Stand Up Paddle Boarding


Our SUP sessions are in up to 2 hour slots and can be tailored to suit your schools or groups requirements and can include activities linked to the Key Stages curriculum.  On the first session, we start with a thorough safety briefing and get everyone kitted out with buoyancy aids, SUP’s and paddles.  We cover how to use paddles, how to carry the boards and parameters of the session before we get on the water.  On the water, the first session normally covers kneeling paddling and balance leading to standing on the board, followed by a few challenges and some games.

Sessions can be a “one-off” taster, such as above, or a series of sessions leading to the British Canoeing Paddle Discover Award – we would recommend 3 x 2 hour sessions (Primary Schools) or 2 x 2 hour sessions (Senior Schools). Participants are welcome to join the Club to continue SUP’ing on Sunday afternoons or visit on Thursday evenings between 28th March and 3rd October to paddle alongside the Supervised Sailing sessions from 5-8pm.

Check out our Phoenix Outdoor Centre – Schools & Groups Price List – 2020 or for more details and bookings contact:

Centre Activities Manager – Mark Underwood – 07854 655968 /

Centre Development Director – Phil Atkinson – 07837 585798 /


This 3 hour introduction to Stand Up Paddle Boarding or ‘SUP’ will cover all of the basics to get you started in the sport. From carrying and launching to practical paddling techniques and safety on the water, by the end of this course you should be happy in the basics of using these boards. We have a small selection of inflatable and rigid boards*, if you have your own board you will be welcome to use it (subject to our inspection). Completion of this course is a prerequisite to using SUP boards on the reservoir. This can be done during our ‘Supervised Sessions’ on Thursday evenings or through the Canoe Club (subject to membership). You may also qualify for the British Canoeing “Paddle Discover” award on SUP.
*Due to the nature of our current fleet of boards, we can only accommodate people weighing up to 110kg

Monday 25th May 2020 – 9.30am – 12.30pm – Cost £20 u/18’s & £30 adults (Bank Holiday)

Sunday 7th June 2020 – 9.30am – 12.30pm – Cost £20 u/18’s & £30 adults (Father’s Day)

Sunday 12th July 2020 – 9.30am – 12.30pm – Cost £20 u/18’s & £30 adults

Thursday 16th July 2020 – 6.00pm – 9.00pm – Cost £20 u/18’s & £30 adults

Sunday 16th August 2020 – 9.30am – 12.30pm – Cost £20 u/18’s & £30 adults

Please arrive 20 minutes before the start time to allow time to register and get changed.

You will need to bring:

  • T-shirt or sweatshirt / fleece
  • Shorts or tracksuit trousers (no denim / cotton / wool)
  • Wetsuit or use one of ours
  • Old trainers, sandals or wetsuit boots (no Crocs, wellies or slip-ons)
  • Hat / Suntan lotion, if sunny
  • Towel
  • Dry clothes to go home in
  • Money for drinks / snacks
  • Printed booking voucher

We will supply all specialist equipment, wetsuit (if required), cagoule and buoyancy aid. You will be in a coached group for the whole session.

Book onto a Stand Up Paddleboard Introduction:

Stand Up Paddleboard Introduction 2020

Bookings shut 1 week before the event



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