British Canoeing Personal Performance: SUP Sheltered Water Award / SUP Development
Course Dates & Booking
To book a place on this course, click on a date above to book and pay for the course, then complete and submit the Booking Form. If the following dates are not suitable, or you want to make a private booking for your club or centre, please get in touch.
Develop your flat water paddleboarding skills with the British Canoeing Personal Performance SUP Sheltered Water Award. SUP is the fastest growing paddlesport discipline, and it's easy to see why with the ease of accessibility. While it may look easy, if you want to master all the skills, there are some simple tricks to learn.
We will spend the day developing your SUP paddling, from launching and kneeling, on to single sided paddling, moving around on the board with confidence and control, through to wide turns and tight step back turns. The Sheltered Water SUP Performance Award is the appropriate qualification to demonstrate personal competence on a SUP to go alongside a Paddlesport Leader award for leading other paddlers on journeys.
We’ll use the stunning lakes on our doorstep here in the Lake District and the locations will be chosen to make best use of the wind conditions on the day.
We’ll work with you to develop your skills and if you meet the standard for the Sheltered Water Performance Award then we’ll assess this during the training.
Further information available from British Canoeing here.
SUP and paddle
Dry suits or wetsuit/warm layers
Wetsuit boots or thin soled old trainers
We have SUPs, paddles, buoyancy aids and dry suits available to hire if you do not have your own. Please let us know what you need and your size at the time of booking. See our Kit Hire page for pricing.
We’ll base the course on the lakes of the Lake District. To make the best use of the conditions we’ll choose the lakes based on the wind forecast immediately prior to the course. We'll confirm the meeting point at least 3 days prior to the course. If you are booking accommodation, Kendal or Ambleside are the ideal spots to base yourself.
What Happens Next?
To develop your paddling further, you may be interested in a bespoke coaching session or our FSRT or skills development courses.
To book a place on this course, click above to book and pay for the course, then complete and submit the Booking Form. If the following dates are not suitable, or you want to make a private booking for your club or centre, please get in touch.