SUP lesson in Chester

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) Tuition


Find out for yourself why SUP has become the fastest growing water sport worldwide on one of our 2 hour 'learn to SUP' lessons, perfect for those who are completely novice or wanting to refresh their skills. SUP can open up a whole new world, meeting new people and visiting new places.

All SUP lessons are delivered by a female qualified instructor, with all equipment (high quality) provided - though if you want to learn using your own equipment, you are more than welcome to do this, providing this is appropriate for your activity. Group size is limited to 4 clients, in order to maximise your learning and safety.

  • Children must be over 8 years of age and accompanied by a parent

  • Be able to swim 50 metres (if not able, a 1-1 session will be required)

  • Delivery of sessions is subject to weather conditions

SUP lessons on the River Dee in Chester


Most of our SUP lessons are delivered on the stunning River Dee in Chester - we park and launch from Eccleston Ferry (CH4 9JE), 2.3 miles from Chester city centre and 10 miles from Wrexham. This picturesque location is ideal as the waters are calm, there is wonderful scenery to explore and we will have plenty of wildlife for company. There is also ample parking (free) which is always a bonus!  SUP lessons are also available in coastal locations, including Wirral and North Wales.

Session content

Our SUP lessons will provide you with the foundations of paddle boarding, with content including:

SUP lesson for children on the River Dee in Chester
  1. Overview of equipment

  2. How to carry the board

  3. Getting on / off

  4. Positioning options on the board (prone/kneel/standing)

  5. How to use the paddle to steer

  6. Recognising hazards and how to avoid them

  7. How to fall off the board and get back on

Most importantly, all lessons are delivered in a calm, patient, methodical and supportive manner, enabling you to feel safe and quickly gain in confidence.


What's included in the price?

We make every effort to provide you with everything that you need for your SUP lesson so that you can just 'come as you are'. There are a few things that you will need to bring along - you are of course welcome to use your own wetsuits or equipment, providing that all is appropriate for the activity.

         What's included

  • Wetsuit

  • Buoyancy aid 

  • Paddleboard

  • Leash

  • Paddle

  • Dry bag for your valuables

  • Changing poncho (there are no changing facilities)

         What's not included

  • Glasses retainer for sunglasses / glasses

  • Footwear (e.g. water shoes / old trainers)

  • Swim suit for under wetsuit

  • Windproof jacket

  • Towel

  • Refreshments

  • Waterproof case for camera / mobile phone

Cost:  £40 per person (max group size of 4)
          £85 per 1-1 session


If you are wanting a SUP lesson just for you, your family or a group of friends, why not book a private session, tailored to meet your specific needs. You can even choose your own location, provided you have the necessary licenses (we will guide you about this) and are happy to reimburse travel expenses!

Get in touch to discuss your requirements - we would love to be a part of the fun! Group size is limited to 4 people. Children must be aged over 8 years and accompanied by a parent for the duration of the activity. 

Cost: £85 per 1-1 session
         £25 per each additional person

SUP lessons in Chester

(Max. of 4 people)