Frequently Asked Questions on
SUP

What is SUP?

The abbreviation for and cool way to say stand up paddle boarding

Where do I meet Aqua Om for my class or rental?

Unless otherwise stated we typically launch from the Old Church Rd parking lot at Blue Marsh Lake. Coming from Reading you will head North on Route 183 and turn left on Old Church Road. Parking lot is located on your left hand side. Look for a trailer with paddle boards and you found us!

What happens if rain is forecasted the day I am scheduled to paddle board?

Safety is our priority. In the event of inclement weather a decision to cancel will be made by Aqua Om at least an hour in advance. Events and classes will be rescheduled for a future date. You may choose to attend the same event or use your credit towards a different service. Credits must be used by October 2, 2021

What if I need to cancel my reservations?

Reservations must be cancelled 48 hours in advance to receive a refund. Cancellations received less than 48 hours in advance will receive a credit.

What equipment is provided by Aqua Om?

Equipment provided by Aqua Om is SUP, paddle, pfd and whistle. If you have your own pfd we recommend bringing it to ensure proper fit.​

Do I have to wear a pfd?

We recommend wearing your pfd at all times. May 1 through October 31st a pfd can be secured on the board. November 1 through April 30th a pdf must be worn. Children the age of 12 and under must wear a pfd at all times.

What is the age minimum for children?

Children may ride on an adult’s board for free. Please call before booking a reservation for children under the age of 10.

Can I participate in classes if I have my own board?

Yes! You can bring your own board to all Aqua Om events. Please contact us to book events using your own board.

Can I bring my dog paddle boarding?

Yes! We love SUP Pups. We allow dogs during rentals and community paddles. Please contact us prior to booking if you want to bring your dog on board.

Will I fall paddle boarding?

SUP is a water sport and there is always a chance you may fall in and get wet. The boards we use for rentals and classes are extremely stable and designed for beginners. All beginners will receive an on-land demonstration prior to getting on the board in the water.

What time should I arrive

Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time. Classes leave the shore promptly at start time. Refunds are not given for late arrivals or missed classes.

Do I need to have prior SUP or Yoga experience to take a class?

No, our classes are designed to be beginner friendly. Modifications and pose adaptions will be offered throughout all classes.

What do I need to bring/wear to paddle board?

You do not need to wear a bathing suit when paddle boarding or practicing SUP Yoga. Wear anything that is loose fitting, comfortable and keep in mind it may get wet. Bringing a dry set of clothing for afterwards is highly recommended. Most will wear knee length yoga pants or shorts and a tee/tank top. Please keep in mind that you should not bring anything valuable out on the board with you, sunglasses and cell phones do not float! There are straps on the board that can hold down a thermos should you choose to bring one. It is also recommended that you bring a towel, sunscreen and bug spray.

What if I can’t stand up on the board?

Many people find that standing up on a paddle board is much easier than they thought. However, you may enjoy staying on your knees and that is fine too. Even SUP Yoga classes can be modified so you do not have to stand if you do not feel comfortable.