When you have completed an Intro SUP course with us, step it up to an Adventure SUP session. You’ll be heading out on expedition SUP boards which allow us to carry food, water and other essential items for a stop-off picnic in a hidden cove, and light-weight paddles which help us cover the greater distances by paddle power. If you want to bring a hand-line or telescopic rod for fishing, now’s your chance! We’ll bring the waterproof camera to capture the action regardless. You will develop your prowess in open and exposed water locations, increase the power and efficiency of your paddling technique to suit changing sea states and wind factors, and learn how to ‘passage plan’ your own SUP mini-expedition – the possibilities are endless! Adventure SUP is an incredible experience that our clients frequently remember as one of their ‘best all-time best days on the water’. Adventure SUP courses are available to anyone who has completed our Intro SUP course or can demonstrate a similar level of experience. You don’t need to be super fit, but a willingness and ability to ‘get stuck in’ is a requisite.
One to one: £90 Two to one: £130 Three + : £60 per person
What do I need to bring? All boards, paddles, wetsuits, buoyancy aids and safety items are included in your lesson price. Just bring a towel for changing, some bathers to wear under the wetsuit and some snacks or packed lunch if you wish. Bring any medication you might need such as an asthma inhaler. Will I fall in? Not everyone does, but a lot of people do. After all, it’s why you’ve chosen to go paddle boarding instead of walking along a pier – for a bit of frisson and excitement outside of the norm! You’ll be wearing a wetsuit, will be attached to your board, buoyancy aids are available, and your instructor will be right alongside you to assist. Is it hard to stand up? That depends on the sea state on the day and your balance and fitness levels, but everyone should expect to enjoy at least some time standing upright on the board, paddling. Bear in mind though that the bumpier days are often the most fun, and the clients who fall off a few times in their first session are often the ones who become the most addicted. What if it’s too rough? Safety and enjoyment for our clients is paramount. Wind is a deciding factor; except for Elite SUP sessions we reschedule sessions when it’s blowing over 15mph. Unbroken swell itself isn’t an issue other than having a slight destabilising effect, but the shorebreak at the launch and land site needs to be safely navigable or we reschedule the session. Choppy water and bumpy seas are a reality and should not detract from your exhilaration ☺ Are the boards easy to carry? The boards weigh around 15kg, and have a carry handle in the middle of the deck so are actually quite comfortable to carry. We’re as close as you can get to the launch spots so transporting boards isn’t a big deal. How far out will we go? In the Intro SUP sessions, we stick pretty close to the launch and landing beach, and can venture a little further as your confidence grows. For the Adventure SUP and Elite SUP sessions, we establish distances and routes on a session by session basis.