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“OUTSTANDING EXPERIENCE”

South End Surf 'N Paddle
Ranked #1 of 4 Tours in Beach Haven
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Owner description: SUP Lessons & Tours. Small class sizes! Morning and afternoon sessions. Surf School Our "Surf N Paddle" Surf School Package is three days,read out over a few weeks. There is an optional 4th day (or more) that can be taken as well.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
New York City, New York
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“OUTSTANDING EXPERIENCE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

While having a short vacation on LBI my sister in law, son, wife and I decided to try Paddle Boarding. Ken and his staff did an outstanding job of instructing a group of us before we headed out. It was a great fun experience. We were all concerned we would find it difficult if not impossible to stand and enjoy this- the opposite.. The three instructors out with us were helpful, very friendly and it was easily accomplished! Two hours flew by. And the views from Bay were just spectacular. We will be back again. Rob and Laura "lifejacket" Napolitano

Visited August 2014
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“the best paddle boards instructors!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

My 11 year old daughter and I signed up for SUP lessons and were not disappointed at ALL. Our instructors were Ken, Ric, Rob, and Andrew. They were supportive and clearly know their stuff, we got a great tour along the way too. I'll definitely be back again.

Visited July 2014
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“If I can do it, you can do it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

Ken and Rick were our instructors and did a great job, actually the entire process from the reservation, to check in and our beginner SUP (Stand Up Paddle board) lesson was effortless. Since we had a larger group (six ranging in age from 12 to way more than 12) we made a reservation ahead of time, and gave a deposit. The weather was iffy so we adjusted the day with zero hassle.

If you are a worry wart, look at YouTube to get some background on how to paddle board, but it really is quite easy, any canoe or kayak experience helps with the steering. Keep an eye on the weather, ours was great because it was a calm day, if its too rough you may want to postpone.

On the day of our lesson, we checked in at the shop and then went to the end of Pearl Street where we were going to take the lesson (they bring you the boards and get them in the water, again effortless). You start on land with sizing the paddles and basic instructions. You then get in the water (a very enclosed area) to test out paddling first on your knees and then standing. Then you go to the bay, it was beautiful.

We always had Rick or Ken nearby and had no problem. Yes there was a little falling involved, but very little and it was part of the fun. We saw turtles and sea birds, sailboats and the paddle board yoga folks standing on their heads (maybe next time). The whole thing is 2 hours.

If you've ever thought "maybe I should try it", go for it. Enjoy.

Visited August 2014
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Skillman, New Jersey
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“Fun for the entire family”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

Ken and his staff do a great job. They cater to both experienced as well as new paddle boarders. We've been paddling with South End for a number of years and all tours start with a safety and instruction talk followed by time to allow everyone to get comfortable paddling on the water. Our tours have always had multiple staff with one member in the back to assist the younger or newer paddle boarder and always staff up front for those who are bit more adventurous. During the tour they point out local wildlife and allow time for everyone to take in the scenery. We've been recommending South End to friends and family and continue to do so.

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Skillman
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“Excellent instructors, great way to see the bay. ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

Ken and his crew do a great job. This was our third year going out with them for a SUP tour of the bay. Everyone in our group had an awesome time and even managed to learn a bit more about wildlife in and around the bay.

There were 13 in our group - 5 "adults" and 8 kids (ages 8-13). Some of us are fairly avid paddle boarders while others were trying it for the first time.

The instructors are great and definitely adhere to safety first. Tour always begins with a review of the basics from shore - proper technique, standing up, maneuvering, etc. Then into the water to practice before heading out on an adventure. Guides lead and take up the rear to ensure everyone is monitored and moving along. This is great because it allows those that are more comfortable to proceed at a faster pace while younger kids or others starting out to find their groove.

If your looking for a great way to spend time on the water with family and friends, maybe learn a little something and get a bit of exercise - go visit the folks at South End Surf 'N Paddle.

We'll certainly be back.

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