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3:1 SUP coaching

Little Baddow

Learn to SUP on our 2-hour 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

As this is a private session, we are able to tailor the course to suit any previous experience you might have. It is therefore also well suited to intermediate paddlers looking to improve their skills.

(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.

£50 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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