We’ve alluded to this in previous posts, but just wanted to give you a few more details on the stand up paddleboarding programs offered by Island Longboards over on Qualicum Beach.
Colin is offering two distinct programs this summer, Discover Stand Up Paddleboarding and Guided Coastal and River Cruises.
Discover Stand Up Paddleboarding
The first is an introductory group lesson called Discover Stand Up Paddleboarding, where you’ll learn all the basics… Everything from assessing beach, wind and weather conditions, how to carry the board, board and paddle selection, balance, paddling and basic safety and rescue techniques.
The Discover Stand Up Paddleboarding program runs every Wednesday and Saturday morning at 10:00am. Duration is two hours and gear rentals are included in the $75 cost per person.
Guided Coastal and River Cruises
The next program is aptly named Guided Coastal and River Cruises and is designed for those who have either completed the introductory Discover Stand Up Paddleboarding program or for people who have previous experience with paddle surfing. Dependant on conditions, the tour will either take you on a short tour along the Qualicum Beach ocean shoreline, or a guided cruise along the Little Qualicum River and estuary.
The Guided Coastal and River Cruises program is scheduled for every Wednesday afternoon at 4:00pm and cost is $75 per person, which includes gear rental. Duration is between two and two and a half hours.
Check their website for more information!