She shows you everything you need to know. A good place to learn to paddleboard on St. John is Maho Beach, it is realatively calm and protected from the wind. Make sure you check the wind forecast here. A good day is a day to learn to paddleboard is a day with wind less than 15knots. You are usually protected within the bay and the wind will usually bring you back to shore. Make sure you paddle into the wind first, then you can take the wind to get back. If the wind gets too strong, paddle on your knees, which will make it much easier.