Featured Special Events and Adventures
“HOLDEN BEACH WAHINE RETREAT”
November 9th - 12th, 2018 Holden Beach, NC (SOLD OUT)
JOIN OTHER WATER-LOVING WAHINES (PRONOUNCED WÄˈHĒNĒ ) FOR 4 UNFORGETTABLE DAYS AND 3 NIGHTS IN A GORGEOUS 3,300 sq. ft. WATERFRONT HOME ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY WITHIN STEPS TO THE GOLDEN SAND OF HOLDEN BEACH, NC. THIS WOMEN'S RETREAT WILL INCLUDE DAILY GUIDED SUP ADVENTURES, SUP YOGA, BEACH YIN YOGA, MEDITATION, OPTIONAL SURFING, PERSONAL TIME, SHELLING ON SECLUDED BEACH AND MORE.
Healthy organic breakfasts, lunches and snacks included.
SUP and SURF GEAR IS ALSO INCLUDED, OR YOU MAY BRING YOUR OWN IF YOU PREFER.
Expect a boutique style retreat...with only 7 attendees allowed. Space is limited, so please reserve soon!
Below rate is TOTAL RETREAT COST!
$485 single bed in large shared room
$535 private Queen rooms
Carpooling encouraged! Ride share options available from Chapel Hill, NC
“Oktoberfest” sup n sip festival
We're hosting our own kind of 'Oktoberfest' 2 Saturdays in October and 1 Sunday in November!
After taking in the autumn splendor in a 2 hour SUP tour, we'll head to nearby Roost, an outdoor 'Bier Garten', for live acoustic music, great company and **"SIP" on Saturdays, Oct. 13th and 20th, from 3:15 pm - 6:30 pm (ish).
On Sunday, November 4th, we'll start at 1:30 pm and then head to nearby Fair Game Beverage Co. and Tasting Room around 4 pm (see event dates and times) where you can score a free beverage glass and tastings for just $5.
**Non-alcoholic beverages also available.
A festive fall community paddle opp. for those who want to get out on the H2O with a guide, support local businesses and meet new friends.
About the SUP TOUR: we'll plan a route based on wind direction and best leaf peeping opps! Bring a water friendly camera for some lovely fall foliage photos. As usual, I'll also take plenty of pictures, so not to worry if you're shy a camera! Grab a friend or two and celebrate autumn with us!
$35 gear included
Annual HALLOWEEN SUP n TREAT
Calling all paddling witches and water goblins! It's that time of year again!! Come dressed in your best Halloween costume and enjoy paddling beautiful Jordan Lake in the autumn. This is one of our favorite events of the year and we've made it more fun by adding a costume contest!!
Costume contest prize, treats and tour provided by LYF SUP!
Invite your friends and family to this SUPspooktacular annual event!
Reservations are required.
$35 gear included
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!