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Learn to SUP – weekend public lesson

Little Baddow
sup - Up to 4 people


Learn to SUP on our public 2-hour BSUPA Ready to Ride beginner paddleboard lesson at Paper Mill Lock on the River Chelmer, Essex. Starting from absolute basics we teach all of the essential paddle skills in our 2-hour Learn to SUP lesson. You’ll have a lot of fun, but most importantly you’ll learn all you need to know to SUP safely and competently by yourself – successful candidates will receive their BSUPA Ready to Ride ticket. Full details at

This is a public mixed group session, so you will be attending alongside other unrelated customers. We are keeping group sizes small to ensure social distancing and operating fully Covid-19 Secure for 2021.

(Note: if you have a voucher to redeem, enter the # during checkout and you will be discounted accordingly.) – please email if you have any particular questions or requests!

What to bring

All you need to bring is a towel, and arrive wearing swimming kit under your clothes.


Customers should be in good health, fit to paddle (with a basic level of all-round fitness: see ‘Can I do it?’ in our FAQs), 13 years old or over, capable of swimming and confident in the water.


Rigid: Guaranteed full refund if cancelling 5 days prior.

You will be entitled to a full refund under the following circumstances:

  • If your booking is under £200 and you cancelled at least a full 72h prior to the activity start time.
  • If your booking is over £200 and you cancelled at least a full 5 days prior to the activity start time.
  • If the centre cancels the activity at any time.

If the conditions on the day aren’t ideal but the activity still takes place, you will not be eligible for a refund.

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Where we'll meet

Since the tighter parking restrictions at Papermill Lock, we now operate from the grass 'River' car-park where there is a £5 day fee. So please be prepared to pay at the gate – or you may be able to find free parking on the roadside near the bridge.

£50 for adults

Sun, 20th Jun
14:30 - 16:30 · 2 spaces left
Sun, 27th Jun
11:00 - 13:00 · 1 spaces left
Sun, 27th Jun
14:30 - 16:30 · 1 spaces left

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