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We offer a fantastic introductory package for families on the Chichester canal, catering for children from age 6 upwards. This venue provides an ideal sheltered learning environment with no tides or waves to contend with.

Our 2-hour sessions are tailored to your family’s needs and can include fun games or a more technical session depending on the age and requirements of your family. Sessions include tuition, all equipment, wetsuits and buoyancy aids. We generally suggest that children from age 6 upwards are suitable for the activity, although we do have smaller life jackets for younger children if required.

 2 hour family lesson on Chichester Canal costs £200 for up to 2 adults and 2 children (under 18). Additional adult family members can be included for £50 per person, and under 18's for £35 per person. These sessions are closed to your own family group and cannot be discounted further.

If you can not see a session that suits you please click Request A Time and enter details of your group and your preferred date, Morning sessions start at 10am and afternoon sessions at 1pm. we will send you a booking link if we can meet your requirements.

What to bring

We provide everything that you will need for your session. We have a full range of summer, winter, full and shorty wetsuits to suit all ages and sizes, from age 6 to adult XXL, as well as a huge range of wetsuit shoes, rash vests and buoyancy aids.

All equipment and tuition are included in our lessons, so all you need to bring is yourself, swimwear for under a wetsuit, a towel. If the weather is too warm for wetsuits, we would suggest that you wear swim shorts and one of our rash vests on your top half. 

Please do not bring any valuable items.


Please arrive 10-15 minutes before your booked session time as this will allow you to change. Sessions will start promptly at the allocated time and latecomers may not be permitted to join.

Your Instructor will meet you and the rest of the group at the pontoon in Hunston, once everyone is kitted up the Instructor will deliver a safety briefing and a dryland demonstration to familiarise you with the equipment and the environment.

The Instructor will then demonstrate techniques for entering the water and the rest of the session will be on the water, developing paddle skills and enjoying the beautiful surroundings of Chichester Canal.

We tailor all of our sessions to the individual needs of our customers. We can offer technical sessions for those who want to focus on their technique and progressing their stroke, turns and speed. However, we also recognise that some families and groups prefer to have a more fun session whilst learning the basics of SUP and are able to incorporate some fun and games into the sessions to ensure that all ages are engaged in the activity.

Group discount available

£200 per person
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7 day cancellation policy


Cancellation and Refund Policy 


Unfortunately, we cannot accept fully refunded cancellations under any personal circumstances however we will do our very best to satisfy a partial refund where applicable or a full refund to your full purchase value by way of a TJBoardhire credit note. 

TJBoardhire maintains the right to cancel sessions at any time should we deem the weather conditions too dangerous.We do not cancel sessions due to rain showers or cloudy sky. We cancel sessions if the wind is blowing or forecast to be blowing dangerously and we feel the group will not maintain their ability to cope, or in the instance of lightning storms. 

Where sessions need to be cancelled by TJBoardhire due to adverse weather, we will offer credit which can be redeemed for the remainder of the season. For those living outside of the county and unable to return at a later date, a refund minus a 20% admin fee will be offered. 

Cancellations due to illness, injury or any other personal reason will be accepted if notified with more than 7 days prior to the activity. In this instance, we will offer credit which can be redeemed for the remainder of the season. 

We have a no refund or credit policy if the activity is cancelled due to personal circumstances within less than 7 days prior to the activity. 

Customers may only reschedule their activity once unless the cancellation is due to adverse weather. In that case, the session can be rescheduled as required.

We hold the right to cancel/postpone your activity at any point if we deem the weather conditions unsafe. 

Covid - 19 - Please note that we are unable to accept any Covid 19 related rescheduling, within 7 days of the booking.


Gift Vouchers 


Should any booking that is made via a gift voucher be cancelled within 7 days prior to the activity, the voucher will be considered used. 


 Chichester SUP Club Activities

If you have a Chichester SUP Club membership, please ensure that you have booked a place on any of the club trips. If you are unable to attend any booked activities, please cancel on the system at the earliest opportunity. If cancelling within 24 hours of an event such as the Club away days, Polo or Progression sessions for any reason, please be aware that there will be a charge (£15). Late cancellation's, either the night before or on the day, mean that your place cannot be offered to others.

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