My first SUP lesson was in Hawaii, just off Waikiki Beach. The conditions were perfect. We all had fun and our instructor was a great SUPsurfer, but he didn't have the teaching skills to help us learn what WE needed as beginners. He didn't even have a plan on what to teach.
So when I set up our classes, I made sure that our initial lesson would teach specific SUP skills so you'll progress at the best pace, no matter what level you're starting at.