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Our SUP safety day will give you all the tools to make keep you safe as you enjoy paddleboarding with your friends.

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On the day we will discuss trip preparation including:

  • Interpreting weather information and planning our trips appropriately
  • What to wear to stay comfortable on the water
  • How different boards perform and how to choose the right length, width and thickness for you and others
  • Leash and waist belt set up for different environments along with the advantages and disadvantages of buoyancy aids
  • How to decide which fins will work well in different environments
  • Problems that can occur on slow moving rivers

We will introduce simple techniques:  

  • To get back onto the board
  • Assisting others onto the board
  • Towing boards and swimmers who need assistance

We will advise on how to deal with simple problems including:

  • Repair of paddles and leashes
  • Keeping people warm whilst dealing with unforeseen circumstances
  • How to contact emergency services

Improvement in personal skill is one of the best ways to stay safe. During the course, we will help you to:

  • Improve stability
  • Generate increased power through paddling efficiency
  • Increase manoeuvrability
  • Increase confidence and trust in your own ability

 

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Course Dates

Dates to be arranged.

Venue: Ullswater

Course fee: £100 per person, minimum group size 3.

Prerequisites

There are no set prerequisites for this course. It will work best for sup paddlers who want a deeper knowledge of safety issues and trip planning. 

 

Additional Info

During the course, we will cover the syllabus of the British Canoeing SUP Safer Award. If you would like to receive this certification, there is an additional charge of £15.

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Equipment

We will bring our wide range of paddleboards to the course for people to try. These include short white water boards, general purpose boards and 14ft touring boards from different companies including Starboard, McConks, Sandbanks, Gladiator and Fanatic.

Please bring your own board (if you have one). This will broaden the number of craft available to everyone to see and understand.

You will need to dress for an active but probably wet day. Wetsuits or drysuits would be a good option. Please be aware that you could end up wet early in the day and need to carry on.

Please bring your buoyancy aid, leash and paddle. If you are not bringing these, please let us know so that we can bring extras.

Paddling barefoot on warm days in deep water is a joy. However, you will need footwear to walk in shallow water or carry your board to the water.

We are likely to stay near the start point for most of the day but we will definitely complete at least a short journey away from the start point. Therefore, the ability to carry extra clothing, food, drink or other stuff would be useful. We can offer drybags to help with this if needed.

 

 

 

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