REI Free Weekend: Learn to Stand Up Paddleboard Class


Free for REI Members

Free for non-members

Registration closed


  • Minimum age 16
  • Group size 12 people
  • Instructor REI Instructor

We're celebrating in anticipation of the new REI North Conway opening it's doors in September, by offering free day outings! Spend time on the water and learn everything you need to get started in the sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding. You'll be introduced to the basics strokes, and receive personalized instruction to improve your balance and comfort on the board. We'll cover important gear and safety concepts before we practice moving from a seated to standing position, remounting our board after falling (or jumping!) in the water, and basic paddle strokes. This is a great way to build a new skill set or improve upon what you already know about paddleboarding. Paddleboards, paddles, dry bags and safety equipment provided! Meet at Cranmore Mountain Resort (REI Tent), transportation will be provided to and from Echo Lake State park. Bring to class: Quick dry clothing, change of clothes (post-activity), water shoes/sandals, hat/sun protection, towel, and snacks. Stick around post-paddle for complimentary refreshments at Cranmore!