SUP School

SUP School

Thank you for choosing the Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center where outdoor adventure is our passion. We are proud to offer professional SUP instruction in the amazing Arkansas River Valley! Our legendary paddle school has been teaching paddle sports in this area for over 30 years. All courses are taught by a qualified RMOC instructor who is certified by the American Canoe Association (ACA). Equipment provided.

Course List

L1 – The Basics

SUP School 1

2021 Scheduled Group Full Day Courses

May 29, Sept 4

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Private Instruction

Available Any Day May 1 – Sept 30
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Prerequisite

None

Course Description

A great place to start as well as a good refresher for those who want to review their basic skills. We begin by introducing the necessary equipment. Then we head to the lake to work on strokes, bracing, edging, and stances. Finally put it all together with some dynamic pivot turns.

Venue

Flatwater, Trout Creek Reservoir

Time

9:30 am – 4 pm

Details
  • Equipment Included
  • Lunch Included
Cost

$145

L2 – Downriver SUP

2021 Scheduled Group Full Day Courses

May 30, September 5

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Private Instruction

Available Any Day May 1 – Sept 30
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Prerequisite

L1 course or comparable experience

Course Description

This course will give an overview of basic river hydrology and how to use river features to your advantage while in the moving water. Basic moves like the eddy turn, ferry and peel-outs are covered as well as how to handle small river obstacles. This is a great course for applying your flat water skills to the moving water or tuning up your basic river maneuvers.

Venue

Salida Town Run

Time

9:30 am – 4 pm

Details
  • Equipment Included
  • Lunch Included
Cost

$145

L3 – River Techniques

SUP school Colorado

2021 Scheduled Group Full Day Courses

July 11

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Private Instruction

Available Any Day May 1 – Sept 30
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Prerequisite

L2 course or comparable experience

Course Description

Time to head downstream and enjoy the beauty of running a Rocky Mountain river. We will cover river running tactics like safety and communication. Also look at how to read water, scout rapids and identify hazards. Plenty of time is spent on practicing basic river maneuvers as well as an introduction to surfing and playing in small river features.

Venue

Class II – III training venue

Time

9:30 am – 4 pm

Details
  • Equipment Included
  • Lunch Included
Cost

$145

L4 – Advanced Moves

2021 Scheduled Group Full Day Courses

May 28

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Private Instruction

Available Any Day May 1 – Sept 30
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Prerequisite

L3 course or comparable experience

Course Description

So you are comfortable in class II water but are looking to step up your game. This course is designed to take you there. Topics covered will be jet ferries, catching micro eddies, and advanced strokes. Learn how to make easy whitewater more exciting and challenging by making moves in faster current.

Venue

Lower Browns Canyon or comparable section

Time

9:30 am – 4 pm

Details
  • Equipment Included
  • Lunch Included
Cost

$145

EX1 – Learn to Surf

2021 Scheduled Group Half Day Courses

July 10

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Private Instruction

Available Any Day May 1 – Sept 30
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Prerequisite

L2 or comparable experience

Course Description

Catch a wave on the Arkansas River! There is really nothing more fun on a hot day than carving turns on the local waves. You should see for yourself.

Venue

Salida or Buena Vista River Park

Time

9 am – noon, 10 am-noon(Paddlefest)

Details

Equipment Included

Cost

$75

Private Instruction and Custom Group Lessons

Can’t make it to one of our group courses or prefer to learn in a one-on-one environment?
Take Private Instruction with one of our certified instructors.

Available any day May 1 – Sept 30

Full Day

9 am – 4 pm

Rate

$320/1 person, $380/2 people, $145/person for groups of 3+

Half Day

9 am – Noon, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Rate

$190/1 person, $240/2 people, $95/person for groups of 3+

Details
  • All equipment included
  • Lunch included on Full Days
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