McKinnon is at the forefront of the Stand-Up Paddle
Boarding technique and progression in
Taught by some of the most elite watermen in the
world, like Bonga Perkins, Rusty and Brian Keaulana,
and Dave Parmenter, Rocky has the knowledge and
experience to meet your training and performance
goals with this fulfilling sport. Whether for
training purposes or pushing the performance
envelope, Stand Up Paddle Boarding will win you
McKinnon is an accomplished and successful
professional surfer and surfboard shaper based
locally out of
His experience and knowledge of surfboard design
aids him to design state of the art Stand Up Paddle
Boards that strategically maneuver in flat water as
well as in the most challenging surf.
What is it?
Paddle Boarding is a water sport developed and
It involves paddling a large surfboard with an
extended paddle to propel forward movement. Stand Up
Paddle Boarding has been described as a combination
of paddling a canoe and surfing.
The wider-longer board
provides stability and flotation, while the paddle
is primarily used for propulsion purposes, as well
as maneuverability. And in many cases, the paddle
provides additional stability.
Paddle Boarding is a unique style of exercising that
is challenging, fun, and extremely rewarding. You
can improve your balance, strength, and
cardiovascular system with this exhilarating sport.
In recent years, big
wave surfers and elite watermen have resurrected
Stand Up Paddle Boarding for cross-training
This sport is a full
The sport requires you
to use your legs and abs for balance
your back, shoulders, chest, and abs for paddling.
Between the paddling,
standing, and surfing, Stand Up Paddle Boarding
tones and shapes your body while providing strength
training and overall muscle endurance.
complete body workout includes cardio-respiratory
Paddle Boarding lessons are geared and tailored for
both the individualís or groupís abilities. Each
class will be introduced to proper technique and
approach to the sport, exercises to strengthen
balance and body, and will close with a short to
medium distance paddle. Most lessons will be
harbors, depending on what the lesson plan requires
and/or at the request of the client.
Advance lessons will be conducted at various
Stand-Up Paddle Board friendly surf breaks depending
Shapes and Designs offers:
Professional lessons taught by Rocky McKinnon,
Private one on one or group lessons (up to 3 people)
hour to 2 hour lessons available
Customized lessons geared to reach specific goals
Choose from a Variety of Stand-Up Board sizes to fit
Package Deals available on request