• GIRLS ON BOARDS

    A REGISTERED NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION EMPOWERING GIRLS AND WOMEN TO LOVE THEIR BODIES, TRUST THEIR CORE AND FEEL THEIR POWER USING IMMERSIVE RECREATION EXPERIENCES AND VULNERABLE CONVERSATIONS.

     

    Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Skateboarding, Surfing

    & Snowboarding Experiences for Youth Ages 8-18.

     

    Free youth events are funded by our "Pay-it-Forward" SUP Tours & Lessons open to the public. Thank you for your support!

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  • PROGRAMS & EVENTS ON OFFER

    We aim to create empowerment through adventures and courage through embodiment experiences.

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    Halifax NorthWest Arm Stand Up Paddleboarding

    Thursday evenings this summer! 6-8pm

    Join us for a beautiful 2 hour paddle along Halifax's Northwest Arm.

    Departure from Saint Mary's Boat Club.

     

    - Open Paddles (Anyone ages 8+)

    - Mother/Daughter Paddle

    - Youth (Ages 8-18) Paddle

    - Private Group SUP Experience (For groups up to 12)

    - Skills Focus Session (Beginners-Intermediate Paddlers looking to progress skills)

     

    No previous SUP experience is necessary! All equipment included, you just have to show up! We'll catch beautiful golden hour & sunset light, and learn lots from our Paddle Canada certified SUP Instructors.

    BOOK NOW

    Learn-to-Skateboard Sessions

    A fun opportunity for youth to learn basic skate skills + safety, and gain confidence!

    STAY TUNED FOR MORE 2024 DATES

    All necessary equipment can be provided, all you have to do is show up!

    Wear flat-soled shoes, if possible!

    Girls/youth ages 8+

    Reach out for private session bookings!

    Programs can run indoors, in skateparks, or in tennis courts/large flat paved areas.

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    Bring Your Own Board (BYOB) HRM Paddles

    Friday evenings + Sunday mornings. Various HRM locations.

    JUNE 1ST FULL DAY OF PADDLES - BOARDS AVAILABLE FOR 1HR SESSIONS!

     

    BYOB PADDLE DATES:

    July 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21

    Aug 9, 11, 23, 25

     

    Fun, easy-going SUP sessions led by Girls on Boards Instructor Sam. For anyone with a SUP looking for community, help with technique, or general confidence out on the water, these are the paddles for you! For anyones ages 8+

    Email samantha.stegen@gmail.com to regsiter.

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    Learn-to-Surf Sessions - Free!

    Proudly made possible by funding from Canadian Tire Jumpstart & in partnership with East Coast Surf School

    A 1 hour surf lesson with instructors from East Coast Surf School at Lawrencetown Beach + Girls on Boards support!

     

    FOR GIRLS+ AGES 12-18 YEARS OLD.

    Transportation to and from the beach available upon request! Email/message us.

     

    Wetsuit and board rental included and can be kept for the day post-lesson!

    No previous surf experience necessary.

     

    ** SPOTS LIMITED & IN DEMAND. IF YOU REGISTER, PLEASE SHOW UP **

  • OUR MISSION

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    EMPOWERING GIRLS AND WOMEN TO LOVE THEIR BODIES, TRUST THEIR CORE

    AND LEAD THE WAY.

     

    We currently offer sponsored body positive stand up paddle boarding, skateboarding and snowboarding trips for female identifying youth ages 8-18.

     

     

     

    Have Fun + Pay it Forward

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    Help Girls on Boards sponsor more youth experiences.

     

    Your donations go directly to costs associated with our girls & teen programs. Every dollar counts!

  • JOIN OUR LEADERS TEAM

    WE NEED INSPIRED WOMEN TO BECOME GIRLS ON BOARDS LEADERS!

     

    • Do you have a deep passion for empowering girls to love their bodies and lead the way?
    • Have you had your own journey in learning to love your body and choose yourself and now you're ready to share it?
    • How does joining a team of women, becoming certified to guide stand up paddle boarding, surf, snowboard, and/or skateboard sessions and lead empowering conversations with youth sound to you?

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  • GOT QUESTIONS?

    WE'VE GOT ANSWERS.

    MAIN OFFICE - HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA
    6138542266
  • Our Sponsors

    Shoutout to the great organizations that help us make things happen!

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  • LET'S MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

  • Book a Stand Up Paddle Experience with Us

    New Dates Added June 2020 for this summer! All events will be following COVID-19 Safe Protocols

  • PRIVATE SUP TOURS

    All our private tours help sponsor the costs of our Girls on Boards Sponsored teen tours!

     

    Enjoy a fun, connecting 2hr Stand Up Paddle Boarding excursion & Support a Great Cause.

     

    Our Stand Up Paddle Boarding excursions have space for up to 6/12 people, a private/corporate event includes providing all boards and safety equipment, PFD's and a trained SUP guide. In addition we can offer an intro to SUP yoga, sunset tours or a beach bonfire to round out your evening.

     

    Send an inquiry here to find out more.

  • The South Shore Project

    We're hoping to fundraise and be able to open a full Girls on Boards HUB on the South Shore in 2021! We are looking for local sponsors and groups to help us fundraise so we can get a local set of paddle boards and trained leaders to be able to offer this recreation empowerment program in the South Shore area in a greater capacity for summer 2021! Help us reach our fundraising goal of $25,000 to fully fund two Certified & Insured Paddle Canada SUP Instructors with Girls On Boards leadership certification and full equipment for six to twelve participants. All contributions are appreciated, let's do this!

  • SPONSORED GIRLS SUP EXPERIENCES

    We offer sponsored 2-hour standup paddle boarding experiences for groups of up to 12 girls ages 8-12 or 13-18.

     

    These paddles are for all levels, no SUP experience needed although you are required to have the ability to swim.

     

    We aren't just going to be paddle boarding, we're going to be talking about confidence, body love and following your dreams

     

  • Sponsor a Teen, Let's make this happen together

  • WOMEN'S SUP RETREATS

     

    All of our private paddle boarding retreats are not only designed to create an atmosphere of growth and community, but they also sponsor our teen retreats.

     

    Conversations will surround confidence in your body, life, relationships and work.

     

    Book a private group retreat = sponsor a teen retreat.

    View our Upcoming Women's Retreats or Submit a quick request here for info on booking a private or corporate group.

  • COME ON ONE OF OUR WOMEN'S SUP ADVENTURES

    March 28 - April 4, 2020 . Belize Island to Island, Lodge to Lodge EPIC SUP Journey

    Learn More: http://www.girlsonboards.co/women-s-adventures

    Cost $2350: There's payment options available!

    Reach out to our agent at Island Adventures

    Lesley 1-800-667-1630, lesley@islandexpeditions.net - Space is limited

  • Teen Snowboarding Program