SUP
lessons

We run sup lessons, for total beginner to advancing open water paddlers  from our bases down in Pulborough, Bracklesham, Chichester, Hayling, West Sussex.

What SUP lessons do we offer

We’ve put together a selection of sup lessons that cover everything from first timers to experienced paddlers maybe looking to surf, downwind or go touring.

Stand up paddleboarding or SUP as it is also referred to is safe and fun for everyone,  and with some proper coaching you’ll be flying, with our intro courses giving you the knowledge to progress and be safe.   It is low impact and great for mind body and soul, so the perfect activity to run along with our busy lives.

Head coach

Ian Phillips is a very experienced waterman, who has paddled for over 10 years and been loving ocean life for over 30. In that time he has sup surfed in many countries, paddled some extreme open waters and competed in various disciplines.   He loves coaching and sharing his knowledge to new paddlers on both a social or more serious level, so is the perfect to deliver your sup lessons.

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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 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.

How do our sessions work …


Duration

2 hours

Price

£175.00 for 2 adults and 2 children (no discounts available)

Additional family members

£25.00 per person

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The Group booking sup lessons allow up to 7 people to take on this kick starter course and get up and running quickly and safely.

We may run these courses on a local canal, in the harbour, but if the conditions allow we can also head for the beach at Bracklesham.

We can also provide homework and drills for those who want to progress further.

How do our sessions work …


Duration

2 hours

Min-max group size

2-7 people (less than the min will see the paddle cancelled, or you can opt for a private session, by paying the extra charge)

Price

£55.00 per person includes board hire

The Private sup lessons give you exclusivity to the lesson slot.

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.

How do our sessions work …


Duration

2 hours

Min-max group size

1 person only

Price

£85.00 per person includes board hire

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.

How do our sessions work …


Duration

2 hours

Min-max group size

4-7 people

Price

£55.00 per person includes board hire

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.

How do our sessions work …


Duration

2 hours

Min-max group size

3-4 people

Price

£55.00 per person includes board hire

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Sup Surfing is so much fun, but you need to be aware of not only how to do it but the rules and etiquette that go with this territory.

Whilst we can use sup for this session, it is often preferable for people to have hard boards of their own where possible.

We will take you through the basics of surfing on land before heading out and putting the new skills to the test.

How do our sessions work …


Duration

2 hours

Min-max group size

3-4 people

Price

£55.00 per person includes board hire

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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.

How do our sessions work …


Duration

3 hours

Min-max group size

6 people

Price

£55.00 per person includes board hire

We can help you develop the skills needed, taking you from beginner to winner.

It may be something very personal, like learning to paddle fast, or you may want to paddle in surf or downwind.

Whatever you need, we can help.

How do our sessions work …


SUP Safety and Awareness is so important in a sport where the environment is so exposed and changeable.

Our sup safety course goes beyond many other courses being run, as we not only cover the tools in practice, but also aim to discuss the many scenarios that could arise.

If you’re a new or experienced paddler, there is a lot to be gained from attending the sup safety course.

During your time with us, we’ll discuss the many hazards present in both rivers, lakes and the sea. We will discuss the kit you can use and how that works along with route planning, dealing with situations, self rescue, towing and supporting others or basic injury handling.

If you have your own board, we as you bring it along with all of your kit, including pfd, booties, phone in a waterproof case etc.

We will split the course in two parts, being a land based session, then on water session.

 

 

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How do our sessions work …


Duration

3 hours

Min-max group size

6 people

Price

£55.00 per person includes board hire

Corporate team building events are a great day out option for your co-workers.

A few hours of fun and confidence building, with both collaborative and competitive elements. 

How do our sessions work …


Duration

3 hours

Min-max group size

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How do our sup lessons work

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.
  • 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. As for the lesson... read more

    Leanne H
    October 1, 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

    star rating  Had a fabulous afternoon SUP up the Chichester canal. Ian was a great tutor, had us in the water within 5 minutes. Showed us what we needed to... read more

    Colliercrew
    August 27, 2021

    star rating  Thanks to you for your time on 18 July 2021. Our family of 4 had a great time. From the get go, you determined experiences leveles and... read more

    AndyGoneWalkabout
    August 2, 2021

Are sup lessons for you?

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

It is easy to buy a standup paddle board online, but it is really worth taking a couple of lessons with us, to make sure you have the basic knowledge and understanding of risks.

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.

Click here to view our calendar of stand up paddleboarding lessons and get you or your friends and family booked in to have a great time on the water now.