Our coaches have many years of educating and training athletes and enthusiasts of all ages and ability levels. Our unique curriculum is efficient, fun, makes learning easy and guarantees results! Even though we coach at a high level, we love working with and teaching beginners! We will go anywhere to bring our SUP School and Board Demos to your location.

All of us at Vermont Stand Up Paddle have one thing in common. We love to paddle! Our staff has years of experience paddling many condition including races, SUP YOGA, and more!

world paddle association logoVermont Ski and Sport SUP School director, Jonathan Bischof, is World Paddle Association certified as a paddleboard coach. He continues to seek coaching and advice from some of the best paddlers in the world including Danny Ching, Travis Grant, and Former Olympian Terry Kent. This ensures our curriculum constantly improves and evolves to include the best techniques.

Whether you are a beginner stand up paddle boarder looking to improve, a beginner SUP racer looking to enter your first race, or a YOGI wanting to find your center out on the water, our instructors has the expertise and patience to ensure a fun and exciting learning environment.

beginner and intermediate stand up paddle boarding
Our beginner stand up paddle board racing program is the first of its kind in Vermont and New England. Combining over 30 years of water sports education, we will take a customized approach to your learning experience. We will bring our fun and educational clinics to you wherever you are. As teachers we spend countless hours improving our own technique and learning from the best paddlers in the world. Every paddler has the potential to have more fun, get more fit, and paddle faster with a sup-sational coach like Jonathan!

  • Paddle Stroke Mechanics
  • Board Handling and Footwork Skills
  • Practicing Safe SUP
  • Buoy and Pivot Turns
  • Water Condition/Weather Analysis

As director, Jonathan has earned several teaching certifications including FMS, NSCA, and RKC. He also has worked his way up Stand Up Paddle board racing across New England, competing and sharing the podium with some of the best.

recreational stand up paddleboard lessons
You will learn techniques ranging from board handling, to proper paddle stroke. The goal of our recreational clinics are to have fun! We'll bring our brand of fun and exciting coaching anywhere in the U.S. so you can experience some of the best paddleboard teaching available.

stand up paddle yoga lessons
We've partnered with some of the BEST yoga teachers in Vermont to bring you a top of the line stand up paddle yoga experience. Our team will ensure you not only experience yoga bliss out on the water, but your clinic will include a hearty dose of stand up paddle basics. Stand Up Paddle yoga is a fun, sexy, and athletic way to get fit while exploring the outdoors. There is no need for a gym to get your body feeling good when you’re an avid stand up paddle boarder!

group and team building clinics
Nothing brings the team together like a beach day (or weekend) out on the water! We can bring our SUP SCHOOL to you! The team building experience will be composed of fun races, exciting games, and technique improvement. No matter what the size of your company is, our group SUP team building events brings your office and company people together. This team building experience will be composed of techniques games and fun races thats ensured to promote camaraderie, unity. talk about a way where you must develop great communication and team work. 

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All photos courtesy Red Paddle Co and Riviera Paddle Surf.