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SUP Safety, Skills & Rescue

Suitable for 14 years and over These 2 hour sessions take place at this time of year at Maidenhead Sailing Club lake. An informative, fun and experiential 2-hour paddleboarding session designed to help you paddle safely, deal with common emergencies on sheltered waterways and develop key paddling skills. If you plan to go ‘touring’ on paddleboards these classes will give you the necessary skills and confidence to paddle safely. The sessions can be taken just once or repeated until you feel you have fully grasped the skills.

Hire a board with us ( £10 extra) or bring your own, add on hire of dry suit and boots for £12 to keep you dry and warm. You will develop your decision making and practical skills for a fun and safe time on the water, learn how to choose and effectively use equipment and understand how to assess a location and get on and off the water safely. Once on the water, we will explore different ways to manoeuvre the board as quickly as possible, which is important to keep yourself and others safe. You will also learn the best practice for self-rescue and basic skills to help other paddlers in trouble. This session could be held on either the lake or the river and we cover a few kilometres to practice newfound skills.

Nurses, carers, fire service, police, military people, please contact us for a discount code.

The times and dates listed don't work for you, no problem! Just message us, we have availability most days and times- lake and river.

07505 147957

What to bring

What to wear depends on the weather on the day but check here for suggestions.

Always bring a drink and changes of clothes.

Wear layers of thin clothes under the dry suit, full length sleeves but no hoodies. Thick socks and bring a hat and mittens if you have them. Arrive ready to paddle.


You will receive an email immediately after booking. The waiver attached to the email must be signed to complete your booking. Don't forget to check your spam and junk folders.

A short video to help you prepare your body for paddleboarding, just in case you are not participating in sport presently or you are inflexible.


Arrive earlier if you are bringing your own board and need to pump up beforehand. The Instructor will be there at least 15 minutes before the start of your lesson.

Group discount available

£50 for adults

Sat 1st Apr
11:00 - 13:00 · 4 spaces left
Sat 8th Apr
11:00 - 13:00 · 4 spaces left
Sat 15th Apr
11:00 - 13:00 · 4 spaces left



Standard: Guaranteed full refund if cancelling 72h 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 24h prior to the activity start time.
  • If your booking is over £200 and you cancelled at least a full 72h 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 is still taking place, refunds & rescheduling will only be provided under special circumstance

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Where we'll meet

The meeting location is decided on the day.

We will send you a WhatsApp message to let you know of your exact locations - Maidenhead Sailing Club lake, Ray Mill Island, Maidenhead or Hurley (Saturdays), if you do not hear from us the night before , please WhatsApp 07505 147957

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