Intro to SUP Racing Course - (new dates coming soon)

Intro to SUP Racing Course - (new dates coming soon)

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NOA is passionate about all aspects of SUP …. especially SUP Racing!

SUP racing is a fast growing international sport with event distances ranging from ‘Sprints’ at around 5k (3miles) up too ‘Endurance’ at around 100k (60miles) and more.

The NOA Race Team regularly travels all over the country and Europe to compete in events with experienced members of the team achieving success in placing on the podium at the likes of The Norfolk Broads Ultra 72km (44 miles) and top 10 in National Standard events.

SUP racing takes place on all types of water including enclosed inland flat water, exposed open waters and at sea type locations; and are held all year round … East Anglia has a thriving Winter Racing Scene!

Our new NOA Racing Sessions will help you progress your paddling skills to teach you the further technical aspects of SUP Racing ensuring you become a stronger and more skilled paddler for when you enter your first SUP race. Our instructors are all experienced SUP competitors who will work with and ensure that you progress over the course whilst always delivering an informed and fun session. Advice can also be given on suitable races you could enter… maybe even as a team member!

The SUP community is a supportive and welcoming environment - so what are you waiting for!

These are just some of the areas covered in our 4 week SUP Racing course:

  • Advanced Paddle Skills - Focusing on Greater Power Generation and Speed

  • Racing Turns

  • Board Control & Handling

  • Mass starts

  • Drafting

  • And Total Fun…!

 
 

Course Overview:

We’ll use video analysis to assist you in converting your stroke from ‘Casual’ into ‘Speed’ and for you to gain over the 4 weeks, the skills and power needed to race.

This course can be very useful if you’re interested in participating in one of the growing number of SUP/Bike/Run events that take place all over the country.

The sessions will be broken down into the following:

  • Initial Paddle Discovery

  • Benchmark Setting

  • Analysis and Corrections

  • Further Analysis, Corrections & Practice

  • Final Session and Learnt Skills Test

 
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Aims

To learn all the basic attributes of Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Racing with correct technique, speed - to develop strength in the paddle stroke and to at the end, become confident enough in order to potentially race in the growing UK SUP scene.

Pre-requisites

You must be able to SUP Paddle confidently and cannot for these sessions be a complete novice - should you wish to learn SUP for the first time then head over and book onto one of our Beginners Introduction To Stand Up Paddle Sessions by Clicking Here

Swim 50 metres (164 ft), without stopping

Minimum age 16 years old - no upper age limit

Equipment Supplied

Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) - (you may bring your own board if you have one)
Paddle
Coiled leash

FAQs

Is there a minimum age requirement to participate on these sessions?

We operate a minimum age of 16 years old for these sessions - this is due to the length and type of the session, potential weather conditions and also fitness 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 50m unaided.

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 feel free to bring it as it can certainly help keep you warm especially in the early part of the season (March for example) - however in the warmer summer months you’ll probably cook..!

 

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 - only once for the course duration.

 

Cancellation due to inclement weather:

All lessons, trips, experiences & courses 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 an alternative date in order to finish the course.

Participant Cancellation:

Participant cancellations within 7 days of the date of the booked event are subject to 25% cancellation fee.  No refunds will be given for cancellations received within 24hrs of the date of the commencement of the course. Please note that non attendance to only of the dates within the course cannot be refunded.

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 courses if we have received the minimum booking numbers to make the sessions work. In the case of this course the minimum bookings required will be 4 people booked on in advance of the session date.

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: adventure@norfolkoutdooradventures.co.uk 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