Classes and Tours

Intro SUP Tour

MINIMUM 3 PPL TO RUN

Learn to stand up paddle on beautiful Santa Cruz coast. The class takes place from picturesque & calm New Brighton Beach in New Brighton Beach State Park. You’ll learn all the basics of stand up paddling: how to use your paddle, where to be on your board for a proper paddle stroke. You will also learn about ocean paddling specific skills including: beach launches and exits and may be why not catching your first wave.
Where to meet and other FAQs are emailed to you upon registration or see link below. Class needs a minimum of 3 participants to run (call your friends and make it a group adventure!).

Please note: All participants MUST know how to swim before signing up for any classes with Covewater Paddle Surf.

Duration: 2 hours
Price: $70
Includes all Equipment

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Private SUP Lessons

Sometimes clients prefer to schedule a private SUP session for themselves or for their group. We can tailor your private class to accommodate exactly what you or your group would like!

Private lessons can range from our typical Intro to SUP Class, to expert flat water paddling technique or a SUP surf lesson. Please note that due to the sensitive nature of SUP surfing, SUP surf lessons are only taught on a one-on-one basis.

Price includes all equipment, including wetsuits and photos. We do all the work, you just show up and have a blast. Cost per person by Group Size for 2 hours (gratuity not included):

1 – $185
2 – $140
3 – $115
4 – $95
5+ – $85

To set up a lesson, please call the shop at (831) 600-7230 or email us at info@covewater.com

In order to better serve you, please reserve a lesson 2 or more days in advance so that we may arrange to have an instructor available.

Private Classes & Events

We regularly conduct private classes at several locations. Private classes can range from one-on-one clinic, to a private family excursion, to company team building events for 20 people.

Sometimes clients prefer to schedule a private SUP session for themselves or for their group. We can tailor your private class to accommodate exactly what you or your group would like!

Private lessons can range from our typical Intro to SUP Class, to the popular Ocean Paddling Class, to a SUP surf lesson or flat water racing technique. Please note that due to the sensitive nature of SUP surfing, SUP surf lessons are only taught on a one-on-one basis.

To set up a private class/event, please call the shop at (831) 600-7230 or email us at info@covewater.com

PRIVATE INTRO TO SUP LESSON OR TOUR COST STRUCTURE:
Cost per person by Group Size for 2 hours :

1 – $185
2 – $140
3 – $115
4 – $95
5+ $85

Price includes all equipment, including wetsuits. We do all the work, you just show up and have a blast.

We can schedule a private class launching from the calm waters of Capitola or New Brighton usually with just 3-4 days notice (though the more notice the better).

Scheduling a private class at the harbor requires significantly more notice, as pre-approval from the Harbormaster’s Office for each class is required per their regulations. If you have a group larger than 6 people, we can definitely accommodate you, though that class will need to be located somewhere other than the Santa Cruz Harbor as they have a strict 6 person class size limit. See below for more info on large groups.

 

PRIVATE ONE-ON-ONE SURF LESSON OR SUP RACE LESSON WITH SPECIALIZED COACH:

These specialized lessons with an expert surf or race coach are also two hours and are $200 per person and ($225 with Olivier or Keith).
This is one-on-one coaching at the highest level to help you improve your paddling and your time at the next race or next session! You’ll also have a blast while you’re at it and we will give you some photos taken during the 2 hour session!

 

LARGE GROUPS & COMPANY TEAM BUILDING SUP OUTINGS:

Covewater is the only SUP operator in the South Bay/Monterey Bay Area that can accommodate large group SUP classes. We can take as many as 20 for a group team building outing, bachelor or bachelorette party or any other special occasion. Large groups get the same special attention to instruction and safety that smaller groups are afforded, as we maintain a ratio of six students to one instructor ratio. Ample photos from the class are always included in all our classes, large or small. Large groups are conducted on the calm waters of the Monterey Bay off New Brighton Beach, as the Santa Cruz Harbor restricts class sizes to only six people at any given time.

Corporate group references are available upon request from companies such as Google, Facebook and North Face. If you would like to inquire about a large group class, please email us at info@covewatersup.com and let us know the size of your group, the requested date, and preferred time window. The earlier you can provide a large group request the better, though one week’s notice may suffice in most cases. Let’s make a memorable day for your group!

We look forward to getting you on the water! Should you have any questions, please give us a call at (831) 600-7230. Thank you!