SUP – Stand up paddle boarding Lessons, tours, hire & wave surfing
Rye town and Camber Sands beach, East Sussex & Kent, South East Coast – 1 hour from London
The SUP Centre is located in the beautiful town of Rye in the South East of England and is partnered to The Kitesurf Centre in Camber Sands.
The partnership aims to offers something for everyone, from relaxed river cruises to extreme weekends away and everything in between!
Q. What is Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP) ?
Stand Up Paddleboarding, abbreviated as SUP, is a new and exciting sport. It is accessible to a wide range of people and a great way to get fit, explore the rivers and surf the ocean.
SUP uses a large stable surf type board with plenty of width and volume. Starting in a standing position a long single ended paddle can be used to propel the board forwards – (see video below).
Many surfers have converted because of the versatility of the new sport.
Not only is stand up paddle boarding great fun but compared to surfing or kitesurfing it is very easy, offering as much thrill and adrenaline as you want it to – from relaxed river cruises to big wave surfing.
The great news is stand up paddling doubles up to benefit as a ‘core’ body workout, improves balance and is brilliant for knee or ankle injury recovery.
The SUP Centre uses brand new Starboard, Red.Co, Bic and Liquid Shredder purpose built products – wide, stable and comfortable for river cruises with more agile boards for wave surfing.
Introductory lesson- 2 hours – £49
- Brief theory & safety covering the sea / river, weather & local sites
- SUP equipment
- Stance and Balance
- Paddling styles
- Paddle technique
- Paddle strokes
- Board control & steering
- Paddle stability
Once you have learnt the SUP basics you can progress onto the river tours or wave surfing lesson:
Wave Surfing lesson – 2 hours – £49
Learn how to read the waves and how to catch them with more advanced paddle board techniques, different stances and weight distribution to ride the surf.
River tour – 2 hours – £49
Trips around the lovely rivers of the East Sussex countryside. Paddle serenely through the town of Rye and nearby villages, a fantastic way to see the abundant wildlife in this area of the UK.
River adventure – 5 hours – £149
Day excursion along one of the many beautiful rivers around the Rye area. The day will consist of around 2 hours paddling with a lunch break followed by another 2 hours on the stand up paddle boards.
Hire – £15 per hour or £45 for the day
All the equipment included: board, paddle, wetsuit and buoyancy aid