Improve your paddling skills with our American Canoe Association licensed instructors
Browse our catalog of classes below.
Are you looking explore inland waterways and slow moving rivers, gliding silently as you sneak up on herons and egrets in coastal marshes? Or perhaps you want to cover miles of open coast, packing enough gear for a multi-day island-hopping adventure? Or does taking on waves and crashing surf sound like your idea of fun? If any–or all of the above–sound appealing to you, our classes will help get you closer to your goals.
Whether you want to paddle for fitness or fun (or both), paddle-boarding is a fantastic way to get out on the water. Our SUP classes focus on the footwork, paddle strokes, and safety skills necessary to safely enjoy your SUP experience.
All courses come with a properly sized SUP, paddle, leash, and inflatable or inherently bouyant life jacket (depending on the nature of the program).
American Canoe Association
Instructor and Guide Certification
41 North offers American Canoe Assocation (ACA) instructor and trip leader certification programs in both kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. The ACA is the largest paddlesports organization in the United States and a proud partner of the US Olympic Canoe and Kayak teams.