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1:1 SUP coaching

Little Baddow

This is a private 1-to-1 coaching session at Paper Mill Lock on the River Chelmer, so we are able to tailor the course to suit your SUP skills and experience. It is therefore equally suited to absolute beginners wanting a personalised Learn to SUP lesson, intermediate paddlers looking to improve their skills following the BSUPA Ready to Ride syllabus and beyond, or experienced paddlers seeking race coaching and/or other advanced technique. Full details at

The base price is excluding hire kit (ie; assuming you have your own board, paddle and leash). No problem if not – just select the 'hire kit' add-on to rent a board and everything else you'll need for £20pp.

(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

Our base coaching price assumes that you will supply your own board, paddle, leash, plus whatever you choose to wear on the water.

Otherwise – if you have selected the £20 hire kit add-on to rent a board – 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.

Group discount available

£80 for adults
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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.

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