My wife and I did the moonlight paddle. We were late to show up, but the staff did not get mad or treat us differently. They caught is up to speed with what was going on . They were more than friendly the whole time.
If you can get to one of Evergreen Outfitter's Demo Days...get there! I had so much fun trying stand-up paddle boarding for the very first time. The staff was so patient with me as I learned, and answered every question I asked. You are going to love their team!