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Stand-Up Paddleboard Lesson in Santa Barbara

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From $85.00

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
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  • Good for avoiding crowds


Learn to SUP, or stand-up paddleboard, in Santa Barbara during a 1.5-hour lesson at Leadbetter Beach. No matter your skill level, you’ll learn to stand up and kneel down, balance and paddle as you’re accompanied onto the water. A wetsuit is provided for this all-weather outdoor activity that gives you a glimpse of marine life and the Santa Barbara coastline. Your lesson is limited to 18 people to ensure more personalized attention from the expert instructor.
  • Learn to stand-up paddleboard in Santa Barbara with an expert guide
  • Admire the beautiful Santa Barbara scenery from the water
  • Get up close to marine life like seals, fish and even dolphins
  • All skill levels welcome, and paddleboard, paddle and wetsuit rental included
  • Small-group lesson limited to 18 people ensures a more personalized experience

What's Included

  • 1.5-hour lesson
  • Expert instructor
  • Use of equipment (paddleboard, paddle, wetsuit)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink
  • Towels

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 45 W Cabrillo Blvd
    45 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA

    You will be meeting your guide/instructor at our Stand on West Beach which is located on the beach directly across from the Harbor View Inn Hotel.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Paddleboard Santa Barbara, making your way to Leadbetter Beach at the selected time. Meet your paddleboard instructor here near Shoreline Park, then slip on your provided wetsuit and carry your paddleboard to the sandy shore for your 1.5-hour stand-up paddleboard (SUP) lesson.

If you’re a beginner, you’ll learn to pop up on your board and practice proper paddling techniques before you head out onto the water. Your instructor tailors the lesson for more experienced paddlers, ensuring a great experience for all.

Paddle along at your own pace over calm waters in Santa Barbara Harbor and follow the shoreline while your guide accompanies the group and offers tips for balancing and turning the stable and sturdy paddleboard. 

Keep an eye out for seals and possibly dolphins that swim past as you soak up the scenery of the Santa Barbara coastline. 

If you’re up for the challenge, your guide can take you to the surf break for some extra fun and exercise before you return to shore.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by Cal Coast Adventures

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Stand-Up Paddleboard Lesson in Santa Barbara?

A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Stand-Up Paddleboard Lesson in Santa Barbara?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Stand-Up Paddleboard Lesson in Santa Barbara?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

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19 reviews
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Great family activity!
Lena_T, Jun 2021
Fantastic paddle boarding experience and guide as we learnt to paddle board safely around SB wharf!!
Response from Host, Jun 2021
So glad you enjoyed your time out on the water with us! I am sure you are all professionals by this point out on the SUP! See you next time!
Great Experience!!
Chris_V, Jul 2020
We had a fantastic lesson with Ryan and Christine. They were very knowledgeable, friendly, and made sure we were comfortable at all times. By the end of the lesson, we were very confident novice paddle-boarders. Highly recommend this team!
Response from Host, Aug 2020
Hey Chris! SO glad you enjoyed your SUP lesson with Ryan and Christine. We can't wait to see you out on the water paddling circles around us! Take care.
Excellent experience. Emily gave us...
Robert_S, Jul 2016
Excellent experience. Emily gave us thorough instructions. My wife and I were both paddleboarding in no time. The view of Santa Barbara from out on the water was spectacular.


Product code: 5753SUP