SUP Clinic

Surf the Greats Standup Paddleboarding Lessons SUP Clinics Toronto Ontario

Whether you have been stand-up paddleboarding for years or have never been on a board, come learn to SUP and improve your skills with us. 

We offer personalized SUP Clinics to suit paddlers of different styles and skill levels. Our coaches are experienced paddlers and are certified by Paddle Canada, the International Surfing Association, or World Paddle Association.


Level 1

This summer, get on board and learn to SUP! Our SUP Clinic Level 1 will get you standing and paddling on the water safely and confidently. We will teach you the basics of SUP such as mounting the board, standing and balancing, paddling forward, and doing simple turns. Expect on-land instruction and plenty of time to practise your new skills on the water. This class is perfect for first-timers or those who have tried SUP before and would like a formal lesson. For children under 16, we require that one adult be present for the duration of the clinic.
Skill levels: Beginners.
Duration: 90 minutes.
Abilities: In order to attend sign up for this clinic, participants must be able to swim or tread water.
  • SUP, paddle, leash
  • Personal floatation device
  • ISA/WPA/Paddle Canada certified coach
  • Photographs

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Level 2

Level up your SUP! Our SUP Clinic Level 2 will get you paddling and turning like a pro. We will progressively build on the skills taught in Level 1, improving your paddle stroke and introducing you to more advanced turns in a fun and relaxed environment. Expect on-land instruction and plenty of in-water practice. This class is perfect for those that have taken our Level 1 clinic, a beginner class with another school, and/or have self-taught SUP experience. For children under 16, we require that one adult be present for the duration of the clinic.

Skill levels: Advanced beginner/Intermediate 

Abilities: In order to sign up for this clinic, participants must be able to swim or tread water, as well as do the following:

  • Be able to stand
  • Paddle forward
  • Perform a basic turn
  • SUP, paddle, leash
  • Personal floatation device
  • ISA/WPA/Paddle Canada certified coach
  • Photographs

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Due to COVID-19, all our classes are being offer on a private and semi-private basis with a maximum of 4 students per instructor. For the safety of our staff and our participants, all equipment is sanitized and quarantined for 48 hours after each class according to Ontario Ministry of Health guidelines.


Class Size  Equipment Included BYOB*
Private $95 $85
Semi-private $85 $75
Group (3+) $75


*Bring Your Own Board, leash, paddle and PFD.
All clinics are 90 minutes. All prices are per person. Prices do not include HST.
At the beginning of each session, our coaches will assess all participant skill levels and will tailor the coaching for optimized individual progress.


How to Book

Our coaches are available for bookings according to the following schedule:

Monday–Friday 7AM–8PM
Saturdays 7AM–7PM
Sundays 7AM–7PM

For more information and to book your session, please email us.

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Terms & Conditions


The health and safety of our community members and staff is of the utmost importance to us at all times. In light of growing concerns regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we want to assure you that we have been closely monitoring updates from The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) as they relate to COVID-19 and implementing appropriate additional health and safety recommendations as necessary.

What we’re doing:

  • Reducing the number of customers at the shop and in our clinics at any given time
  • Removing indoor seating at the shop until further notice
  • Wearing face masks when interacting with customers and other employees
  • Increasing the frequency of our shop deep cleans
  • Continuing with our regular sanitation of surfaces
  • Disinfecting all surfaces, door handles, rental equipment and shared areas regularly with Benefect—a hospital grade, non-toxic disinfectant
  • Quarantining products and equipment that have been tried on or used by customers for a period of 48 hours prior to putting it back into circulation
  • Adding sanitizing stations for all to use throughout our spaces
  • Educating our staff and community members on best hygiene practices

What we’re asking of you:

  • Use your own equipment for clinics and and workshops whenever possible
  • Wear a face mask when coming into the shop or while attending our clinics
  • Stay at home if you are feeling ill and unwell
  • Stay away from the shop and not attend one of our clinics for 14 consecutive days if you have travelled internationally to a COVID-19 hotspot or have been in close contact with an infected person
  • Washing your hands with soap for at least 30 seconds or using our hand sanitizer frequently
  • Minimize person-to-person contact
  • Cough into a tissue, your shirt, or the crease of your elbow
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth 


You can cancel your class online or through our app up to 24 hours before class start time to avoid losing the class. We do not accept email or phone cancellations. If you have not canceled your class, you will receive an email the following day to advise you that you have been late canceled.


Our late cancel policies are based on student feedback to help create a more fluid and relaxing sign in. If we hold a spot for you and you don’t show up it means that someone else could not get into the class and this is frustrating for people who have made the time to show up. 

No refunds or credits are given for classes missed. We are sorry, but we cannot make individual exceptions. You have until 24 hours before class starts to add yourself in or remove yourself based on your schedule, so you can always wait until you know you can definitely make it to save your spot!


All sales are final and not eligible for a refund unless Surf the Greats cannot meet its commitment to deliver a class. You have up to 24 hours to cancel or reschedule a class, and your account will be credited. Credits are non-transferable and may be used toward other workshops or products in-store and online. Cash refunds can only be issued if Surf the Greats cannot meet its commitment to deliver a class. No refunds or credits are given for classes missed.


Our goal is to create a space for as many students as possible in every single class we offer, without overcrowding the class or letting space go to waste unnecessarily. In order to do that for each of you, we have a few guidelines in place:


All spaces are available to book online up to 14 days in advance and pre-registration is required to guarantee a spot in your favourite classes. Pre-registration is available through our MindBody online app.


Even when a class appears full, you may, and should, add yourself to the waitlist. When a cancellation is made, the first name on the wait list gets automatically added to the class, and you receive an automatic email and/or text message at the time. Once you get added to the class from the waitlist you become responsible for attending or canceling.


If you are not signed in at the desk, at the beach, or at the skate park within 10 min before class starts and there are students hoping and waiting for a spot in class, we open the available spots in class to those who are on the waitlist, and your reservation might thus be forfeited. We also start our classes on time and will not accept any late entry to classes.


Surf the Greats has a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination based on age, gender, sexuality, mental or physical disability, body type, race, religion or political belief.