How early should I arrive?
You will need to fill out some basic paperwork prior to your tour or class, so plan to arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time.
What should I bring for my SUP outing?
Peace Love SUP will supply all of the paddling gear (board, paddle, PFD) You may want to bring sunscreen, water, sunglasses, bug spray, and a towel. You may also wish to bring a change of clothes in case you decide to take a swim.
What should I wear?
Wear whatever you are comfortable in. Generally, a swimsuit or loose fitting clothing will work. You may wish to bring along a T-shirt for additional protection from the sun. Water shoes are not required, but you may wear them if you prefer.
What level of physical fitness should I have before taking a tour or class?
Your SUP experience can be whatever you choose to make it. SUP can be a great workout, involving upper body and core stability actions. You can choose to paddle hard and fast to build strength and endurance or maybe you'd rather go for a gentle and leisurely paddle. However you choose to experience stand up paddle boarding you should know that it is accessible to most every level of fitness. If you can move confidently from an all fours position on the floor into an upright standing posture than you will definitely be stand up paddle boarding with ease in the first 5 minutes of your class.
SUP yoga classes involve a bit more balance and flexibility but don't let that deter you from trying it. These classes are catered to the individuals so whether you are an experienced yogi looking to take your practice into the elements or a first time yoga student, all are welcome. Enjoy an amazing view and the gentle rocking motion of the water as your body becomes more in rhythm with your breath.
SUP fitness classes are designed with the active individual in mind. High level interval training will give you a cardiac and core workout similar to what you might do in a gym except where else can you build upper and lower body strength, cardiac endurance and a killer core while floating in peaceful waters with the sun on your face? Those with existing injuries should avoid this class. A private lesson may be more appropriate (remember, Amy is also a physical therapist with over 15 years in the field).
Do I need to know how to swim?
In short yes. Stand up paddle boarding may take you to waters that are above your head and you will want to be comfortable in the water in the chance that you decide to take a swim. It is required that all boards have PFDs on deck which Peace Love SUP will provide. A leash is also used that attaches from the back of your board to your ankle so that you will always be in touch with your board.
Will you still hold classes and tours in inclement weather?
The weather is ever changing here on Cape Cod but as a general rule if the winds are mild (below 13 mph) and the temps moderate we will hold classes. Light rains don't tend to deter us either. It's important that we have your cell phone number on file so that if we need to reschedule due to inclement weather (heavy rains, high winds, etc) we can reach you. You will be notified of any cancellations no later than 1 hour before your class or tour is scheduled to start.