SUP Lessons in Essex, UK

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This BSUPA Level 1 Ready to Ride learn to stand-up paddlesurf  (SUP) course is a complete introduction to the rapidly growing sport of Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Priced £45 with kit all provided, the BSUPA Learn to Stand-Up Paddlesurf last two hours – your fully qualified coach (BSUPA qualified, with RYA first aid and powerboat certification) will teach you everything you need to know to safely and competantly paddle on your own:

Carrying the Equipment, How to Hold the Paddle, Stance on the Board, How to Fall, Flat Water Paddling, Basic Watercraft (including understanding tides and weather conditions), Different Types of Turn (basic, reverse sweep, and step-back), Planning a Distance Route, Changing Stance to Catch a Wave, and Safety.

The flat water at Chalkwell, Leigh-on-Sea, Benfleet and the River Chelmer provide perfect spots to learn SUP – depending on tides and weather, our main teaching venues are Two Tree Island, Chalkwell, or if it’s windy Paper Mill Lock on the River Chelmer.

We provide everything you need to participate, including a high-quality, single-lined glued and blindstitched wetsuit, shoes and a buoyancy aid (just let us know roughly what size human you are on booking!). Our fleet of inflatable Red Paddle / RRD boards are light and robust, perfect for beginners and improvers, each with a fully adjustable lightweight paddle. All you need to bring is a towel / water / sunscreen – and arrive wearing suitable swimwear under your clothing.


Two Tree Island

Chalkwell Beach

Paper Mill Lock, River Chelmer

Hoe Mill Lock, River Chelmer

River Chelmer, Chelmsford

River Crouch, Hullbridge

Thorpe Bay, Southend


  • Type: Paddleboard
  • Capacity: 1 People
  • Rental Minimum: 1 day
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 5 Days Prior


  • Life jackets/required safety gear

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