SUP Level 1 Paddleboard course

Level: Beginner | Age: 14 + | Typical Time: 10:00 & 12:00 | Average Price: £48.00

Quick Course Information

Level: Beginner
Age: 14 +
Typical Time: 10:00 & 12:00

Minimum Course Duration: 2hrs

Average Price: £48.00

Average Member's Price: £48.00

Typical Number on Course: 6

Instructor to Student Ratio: 1:6

The instructors were knowledgeable and helpful:

94% Agreed or Strongly Agreed

The programme was well structured and met my needs:

97% Agreed or Strongly Agreed

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Course Summary

The ‘Start’ award is the first step on the British Canoeing paddling pathway. The course is for adults & older children (14yrs) who want to learn to Paddleboard. This course is ideal for complete beginners, those who have been on the taster session, new board owners, people who want to develop their skills or even families hiring a SUP on holiday.

During the course you will be given an introduction on how the weather and environment affects you, how to carry the board and paddle, paddling technique, different types of turns, self-rescue and how to safely fall.

The 2 hour course is run on flat water.  Subject to demonstrating the required skills throughout the session you will receive your British Canoeing Start Award.


No previous experience required. 


£48 per person.

Cost includes buoyancy aid, board, paddle & temporary BLYM membership.

Wetsuits are available for hire at £2 each, 

Min Age:

Adults & Children 14+  

Award details:-

See link to the Joining Instructions including, clothing & footwear requirements.

Addition Information: -

Sessions run with a minimum of 3 so we reserve the right to move or cancel your booking if required numbers are not met.

Sessions can be arranged for groups/families. Please email dates & times required email

Our Instructors are all British Canoeing qualified.

Where Do I Go Next?

Once you have completed this course, we would recommend you try these ones:

SUP Tours

Level: Intermediate

Age: 14 +

Course Dates


Course runs over:
1 Day between 10:00 and 12:00.

Price: £48.00
Member's Price: £48.00

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