Looking to give this awesome up and coming sport a go. Book a lesson with one of our accredited instructors today. They will teach you the basics of SUP and all the safety you will need to know in order to go on your own paddle adventures. 

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

Each session lasts approximately 2 hours. A little intro and safety briefing on land and then we embark on our paddle. Taking it nice and slow to give you plenty of opportunity to get to know your board. Guiding through stopping and turning to standing and going on a little journey. 

We advise that it takes about 10 hours to feel at total ease on your board so after the session you will be offered the chance to come back for a guided paddle or 2 and a free Social Sup Paddle to give you plenty of opportunity to practice.  







Want to get out on the water with your new kit but feeling a little nervous and wondering what to do. Book a session with one of our Waterskills academy qualified instructors today who will take you though ;

  • Inflating your board to the correct PSI
  • Fins
  • Buoyancy aids
  • Safety leashes
  • Paddles
  • Cleaning and storage
  • Paddle Adventure planning
  • Extra Kit options


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



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


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. 


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.

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.

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


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.