Stand up paddle boarding or SUP, is a surface water sport, a variant of surfing where the SUPer uses a paddle to move through the water while standing on various size boards. Stand up paddle boarding is derived from its Polynesian roots. The Hawaiian translation is Ku Hoe He’e Nalu; to stand, to paddle, to surf, a wave.
Stand up paddle boarding promotes balance, strength and general fitness. It provides an isometric workout that strengthens your core muscle groups, while giving you a fun and exciting way to view the natural surroundings.
The popularity of the modern sport of SUP has its origination in the Hawaiian Islands. In the early 1960s the Beach Boys of Waikiki would stand on their long boards and paddle out with outrigger paddles to take pictures of the tourists learning to surf. This is where the term “Beach Boy Surfing” originates, another name for Stand Up Paddle Surfing.
One difference between the modern idea of surfing and SUP is that the latter does not need a wave. In SUP, one can paddle on the open ocean, in harbours, on lakes, rivers or any large body of water. One of the advantages of Stand Up Paddle Surfing is the angle of visibility. Because of the standing height over the water one can see both deeper into the water and further across the surface of the water, allowing better visualization of features, others lower above the water may not be able to see, whether it is the marine life in the harbors, lakes and coves or the incoming swells of the ocean marching on the horizon.
My aim is to help you to paddle safely and assist you to become an proficient stand up paddler. Because SUP is much safer and easier to learn than many water sports, the majority of people who take up SUP are “Ready to Ride” without supervision after just a few lessons.
READY TO RIDE 2 Hour Session Group Session
A beginner’s complete introduction to the fastest growing water sport in the world. Teaching all the basics of how to SUP
Carrying & identifying Equipment,
How to Hold the Paddle,
Basic Paddle Technique,
Stance on the Board,
Stand up Paddling,
How to Fall safely,
Self Recuse Techniques,
Flat Water Paddling,
Different Types of Turns
Planning a Distance Paddle.
I use land-based simulation, on-water demos and group coaching to help beginner SUPers learn and understand the basics of stand up paddle boarding
£30 per person minimum 3 people maximum 8
Cost includes all SUP equipment hire, wetsuit and buoyancy aid.
All you need to bring is a towel, dry clothing, old trainers / water shoes, sunscreen and drinking water and your “Ready to Ride!
A great opportunity to work on your SUP technique under the guidance of a qualified BSUPA & ASI instructor.
Cost includes all SUP equipment hire, wetsuit and buoyancy aid. Bring a friend and make it a 1-2-2 private session for only 50% more T
A towel, dry clothing, old trainers / water shoes, sunscreen and drinking water are all you will need to bring with you.