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.


SUP school

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
  • safety
  • 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!

Schedule a class


29 September-6 October, 2018

Chill, chat, swim, sip, SUP, dream

Take advantage of an end-of-season to opportunity to unwind and refresh yourself at a gorgeous 5-bedroom/5-bath villa nestled on a private bay in Doli, Croatia between the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, Dubrovnik, and Dalmatia’s best-loved wine region, Pelješac. Treat yourself to daily dips in the sea, learn how to Stand UP Paddle, or simply lounge by the pool with a good book. Follow up with a sauna or hot tub.

This is your chance to relax and renew and/or play and discover while the crowds thin out in Croatia. Come with friends or meet new ones. A perfect vacation destination for a girlfriend getaway, watersport enthusiasts, divers, triahletes, yoginis, writers, readers, wine enthusiasts, Game of Thrones or Star Wars fans.

We have four rooms available at $600 USD (3,900 kuna / 525 €) per room. A 30% non-refundable deposit required via cash or PayPal (USD only). Please note: max two occupants per room with a shared bed.

  • Amenities
  • FREE 90 minute Stand Up Paddle Lesson
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Parking
  • Sauna
  • Sea view from each room
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Not included in price
  • SUP board rentals
  • Food
  • Option of one group meal per day (TBD based on demand)
  • Organized trips to Dubrovnik and or/wine tasting on Pelješac
  • Transportation to and from the villa
Contact us to Reserve a room


“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.


PSUPA Instructor

Enjoying a cold winter paddle in Sausalito, California

Professional Stand Up Paddle Association


Chief Merriment Officer

Enjoying a calm day on the Harbour at Manly Beach, NSW


  • +385 92 365 8985

  • alohadalmatia@gmail[dot]com


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