Stand Up Paddle Classes

Learn to stand-up paddleboard—and advance your skills to the next level. The Kayak Foundation provides individual and small group classes as well as open paddle sessions for stand-up paddleboarding. We focus on safety, understanding the Harbor environment—and having fun on the water.

Most classes are in the Pier 4 embayment at Brooklyn Bridge Park, providing a protected and wide area to learn to paddle or improve your skills. Our instructors are experienced and effective in guiding students of all ages through basic strokes, paddling techniques and advanced skills development. Come prepared to have fun–check out our FAQs on what to wear and bring.

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SUP Core Strength

Are you ready to test your CORE strength? Squat, lunge, pushup, twist, turn and laugh your way through a one hour total body workout all while calling on your core strength to keep you on the SUP and out of the water!
Level: All Levels
Price: $40
Time: Sat. & Sun. 9am & 10:30am
Dates: See Calendar Below
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SUP ACA Level 1

This two hour class introduces you to the fantastic world of Standup Paddleboards. Learn the basics of board and paddle design, efficient paddling technique, launching and landing, body control and balance.
Level: Beginner / Intermediate
Price: $80
Time: Saturdays 12pm
Dates: See Calendar Below
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SUP ACA Level 2

Ready to improve your efficiency and tackle more advanced techniques? This is the class for you. This class will smooth out rough edges and heighten awareness of your board and your body. Depending upon conditions, the class may include a short trip.
Level: Intermediate
Price: $100
Time: Saturdays 12pm
Dates: See Calendar Below
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Private Instruction

BKG offers private instruction for individuals & small groups. Individual instruction rates range from $50 to $100/hour. Contact us at to schedule private instruction.

Open Paddles

Join us for a one-hour Open Stand-Up Paddle Session in the Pier 4 embayment. We start with an on-land orientation, and then enjoy time on the water on your standup paddleboard. Our instructor is available to provide small group instruction; more experienced paddleboarders can work on skills improvement and conditioning. For more information contact

Level: Beginner & Intermediate
Price: $40
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Address & Directions

We are located at One15 Brooklyn Marina, 159 Bridge Park Dr, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Whether you enter from Pier 6 located near Atlantic Avenue or Old Fulton Street, follow the path to the One15 Brooklyn Marina between piers 3 and 5. You’ll know it when you arrive: you’ll see the moored sailboats.

Nearby Transportation

There is indoor public parking at the One Brooklyn Bridge Park residential tower. Free parking in the neighborhood near the park is extremely limited and cannot be counted on, but you could try. We highly recommend taking public transportation, biking or walking to the park. BBP is accessible by subway (A/C to High Street, F to York Street or 2/3 to Clark Street train station) bus (nearest buses are the B25, B61, B63, B67) or arrive by East River Ferry or NY Water Taxi.


If biking is your preferred means of transportation then the Brooklyn Bridge Park is the perfect place for you. Whether you enter from the North or South Entrance of the park, there’s a bike path that will lead you to Pier 4.