New to paddle boarding? Don’t worry about equipment — we will provide any materials needed for your class, including the board!
Every class includes:
We keep group classes small (4-8 participants) for maximum safety and enjoyment.
Our Acqua Basics class focuses on introducing you to the sport of stand up paddling (SUP) in a fun and safe manner. We will teach you the fundamental technique and safety which will be the foundation for your future paddling endeavors. You will need to be comfortable on the water and able to swim. No prior paddling experience necessary.
Acqua Kids is focused on kids ages 7 – 12. We want to introduce kids to the sport of stand up paddling (SUP) and start them out right with safety and proper technique for injury prevention and optimal benefit. Most of all we want them to have a blast paddling. We have youth size PFD’s and adjustable youth paddles that are appropriate for the height and weight of kiddos so that they can paddle properly with ease. Your child(ren) must be comfortable in the water and able to swim. This class is limited to 4 students. No prior paddling experience necessary.
Acqua Fitness is a great addition to your fitness routine while advancing your paddling skills through drills on land and water. We will incorporate the PaddleFit system of training with other fitness modalities to create a fun and effective workout. Whether you are a SUP racer or a SUP/fitness enthusiast, join us as we challenge and encourage one another.
BYO Board & Equipment encouraged, PFD (personal flotation device) mandatory.
This class will incorporate Pilates exercises appropriate for SUP. This is excellent for improving strength and flexibility, body awareness, proper biomechanics, and proprioception. We will be anchored while performing Pilates exercises on the SUP.
You may also request ahead of time for this class to take place on land.
We will add a booking button for this class soon. In the meantime, please fill out the contact form or give us a call to schedule.
We teach on-land/indoor fitness year round and thought it would be fun to offer this option as well. We know not everyone wants to paddle, but everyone wants to enjoy the outdoors during our short summer season here in NoMI.
Acqua Land Fitness will be a circuit-style class on land/beach. We will incorporate warm up, body weight exercises as well as props, and cool down. As always, safety and fun are top priority.
We will add a booking button for this class soon. In the meantime, please contact us with interest in booking or questions.
Are you looking to host a corporate or private event? Do you want it to be something outside the box that is team building, enriching and creates lasting memories?
Paddling events with Acqua Dolce Paddle are a great way to celebrate any occasion in a safe and encouraging environment. Our team of instructors will help you have a fun day on the water.
These events may include:
Must be booked a minimum of 10 days in advance.
Silver Lake is a beautiful all-sports inland lake and a great place to experience nature. We often see loons, cranes, birds of prey, fish and our favorite – turtles. This is a guided tour where you will paddle approximately 3.5 miles past one of the lake’s small islands into a cove and under a small private walking bridge and back. This area of the lake is truly serene and peaceful and a great way to observe the scenery. A definite photo opp.
Booking button coming soon. In the meantime, please call to book.
Hey there, thanks for your interest in Acqua Dolce Paddle. We can’t wait to hear from you. Leave us a note below, or feel free to give us a call at (231) 883-0089. Either way, we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
This year’s SUP lessons, events and tours will be at various locations around Traverse City including Greilickville Harbor Park, Silver Lake and Boardman Lake. Lesson location will be determined by availability and weather conditions. You will be informed of the location with directions 24 hours prior to your lesson.