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Teddington SUP Taster

Greater London
sup - Up to 8 people


Want to work your core muscles, meet like-minded friends and try the basics of stand up paddleboarding?

Our small group taster sessions are a fun-packed way to take to the water and try a new skill.

Under the wing of our friendly, expert instructors you will be introduced to paddling techniques on a micro-adventure along the River Thames.

During the session we'll tell you about water safety and the rules of the river, launching and landing and the basics of forward paddling and turning.

If you enjoy this taster session then you'll need to take a SUP Wise lesson to join our SUP Social trips and to become a SUP Member.

What to bring

It is a good idea to bring a re-useable bottle of drinking water to take with you.

Spare clothes and a towel are also recommended as is a change of footwear because your feet are very likely to get wet.

Most people wear board shorts, swimming shorts, running tights or leggings and a t-shirt. We provide a PFD (personal floatation device) for each of you. 

You must have footwear with you that you don’t mind getting wet. Flip flops are great and wetsuit shoes can also work

If it is particularly sunny, it is recommended that you wear sun-cream and a hat (Slip Slap, Slop). Sunglasses are also good. Be aware that can they sink quickly... so do not bring your best pair.


You will begin the session paddling on your knees before transitioning to standing, therefore a degree of flexibility is required.


Check in and introduction

Learn to attach the fins and leg leash to the stand up paddleboard.

Learn the basics of paddling:

  1. Forward paddling
  2. Basic turning technique
  3. Safety

Discover your new favourite pastime and decide to book onto a SUP Lesson!


Full refund if cancelled 15 days or more prior to the activity.


In case you need to cancel the lesson, trip or session, then following charges apply:

  1. 14-8 Days before the course date 50% of the total course fee
  2. 7-0 Days before the course date 100% of the course fee


Please note that failure to attend the lesson, trip or session will not be eligible for refund whatsoever. The above charges will apply.

In the case where a refund is made to you by us, the refund may take up to 14 working days to be processed. Refunds will be processed using the same payment method that the original payment was made.

Rescheduling lessons, trips and sessions

Rescheduling is permitted but, if requested within 7 days of the initial date of the lesson, trip or session, will incur a £10 rescheduling fee per person, per change. Rescheduling fees must be paid immediately upon rescheduling.

  1. We reserve the right to change any part of a published lesson, trip or session if this is caused by circumstances beyond our control.
  2. We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule any lesson, trip or session and will advise the customer as soon as the change is known.
  3. We will use all reasonable endeavours to avoid changes of this nature.

For any lessons, trips or sessions, which are rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances such as thunderstorms and high winds; instructor or guide sickness; lesson, trip or session is filled with a low number of paddlers, then, every endeavour will be made to provide a replacement instructor or guide, or to reschedule the lesson, trip or session and we will offer paddlers as many dates as possible to participate in their session. Please note that a refund is not available in this circumstance.

The location and date of the lesson, trip or session will be advised upon booking. We reserve the right to change the location and will advise the customer as soon as the change is known. We will not be liable for out of pocket expenses due to cancellation or any other changes to venue or session.

Non Attendance

Any non-attendance of any lesson, trip or session for any reason whatsoever is deemed to be a cancellation with no notice and payment is due in full.

Under 18’s

Under 18’s are not permitted to take a Self Guided Adventure or Session with Back of Beyond Adventures unless a parent or guardian is taking a Self Guided Adventure or Session with them. We reserve the right to request valid photographic proof of identity and age, so please bring this with you otherwise, where requested, you will not be permitted to take your adventure or session without a paying adult present. In this circumstance our cancellation and refund policy fully applies.

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Where we'll meet

Meet on the riverside beach next to Teddington Lock Footbridge opposite The Anglers. Please note that we have no storage facility at this location.

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Group discount available

£37 per person
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