Beginners Introduction to SUP Session
Beginners Introduction to SUP Session
You can rely on NOA to give you the very best tuition for you first experience of SUP as we are a fully accredited ASI SUP School and the only professional SUP School in the Norfolk Broads National Park area. Not only are we professional SUP Instructors, but we’re also Instructor Trainers and only one of 4 locations in the UK that are - therefore we really feel that we know SUP and can offer you the very best in SUP knowledge and tuition.
In our Introduction to SUP sessions you’ll learn the all of the basics along with Safety and Rescue techniques that are quite often overlooked as part of a fully structured program to get you up and paddling before perhaps heading out on one of our SUP Safaris, or in order to further your own paddling skills.
This is your first step in learning how to SUP. It applies to inland waterways with calm flat waters. Learn how to identify safe conditions, locations, self rescue techniques, equipment, paddle technique and more.
To learn to Stand Up Paddle with correct technique, confidence and to learn safety in enclosed flat water locations - which is essentially The Norfolk Broads.
Swim 50 metres (164 ft), without stopping - (if you’re a non-swimmer then please contact us as we can still teach you but on a 1:2:1 basis - contact to arrange)
Minimum age 8 years - no upper age limit - SUP is for all…!
Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP)
Paddle Skills Learnt
Enter and exit the water correctly from a variety of situations
Paddle in standing and kneeling position with balance and confidence
Identify correct paddling technique – 3 P’s - Position, Posture, Paddle
Demonstrate correct method to change direction
Demonstrate turning - back paddling left and right
Demonstrate how to stop, safe wipe-out and dismount
Is there a minimum age requirement to participate on these sessions?
We operate a minimum age of 8 years old for these sessions - this is due to the length of the trip, potential weather conditions and also equipment levels.
Do I need to be able to swim?
Yes, due to the aquatic nature of SUP we ask that you can confidently swim a minimum of 25m unaided. Should you not be a swimmer then we will still happily take you out, but this must be booked on a private 1:1 basis - please enquire directly is this in more suitable for you on: email@example.com
Do I need any other clothing?
It is highly advisible that you bring a change of clothing just in case of any 'accidents' - and we advise that you paddle in quick drying layers, so base, mid layer (fleece) etc - anything that closely relates to gym or workout clothing. Shorts or leggings are advisable and we advise paddling barefoot or wet shoes in colder months. If you have your own wetsuit then please bing it as you will be in the water during the learning phase of self rescue.
Are there any further forms to fill in?
Yes, before the start of any activity you will be required to complete and sign a 'Client Detail Waiver' form
Cancellation due to inclement weather:
All lessons, trips, experiences are subject to weather conditions and availability of instructors/guides and maybe be cancelled or postponed at short notice. Should this be the case then you will be notified as soon as possible and offered a voucher to enable you to re-book for a session in the future.
Are there minimum booking requirements for a session to run?
Yes, as you can understand it takes quite a lot of organisation and planning to run our sessions successfully, therefore we will only run our trips if we have received the minimum booking numbers to make the trip work on the day. In the case of this trip the minimum bookings required will be 4 people booked on in advance of the session date. Should the session look like it will not take place due to insufficient bookings then it will be postponed and you will be sent an ‘Experience Gift Voucher’ for you to use on a future dates and will be valid for 1 year from original booking.
Notifications of postponements/cancelations will be emailed to all pre-booked parties by 5pm the night before.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please read the above T's & C's to see if any of these answer your questions. If not, then please email: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will reply to you at our easiest convenience, this of course also applies to any complaints or refund queries.
See or Complaints Reporting Policy HERE