Paddleboard events and training

We offer Staunton Paddleboarders something for everyone

What's On?

JOIN US TO LAUNCH OUR 2024 PADDLEBOARD SEASON 1PM SUNDAY APRIL 21ST
1:00 to 2:30pm Skills and Safety refresh session. If you have already completed a beginner course or have good basic board control, this is a great session to kick-start your 2024 paddling season. Free for paddling members. Strictly limited spaces available on first come basis. Message me to put your name on the list.
Group paddle/tour of the reservoir. Starting at 1:30pm and 3:00pm. Meet at West slipway (near SUP store).
This is a free session for Members only Bar open for social drinks after.
Other 2024 plans include:
*First Sunday of the month big meet up and paddle
*Monthly paddle and social Wednesdays

BOOK Training NOW!

Paddleboard training opportunities.
Book through Greg: sup@shsc.org.uk (queries-07533136680)

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Spring 2024
Note: Up to 35% discount for SHSC paddleboard or sailing members. Priority booking for club members.
Sunday 14/4/24
SUP Intro (level 0) – 10:30am to 12:30pm £40pp
SUP Beginner (level 1) – 1:00pm to 4:00pm £50pp
(Book both sessions for £80pp)
Sunday 21/4/24
SUP safety and skills refresher – 1:00pm to 2:30pm £free
(members only session)
Sunday 28/4/24
SUP Intro (level 0) – 10:30am to 12:30pm £40pp
SUP Beginner (level 1) – 1:00pm to 4:00pm £50pp
(Book both sessions for £80pp)
Sunday 5/5/24
SUP Improver (level 2) – 1:30pm to 3:30pm £30pp
Sunday 12/5/24
SUP Intro (level 0) – 10:30am to 12:30pm £40pp
SUP Beginner (level 1) – 1:00pm to 4:00pm £50pp
(Book both sessions for £80pp)
Sunday 19/5/24
SUP Improver (level 2) – 1:30pm to 3:30pm £30pp

Which Course should I sign up for?

Level 0 – SUP Intro
A 2-hour introductory session aimed at those who have never tried SUP before and want to give it a go. The focus of the session is on safety and fun. All equipment provided.
Level 1 – Beginners
3 hours per lesson. Lessons aimed at novices that wish to take up SUP as a hobby. These lessons cover the key building blocks to allow you to develop as an independent stand-up paddler. Subjects covered include safety, equipment, environment, and fundamental paddling technique (how to do it; where to do it; what you need; and how to stay safe).
Level 2 – Improvers
Lesson and course lengths vary. Lessons aimed at building skills based on the strong foundations laid down through our beginner sessions. We aim for our improvers to be able to go further, faster and for longer. As well as practising and developing existing techniques, we will introduce additional techniques to further expand your paddling ability.
Level 3 – Intermediate
Lesson and course lengths vary. Intermediate paddlers will typically have sound paddling technique in a sheltered water environment. At level 3
we look at how to develop and hone your skills to extend your paddling into more challenging environments (e.g. wind, waves, flow). At this level we also look at building independence to be able to plan and undertake paddling trips further afield. At level 3 we also begin to introduce specialist subject areas such as racing; touring; tidal journeys.
Level 4 – Advanced 
Lesson and course lengths vary. At advanced level we continue the development of skills to paddle in more challenging environments. Knowledge and skills development is focussed on specialist areas such as racing, long distance touring and multi-day expeditions. Advanced level training also includes development of skills, knowledge and experience for those looking to take on coaching and leadership roles.

All our courses are delivered by highly experienced Paddle UK
coaches. Our modular lessons are structured to support Paddle UK stand-up paddleboard awards. We can provide a wide range of certificated Paddle UK awards including SUP Safer; Paddlesport Safety and Rescue; SUP sheltered water award; touring award; Paddlesport leader; SUP open water leader; SUP sheltered water coach; SUP open water coach.

Rules and Guidance

There are a few key things to that all paddleboarders should be aware of before you go out on the water:

1, Please abide by the club rules. 

2, Please read and follow our Club Paddleboard RulesKey points to be aware of from this:

  • Only go out when there is safety boat cover on the water (indicated by a green flag, yellow flag means training event or an open meeting when the water is closed for general use, red closed water). See online events calendar.
  • Be aware of “no go” areas such as the dam, tower, and nature reserve and only launch and land on club frontage.
  • Do not go out in conditions beyond your ability.

3, Please ensure you have appropriate 3rd party/public liability insurance in place for all craft you take out on the reservoir. 

4, All members must “sign on” before visiting the club. Sign on through the club website: https://shsc.org.uk/sign-on/