This was a welcome surprise...I booked a SUP lesson through my hotel and didn't realize it was private. I know my hotel only books small group tours, but I was expecting at least a couple more people. Nope, just me! I've done the large group thing in the past, and with those types of tours, the ones struggling the most seem to get all of the attention. Is that fair? I don't think so! Here I got personalized attention from my guide Josh W the entire time. He has a very calm, relaxing presence and the time with him felt like being with an old friend. He went at my pace and knew when I was ready to try something more advanced. Because I was relaxed, I was able to pick up the technique pretty fast and just enjoy the scenery. I didn't worry too much about falling in the water, although it was kind of nice to fall in a couple times to cool off from the hot day :) The lesson gave me the confidence to try SUP on my own a couple days later. I had tons of fun and would tour with Josh and HPS again.