I contacted Maria ahead of time to see if it would really be feasible for us to try SUP surfing. She was very affirming and explained that we’d work on skills first, then go out to a beach. So we met offsite, practiced balance and discussed falling, safety, reading the ocean. Then we headed to a nice cove and had our first experience getting upright! Maria and Jake were really patient and encouraging, helped analyze where we were struggling and even held tail stable and had me close my eyes to work at just feeling the ocean. Would do again!!