River SUP: Get Started



In "River SUP; Get Started" you will be taught how to safely use your paddleboard on easy rivers! Our skilled and enthusiastic instructor will guide you through safe river running skills, river reading, surfing, and the specific maneuvers you need to make your river travelling both safe and fun! Our certified instructor and the low participant:instructor ratio will ensure a fun, comfortable, safe and educational experience!

Expected Outcome:

Upon completion of this course, you will have the skills and confidence to paddle your board on easy rivers like the Bow River in Calgary, and many others! You should recieve the "Paddle Canada SUP River Level 1 Skills" certificate.


Paddleboard and related gear is provided. You will probably get wet on this course, so we also provide wetsuits, booties, etc. free of charge!

This clinic is designed for adults - all participants must be at least 16 year old. Children 12-15 are welcome to participate if a parent is also registered in the clinic.


Successful completion of "SUP: The Next Step!" or "SUP Combo" or equivalent skills & knowledge.



2015 Dates:

These courses run on the Bow River in northwest Calgary. They are 2½ - 3 hours.

Don't want to book online? Call us at 403-262-4327. We are always happy to help!

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May 26   6 PM
Jun 30   6 PM
Aug 4   6 PM
Sept 8   5 PM

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Interested in another date? Call or visit the store!

Registration & Refunds

Full payment is due at registration to secure your spot in the course.

On the rare occasion when Undercurrents cancels a lesson, we will issue a full refund or make every reasonable effort to register you in an equivalent program; it is your choice.

If you cancel for any reason more than 7 days prior to the course commencement, you will receive a full refund less our $10 administrative fee.

There is no refund if you cancel for any reason within 7 days of the course.

Courses go rain or shine. Here in Alberta we can have rain, snow, blistering heat or high winds - sometimes on the same day. Don't believe weather forecasts; dress for varying weather conditions. If you need help, our store staff can give you great advice!

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