Looking For Paddle Board Tuition Near Chichester

Stand-up paddleboarding, or SUP, is a water sport that has grown in popularity in recent years. This fun and easy-to-learn activity can be enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels, making it a great way to spend time on the water. If you’re interested in learning how to paddle board, then Surfs SUP Water Sports is the place to be! With expert instructors and a range of lesson options, you’ll be up and paddling in no time.

Why Learn to Paddle Board?

Paddle boarding offers a great workout for your core, arms, and legs, while also allowing you to enjoy the beauty of the water. Whether you’re looking for a way to stay active or simply want to try something new, paddle boarding is a great choice. It’s also a low-impact activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and fitness levels.

Paddle board tuition

Why Choose Surfs SUP Water Sports?

At Surfs SUP Water Sports, we pride ourselves on providing the best possible instruction and equipment for our customers. Our expert instructors have years of experience and can help you learn to paddle board in a safe and supportive environment. We also offer a range of lesson options, so you can choose the one that best fits your needs and schedule.

Our Paddle board tuition options

At Surfs SUP Water Sports, we offer a range of lesson options to suit different skill levels and preferences. These include:

  1. Private Lessons – If you prefer one-on-one instruction, then our private lessons are a great option. You’ll have the full attention of one of our expert instructors, who will tailor the lesson to your needs and skill level.
  2. Group Lessons – Our group lessons are a fun and social way to learn to paddle board. You’ll be in a small group with other students of similar skill levels, and our instructors will provide personalized instruction to help everyone improve.
  3. Kids Lessons – We also offer paddle board lessons for kids, which are designed to be fun and engaging while also teaching important water safety skills.
  4. Fitness Lessons – If you’re looking for a workout, then our fitness lessons are a great option. You’ll combine paddle boarding with exercises designed to target your core, arms, and legs for a full-body workout.
  5. Tours – If you’re looking to explore the local area while paddle boarding, then our tours are a great option. We offer a range of tours to suit different preferences, including sunrise and sunset tours, wildlife tours, and more.

Our Instructors

At Surfs SUP Water Sports, our instructors are certified by the ASI, and have years of experience teaching paddle boarding. They are passionate about the sport and are dedicated to helping you learn in a safe and supportive environment. Our instructors will work with you to develop good habits and techniques, so you can become a confident and skilled paddle boarder.

Our Equipment

We use top-quality equipment at Surfs SUP Water Sports, including paddle boards, paddles, and personal flotation devices. Our boards are stable and easy to balance on, making them perfect for beginners. We also provide wetsuits and rash guards to keep you comfortable and protected while on the water.

The boards we use are Aqua Marina Fusion, which is a very capable inflatable paddle board. At 10’10 long and 32 wide, it provides a good level of stability and buoyancy to make it easy to begin your paddleboarding.  We also sell the boards and whilst they’re not as cheap as the budget kit you can find, we stand behind, how good they are.

Our Location

Surfs SUP Water Sports is located in Bracklesham, West Sussex. This whole area including Chichester Canal, Bracklesham, Itchenor, Pagham, Selsey, West Wittering, East Wittering and Chichester Harbour, offers some of the best paddle boarding conditions in the country. With variable conditions and beautiful scenery, we are set in a  perfect place to learn to paddle board and progress with our paddle board tuition.

Our Safety Standards

At Surfs SUP Water Sports, safety is our top priority. We follow strict safety standards and protocols to ensure that our customers are always safe while on the water. Our instructors will provide you with detailed safety instructions before you begin your lesson, and we provide personal flotation devices to students.

The different venues and locations for our lessons offer up different challenges, and they’ve all been risk assessed to make sure we’re clear on the risks and safety measures put in place to cope with them.

Chichester Canal: this is a perfect place for our total beginners and is a non moving water, max 6ft deep and other than the canal boat, has very little risk associated to it, whereas our open water paddle lessons off the beach front, encounter tides, wind, current and waves.

Is Paddle boarding difficult?

Paddleboarding can be challenging for beginners, but with practice, it can become easier. The difficulty level can depend on several factors, such as the size and weight of the person, the weather conditions, and your level of experience and fitness, but with the correct guidance we can certainly improve your exeperience.

Initially, you may find it challenging to balance on the board, especially if you’re new to the activity. However, with time, you will learn to maintain your balance and feel more comfortable on the water. It’s essential to start on calm waters and wear a personal flotation device (PFD) for safety.

Paddle boarding also requires upper body strength and core stability to propel the board forward using the paddle. With regular practice, you can improve your technique and endurance, making the activity more comfortable, whilst getting fitter and improving all over body tone as you will regularly be using the entire body and micro-muscles.

In summary, paddle board can be challenging for beginners, but with practice and patience, it can become more comfortable and enjoyable, and this is why we suggest having paddle boarding tuition to begin your journey.

What else can I do in Chichester?

Chichester is a historic city located in West Sussex, England, known for its beautiful architecture, cultural attractions, and scenic countryside. Here are some things you can do in Chichester on the same day as your paddle boarding tuition:

  1. Visit Chichester Cathedral: This is one of the most iconic landmarks in Chichester, known for its stunning architecture and rich history. You can take a guided tour of the cathedral or attend one of the many events held here throughout the year.

  2. Walk along the city walls: Chichester’s city walls date back to Roman times and provide a unique perspective of the city. You can walk along the walls and enjoy the stunning views of the city and surrounding countryside.

  3. Explore the Fishbourne Roman Palace: This ancient palace is home to some of the best-preserved Roman mosaics in the world. You can take a guided tour of the palace and learn about life in Roman Britain.

  4. Visit the Pallant House Gallery: This art gallery features a stunning collection of modern British art, including works by famous artists such as Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth.

  5. Go shopping in the city center: Chichester is home to a variety of independent shops, boutiques, and cafes. You can spend a day browsing the shops and enjoying the city’s vibrant atmosphere.

  6. Take a stroll through the South Downs National Park: This beautiful national park is located just outside Chichester and is home to stunning landscapes, wildlife, and walking trails.

  7. Attend a performance at the Chichester Festival Theatre: This famous theatre hosts a variety of productions throughout the year, including plays, musicals, and ballets.

These are just a few of the many things you can do in Chichester. Whether you’re interested in history, art, nature, or shopping, there is something for everyone in this beautiful city.


Have a look at our detailed paddle board tuition page, on which you can find out more about our lesson plans and progressive techniques.

Surfs SUP Watersports are the most experienced paddle boarding school in Chichester, with tuition being given by highly qualified and capable coaches.

You’re guaranteed a good experience, during which time you will learn loads and come away wanting more.

And don’t forget, we also offer windsurfing and wing sup and wing foiling tuition in and around Chichester.

Wing surfing and foiling lessons

For beginner to advanced winger

Windsurfing and foiling lessons

Total beginner to wave sailing lessons available all year!

Stand up paddle board lessons

We run paddle board lessons all year for families, beginners, racers, sup surfing and more!

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