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Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is one of the fastest-growing sports and is certainly one of the most popular activities at the centre…and for good reason too!

Not only is it great fun, but it also has many health benefits! Here are 5 main benefits: Source: www.pumpedupsup.com

Increases core strength – Stand Up Paddle Boarding engages your core muscles and builds abdominal strength and lean muscle tone, while at the same time strengthening arms, legs, back, and shoulders.

  • Builds stamina – Stand Up Paddle Boarding is an activity that is so enjoyable that you can end up working out for hours before you realize you have been exerting yourself at all. Best of all, it is a low impact workout that provides a great alternative to injury-prone runners.
  • Enhances joint stability – Balancing on a SUP board activates the small muscles in the foot and lower leg in a way that mimics physical therapy exercises used to treat plantar fasciitis and other ailments. The dynamics of standing on a board with an element of instability from the water utilizes muscles critical for balance and joint support in a way that no other recreational activity does.
  • Reduces stress – The powerful combination of being out on the water, enjoying nature, socializing with other paddlers, and enjoying the indescribable sensation of standing on the water is an amazing stress reducer. Stand Up Paddlers almost unanimously report a feeling of well-being after going for a paddle, similar to “runners high”, but without the need for intense exertion.
  • Vitamin D – Paddle Boarding gets you outside in the sun, allowing your body to produce the vitamin D that so many people are deficient in from too much time indoors. Vitamin D is crucial for calcium production and strong bones, as well as peak mental functioning.

How can you get involved?

Learn to Sup: 

  • 60-minute coaching session suitable for beginners
  • £10 per person.
  • £4 wetsuit hire (optional) ***
  • Limited spaces available
  • Check the ‘Book Now” button for dates & times
  • We provide the board and buoyancy aid.
  • You must bring shoes that can get wet

Juniors (8yrs+) must be accompanied by an adult.

Sup Skills: 

  • 60-minute coaching session suitable for those who have either completed the learn to sup session or those who have tried it but would like some coaching.
  • £10 per person.
  • £4 wetsuit hire (optional) ***
  • Limited spaces available
  • Check the ‘Book Now” button for dates & times
  • We provide the board and buoyancy aid.
  • You must bring shoes that can get wet

Juniors (8yrs+) must be accompanied by an adult.

Stand Up Paddleboard and Kayak Hire 

If you just want to give it a go, you can book on to the popular hire sessions.

  • There is a small brief at the start of each session where our instructors will tell you how to do the basics and then you’ll head out on to dock for an hour.
  • Safety Cover is provided.
  • £10 per adult, £6 per junior , £4 wetsuit hire (optional) ***
  • Suitable for beginners, paddleboarding is quite easy to pick up so don’t be afraid to give it a go!
  • Available Wednesday/Friday evenings, weekends, and every day throughout the summer holidays.
  • Check the ‘Book Now” button for dates & times
  • Juniors (8yrs – 11) must be accompanied by an adult.
  • You must bring shoes that can get wet

*** Wetsuits are optional, you are more than welcome to bring your own or wear shorts/t-shirt/gym clothes. Something not too heavy and that you don’t mind getting wet. You must wear shoes.

SUPS are also available for 1-1 sessions, group instructor lead sessions such as hen/stag & birthday parties and also school bookings. Please note during summer 2021, we are operating a limited programme so we may not be able to provide group instructor lead sessions other than scheduled activities that you can find on our booking system by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button. For enquiries please email watersportscentre@scll.co.uk, we are taking school bookings for September onwards.