sup paddleboarding lessons

We run sup and paddle board lessons, for total beginners to advancing open water paddlers.

Lessons are now running for 2022

Family group: £200.00 (4 persons) +£25.00 pp extra

Group pp (min 2): £55.00 

Private: £95.00 

Specialist session: please call to discuss

What Paddle board lessons do we offer

Stand up paddleboarding or SUP, is safe and fun for everyone,  and with some proper coaching you’ll be flying.

We paddle at beaches around Bracklesham, East Wittering, Chichester Harbour, Bosham, Chichester Canal, Pulborough, River Arun, Thornham Marina, Pagham, Hayling Island.

2 hour water based

The Intro to SUP lessons is run all throughout the season and can be booked online.

We generally run them on our local canal in chichester as this offers the perfect safe conditions.

Click the BOOK button and you can choose the date and time to suit.

For anyone looking to brush up on some skills, you’re welcomer to join us.

2 hour water based

If you want to enjoy some family time, then check out these sup lessons option.

The Family Group booking allows 2 adults and 2 kids (under 16),to either relax and play a few sup games or spend the time learning to paddle.

Kids love to splash and play, so we keep the whole session light hearted and fun and go at your pace.

2 hour water based

The Private sup lessons give you exclusivity to the lesson slot with just other paddler.

This is used when someone wants to completely focus on certain things or may simply prefer to paddle with one other and not a group.

During the Private session, we can also take video footage and analyse it with you so you have things to work on and aim for.

The Stag and Hen Parties or Birthday parties gives you exclusivity to the session slot for your party.

It is a great way to celebrate a birthday for the kids or before getting hitched.

As with other group sup lessons, we spent a few minutes covering some basic rules before getting on the water and learning new skills and having fun.

The Open Water Experience will get you out to sea in a safe and controlled way.

So much changes when you hit open water, and we give you insight into understanding the environment, so you can be more prepared.

You have waves, current, wind and a more changeable environment that can affect everything.

We look at the kit you’re using, improving techniques and rescue methods as well.

The Open Water Experience will get you out to sea in a safe and controlled way.

So much changes when you hit open water, and we give you insight into understanding the environment, so you can be more prepared.

You have waves, current, wind and a more changeable environment that can affect everything.

We look at the kit you’re using, improving techniques and rescue methods as well.

Years of flying around taught us one big lesson.    You miss the view if you’ve got your head down, so we take our time enjoying the experience.

Our SUP Tours can be run in a range of locations, including Chichester Harbour, Hayling Island, Arun, Pulborough, Dorking and more.

A tour is relaxed, and we plan it, so we can chat and chill, whilst enjoying the view and stopping for a bite to eat.

We’ve developed our own method of race training that not only works on technique, but also the mental tactics.

If you’re entering the SUP Bike Run events or any local or GBSUP races, then we can certainly help you to get where you want to be.

We can help you to improve all aspects of your technique, to make you more efficient, powerful and capable throughout the race, be it on the sea or enclosed water.

As more races and paddlers look to enjoy the open sea, they will want to pick up swells and ride like a pro.

We’ve been downwind paddling for over 10 years and have some great local venues to help build your skills.

Where do our sup and paddleboard lessons run

We paddle from differing locations, depending on the prevailing conditions. Bracklesham Beach, Chichester canal and inland waters, Hayling Island, Chichester Harbour, Pulborough – River Arun

How lessons run

Our aim is to get you up and paddling quickly, as water time is where you really experience SUP, so we have a quickstart process for our lessons:

Meet and greet at start time (we start on time, so please arrive early)

  1. Gather with all kit on the water’s edge.
  2. Quick safety briefing from the instructor.
  3. On water  / land demo.
  4. All onto the water.

This whole process should take no more than 15-20 minutes, giving us a paddling time of around an hour and a half.

What to bring
  • A towel and some warm clothing, even in the summer, is recommended.
  • Wetsuit and jelly shoes if you have some.
  • Asthma spray or epi pen if you use them. Please read the rules regards this.
  • Light food and drink for after the session.
Kit supplied
  • All equipment and tuition are included, but it is preferable if you have a wetsuit of your own and booties. Buoyancy aids are supplied unless you have your own.
  • Boards used include:   Aqua Marina Fusion, Aqua Marina Coral and Aqua Marina Beast.  All of them were chosen because of there performance and ease of use for both beginner to intermediate paddler.
  • Wetsuits must be prebooked.
Rules
  • Please do not bring any valuable items.
  • You must manage any meds and make us aware pre-joining the session.
  • Sessions can be weather dependent and may be rescheduled if conditions are not suitable, especially open water and surf.
  • Your session starts at the agreed lesson time advertised and cannot be offset or delayed on the day

Trip advisor reviews

star rating  Ian was very relaxed and friendly - I made a last minute change to the lesson timing which he was happy to accommodate.

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LeanneH_2308
November 8, 2021

star rating  Ian was very relaxed and friendly - I made a last minute change to the lesson timing which he was happy to accommodate. As for the lesson... read more

Leanne H
October 1, 2021

star rating  Excellent lesson from Ian, explaining in detail each movement in a way that will allow me to move to the next level. Great fun as well, I hope to come... read more

elenamJ2499WE
September 10, 2021

star rating  What a fun afternoon - totally got the bug! Ian was a great coach and made the whole session so much fun. We were standing up in no... read more

Ally A
August 29, 2021
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SUP Paddleboarding lessons

SUP lessons can be taken up by anyone, no matter what fitness level or other sports you do.

Our sup lessons are designed to deliver a step-by-step approach that will give you the skills to be safer on the water and understand good practice and proper techniques, even if you only want to be a social paddler.

We paddle around Chichester, including: local canals, Chichester Harbour, Bracklesham, Hayling Island, East and West Wittering, Pulborough and River Arun.