Our aim is to introduce more people safely into the sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP). We want everyone to love it as much as we do, so we only teach small groups and we use the best quality kit, including the latest inflatable all-round boards, to ensure you have a great experience and learn a lot using specifically selected local water ways to cater for your needs.
We offer our introductory lessons across two sites
Baswick Landing - On the River Hull near to Leven about 15 minutes drive from Beverley View Location
Beaver Sailing Club - Located 10 mins west of Goole with easy access to Doncaster, Thorne, Moorends, Selby and Pontefract. View Location
We offer 3 types of introductory lessons
Group Introduction to SUP
A two hour introductory lesson with us will give you the skills and knowledge that you need to get you on your feet and paddling confidently.
The first part of the session will help us to understand your skills and abilities and we will cover areas such as self rescue and safety along with equipment and standing. We will give you plenty of time to explore and practice on the water starting on your knees and progressing to standing, then trying different techniques to ensure you can safely and efficiently manoeuvre the board.
If you already have experience paddle boarding and want to learn more advanced techniques such as race and surf stances or step back turns we will tailor the session to your requirements. If you have paddleboarded in the past but have maybe forgotten some things we can tailor the lesson in a way to work on what you know in a refresher style.
Our group lessons start from £25 per person plus £5 board and equipment hire if required.
Private or Small Group Introduction to SUP
We also offer Private Group sessions. Perfect for groups of friends or Family to experience paddleboarding, all participants need to be added at the time of booking to ensure that the group remains private. We can add extra participants later but you need to contact us. These sessions are 90 minutes and are more relaxed than group lessons and tailored to your groups needs.
New for 2023 - Private1 to 1 Lessons with our ALL Ride 12 - A board designed for those heavier paddlers or those that struggle with their balance. Available as an option when you book.
Family Group Introduction to SUP
We offer Private Family sessions, perfect for families to experience paddle boarding. We have a range of boards that are suitable for kids aged 8 plus. All family members will be on the water at the same time and we will offer differing teaching styles. These sessions are 90 minutes and are more relaxed than group lessons and tailored to your groups needs. With Family lessons we will teach children 8+ so long as the parent / guardian remains on the water at all times, each child can swim at least 25 m and we have a ratio of 1 parent / guardian to 2 children.
Primarily our lessons take place at Baswick Landing on the River Hull, this is a beautiful part of East Yorkshire, the water is crystal clear as it meanders around the Top Hill Low nature reserve. The location is fantastic for teaching, we can find shelter from the wind in most directions, yet it provides opportunities to explore the river and teach about the effect of wind and currents that you simply can't find on a lake.
Our secondary teaching location is Beaver Sailing Club, a reserviour that is used to feed the Aire and Calder Canal near to Rawcliffe, Goole. The water is vast around 110 acres and really safe at about 1m in depth. It has full club house facilities including a lounge, showers and a training room and plenty of parking. Membership of the club is available check out the website
On occasions we launch from other locations, a full list of maps and postcodes to our locations can be found here
Covid Lesson Policy
Group lesson sizes are reduced to a maximum of 4 participants (Private / Family sessions - 6 Participants)
Unfortunately we are unable teach children under 14 as part of our group lesson. This is because younger children often need physical help to maneouvre their board which isn’t possible while maintaining social distance. Those aged 14-17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also taking part in the lesson
No changing or toilet facilities are available. Paddlers should come dressed to paddle (as advised when booking) with a change of clothes and towel
Payment will be made in advance of the lesson online to minimise contact
disclaimer forms and questionnaires must be completed online in advance of the lesson. Anyone experiencing possible covid-19 symptoms should inform us and reschedule the lesson
rescue by the instructor will take place only in emergency circumstances. Remounting board will be discussed and demonstrated before taking to the water
What you need to know
Lessons will take place subject to suitable weather conditions. Lessons will not be cancelled if light rain is forecast, but windy conditions over 12mph or stormy weather are usually not suitable or enjoyable. All cancelled lessons will be re-scheduled or refunded.
Booked lessons may be cancelled by participants with 48 hours notice for a full refund or rescheduling.
The meeting point will be discussed once you have made your booking as we cater the location to your needs and the weather conditions. The night before your lesson we will be checking the forecast and will confirm the location if your lesson is still able to go ahead.
What to wear? – In warmer weather a wetsuit isn’t necessary, although you can, of course, wear one if you have one as it may give extra confidence to try more tricky techniques. Otherwise, lightweight, quick-drying sportswear is ideal (NO cotton or denim is advised). board shorts and a rash vest are very suitable. We advise you bring a towel and change of clothes as you may get wet.
Shoes – for safety enclosed footwear must be worn. Wetsuit boots or water shoes are ideal, otherwise old trainers that you don’t mind getting wet are fine.
If you have any questions feel free to contact us