Go Further.   Go Faster.   Have More Fun.   SUP Bearfoot.

Take Your Paddling to the Next Level !

What we do

Instruction, Coaching, Adventures

Bearfoot Performance Paddling offers stand up paddleboarding (SUP) instruction, coaching and on-water adventures, to help you take your stand up paddling to the next level!

Run by Paddle Canada Instructor Trainer Neil Gilson, Bearfoot Performance Paddling focuses on core SUP skills development, river SUP, SUP touring and SUP instructor training!

Course Progressions

SUP Primer - Beginners Paddle board lessons

SUP Primer

Fundamentals

Core SUP Skills - Full Day

Fundamentals

Core SUP Skills - Weekly

Fundamentals

Wahines Weekend

Fundamentals

Fast Forward

Performance

Turn Turn Turn

Performance

Wind & Waves

Performance

SUP Fitness

Performance

Personal Coaching

Performance

River 1

River

River Play

River

Ultimate River School

River

Sturgeon Falls

River

SUP Touring Inland

Touring

River SUP Touring

Touring

Rockies SUP Vacation Touring

Touring

Ocean Eco SUP 101

Touring
Paddle Certification Authority Canada SUP River Lake Ocean
Responsible in Nature Canada Lakes Rivers Mountains Paddling

Basic & Flatwater

Instructors

River 1 & 2

Instructors

Instructor Apprenticing

Instructors

Maintenance Clinic

Instructors

Featured Courses


Core SUP Skills

5 week course     Read More
A solid set of core stand up paddling skills is the foundation for all of your paddling adventures. Foot-work, draws, sweeps and pivot turns, bracing, paddling in wind and waves, and an efficient forward stroke...

River 1

White Water Basics     Read More
From river floatin’ to touring, to running whitewater, to river surfing - stand up paddling on our wild and scenic rivers is simply an amazing way to get outside! Get the skills...

Flatwater Instructor

Basic and Advanced     Read More
The Basic SUP instructor course. The entry point into the Paddle Canada instructor program. Successful instructor candidates are certified to conduct basic SUP skills courses and teach SUP on protected waters...

Our Partners and Friends

So... what’s your next SUP adventure?

Get in touch with us and we’ll get you started in the right direction!