Kayak Chicago is Chicago's leading paddle board outfitter, offering lessons, guided excurssions, paddle board rentals and the BIC One Design Race series.
Come out and surf the waves or enjoy the tranquility of gliding over flat water. Paddle boarding is a mix of surfing, kayaking and walking on water. Originating in Hawaii, paddle boarding has become one of the fastest growing sports for all waters of the world.
Let us teach you the basics, so you can get out on the water and enjoy a ride that can be done in all conditions on any body of water.
Intro to SUP
Our Introduction to SUP class teaches you everything you need to know to get started in the world of stand up paddle boarding. Our ACA (American Canoe Association) Certified SUP instructors will teach you the best techniques for balance, board control and paddle strokes. Giving you the knowlege and skills to have fun and be safe! $60 / person
Time to take it to the next level! You have the basics, and you have played on boards, now lets get into it! Paddling is all about technique, where you place the paddle and how you manuever it through the water means everything. We will help you tweek and refine your stokes, for more efficient paddling as well as learn new paddle strokes and skills. Draw strokes, board control, bracing, pivot turns and sprinting will make stand up paddling even more exciting and give you the ability to take it further. $60 / person
Yoga and Stand-up Paddle Boarding are the perfect compliment to each other. Whether you are a first-time paddler or seasoned athlete, practicing yoga on a Stand-up paddle board (SUP) will enhance your workout by developing balance, flexibility and achieve overall whole-body fitness. The paddleboard makes a perfect yoga mat, it's wide, stable and challenging - yet suitable for all levels. Try S.U.P Yoga and find a unique and fun way to get in shape. Beginners welcome.
Classes offered weekly at Kayak Chicago's Montrose Beach location. Includes all equipment and training. In each 1.5hr class you will learn proper stance, how to balance, turn, and paddle effortlessly on the water while unleashing your inner yogi. $50 / person
BIC One Design Race Series
Kayak Chicago is a proud partner with BIC sports in the BIC one design race series.
Challenge yourself with a beginer friendly race or put your skills to the test against other racers. Races are designed in a 10 minute sprint coarse. There is no prior race experienced needed.
Here's how it works. Each heat has 6 racers, all using the same race boards and paddles. Each racers challeges themselves to complete the coarse as fast as they can. The top two times of each heat, race the top two of each other heat, in a finals race for the gold.
Prizes, medals and a whole lot of fun!
Races take place every Sunday morning at 9am at Montrose Beach.
$20 / racer
After the race, watch and chear on others or take out one of our rental boards for another hour at no additional charge.