After an amazing first-time class with SUP Girlz, John and I had the chance to try their night SUP class! After 4 or 5 times of scheduling the class in our calendars only to have it cancelled due to weather problems, we were really excited when Saturday night the weather finally cooperated with our schedules. We headed down early to ensure we were on time.
I wore running shorts & a long sleeve shirt. I tried out a Starboard board this time. I didn’t like it as much as the Tuga boards we were on last time. The Starboard boards were wider and every paddle turned the board substantially so I had to keep switching sides each stroke versus a few strokes each side on the Tugas.
Our instructor turned on the LED lights on the bottom of the boards and we headed out. The waves were a bit choppy and I actually didn’t have the best depth perception as the sky got darker so I stayed on my knees a bit before standing. The instructor said we’d be heading out towards Scarborough and just took off. I didn’t know if we were supposed to stay all together so I just tried to keep up. Once the waves died down a bit I felt more comfortable, stood up and enjoyed the peaceful feeling of being out on the water at night.
I had such a great time with Janna as our instructor in our first time class I definitely think that made a difference for this class. I felt like we were in a rush to get to one end of the beach and then back. I would’ve liked to go at my own pace and just explore the coves.
I think this class would’ve been best with a group of people you knew. I think it’s a great way to bond with friends and would definitely recommend putting it on the summer bucket list! I’m so glad I tried it but I think I’ll stick to daytime SUPing and SUP yoga!