THE PADDLE COACH | Choose your paddling adventure....
Stand up paddleboarding (SUP), dragon boat and fitness experts servicing the GTA including Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington and Toronto


PADDLE COACH Outrigger instructor Del DaSilva comes with over 20 years experience in both outrigger canoe and dragon boat racing and coaching and offers lessons to both the beginner and advanced paddler alike. Whether your goals are outrigger canoe specific or you are using OC to cross-train for dragon boat, he's got you covered! Improve your stroke technique, your skills in bigger water, learn how to fly the ama with confidence, or even learn how to start catching waves! Lessons are always tailored to meet the participants needs and goals. Pre-purchase your lesson below, then we will contact you to set up your lesson day, time and location! 


One-on-One $85 + HST 
Group of 2 $60pp + HST
Group of 3 $55pp + HST
Group of 4+ $50pp + HST

One-on-One $135 + HST
Group of 2 $90pp + HST
Group of 3 $80pp + HST
Group of 4+ $75pp + HST

NOTE: We also offer 1.5 hour sessions. Rates are $115, $80pp, $70pp and $65pp + HST for groups of 1, 2 3 and 4 respectively. 

Equipment | Cost does not include the use of equipment. Equipment is available for rent.
Location | Lessons are hosted at Sunnyside Paddling Club in Toronto or on Lake Simcoe in Barrie, ON.


This program is designed to help the competitive outrigger canoe and dragon boat paddler bring their skills, paddling technique and fitness up to the next level! Each session is 1.5 hours and is fully coached by head OC coach and Molokai2Oahu finisher Del DaSilva. Each evening will offer a properly structured workout, technical feedback and the opportunity for OC skills improvements. What skills can you anticipate working on? catching and riding waves, paddling on your non-ama side (and still getting your weight on the paddle) flying the ama, comfort in rougher water, handling windy conditions are just a few things Del will be working on with you!

Tuesdays in May - October 

​6:30-8pm May, June, July
6-7:30pm August, September 

Sunnyside Paddling Club, Toronto, ON. MAP

​$30/session (package rate). Does not include use of equipment.

1. Memberships are only valid for the month of purchase and are not transferable between months.
2. If we need to cancel due to inclement weather, while we cannot promise a makeup sessions, we will do our very best to offer a makeup class.
Call or Text 416-877-2104
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Why not train and explore at the same time!

Let's take those longer weekend training sessions and add a healthy dose of adventure by exploring some of the stunning waterways and transitional canoe routes that Ontario has to offer! All of these trips will be no more than 3 hours outside of Toronto (some as close as 1.5) and will be WELL worth the trip! You will be provided with guidance on nutrition, route, wind/weather, proper layering and even accommodation options for those that want to make a weekend out of it. On top of that, you will of course have full on-water coaching. We hope to offer these 1-2X per month all summer long so check back often and check the details below to see what day trips are coming up next!


Giant Tomb Island - Georgian Bay June 26, 2021. 
Franklin Island - Georgian Bay July 24, 2021. 

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IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are not yet a member of the Sunnyside Paddling Club, you will need to become a member prior to the start of the program. Becoming a member requires only a nominal facility user fee. 
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