be smart and join us for kids paddle board lessons

We’ve got the perfect location for paddle boarding with kids lessons. You will not only learn to paddle better, but you’ll gain a better understanding of water safety.

Lesson Outline


Your kids are going to have so much fun on our lessons and we absolutely guarantee that they’re going to learn loads.

The  Childrens stand up paddle board lessons are focussed on having fun, whilst learning about water safety.

Making parents feel good

As parents, we all know that feeling of nervousness as our kids start to learn new things that we’re not able to protect them from. This is the very reason why we are super keen to give them the tools to be smarter and safer on the water.

Kids are fast learners, and we pick up the pace where possible, making sure they get lots from their time with us on the water.

Our ASI qualified instructors, are well versed in teaching kids and family groups so it’s no surprise that we get great results and many come back for more…


Where we run our kids paddleboard lessons

We’ve deliberately chosen a couple of locations, both within 10 minutes of Chichester and East Wittering, West Wittering and Bracklesham.

Our kids lessons run in safe waters, so we can focus on their skills, confidence and enjoyment, whilst the parents can watch from the side or get involved.

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the Importance of Safe Paddle Board Lessons for Kids

For me it is really important to make our lessons relevant and so I’ve jotted down the sort of things we have considered when developing this lesson for kids. If you’re paddle boarding with kids you really need to consider everything from location, kit and skills to make sure you’re all fully prepared.

1. Safety

1.1. Preventing Accidents

  • Proper Handling: Teaching kids how to get on and off the paddle board safely.
  • Balancing Techniques: Essential skills to maintain stability and avoid falling.
  • Collision Avoidance: Understanding how to steer clear of obstacles and other paddlers.

1.2. Emergency Situations

  • Fall Response: Techniques for safely getting back on the board after a fall.
  • Signaling for Help: Recognizing and using distress signals.
  • Self-Rescue Skills: Basic skills to ensure kids can help themselves if necessary.

2. Skill Development

2.1. Building Confidence

  • Structured Learning: Lessons provide a controlled environment to practice.
  • Gradual Progression: Step-by-step instruction helps children gain confidence gradually.

2.2. Technique Improvement

  • Proper Paddling: Ensures efficient and safe paddling, preventing fatigue and injury.
  • Habit Formation: Avoiding bad habits that are difficult to correct later.

3. Physical and Mental Benefits

3.1. Physical Fitness

  • Full-body Workout: Enhances strength, balance, and endurance.
  • Injury Prevention: Proper techniques minimize the risk of physical strain.

3.2. Mental Health

  • Stress Relief: Time on the water can be calming and reduce stress.
  • Positive Experience: Safe and enjoyable lessons contribute to overall mental well-being.

4. Environmental Awareness

4.1. Respect for Nature

  • Ecosystem Education: Teaching kids about local wildlife and environmental conservation.
  • Sustainable Practices: Encouraging responsible use of natural resources.

5. Social Skills

5.1. Teamwork and Communication

  • Group Lessons: Promoting collaboration and communication among peers.
  • Supportive Environment: Learning to encourage and help each other.

6. Long-term Engagement

6.1. Fostering a Lifelong Hobby

  • Positive Experiences: Ensuring initial experiences are enjoyable to foster long-term interest.
  • Healthy Lifestyle: Encouraging a lifetime of outdoor activity and fitness.


Safe paddle board lessons for kids are critical for:

  • Immediate safety and accident prevention.
  • Developing skills and building confidence.
  • Enhancing physical and mental health.
  • Promoting environmental awareness.
  • Improving social skills.
  • Encouraging a lifelong passion for paddle boarding and water sports.

By focusing on these areas, structured and safe paddle board lessons ensure that children not only enjoy the activity but also benefit from it in multiple aspects of their lives.

And let’s not forget that the you, the parent, can relax and not worry so much about your kids safety.

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