Private SUP Lessons


Interested in knowing how to stand up paddle or want to tune up your paddling skills? Black Creek Guides offers a comprehensive Stand Up Paddle Board Lesson on our 22 acre lake behind the Black Creek Outfitters store in Jacksonville, Florida. Class information is specific and is based on an established curriculum from American Canoe Association (ACA) standards. Advanced reservations are required, SUP class sizes are limited, and a minimum of two and maximum of five participants is required. All of our instructors are certified through the WPA or ACA. Lessons cover board nomenclature and design, paddle nomenclature and design, relative strokes, rescues, stance and balance, and general water safety knowledge.

SUP Private Lessons Information:

  • Private lessons have 4 or less participants.
  • 2-2.5 hour course normally taught Sunday mornings anytime from 10am-1pm
  • Classes are also available on any day with a 1 week notice.
  • Approx. 1:3 teacher to student ratio for high quality hands-on teaching.
  • You must sign up before 8pm Wednesday night for a Sunday class.
  • Students under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Reservations are required and cancellation fees may be assessed.
  • Board, paddle, and safety gear provided.
  • Normally taught on our 22 acre lake, but may also take place at the beach.

Starting at $80 per person

Group SUP Lessons


Unlike our private lessons, each group lesson is much shorter (approximately 75 minutes). Group lessons cover very basic paddling fundamentals, but are geared for all levels of paddlers. Despite having a 1:5 Teacher:Student ratio, group lessons are ideal for those who don’t want as much in depth training or individual hands-on teaching. Group SUP lessons are taught by one or more of our certified instructors on the 22 acre Skinner Lake behind the store. Advanced reservations are required, class sizes are limited, and a minimum of 5 participants are required.


SUP Group Lesson Information:

  • Group lessons have 5 or more participants.
  • 75 minute course normally taught on Monday's & Tuesday's at 6PM and Sunday’s at 3PM .
  • Custom class times are available with a 1 week notice
  • Reservation for joining one of our weekly scheduled groups are through our meetup website www.supjax.com
  • Reservations for custom groups are required and cancellation fees may be assessed.
  • Students under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • Board, paddle, and safety gear provided.
  • Need a group? Individual sign up is through our Meetup site where we have weekly scheduled group classes. Minimum age is 13 for Meetup groups (Our most popular form of SUP lessons)

Starting at $30 per person