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BSUPA Ready to Ride – learn to SUP

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

(Note: if you have a voucher to redeem, enter the # during checkout and you will not be charged!)

What to bring

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

Physical requirements

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

£50 per person

Sun, 2nd Jun
11:00 - 13:00 · 6 spaces left
Sun, 2nd Jun
14:30 - 16:30 · 1 spaces left
Sun, 9th Jun
14:30 - 16:30 · 2 spaces left


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

Paper Mill Lock, Little Baddow, CM3 4BS (see Meeting up to half an hour before the start of the lesson, just south of the bridge.