Stand up paddle boarding, or SUP, is a traditional Hawaiian sport that promotes balance and core strength.  Stand Up Paddleboards are versatile and can be used on calm waters or when there are waves to catch; perfect for surfing or cruising the open ocean, waterways, Intracoastal, and mangroves.  Whether you want to get a great workout, paddle the flat water, or try catching waves, we can get you moving on a stand up paddle board.  Call us today to reserve SUP lessons with one of our experienced sup instructors. We also offer surf, skate, and skim board lessons.


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A private lesson is the perfect way to learn how to paddleboard! With hands-on, one-on one training, our professional instructors ensures teach you the fundamentals of paddleboarding so that you have a solid grasp of board handling, standing up, paddling and controling the board. Most lessons are organized in two parts.

First you start off on the land with your instructor explaining the basics, including ocean safety, paddling and getting up on your board. Once the instructor feels confident with your abilities you'll hit the water and start paddling!

If you are experienced, we can skip the ground school and head right to the water. All lessons are tailored specifically for the customer, with a focus on ensuring you are having the most enjoyable experience both in and out of the water!

Lesson Time:  1.5 hours
Number of Students:  1
Price:  $90

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The more the merrier. If your group is planning on a surfing excursion, this package is perfect for you!  Get big discounts if you come in groups of 3 or more. Perfect for birthday parties, corporate team building, bachelor/bachelorette parties, school field trips, graduation parties, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, and more.

Lesson Time:  1.5 hours
2 Students:  $85 per student
3-6 Students:  $65 per student
7-12 Students:  $55 per student
13-24 Students:  $45 per student
25 or more Students:  $35 per student

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Our group paddleboarding clinics are designed for people that want a smaller group session than our free lesson program allows. Registration is encouraged to guarantee a spot. 

Saturdays, 9:30am - 11:00am

Cost: $30 per student

** Each class must have a minimum of 5 students to be held. **

or call us today to reserve a lesson with one of our experienced instructors.  (954) 427-4929


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We are happy to partner with Island Camps to offer camps, lessons, rentals, tours & private events


About Us

Kirk Cottrell started Island Camps in 1978 with one goal.  To take the surf hungry groms of the swell deprived Florida coast to find some real waves!  He organized surf trips to Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, South Africa, the Bahamas and more.  Creating unforgettable memories and relationships that would last a lifetime.

Decades later, Cottrell’s kids run Island Camps and are blessed to continue to share the stoke of not only surfing but skateboarding, stand up paddling and skimboarding to the South Florida area.

Our goal at Island Camps is to challenge individuals to get out of their comfort zone, face fears and have fun.  Our family of accredited and professional instructors are passionate and knowledgeable about what they teach and are excited to share their experiences.  Whether it’s sharing the rush that comes with catching your first wave or the feeling of flight when you drop in on a skate ramp for the first time.  We live for these moments.