Learning to stand up paddle board is fast and
fun. Once you have mastered the basics on calm water, you can
develop your skills to the next level, moving on to longer paddles
or paddle boarding in small surf.
Many clubs offer a “Ready to Ride” or
“Beginners” package that is designed for people who have never
tried stand up paddle boarding before, and want to learn the
basics. Courses usually teach you how to carry the board and
paddle, paddling technique, different types of turns, self rescue,
how to fall safely as well as how to plan expeditions and the
basics of stance in surf. The package is intended to get you up on
the board and out of the water safely, ready to have fun!
Join a Club
SUP is growing rapidly and there are increasing number clubs
around the UK, and many hold open or taster days for you to try
them out before joining as a member. Why not give them a call or go
on-line and find your next opportunity.
Find your local
Take a course
Little training is needed to get on the water,
however if you have never been before we recommend you take a
beginner course. The UK has are lots of centres who can provide
friendly, safe and fun tutuion. Why not give them a call or go
on-line and find a course?
Beginners Course from £45
Find a SUP
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