Learn stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) with an award winning ASI accredited SUP school.

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Why Choose Wittering SUP?

  • Award-Winning Experiences: Voted 'Experience of The Year 22/23' at the Visit Worcestershire Tourism Awards.
  • Ideal for Beginners and Advanced Paddlers: Tailored sessions for all skill levels, from nervous beginners to seasoned pros.
  • Unique Experiences: Enjoy SUP safaris, SUP yoga, and mindful day retreats
  • Exceptional Reviews: Over 500 five-star reviews from satisfied paddlers.
  • SUP Community: Join our SUP club to build confidence and paddle with pals!
  • Beautiful Location: Secluded and tranquil spot on the River Avon with private parking, changing rooms, and hot showers.

Wittering SUP is a family-run, ASI accredited SUP school based on the River Avon at the Arden Sailing Club in Defford, near Pershore and Evesham in Worcestershire. Our serene venue, managed by James and Alex Wittering, offers private parking, changing rooms, and hot showers.

Located a short drive from Worcester, Birmingham, Stratford-upon-Avon, the Cotswolds, and the nearby market towns of Cheltenham and Gloucester, our beautiful and tranquil waters are perfect for anyone looking to learn stand-up paddleboarding (SUP).

For us, SUP is more than just a fun, water-based activity; it's a mindful way to nourish your mental health through eco-therapy. Our passion for supporting mental health is woven into everything we do.

Our goal is to make stand-up paddleboarding accessible to everyone, helping you escape the noise of modern life, reconnect with nature and loved ones, and learn a new, confidence-building skill. Our patient and calming approach ensures that everyone, from beginners to advanced paddlers, has a blissful time on the water.

Experience Highlights:

  • SUP Safaris: Explore the beautiful River Avon on a peaceful wildlife tour.
  • SUP Yoga: Combine paddleboarding with yoga for a unique and relaxing experience.
  • Private Coaching: One-on-one sessions to improve your technique and confidence.
  • Group Sessions: Perfect for family adventures or learning with friends.
  • Retreats: Day-long escapes that combine SUP with mindfulness and relaxation.

Join us at Wittering SUP and experience the best in paddleboarding while enjoying the natural beauty of our idyllic location. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced paddler, our award-winning lessons and experiences are designed to make your time on the water unforgettable.

Your Instructors

Husband and wife team, James & Alex Wittering are your ASI acreddited instructors. James is a Technical SUP coach and an MBCT (mindfulness based cognitive therapy) teacher. Alex is a SUP & a SUP yoga instructor, yoga teacher and an STA level 2 open water swimming coach. Famous for their lively but patient teaching style, they are both passionate about accessible, safety focused SUP coaching.

Committed to excellence:

We are committed to providing best-in-class sup lessons, 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.

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Join our fun and friendly group sessions. First time paddler? No worries, we've got you!

Learn to SUP

Ready to dive in?

Get lost in nature on our award-winning, beginner friendly SUP Safari. Leave your worries on the bank for a while.

SUP Safari

Ready to re-wild yourself?

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, get us all to yourself in a session focused on your development

1:1 SUP Coaching

Ready to jump on board?

Relax and Rejuvenate with beginner friendly SUP Yoga on the river. It doesn't get more zen than this.

Wild SUP Yoga

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Say Hi!

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.

James: 07850 938255 (SUP)

Alex: 07484 827357 (SUP/yoga/swim)   bookings@witteringsup.co.uk

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