Our paddleboard camp takes you from an absolute beginner to a self-sufficient paddler! Our camp allows you to become fully immersed in stand-up paddleboarding for a half-day with ACA Certified Instructors. The hands-on approach, coupled with amazing instructors, is the fastest way to learn to stand-up paddleboard. The paddleboard camp provides beginners with the skills, knowledge and gear they need to become self-sufficient stand-up paddlers in a fun-filled half-day course.


Required Ability

No previous skills necessary. Must be able to swim.


Goals of the Camp

The ultimate goal of our paddleboard camp is for you to become a stand-up paddleboarder with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills. In order to get you there, we’ve developed a thorough, and fun, curriculum that will make you a safe, self-sufficient paddler. Self-sufficiency means that upon completion of the camp, graduates will be competent paddlers and confident in their paddling technique.


Student to Coach Ratio

The student to coach ratio for all paddleboard camps is 4 students to 1 instructor. This allows for maximum guidance on the water by a ACA Certified Instructor.


Camp Overview

The half-day paddleboard camps run from 9am-noon every day. Students are expected to check in at 8:30am every morning.


Your camp runs three hours a day and is taught by ACA Certified Instructors. Full immersion with these instructors means that you’ll leave with skills, knowledge and a plan that will allow you to quickly progress to the next level.


All stand-up paddleboards and equipment are supplied to students during the camp.

Cost:     $85


Time:     9am-noon each day

              Check-in at 8:30am


When:    Every day



Located within Southern Spears Surf Shop

6026 Seawall Blvd.

Corner Seawall/61st

Galveston,TX 77551


T: 409-744-2772


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Operating Hours:

Mon-Fri 10am - 6pm

Sat-Sun 9am - 6pm


If you have any questions for us, or if you have any feedback on your experience at the Galveston Paddleboard Center that you would like to share with us, please contact us below.