BSUPA courses have been developed by some of the most experienced watersports instructors in the world – so you know you’re in the best hands!
This two hour introduction will normally be enough for most casual SUPers to get afloat and enjoying their new found hobby!
Our BSUPA qualified Instructor will show you the basics of the board and run through basic safety factors. You’ll spend most of the session afloat and on the board – hopefully realising what a fun and accessible sport SUP is!
During the course you will be given an introduction to how the weather and environment affects you, how to carry the board and paddle, paddling technique, different types of turns, self rescue, how to fall safely as well as how to plan expeditions and the basics of stance in surf.
The course is run in flat water (outside our centre on the River Itchen) and at the end of it, you will be presented with your BSUPA Level 1 Ready to Ride Certificate.
Other than the fact we’re a BSUPA and AALA Training Centre, have access to arguably one of the best sailing locations across the globe and are located in the heart of the South Coast:
Our courses are led by friendly, passionate and qualified BSUPA Instructors – some might say some of the best in the industry.
We also offer courses suitable for adults, children, groups and those with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities – anybody can learn new skills.