I think we had some idea of what to expect when we made arrangements to go paddleboarding for the first time. However, it was much more exciting than any of us anticipated. A storm was brewing, the wind was blowing and the water at Cherry Beach was pretty rough, but after we moved into a little cove, it was much smoother. It was difficult for me to keep my balance on the board at times, but my kids took to it like breathing. After you fall off once (or twice), the water begins to feel warm and welcome. The kids were jumping off just for fun. When you get the hang of it, it's a thrill! Sebastian was a very knowledgeable, helpful guide and made the first-time experience memorable.