Join us for two hours of fun and adventure on the beautiful River Avon. Perfect for the absolute beginner, you'll learn how to stand up paddle with Wittering SUP, an ASI accredited SUP school and British Canoeing Quality Mark Centre, followed by a little tour along the river Avon to enjoy the tranquillity and local wildlife (kingfishers, herons, wagtails, swallows etc). With ASI qualified SUP instructor, James Wittering, you will learn: All about the equipment, clothing and terminology Your SUP safety briefing (self-rescue, entering/exiting water, carrying boards etc) How to kneel paddle (forwards/backwards/turning/stopping) How to stand up correctly Basic paddle strokes (forwards/backwards/turning/stopping)) Who is this activity perfect for? Families or friend groups from age 8+ so long as you can swim at least 50m This a very accessible water sport and you don't need any experience whatsoever. Each session is limited to 8 spaces What is included? Our two-hour sessions include all the gear you need to get on the water (board, paddle, leash and buoyancy aid) We just ask that you dress for the weather; board shorts and tee shirts are a favourite, or perhaps your yoga outfit. Quick drying and sun safe are a good choice (don't forget your suncream).
Although I first learned to SUP in San Sebastien in Northern Spain over 7 years ago, I fell in love with the sport touring the River Wye in Wales on a paddleboard. I desperately wanted to find a way to share the excitement of the world's fastest growing watersport with as many people as possible and this lead me to become a qualified ASI (Academy of Surf Instructors) SUP Instructor and we are now the only British Canoeing Quality Mark Centre & Accredited ASI SUP School in the UK. I love how this super accessible activity is as tranquil as it is fun and whilst it disconnects us from screens, urban life and our busy day to day stresses, it reconnects us with our friends and families, the natural world and even ourselves :)
Stand up paddle boards Paddles Leashes Buoyancy aids
As we explore the local River we'll get to meet some of the local wildlife and see the stunning surrounding countryside from the unique perspective of standing up on the water! We'll be away from roads, towns and the general sounds of civilization - just us, the water and Mother Nature :)
We just ask that you dress for the weather; board shorts and tee shirts are a favourite, or perhaps your yoga outfit on a warm day, maybe a fleece or light windproof layers during the cooler months.
It's always nerve-wracking trying something new, especially on the water, but SUP is a safe, accessible activity and we'll take care of you. You may not even get wet!