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Trifarm 'Ready to Ride' SUP

sup - Up to 2 people


BSUPA ‘Ready to Ride’ SUP Group Sessions at the Trifarm swimming lake

Hello! These fantastic BSUPA Level 1 ‘Ready to Ride’ group SUP sessions at the Trifarm swimming lake in Boreham are suitable for those who are completely new to SUP or have SUPed before but have not yet received the BSUPA Level 1 ‘Ready to Ride’ skills/competency certificate. (BSUPA is the British Stand Up Paddle Association.)

You will be using our SUP kit, buoyancy aids & high vis rash vests. You will need to provide all your own clothing & footwear (see details in 4 below). If you have one, you can bring your own SUP board.

*Children aged 11yrs-17yrs can participate as long as a parent or legal guardian is booked into the session, paddling with them and supervising them at all times, on a 1:2:1 basis (i.e. one child per parent/legal guardian.) *If you have 2 children & only one parent/legal guardian, please email us or call us on 07597 094233 to discuss before making your booking, thank you. It MUST be their parent or legal guardian paddling with the child, no one else, thank you.

Our outdoor activity instruction is conducted in small groups & for us all to maintain social distancing we have labelled each small group at Trifarm in the booking system with a colour, and each colour group will be taught separately in the lake environs. oup (blue or pink).

There are quite a few important rules and procedures that we all need to follow, especially regarding Covid-19. Here they are:

1 - You must be a competent swimmer and able to swim at least 25m clothed.

2 - Each 11-17yr old must be accompanied in the session by their parent/legal guardian, on a 1:2:1 basis (see * above).

3 - Any applicable Government Covid rules must be followed, and you must accept that in the unlikely event of an emergency, we & possibly others may break the social distance rules to assist you.

4 - You will need to bring all your own clothing & footwear. We will provide you will a personal buoyancy aid, high vis rash vest, SUP board, leash & paddle. If you weigh more than 17 stone/107kg, please email us & tell us what you weigh as SUP board sizes vary on paddler weight, thank you.

This is what you must bring to wear:

-A WETSUIT plus neoprene WET SHOES/OLD TRAINERS. Footwear is mandatory, no bare feet. We are not able to provide wetsuits. (In non-Covid times we would normally be providing you with a 3mm full arm/full leg wetsuit for May/early June, on colder or wet days in the summer, or for those who feel the cold. In mid June to early September we would normally also be providing you with a short arm/short leg summer wetsuit option. On very hot summer days you can opt out of neoprene for sports fabric sports wear. We can't hire out or lend wetsuits at this time. Hopefully, this information will help you decide what to wear.)

Please also bring with you:

-A towel, change of clothes/warm layers to change into.

-A small dry bag to carry on your SUP board. (One per household per colour group is fine)

-In the dry bag you should have a small personal outdoor first aid kit plus small personal hand sanitising gel & please be prepared to administer simple first aid to yourself/your family. (One per household per colour group is fine)

-Water, any snacks you need, hat/visor*, glasses safety strap*, sun cream* any necessary medications* and bug spray* (*As required by you.)  

Please do not bring any valuables (money, jewellery, posh watches, designer sunglasses, electronics etc.)

5 - Before you leave home, please cover any cuts & grazes with strong waterproof plasters.

6 - On arrival please drive down the track and then take the left fork up the little slope & park in the car park.

7 - When you park your car, please leave plenty of space between your own and other cars.

8 - The changing rooms are currently closed so you will need to get ready in your car. There is a port-a-loo on site with sanitisers.

9 - Please get ready in your car/the car park and your Instructor will meet you there.

10- Hot/cold drinks & homemade cakes can be purchased at the portacabin cafe afterwards!

Please don't arrive any earlier than the start time of your booking.

You are going to have a great time learning this exciting & fun new sport at this beautiful water tested, life-guarded swimming lake :)


Everyone must be able to swim 25m clothed.

Children aged 11yrs-17yrs can participate as long as their parent or legal guardian is booked into the session, paddling with them & supervising them at all times, on a 1:2:1 basis (i.e. one child per parent/legal guardian.)


Learn to stand up paddle, earn bragging rights & have fun!


If you need to cancel and want a refund, please give us more than 48 hours notice from the start time of your booked session. (Or 7 days for the BSUPA Level 1 Instructor course.)

Although we hope you don't need to cancel your booking, you can do so at any time up to 48 hours prior the start time of the booked SUP activity and receive a full refund. If you cancel within 48 hours of the start time of the booked SUP activity, or you are very late for or do not attend the booked SUP activity (i.e. a ‘no-show’) you will not receive a refund. If you are booking on the BSUPA Level 1 Instructor course, less than 7 full day’s notice of a cancellation will mean that you won’t get a refund and this clause supersedes any minimum cancellation notice notified elsewhere in the booking process and/or in the terms and conditions. Thanks for your understanding.

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Trifarm, Church Road, Boreham, Essex, CM3 3DS

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