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We advise that it takes about 10 hours to feel at total ease on your board so have created these guided paddles to help you achieve that confidence.

Our guided paddles are aimed for those who already know the basics of SUP, however want to paddle knowing there is someone with experience there if needed.

Come and paddle with our qualified SUP instructors who will take you on a wonderful paddle from one of our awesome Norfolk Riverside locations. They are there to help coach you and give you some useful helpful tips to paddle more efficiently.  

Don’t have kit? No worries, we have it all covered. The price of the lesson includes all you will need.  

Have your own Kit now… we will give you a free voucher for a Social paddle per session booked. 

Each session lasts approximately 2 hours. Taking it nice and slow to give you plenty of opportunity to get to know your board.  We aim to spend most of the time on the water helping you gain that confidence.  

 

SOCIAL PADDLES

Other ways to get your practice is to Join us for our incredibly popular Social Paddles

Mondays –  Redlion Bishopgate

Wednesdays ( Last of the month) Salhouse Broad

Thursdays – The Rivergarden bar and kitchen

Arrive from 6pm and set off on a wonderful paddle. A chance to meet and socialise with others, giving you the chance to meet new people and make new paddle friends. Please note these are not guided paddles

Attend 10 hours of Paddling with us and get free Social Paddles for the rest of the calendar year.

EQUIPMENT TO HIRE

Norfolk Paddle Boards is a RED PADDLE Co school, offering you the very best boards to learn on and then hire for future adventures. Our RED 10’8 Rides are the perfect all rounder, offering the paddler 10’8 length by 34′ width which can take up to 120kg. Giving you a stable platform to learn and then master this awesome sport. 

Other equipment that is included;

Carbon Nylon adjustable 3 piece paddle

Safety Leash

Buoyancy aid

We also have a range of wetsuits for those colder days. 

 What you will need to bring

On colder days, some old trainers, water shoes or neoprene boots

A towel and some warm clothes for after

Water and the all important snacks for the journey home

BRINGING YOUR OWN EQUIPMENT CHECK LIST

PADDLE BOARD
PADDLE

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COILED SAFETY LEASH

Lessons will be carried out on the River Wensum/River Yare. Guidance states that you should wear a coiled leash in moving water. 

BUOYANCY AID

Please make sure these are either ZIP or over the head buoyancy aids and not waist PFD’s. If you only have a waist PFD please let us know so we can lend you one. 

SUITABLE CLOTHING

We will be going in the water to practice self rescue so appropriate clothing is required. 

Wetsuits (If you don’t have one, we have some available to hire) They are designed to keep you warm when you’re wet. They will trap a layer of water between you and the suit which then warms up, in-turn helping keep you warmer.  

 A windproof jacket to keep the chill off when you’re standing up.
A thin thermal layer under your suit always will help.

Footwear
Wetsuit booties – barefoot or 3mm in the summer 5 – 7mm work in the winter
Old trainers – if you fall in they get wet but it’s better than bare feet when the water is cold
Neoprene socks – these can do the job too – good combo in the winter with a thinner boot.

Gloves
Palm mitts or other neoprene gloves are great. The water can be cold.

AFTER YOUR PADDLE

Something to change into and some snacks for your journey home,

If you already have a board and want to bring that along, thats no problem. Your equipment is your responsibility and you will need to be happy that it will be fine to participate in the lesson. 

We do have buoyancy aids, Safety Leash’s and Wetsuits to hire if required. Please make sure you contact us prior to your lesson so we can check availablity.

Please make sure you have all in the check list in order to participate in this activity.