SUP Club

SUP Club; our instructor-lead social paddle :)

Welcome to SUP Club! A weekly club to help build your confidence and improve your SUP skills. Join the club and get access to free parking, showers and changing facilities, secure storage of your personal belongings, safe launch and managed, risk-assessed paddles and events with qualified instructors. 

Want to keep SUPping all year long? 

Then SUP club could be for you! If you have had a lesson with us or can prove that you are a competent paddler, why not come along and try it out?

  • Improve your fitness and manage your mental and physical health by getting out on the water in an instructor-led, safe and supportive environment. 
  • Meet like-minded people, and share knowledge and tips on paddling. 
  • Get access to free parking, showers and changing rooms 
  • Get access to boards, wetsuits, buoyancy aids, dry bags etc 

What do I need to know?

These sessions are designed for people who already know how to paddle, there won’t be a lesson, and you don’t have to be perfect! You just have to know ;

  • How to kneel-board
  • How to Stand up 
  • How to steer, forward and backstroke 
  • The 5 phases of the paddle stroke (you will learn all of this in a lesson with us) 

So, what don’t you need?

  • You do not need to be able to self-rescue (but you do need to be able to swim) 
  • You do not need your own board 
  • You do not need your own wetsuit 
  • You do not need your own licence (unless you bring your own board)

Every ticket sold contributes towards our regular donations to the local Kemerton Conservation Trust; the custodians of our beautiful local landscape and its wildlife. Together we will stand up for nature.

Includes private parking, changing rooms and hot showers :)

Activity duration: 1.5hrs approximately
Location: Starting at Arden Sailing Club
Ages 10+ (under 18s with a guardian) 
All participants must be able to swim 50m.
Cost: £20pp / £18pp BYOB

Additional Information

1Being YOU @ Wittering SUP
You are welcome here. Our aim is to ensure a safe and accessible way for every being to enjoy the physical and mental health benefits of stand-up paddleboarding regardless of race, religion, size, gender, sexual orientation or disability. If you feel that you or a loved one’s neurodiversity or disability might impact your SUP adventure, please talk to us so that we can curate a plan and a safe space for you.
2COVID19 Secure Audited
All our sessions will be socially distanced, hygienic and will adhere to government guidelines and advice from British Canoeing, the ASI and the Avon Navigation Trust as these evolve over time as well as meeting our own internal COVID19 risk assessment standards. We are ASI COVID19 Secure Audited.
3On-site facilities
Wittering SUP HQ is based at Arden Sailing Club where we have toilets, changing rooms, hot showers, light refreshments, picnic tables and secure parking onsite.
4What is included?
A full price membership ticket includes a licenced board, a paddle and a QR waist belt. It also includes optional wetsuit loan, buoyancy aid, dry bag. You will also have free parking and access to the facilities including the showers, changing rooms and Kitchenette. A ticket discounted for bringing your own board requires you to provide your own board and your own river licence purchased through British Canoeing. Other items can be loaned if you are without.
5What should you wear?
When paddling through the winter we need to be prepared for the reality of a fall. Wearing even 3 mm of neoprene will help to reduce the risk of cold water shock and hypothermia. We recommend wearing a wetsuit. You can layer up over your wetsuit, a pac-a-mac and packable trousers are a great thing to carry in your dry bag to keep off any wind chill if you do get wet. When the weather turns cold it is wise to cover your feet, water shoes, trainers, even wellies are all fine. You should bring a towel and a change of clothes just in case. Be sure to check the weather and dress appropriately for outdoor exercise. Buoyancy aid is optional and personal preference at our location and they can be borrowed from the club at no extra cost. During the cooler months you may want to wear a few layers or perhaps a hoody; feel free to bring your own wetsuit. We have a few wetsuits and thermal rash vests you are welcome to borrow :) On my feet I prefer a physical connection with my board so I tend to go barefoot, but any water-shoe is fine or even a pair of old trainers that you don’t mind getting wet. A towel and a change of clothes are a good idea, just in case ;)
6Feeling a little unsure?
New skills outside of our comfort zone can always seem a little daunting, but we are always SO much more capable than we think we are. We are passionate about making sure everybody feels safe, confident and happy with their experience; our approach is gentle, supportive and compassionate and you have nothing to worry about; we’ll look after you :)
7Refund & Cancellation Policy
We have to plan ahead and session spaces are limited so we offer a full refund if you notify us of your cancellation 2 weeks before your session or a 50% refund a week before your booked session (gift voucher sessions are non-refundable). We only operate under the safest conditions, as such if the weather (wind), or water (flow/flood) conditions are not appropriate for beginner’s lessons we will notify you and arrange a more suitable date for your experience.

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£5 off SUP Yoga @ The Lido this Friday Only!

To celebrate our last SUP Yoga at The Lido this year (all sessions sold out until next year) we're offering out last few sessions for a little bit less! Only 9 spaces available!

This Friday 24th May only. Starting at 6:15pm and 7:30pm

Simply use this discount code at checkout