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Hove Waterfront, near Brighton
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National Watersports Centre, Gloucestershire
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Wyboston Lakes, Bedfordshire
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Denbighshire, North Wales
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Camber Sands, East Sussex
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Learning to paddle board is great fun and the whole thing can be as exhilarating or as relaxing as you like. We have a neat little cluster of stand up paddle boarding schools around the country ready and waiting to introduce you to this sport that is sure to get you hooked.
What's more, you don't have to be super fit or cool like your typical surf bum to love it and be good at it. We often get asked if you need to know how to swim to stand up paddle. Well, whilst it's an advantage as it will probably help with confidence on the water, it's not essential as you will be wearing a buoyancy aid. Of course, if you don't get the balance thing right, you might well fall in, but after a while you're sure to get the hang of it, meaning you can enjoy gliding silently across the rippling waves.
As for where you'll be learning the art of paddling whilst standing up, we've got seaside locations, in-land lakes and waterways for you to choose from. Of course, contending with waves on the open ocean isn't going to be on the agenda for novices, so a sheltered corner is the location for you to learn. Then if time permits, you might even be able to go on a little safari of the coastline peeking inside coves otherwise inaccessible from land.
Other schools teach on lakes, such as our Wokingham team, which uses a peaceful country park lake as their base. If you want to do some sightseeing at the same time as dipping your blade in the water to propel yourself, we can recommend the London venue that'll see you sliding gently along under Kew Bridge - who'd have thought you could paddle board in the heart of the capital?
If you can't decide between fresh and salty water, you can have both at the centre in Sussex, as they are right on the water's edge at Camber Sands. You can try out the basics on the coast and then maybe head off on a trek along the river through neighbouring Rye. All very idyllic and pretty too.
For some this might all sound a little too pedestrian. If that's the case, book yourself into North Wales for the most adrenaline-filled paddle boarding we offer. Absolute beginners can chill on the Llangollen Canal, but brave bounty hunters will love the white water paddle board version where you can test your skills standing up in amongst the swirl. And if that sounds pretty extreme, that’s because it is, as you can see from this white water SUP video!
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