SUP - stand up paddleboarding

This new exciting sport is really taking off 

new at staunton harold

Our SUP membership was successfully launched in 2021.  Get fit and have fun with this popular activity. Tuition available.

Join us now!
We now have an optional dry SUP storage container available at the club £46 pa. 
We also offer SUP hire for courses and for independent use once you are competent on a session or annual basis.  For further info: Contact


If you have your own board and can already confidently paddle please get on the water and enjoy but make sure you have read the guidance above. If you would like to hire our boards please contact Greg and he will arrange to meet you and run through the process.

Fancy learning to SUP?

We offer a beginners course £40: 3 hours taking you from basics but with plenty time to focus on improving your skills for those who can already paddle. This is a must if you wish to hire club SUPs

Fully competent paddle boarders may choose to attend a short session to explain SHSC SUP rules and offer top tips.

Please contact our SUP coach Greg for  availability/options

We hope to encourage SUP sessions with social elements on Friday evenings. paddle boarding top tips /mini fun races will be offered, maybe even some SUP yoga but generally fun times. However you can paddle when ever the club is open with safety cover.

We now have a SHSC SUP WhatsApp chat group to help coordinate events. Please contact Greg to join this,

Looking forward we would hope to identify members who would like to train as a foundation SUP instructor and hence support ongoing SHSC SUP training

What is SUP?

Stand up paddling in one form or another has been around for thousands of years. SUP has roots spanning millennia and continents. Modern SUP surfing almost certainly began in the mid 20th century in Hawaii. SUP as we know it today has only really boomed in popularity and diversified as a sport over
the last 20 years. The essence of SUP is to stand (or kneel) on a buoyant board, using a single bladed paddle as a means of propulsion and control. In a very short period of time, participation in SUP has grown exponentially, and the sport has spread out from the surf zones to incorporate a range of sub-disciplines.
Today’s SUP boards are being used for leisure, fitness, racing, touring, polo, surfing, yoga, downwind, white water, foiling and wind-SUP. Whilst most SUP paddling is still done with one person on a board, tandem and multi-rider boards are also becoming more common.

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