A Family run SUP school on the beautiful river Avon:
Wittering SUP is an ASI accredited SUP school based on the River Avon at the Arden Sailing Club in Defford, near to Pershore and Evesham in Worcestershire, run by ASI Technical SUP coach, James Wittering and ASI SUP instructor, yoga teacher and level 2 open water swimming coach, Alex Wittering. We are so lucky to be based close to such beautiful, tranquil waters just a short drive away from Worcester, Birmingham, Stratford-upon-Avon, the Cotswolds and the nearby market towns of Cheltenham and Gloucester, so if you're visiting the area and fancy learning to stand-up paddleboard (SUP) we'd love to hear from you :)
It's all about your wellness, your safety and your experience:
Our aim is to make stand-up paddleboarding as accessible as possible whilst following our philosophy of helping folks escape the noise of modern life, reconnect with nature and loved ones whilst learning a new, confidence building skill that you can take with you on all your travels and adventures. Our approach is patient, calming and whatever is the exact opposite of stress; everyone is a little nervous doing something new for the first time but our teaching style is designed to help you progress at your speed and ensure you have a blissed out time on the water :)
Committed to excellence:
We are committed to providing best in class instruction, service and safety for our customers; this is why we have become an ASI accredited SUP school. Our qualifications and experience ensure that our instruction, water safety training and safeguarding skills remain at the very highest industry standards. We teach to the highest technical standards and adhere to a robust water safety protocol.
Our most popular sessions
Learn to Stand-up Paddleboard Group Sessions (best for families)BOOKING NOW FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2022
Ideal for complete beginners (or novice paddlers looking for a refresher) with full instruction and all gear provided (boards, paddles and buoyancy aids) Perfect for a fun family adventure or learning something new and exciting with pals! Everything you need to get started in SUP!
Stand-up Paddleboard River Safari For Beginners (best for adventurers)BOOKING NOW FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2022
For adventurous beginners or intermediates looking for a refresher and a tranquil wiildlife tour. You'll learn how to stand up paddleboard followed by a peaceful tour of the beautiful river Avon to enjoy the tranquillity and local wildlife.
Private 1-2-1 Stand-up Paddleboard Coaching (best for technical skills)BOOKING NOW FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2022
This 2-hour 1-2-1 training and touring session is perfect for beginners who want to go from complete novice to proficient paddler or existing paddlers looking to improve their technique. This is not a group session; you'll have the complete attention of an ASI SUP instructor.
SUP Experience Gift VouchersGive them the gift of SUP! Perfect for birthdays, Christmas or Anniversaries; our gift vouchers are a pretty special present, something fun to look forward to outside, close to nature and just about the best way to escape the chaos of modern life and enjoy a bit of well earned tranquility :)
I attended a skills session with Alex and James yesterday and had a brilliant time. The session was planned for 09.30 to 14.30 but actually finished at 16.00 due to everyone having such a lovely time. Alex and James did not rush anyone and were totally responsive to individual needs. The session included, theory, turning and rescue skills, improving individual techniques and loads and loads of fun. Plenty of time on the river with drink and biscuits provided. I certainly have no hesitation in recommending Wittering SUP to others. I have total faith in Alex and James. My wife will be booking a 1 to 1 session in the near future. Many thanks Steve
Booked as a surprise for my 40th Birthday. Was meant to go on Saturday but the wind was too strong. Alex was amazing and managed to reschedule us for another day before we went home. Was soo much fun…. Including the cold water and jelly legs 🤣 Alex and James were so patient and a lot of fun to learn from. Thank you and can’t recommend this company enough.
Had the most amazing first ever introduction to paddle boarding, I love yoga and had the opportunity to try this out in a SUPyoga session. I felt nervous at first but Alex helped me feel relaxed on the board with great instruction and her yoga teaching was perfect on the water too. Thank you, I’ll be back!
A terrific evening on the water, with the enthusiastic Alex, a great introduction to paddle boarding, and excellent value!
The whole session from start to finish was awesome! James was fantastic and I would highly recommend anyone thinking of trying SUP for the first time, or looking to improve their skills and confidence to book a session with him and the team. It was a blast!
What a brilliant family experience. James and Alex took their time to coach us and we felt safe but had fun at the same time. By far the best part of our holiday.
We are two 70 year olds who were given paddle boarding lessons as a birthday treat . We were inevitably rather nervous before we started but James and Alex took such trouble and patience to help us relax and make us feel we could actually do it. The afternoon was magical as we paddled up the blissful Avon enjoying the river and our new found skill. Anne
Great location, really good fun and such a calm and easy step in to learning to SUP. Alex was knowledgeable, patient and really great tutor.
I can't recommend these guys enough. Such a fantastic location and the facilities were great. Our instructors were really engaging and very experienced. They knew the river really well and made us feel very safe. I really enjoyed my morning session.
A great couple of hours for my first paddle boarding experience, giving me confidence to build on for the future. The session was professionally delivered by James, and took place in a beautiful setting on the calm waters of the river Avon. It would have been helpful to know that you had to turn in at the farm shop ( did we miss this in the instructions?). The toilet and shower facilities were an excellent surprise. Thank you James and Alex I hope to join you again to check that I have remembered everything correctly.
Get in touch to find out more about any of our lessons, adventures or corporate experiences :) Please note we don't currently offer board/equipment hire or self-launch facilities.
07850 938255 firstname.lastname@example.org