pm
Experience the changing colors, sights and sounds of the lake as nature prepares for dusk. Join us as we glide over liquid gold and explore the waters of Jordan Lake as the sun sets to the west. Relax with friends and fellow paddleboarders on the first Friday of every month, as you wind down the week. This casual tour is for paddlers of all abilities - basic experience is required (don't know how to SUP? Sign up for our popular 101 class!)
Sunset photos included! $25 gear included, $10 BYOBoard
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!