Q: How will COVID-19 effect the 2020 paddle board season?
A: We will be implementing new rules this season to keep both our students and our instructors safe:
1. Everyone who attends class must wear a mask both before and after class. Once we are out on the water, you may take your mask off.
2. There will be cones along our walkway spaced 6 feet apart. Please wait at the cone until the person before you begins to move up. Once your instructor checks you in, please stand in front of your paddle board until class begins.
3. We will not be having a wagon this year to place your belongings in. Please keep all belongings in your car. There will be dry bags on each board this year for your keys/phones.
4. After every class, all the equipment will be sprayed with an eco-friendly disinfectant spray.
5. Class sizes this year will be maxed out at 8 participants. If you show up without signing up, even with your own board, we will not be able to accomodate you.
6. 24 hours before class, you will be emailed an electronic waiver. Even if you've signed a paper waiver in the past, please sign the electronic waiver as well.
Thank you so much for being so understanding with these new rules and guidelines!
Q: Cancellation Policy
A: Standup and Flow has a 24-hour cancellation policy. If you cancel after the 24 hour window before class, you will lose the class and will not receive a refund.
If the class is canceled because of weather conditions, you will either be able to reschedule or receive a full refund.
Q: I CANNOT SWIM. Can I still take classes or rent from Standup and Flow?
A: Unfortunately, no. For liability reasons and for your own safety, we do not allow anyone who cannot swim out on the water.
Q: Where do we go? Where do I park?
A: We meet on the beach at Lindy’s Landing in Wauconda, IL. Their address is 115 Park Street, Wauconda, IL. You can park in their parking lot or if you come during a busy time, free valet will be available. Once you’re parked, look towards the right side of the building for a Standup and Flow sign pointing you where to go. Follow the sidewalk and you’ll find us on the beach!
Q: How early should we arrive?
A: We are there at least 30-45 minutes before class. We recommend getting there AT LEAST 15 minutes before the class or rental start time. This give you enough time to check-in, go to the bathroom, put on sunscreen, etc. Classes start promptly at their scheduled start time. If you’re not there on time, we might launch without you.
Q: I would like to bring my children, is there an age limit?
A: Anyone 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Everyone 18 years or younger, must have an adult present to sign their waiver. There is no age limit to the yoga classes as long as the child can stay quiet and respectful to the other students. If any children become a safety issue or are disruptive to the rest of the class, you may be asked to paddle back in.
Q: Is there a bathroom? An area to change?
A: Yes! All Standup and Flow students have access to Lindy’s bathrooms. You can use the bathrooms to change in as well.
Q: What should I bring?
A: Wear whatever you feel most comfortable in as long as the fabric is moisture wicking. This could be a bathing suit, shorts, tank top, t-shirt, leggings, etc. Bring sunglasses but leave your expensive ones at home…if you fall in, your glasses might follow. Also bring sunscreen, a water bottle, a towel, and a change of clothes.
Q: I’ve never done yoga or paddled before. Should I even come to class?
A: Of course! That’s why we’re here. If you’re looking to just learn how to paddle, our Basic Paddle Lessons are designed for beginners to learn all of the paddle boarding basics. In terms of the yoga class, we’ve had plenty of students come without yoga or paddling experience and do great. If you’re nervous about it though but would still like to take a yoga class, then we do recommend taking the Basic Paddle Lesson first to acclimate yourself with a paddle board.
Q: Is there a weight limit to the boards?
A: Yes. Our boards are designed to support up to 250 pounds.
Q: Will pictures be taken?
Absolutely! Part of your class payment includes at least 1 free picture. Your pictures will be up within a week of your class. Click this link to head over to our Flickr page: Download Photos Here
Q: I bought a 4-class pack, can my friends/family use one of those classes?
Unfortunately, no. A 4-class pack can only be used by the person who purchased the package. After you have purchased the package, please be aware that you are not signed up for classes. You must sign-up for each individual class separately.
Q: What else is there to do in Wauconda?
A: Lots! First, we of course recommend having lunch at Lindy’s Landing after your class/rental! You can eat on the beach, the patio, or indoors! If you’re looking for more to do, we are steps away from Wauconda’s main downtown area. There you have an amazing coffee shop, chocolate shop, small boutiques, bakeries, restaurants, and more!