-swim trunks; competitive style bikini; or boardshorts
-rash guard (to protect you from the sun)
-waterproof sunscreen (put on 30 minutes before the lesson to prevent the slip n’ slide effect on the board!)
-water for post session
*for the winter months (November – February), please bring a full wetsuit w/ booties! If you don’t have these, please call so we can arrange a suit for you!
LCRA River Report:
Click here to find your daily river report.
Weather: We have a saying in Texas – if you don’t like the weather, wait 5 minutes! *If it rains within 72 hours of your scheduled SUP Lesson, we will reschedule to a later time and date!
SUP History in Austin and Lady Bird Lake: Bringing Aloha from the shores of Hawaii to the waterways of Austin, Texas.
Kimery Duda, Founder and Executive Director, fished the banks of Lady Bird Lake with her father and brothers throughout the 70’s and 80’s. Little did she know that decades later, she would return to her stomping grounds on a surfboard then later – a Stand Up Paddleboard! Duda first started Stand Up Paddling on the North Shore, Oahu – taught by legend surfer and phenom SUP shaper, Blane Chambers – Founder of Paddle Surf Hawaii boards and the Blue Tent Crew in the spring of 2006 while she was working as an expedition surf guide. When the waves went flat on North Shore, Chambers invited Duda to check out SUP – on one of his most recently shaped SUP boards. After cruising Puaena Point for a few hours, Duda was instantly hooked. Upon her return to Austin, she began to SUP on Lady Bird Lake – earning the nickname “our lady of the lake” from the local fishermen. Duda was the first to introduce and share the stoke of SUP to Austin. The Expedition School is honored to offer Austin’s first Stand Up Paddle Program in and around the great water ways of our town. Proceeds benefit the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department, Surf and SUP Programming for the Texas School for the Deaf upper and middle school students, and our after school SUP program for the Texas School for the Deaf. Click here for footage.
Partners and Alliances of The School’s Programs:
Austin Parks Foundation
Keep Austin Beautiful
City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department
Academy of Surfing Instructors (ASI)
American Canoe Association
Magellan International School
St. Stephen’s Episcopal School
Surfrider Foundation, Central Texas and Coastal Bend Chapter
American Red Cross (ARC), Central Texas Chapter
American Heart Association (AHA)
The Boardhouse, Port Aransas
Texas Middle School and High School Mountain Bike League
Texas Surf Camps
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Texas School for the Deaf
Del Mar Surf Camp, Costa Rica
United States Canoeing Association (USCA)
Save our Springs
Whole Earth Provision Co.
*Check out the Trail Foundation’s new birding link! Help us keep a running tab on what you see while you are SUP’ing by reporting your finds to this website.
Interested in buying an SUP board and paddle?
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Aloha and Mahalo for your business!