BSUPA Level 1 – “Ready to Ride”

LOCATION: Oxford SUP Club at Farmoor Reservoir
GROUP SIZE: 6 people (per instructor)
SESSION DURATION: 2 Hours
SESSION CONTENT: A great introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding, this session will teach you the basics you need to get standing, paddling and enjoying the sport.

This 2 hour introductory session will include the following:

  • WARM UP & STRETCHING SESSION
  • WATER SAFETY BRIEFING
  • PADDLING KNEELING DOWN
  • PADDLING STANDING UP
  • BASIC PADDLING TECHNIQUES – FORWARD, BACKWARDS AND TURNING
  • FUN & GAMES ON THE BOARDS

WHAT WE PROVIDE: We’ll supply boards, paddles, leashes, buoyancy aids and wetsuits.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED: You need to bring a pair old trainers or water-sports shoes, swimwear, a towel, and your clothes for afterwards. You might also want to think about bringing food, a drink, a hat and suncream if it’s a hot day.

SESSION PRICES:

Adults: £40.00 each

9-13 years: £25 each – Under 18’s – EACH child must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian on the water

14-18 years: £28.50 each – Under 18’s – EACH child must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian on the water

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BSUPA Level 2 – “Ready to Tour”

LOCATION: Oxford SUP Club at Farmoor Reservoir – paddling on the River Thames
GROUP SIZE: 6 people (per instructor)
SESSION DURATION: 4 Hours
SESSION CONTENT: The Aim of this course is to introduce people to the enjoyment of touring and exploring but offer more than an experience. Having completed this course students should feel that they are ready to plan their own adventures and have new skills to improve their time on the water.

This 4 hour intermediate session is ‘skill and knowledge focused’ aiming to give students a safe way of getting more time on the water. By the end of this course paddlers should be able to:

  • Understand different locations to paddle and their restrictions/challenges
  • Have knowledge of different touring disciplines and how to get involved
  • Be able to select the best touring equipment for yourselves
  • Demonstrate an improved efficient paddle stroke
  • Use a variety of strokes to maintain tracking and manoeuvrability on the water
  • Navigate obstacles and third parties afloat taking into account, flow, weather and any other elements
  • Have knowledge of how to plan a trip taking into account weather, flow, tide, access, 3rd parties, exit options
  • Have understanding of personal gear you might take with you when touring.
  • Have planned, completed and experienced a tour

SESSION PRICES: 

Adults: £65 each

16-18 yrs: £55 each 

Under 18’s – EACH child must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian on the water

 

One to One Tuition (1 adult) £55 per hour  

One to Two Tuition (2 adults) £95 per hour

 

All of our BSUPA Level 1 Beginner sessions take place at Oxford SUP Club’s home on the water at Farmoor Reservoir. The BSUPA Level 2 sessions start at our base at Farmoor Reservoir and you’ll get to paddle and expoler the River Thames.

We have access to over 15 million litres of fresh water on the two huge lakes at Farmoor, which is just 5 miles from Oxford City centre. By partnering with Oxford Sailing Club we’re able to share their fantastic facilities at the reservoir, which include changing rooms with showers, plenty of secure parking and a great Clubhouse which includes Hackett’s Harbour Cafe.

 

                                 

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