Join KIALOA PADDLES brand ambassador and  STARBOARD SUP NORTH AMERICA TEAM RIDER Evelyn O'Doherty to experience the joy and freedom of stand up paddling on Long Island! 

One Great Teacher!

Bringing people together from all over to talk about stroke, equipment choices, and just plain FUN, Evelyn is a dedicated waterwoman who's passion for stand up paddling has created new lifestyles for countless people across Long Island. From beginners to advanced, flat water to ocean surf, Evelyn's skill as a teacher is renowned throughout the Northeast and her laughter and stoke inspires others to take a chance to better themselves.  Take a look at the reviews from happy clients below!

Offering private and group instruction, specializing in stroke & paddle clinics from beginner to advanced, race training and SUP surfing.  Private SUP excursions, team building activities, SUP & Yoga retreats and so much more.  Design YOUR adventure today!

See her feature in The Nature Conservancy's mini-series on water quality on Long Island HERE:
Our Island, Our Water, Our Future


Certified SUP instructor:
* World Paddle Association (Level 2)
* The International Surfing Association (Level 2-3)

CPR/FIRST AID certified

200-Hour Yoga Alliance Yoga teacher certified

TRX Functional Movement certified

Key Leader  in the coordination of several Hamptons' water-based charity events including the Montauk Rell Sunn Surf Contest, Hamptons Paddle for Pink, Paddle for the Bays and SUP Race for Ocean Rescue.

Available for private & group instruction.

$250 for an 1 1/2 hour lesson with equipment, $75 for each additional participant.  Includes detailed expert instruction for for stroke efficiency, SUP Surfing and/or Racing,  equipment and a guided tour of the waterway of your choice.

Group lessons for 3 or more start at $95pp.


June 23 (Saturday) @ 10AM: Accabonac Harbor Paddle & Clean Up, East Hampton
Meet at the end of Landing Lane in Springs (off Old Stone Hwy) @ 10AM for a paddle clinic, discussion and spring paddle on Accabonac Harbor. Co-hosted by the Accabonac Protection Committee and Surfrider Eastern Long Island. We will tour the gorgeous waters of Accabonac, enjoy the sunshine and collect any trash we along the way.  Enjoy what you love and protect our environment. All Non-paddlers are welcomed (and appreciated!) to participate in a beach clean up along Louse Point beach.  $10 Suggested Donation.  All proceeds go to Eastern Long Island Surfrider's Clean Water Task Force to protect our precious  waters!

June 29 (Friday) @4PM: Paddle Stroke clinic at the Kayak Centre of R.I.
Join Evelyn for a paddle clinic on stroke efficiency and race technique on Friday at 4PM. Clinic includes discussion of paddle blades, body mechanics/awareness and race stroke technique to improve your game! Sponsored by Kialoa & Clif Bar. Treats for ALL.

June 30 (Saturday) @ 10AM:  Open Water Sup clinic at Kayak Centre of R.I.
Join Evelyn for experience and knowledge about how to read, navigate and come home safely from an open water excursion.  Learn how to prepare for safety, read the wind & water for safe passage and ride the bumps.  All levels accepted.  Sign up in advance.

TO SIGN UP for this series at the Kayak Centre of Rhode Island or a singular clinic, you can sign up online HERE.  Or give the shop a shout at:  401-295-4400

STAY TUNED:  Evelyn will be offering SUP Certifications through the WPA this summer throughout the North East.  She is a WPA Level 2 instructor and able to offer Level 1 flat water certifications and water safety courses.  If you're going to be on the water this summer, these courses are for EVERYONE.  Learn how to rescue a paddler in distress, optimize your own safety, learn appropriate paddle techniques in order to teach and so much more.  Aloha.

"Training with Evelyn really made a difference in not only my races, but in my spirit.  She shares her knowledge, pushes you beyond what you thought you could do, and keeps you motivated to show up again.  Her coaching is some of the finest you will get on the East Coast.  And with the goals I have set for the upcoming year, I can’t wait to work with her again.  Whether it’s yoga, TRX, surfing or paddling, Evelyn’s coaching and teaching will get you to a better version of yourself."  -- Roxane Robinson, SUP Racer

"I have been lucky to have been introduced to Evelyn and spend time training with her this fall. I immediately felt a great connection to Evelyn as we share a love for this sport and a true passion for the water.

Evelyn has her own special brand of magic as a trainer, her great understanding of technique and application of it, her extensive knowledge  in equipment,   and  the workings of muscle groups in relation to paddling ,  along with her inspiring kindness make her quite a dynamic force! 

Most importantly,  Evelyn has the ability to" see right through you" with a knowing of how to develop you. Evelyn is true teacher at heart and her love for teaching her students is very apparent.  I have great respect and appreciation for Evelyn and all that she is and all that she has done for this sport. Evelyn is someone who can help you reach your full potential."  -- Maureen R.

"Evelyn O'Doherty is a woman of many talents. She is highly skilled as a  yoga & meditation teacher, and a surfing and SUP instructor. Most of all she is a woman with a huge open heart. This combination of heart and skill enables her students to take their own steps towards empowerment. Being coached for my first SUP race by Ev has taken me to a new level. I'm finally paddling in the ocean and attempting to ride small waves!"   --Roey Ficaro LCSW, RYT 

Contact Me:  
Evelyn O'Doherty 
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