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SUP Seniors Fitness Course

Hickling, Norfolk
sup - Up to 8 people


SUP Seniors Fitness - "if you're under 60 then sadly you're too young for these guys - try to keep up...!

This is a structured SUP Fitness Course lasting 4 weeks and is specifically designed for the kool dudes who have straddled the 60 age bracket.

The course takes place on Tuesday mornings and will take you from the absolute beginner Stand Up Paddle Boarder through to being a competent beginner & fitter paddler.

Not only that but we'll also indroduce to you along the way just how SUP can be used to improve overall fitness, balance, strength, improve toning and can become a solid intergrated part of a fitness regime for anyone - particualry if you fall into the over 60 age bracket due to the low impact and high physical gains that SUP offers.

NOA is not only a professional SUP school but also has over 30 years experience of teaching and coaching in the sports and fitness industry. Not only will you be in safe hands on the water but taken care of by some of the most knowlable instructors in the Norfolk Broads National Park!

At the end of the course you'll be presented with a certificate of competancy and you'll then have the ability to continue SUP on your own or further your skills by taking part in more technical sessions.


To learn to Stand Up Paddle with correct technique, confidence and to learn safety in enclosed flat water locations - which is essentially The Norfolk Broads.


Swim 50 metres (164 ft), without stopping - (if you’re a non-swimmer then please contact us as we can still teach you but on a 1:2:1 basis - contact to arrange)

Minimum age 60 years - no upper age limit - SUP is for all…!

Equipment Supplied

Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP)


Coiled leash

Buoyancy Aid

(Wetsuit hire available at point of booking)

Paddle Skills Learnt

  1. Enter and exit the water correctly from a variety of situations
  2. Paddle in standing and kneeling position with balance and confidence
  3. Identify correct paddling technique – 3 P’s - Position, Posture, Paddle
  4. Demonstrate correct method to change direction
  5. Demonstrate turning - back paddling left and right
  6. Demonstrate how to stop, safe wipe-out and dismount
  7. Various SUP Fitness Exercises on the water

What to bring

  1. Parking is anywhere in the car park at NOA HQ and Pleasure Boat Inn pub

  1. Toilet and changing facilities are available at the public toilet facility located on the left upon arrival in the car park.

  1. It’s advisable to bring a wetsuit (wetsuit hire is available) if you have one and especially in the earlier months of the year, however this may prove to be too warm over the summer – but ultimately remember, SUP is a dry sport (once learnt) and the idea isn’t to go swimming!

  1. If you don't have a wetsuit then a few changes of clothes to enable you to change into - just in case of any accidents!

  1. Time on the water to last approx 1.5 hours of actual paddling and we're located right next to the Pleasure Boat Inn pub should you feel you need something a little more substantial to eat afterwards!

  1. Your instructor will be equipped with a waterproof camera and will happily take photos of before, during and after of you enjoying your session.

  1. If you wear glasses or want to look uber cool in pictures in your sunglasses, please remember that if you head for a swim they may get dislodged from your head, so please remember to tie or secure them on in place. If needed you can purchase a 'Croakie' from us to ensure that the cool shades or expensive glasses don't end up looking better on a fish than you!



Is there a minimum age requirement to participate on these sessions?

We operate a minimum age of 60 years old for these sessions..!

If you're younger than that then head to one of our other scheduled sessions - you're too young to be with this cool bunch! ;-)

Do I need to be able to swim?

Yes, due to the aquatic nature of SUP we ask that you can confidently swim a minimum of 50m unaided.

Should you not be a swimmer then we will still happily take you out, but this must be booked on a private 1:1 basis - please enquire directly is this in more suitable for you on:

Do I need any other clothing?

If you have your own wetsuit then please feel free to bring it as it can certainly help keep you warm especially in the early part of the season (March for example) - however in the warmer summer months you’ll probably cook..!

It is highly advisible that you also bring a change of clothing just in case of any 'accidents' - and we advise that you paddle in quick drying layers, so base, mid layer (fleece) etc - anything that closely relates to gym or workout clothing. Shorts or leggings are advisable and we advise paddling barefoot or wet shoes in colder months.


Cancellation Policy

Here at Norfolk Outdoor Adventures we understand that sometimes the weather can turn against us and also that life changes and can occasionally get in the way of us having a good time! Therefore we thought it fair to create this page to outline what our policy is on cancellations - wether it’s due to canceling/postponing trips and experiences due to unfavourable weather, or from a cancellation of a booking directly from the participant.

Cancellation due to inclement weather:

All lessons, trips, experiences are subject to weather conditions and availability of instructors/guides and maybe be cancelled or postponed at short notice. Should this be the case then you will be notified as soon as possible and sent a unique code which will enable you to re-book for any of our sessions in the future and will be valid for 1 year from date of the cancelled session.

Participant Cancellation:

Participant cancellations within 7 days of the date of the booked event are subject to 25% cancellation fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received within 24hrs of the date of the event. Only applicable to the original booking and cannot apply to any credit or voucher supplied as a result of the original booking.

Minimum Pre-Booked Participation Requirements:

As you can understand it takes quite a lot of organisation and planning to run our trips successfully, therefore we will only run our trips if we have received the minimum booking numbers to make the trip work on the day. In the case of this trip the minimum bookings required is 4 people booked on in advanceof the trip date.

Should the trip look like it will not take place due to insufficient bookings, you will be notified of it’s cancelation as soon as possible (5pm night before trip at latest) and as we don't want you to miss out - a gift voucher/code will be sent too you in order to re-book onto anything that you would like to take part in with NOA in the future.

Cancellation due to Natural Disaster:

As per our policy for ‘Natural Disasters’ no refunds will be offered if cancellation is due to an unforeseeable natural disaster or ‘act of God’ as quite obviously this is out of our control.  Specifically, in no event will we be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever without limitation arising from the contracting of COVID-19 Coronavirus whilst engaging in any of our activities and/or sessions and by agreeing to this you thereby release and discharge us from any claims and liabilities against us due to any COVID-19 Coronavirus circumstance which might occur.  We will of course honour your booking going forward and will offer you a unique credit code which will enable you to re-book for any of our sessions in the future and will be valid for 1 year from date of the cancelled session

View cancellation policy for Natural Disasters on our website including COVID-19 HERE

View full Cancellation Policy online HERE

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