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Pangbourne to Goring -Intermediate skils

sup - Up to 12 people


If you are a competent SUP paddler, are able to paddle 10km comfortably at a steady pace without many breaks this may be an ideal trip for you. It's an opprtunity to develop your SUP skills and progress preparing for longer trips and expeditions or move towards more challenging paddling environments like racing, open sea or even rough water.

Trip includes opportunities to:

  1. improve essential SUP skills including efficient forward paddling techniques and turns
  2. analyse your paddling technique with a coach using video clips of yourself paddling
  3. get pointers and tips for improvement
  4. practise skills on a journey in slow flowing clean water with expert coaching along the way
  5. come up with a personal development plan based around your aims in SUP
  6. learn more about SUP equipment and try out different types of high quality boards and paddles
  7. try out a fun game of SUP Ball (optional)
  8. discover parts of the Upper Thames
  9. enjoy a tranquil marine environment away from the city rush
  10.  meet like minded people
  11. start and finish the day in one of the best and most historic pubs on the Thames ( it features in Jerome K. Jerome's 'Three Men in a Boat' and allegedly in 1968 Robert Plant and Jimmy Page formed Led Zeppelin there!)
  12. we will aim to finish the day with a meal at The Swan (this is optional but we can highly recommend the food and service)

Take this chance to get away from London for one day into a beautiful location just 1 hr away by train from London Paddington. Train ticket to Pangbourne from London Paddington will cost you between £21-25. 

Meet at 10.30am by The Swan (riverside pub just 5 min walk from the station)

We are aiming to be on the water by 11.30am the latest.

If you are running late be sure to give us a call.

Of course, you are welcome to arrive earlier and have a coffee or brunch while you are waiting to get on the water. 

If you drive, there is an inexpensive car park nearby. Set your sat nav for the Swan pub postcode: RG8 7DU

What's included in the price: 

* Equipment incl. transport and prep

* safety equipment

* large shared dry bags for your snacks and spare clothes

* specialist tuition by experienced coaches

* video analysis of your paddling style and tips for improvement

  1. if you bring your own equipment (board & paddle) we offer £20 discount

If you require a wet suit, phone case, dry bag for your personal use etc. drop us an email as it can all be arranged - we can provide wet suits and have a range of quality waterproof Aquapack equipment to sell just let us know before and we can bring some along.

What to bring:

  1. change of clothes incl. shoes (no specialist clothing required)
  2. grippy shoes you don't mind getting wet to use on the board (no flip-flops, generally you can go barefoot but we will stop on the way and you need foot protection from sharp stones, twigs etc.)
  3. light thermal top or rash vests (check the weather forecast in case you need something lighter or waterproof/windproof)
  4. re-fillable water bottle (try to avoid single use plastic please)
  5. hat and sun screen

Check the Pangbourne to Goring booklet for more info:


No specialist clothing is required. In warm weather, ordinary gym gear will be fine (shorts/leggings/T-shirt/sweatshirt), with old sandals or trainers you don't mind getting wet. Or you can get cheap neoprene wet shoes from most large supermarkets. No bare feet, footwear is required at all our SUP locations.

In colder weather (November - March), a wetsuit would be advisory. We have wetsuits available if requested in advance. Always bring a towel and a change of clothes just in case you take a little dip during the SUP lesson.

Water and a packed lunch/snacks or money for refreshments are advised for this trip.

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