Stand Up Paddle Tuition & Courses
Stand Up Paddle Tuition & Courses
Lessons, Tuition, Improving Technique, SUP Race Coaching
Paddleboard Tuition - A Perfect Introduction or Advancing your Skills...
Welcome to your either your first experience of Stand Up Paddle Boarding (or SUP) - or to the next level of your paddling journey - SUP is the fastest growing water activity in the world - whatever your level!
Our beginner session are for people who don't yet feel confident that they can come out on a full Trip or Safari with us as their first time out and would prefer to get to grips of SUP on a shorter lesson or series of lessons. The first lesson will give you a solid grounding in the basic skills needed to paddle and to then the confidence to continue on to our other safaris, experiences, technical skills or indeed perhaps explore the fun world of SUP Racing..?
In particular you will:
- Learn about how your SUP kit works
- Learn the 5 phases of the SUP paddle stroke
- Master forward, reverse and turning paddle strokes
- Be aware of self-rescue techniques
- Learn how to Stand Up using correct posture and technique
- Have a SUPer fun time...!
Whatever your wants, needs or skill level - here at NOA we can gently guide you through and help you become a confident and safe member of our SUP community..!
(Thursday evening sessions delivered on behalf of the Norfolk SUP Club)
All Tuition & Qualified Instructor/Guide (Academy of Surfing Instructors - ASI)
Boards, Paddles & Leash
If you have any questions or queries, then please don't hesitate to get in touch and we'll only be too pleased to help you get the best out of your experience.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements?
We opperate a minimum age of 8 years old for our Beginner sessions and 14 years old for our Trips & Safaris - this is due to the fact that we know that most 'young guns' wouldn't be able to hold the strength needed to cover the distance of a trip or safari. We do run septerate sessions for under 14's - please enquire if this is what you're in need of and we can arrange something seperatly for you.
Do I need to be able to swim?
Yes - although Paddleboarding is a 'dry sport' once learnt - there's always the opssibility that you may loose you balance due to a numebr of factors. Therefore we ask that you can confidently swim a minimum of 50m unadied.
Although you are tethered to your SUP throughout all time on the water with this acting as a very good bouyancy aid, we can offer you a seperate bouyancy aid should you feel you require one - please ask for this on the day of your activity.
What should I wear?
If you have a wetsuit and that is what you prefer, then please bring it along – however as this is predominantly a 'dry sport’ - we tend to wear clothes that are quick drying (shorts, t-shirt/long sleeve t-shirt etc).
It’s advisable however to bring a change of clothes, just in case you get a little ‘carried away’ and do end up getting a little wet - also to bring some light layers – it can get a little chilly on the water, especially if there is a breeze or your session is later in teh day. You might want to bring some old trainers to paddle in – or barefoot is also fine although mainly through the summer months.
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' form.
Cancellations due to weather?
As we want you to fully enjoy your time on the water (and come back..!) - we do operate a cancellation due to inclement weather policy. Should your session be cancelled due to foul weather, then you will be offered a replacement date for the same session - or should you have a particular date in mind we are more than hapy to work with you to accomodate that date.
Is there a minimum booking requirements to run the session?
As you can understand it takes quite alot of organisation and planning to run our sessions successfully, therefore we will only run them if we have recieved the minimum booking numbers to make it work on the day. In the case of this session the minimum bookings required will be 6 people booked on in advance.. Should the session look like it will not take place due to insufficiant bookings, then the it will be postponed and you will be offered an alternative date. Notifications of postponements will be emailed to all pre-booked parties by 5pm the night before.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions or to make complaints of request refunds?
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