Your Instructor

Becky Harger has loved the water all her life and began participating in water sports as a youngster.  A new passion was born when she was introduced to Stand Up Paddling by her friend and mentor, Yancy Spencer III, who was one of the pioneers for Gulf Coast paddle boarding.  Stand Up Paddling is now one the fastest growing sports in the world.  

Becky is the first and presently only ACA certified Stand Up Paddle instructor in the Florida Panhandle.  ACA training and certification adds credibility to her instruction by giving her the skills to get her students paddling safely and with confidence, as well as a vehicle to pass on her love for the sport.

Water Warrior teaches individual and group stand up paddle boarding  lessons.  Although based in Pensacola Beach, Florida the company is fully mobile and currently teaches across the gulf coast.

Now in its fourth season Water Warrior was recently awarded a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor for consistently great reviews.  They have currently taught nearly 1000 people between the ages of 6-78 from all over the world!

Water Warrior has lots of options to learn to play safely on the water and see what’s beneath the surface  Join us and become a Water Warrior!

Warrior Love

The experience was awesome! Becky was phenomenal: First the on land lesson, next on the water… practice of the strokes needed to succeed. She truly breaks it down so you are paddling without even realizing that you have acquired a new skill. I recommend this experience to everyone who loves being on the water regardless of age! I had so much fun and fell in love with the sport. I enjoyed every minute!


Becky did a great job with my 15 and 14 year olds. My son has been SUP before but said he learned more with Water Warriors than in all his previous experiences combined. This is not just a recreational experience but also a real learning opportunity. We would definitely recommend


My daughter and her friend are SUP pros within the hour after Becky and Joe taught them proper techniques to paddle in order to move their boards in many different ways. Most importantly, they taught the girls to RESPECT the water at all times so that stand-up paddle boarding will be safe and fun for them.


Becky, thanks for the great time on the water this past weekend. I really scored some points with my wife for setting up the SUP lessons for our anniversary! Had a great time and your tips were very helpful – don’t think it will be long ‘til we are back out there!


I had such a great time learning to SUP with you!! I’m totally hooked and was excited to find there are rentals (and shops!) here in the Dallas area, including the marina right by my house! I’m already saving up for my own board and can’t wait for my visit next summer where I will join an excursion trip!Thanks again!