Featured Special Events and Adventures
Join us for our June FULL MOON PADDLE, June 17th.
We will meet at 6 pm, gather together for a special spring meditation first and then enjoy a magical sunset paddle with hopes to watch the moon rise!
Non-toxic glow sticks provided. Please bring a flashlight, headlamp or lucid solar lamp that you may attach to your person or board.
$35, gear included or $15 BYOB
Space is limited. Reserve soon!
HALA gear and now hydrus boards are available to order from us!!
Is a new paddleboard on your (or a family member’s) 2019 wish list? 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?
Look for our SPRING 2019 demo day announced soon!
Contact for details or click the link below to learn more.
Group sup 101 begins saturday, may 4th at 9:15 am!
For beginning paddlers with no prior experience or newer paddlers without prior instruction. On land, we’ll cover proper stretching technique, equipment, laws and safety, correct stance, paddling and turning techniques. On water, you’ll learn how to get on and off your board, transition to standing and apply turning and breaking techniques. All students, regardless of age or athletic ability, are up and paddling on their very first lesson! Lesson includes instruction, all gear, swim and stretch breaks and plenty of time to play and paddle. Students will learn everything they need to safely and efficiently paddle and HAVE FUN doing it!
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!