The SUP taster lesson is shorter and less intensive than the Beginner lesson, yet still providing you with a great basic foundation to get paddling with. You’ll get 15min of instruction and a safety briefing followed by 45min minutes of free time to practice your new skills for yourself around paddington basin and little Venice.
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.
You do not need to be a proficient swimmer, but should be comfortable about falling into water while wearing a buoyancy aid.
A certain level of flexibility and ability to get up to standing from kneeling is required for learning to paddleboard.
You will need to shower / wash thoroughly after the session if you have fallen in or been splashed and need to ensure any open cuts are covered.
We will also need to know of any recent injuries prior to the session.
PADDINGTON BASIN Active360 Stand Up Paddleboarding
We are located right by the Rolling Bridge on the north shore, on the canal-side of Waterside House, close to KuPP restaurant and GoBoat London.