Stand Up Paddle instruction in and around Split, Croatia
Hawaiian sport. California attitude. Beautiful Adriatic sea.
Aloha Dalmatia offers one-on-one and small-group Stand Up Paddle (SUP) lessons by a certified instructor. We also arrange SUP excursion packages—from one location/one day road trips to multi-island, weeklong sailing experiences.
Learn how to walk on water. Be safe. Build confidence. Have fun. Aloha Dalmatia offers one-on-one and small-group Stand Up Paddle (SUP) lessons by a PSUPA certified instructor.
We believe in empowering our students with enough knowledge and tips to transform a good SUP experience into a great one whether it’s an individual or in a small group.
Aloha Dalmatia SUP school FAQs
What will I learn?
Our Intro class runs approximately 90 minutes and are held in English (Croatian available by request) and covers the following basics:
intro to SUP equipment
paddle stroke techniques
board dynamics (posture, where to stand balancing tips)
turning and stopping the board
How much is a class?
Individual: 45 €
2 students: 80 € total
3 students: 105 € total + board rental
4 students (max): 125 € total + board rental
Do I need to know how to swim?
Yes, da, si, ja, etc. YOU are 100% responsible for your safety!
“What is that guy on the surfboard doing??”In 2008 Lucija (California) and Samir (Sarajevo) became fascinated watching surfers with paddles while visiting Kahalu’u Bay on The Big Island of Hawaii and returned two years later to learn the flat-water version.
Years later, in 2015, Lucija earned a Flatwater Level 1 Instructor’s certification from The Professional Stand Up Paddle Association (PSUPA)—she is the first in Croatia—and is known to share her “stoke” for SUP.
Before relocating to Croatia, Lucija and Samir were involved in the Northern California SUP community for many years enjoying local bays, lakes, and rivers. They’ve also paddled on The Big Island of Hawaii, Maui, Mexico, Sydney, and Fiji and believe the Adriatic Sea offers a magical SUP experience.