SUP Lesson FAQ's
Q. What Should I bring for my SUP lesson?
A. You will need swimwear, and a towel or changing robe and warm cloths to change into, as changing is outside.
Any medication you are taking, suncream and water on the hotter days.
Q. When should I arrive?
A. Please arrive at least 20mins before the start of your lesson, to give yourself time to change.
Q. Where can I leave valuables?
A. Any valuables and clothes can be securely left in our vehicle which is locked during the lesson.
Q. Is there parking nearby?
A. Yes both our lesson locations have public parking nearby.
Q. What equipment is provided?
A. All equipment is provided for your lesson, wetsuits (BSUPA lesson), buoyancy aid, board, paddle & leash.
Q. Do I need to wear a wetsuit?
A. Yes, you can bring your own if you have one, or one will be provided for you on the BSUPA lesson.
If you are having a taster session, wetsuits can be hired for £10 if you don't have your own.
In the summer months, warmer water and air temperature can allow for you to take your lesson in just swimwear.
Q. Will it be cold?
A. In the early season, April, May the water temp will be cold, however you should not feel overly cold in the wetsuit.
Q. Will I get wet?
A. Absolutely, you are most likely to fall in at some point during your lesson, but don't let this put you off, as its all part of the learning curve. We do also get students to drop into the water, so that they can demonstrate being able to get back onto their board, as performing this task is an important part of safety.
Q. What fitness level do I need?
A. SUP is relatively easy, and we have delivered lessons to clients well into their 70's, but bear in mind it is a physical activity, so a certain amount of physical fitness is needed. Usually a good guide is if you can swim 50m without getting too exhausted and pull yourself out of a swimming pool unaided without using the poolside ladder, then you will have no problem on a lesson.
Q. What is the minimum age?
A. 8yrs old, this is down to physical ability and is a guide
Q. If my child is too young can they sit on the board?
A. Unfortunately, we do not allow young children to sit on either parents or instructor board and this inhibits the lesson.
Q. How long is the lesson?
A. BSUPA Lessons are 2hrs.
BSUPA Lessons (Winter season) are 1.5hrs
SUP Taster session is 1hr.