"Just because people are doing extraordinary things doesn't mean they're not ordinary people." Laird Hamilton

Drift away from city shores on a stand up paddleboarding adventure. Discover the scenic route to the pub, float to islands just beyond the bustle of London, or hone your skills with a paddleboarding lesson.

 

In a Nutshell

We have SUP Sessions available on Thursday and Friday evenings as well as on most weekends from Sunrise to Sunset and we run a weekly SUP Club on Tuesday evenings.

Glide along scenic waterways on a stand up paddleboard.

Swap city life for wildlife.

Paddle to the pub for a sundowner.

Drift beneath the twinkling night lights of London.

Socialise and enjoy the simple life.

Stretch yourself on a paddleboarding course or one-to- one session.

 

Rates

Lessons in London
£37 SUP Taster Session
£47 SUP Wise Starter Lesson
£107 SUP Wise Improver Lessons x 3
£47 SUP with your PUP

Sessions in London
£47 Twilight SUP
£47 SUP Social

Group Rate
Book an exclusive session for up to 12 people...

£35 2 hour SUP Session / Lesson
£37.50 2.5 hour SUP to the Pub

group rates per person subject to a minimum of 8 people.


SUP Sessions

Cast off, get fit and discover water-bound adventure on the doorstep. Our stand up paddleboarding trips are a unique and sociable way to leave city life behind and explore the beautiful backwaters around London. Soak up the serenity of sunrise, see the sunset over the water, take the scenic route to a riverside pub, or drift along under the twinkling night lights.

Easy to get grips with, and great for your core muscles, stand up paddleboarding is the perfect self-propelled excursion along the River Thames. Whether you’ve never dipped a paddle in the water before, or want to improve your skills under the wing of our expert instructors, we’ve got a range of stand up paddleboarding trips and courses for all abilities.


SUP Taster

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Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Departure point: River Lane, Richmond
Cost: £37pp
Dates: Saturday mornings - April through August

Want to work your core muscles, meet like-minded friends and master the basics of stand up paddleboarding? Our small group taster sessions are a fun-packed way to take to the water and try a new skill.

Under the wing of our friendly, expert instructors you will get to grips with paddling techniques on a micro-adventure along the River Thames. During the session you’ll learn about water safety and the rules of the river, launching and landing and the basics of forward paddling and turning.

If you enjoy this taster session then you'll need to take a SUP Wise lesson or SUP Wise Improver Lessons to join our SUP Social and member trips.


SUP Wise Lesson

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Duration: 2 hours
Departure point: River Lane, Richmond
Cost: £47pp
Exclusive group: from £35pp
Dates: Saturday mornings - April through August

Want to work your core muscles, meet like-minded friends and master the basics of stand up paddleboarding? Our small group lessons are a fun-packed way to take to the water and learn a new skill.

Under the wing of our friendly, expert instructors you will get to grips with paddling techniques on a micro-adventure along the River Thames. During the session you’ll learn about different types of stand up paddleboards (SUPs), water safety and the rules of the river, launching and landing, paddling stances, efficient forward paddling and turning.

Once completed you may join any of our daylight SUP Social trips.


SUP Wise Improver Lessons

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Duration: 3 x 1.5 hour Lessons
Departure point: River Lane, Richmond
Cost: £107pp Members: £87 per person
Course dates: 
Course 1: Sunday 8th, 15th & 22nd April 2017
Course 2: Tuesday  17th & 24th April & 1st May 2018
Times: Sundays at 10.30am & Tuesdays at 6.30pm

Do you want to master paddleboarding techniques and gain confidence for your own stand up paddleboarding adventures on flat water? Do you want to join us on our Twilight SUP sessions and one way trips? Suitable for all abilities the SUP Wise Improver Course takes place over a series of three sessions and, once completed, you may then join any of our SUP Social sessions, including our Sunset SUP and Friday Night Lights trips

Beyond basic stand up paddle skills, the course covers stand up paddle safety, boards and equipment, safe locations, paddle practice and stroke correction and techniques to paddle with confidence.


SUP with your PUP

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Duration: 2 hours
Departure point: River Lane, Richmond
Cost: £47pp Members: £25pp
Exclusive group: from £35pp
Dates: Schedule tbc
Times: 

Want to work your core muscles, meet like-minded friends, master the basics of stand up paddleboarding and bring man (or woman's) best friend? Our small group SUP with your Pup sessions are a fun-packed way to take to the water with your dog and learn a new skill.

Under the wing of our friendly, expert instructors you will get to grips with paddling techniques on a micro-adventure along the River Thames. During the session you’ll learn about different types of stand up paddleboards (SUPs), water safety and the rules of the river, launching and landing, paddling stances, efficient forward paddling and turning.


Sunset SUP Session

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Duration: 2 hours
Departure point: Friars Lane Car Park, Richmond
Cost: £47pp Members: £25pp
Exclusive group: from £35pp
Dates: Thursday evenings
Times: 6.30pm

Slow down and see the city in a different light. Explore a scenic stretch of the River Thames, brush through nature and discover the wild side of the waterways in the golden light of dawn or dusk.

Our twilight stand up paddleboarding trips are a sublime way to wind down before drifting back downstream to your start point and an optional pint at a riverside pub to finish.

Whether you’ve only just completed a SUP Wise Improver course, or are a seasoned pro, this easy-going, circular trip is suitable for you. Our friendly instructors will provide all the kit and take you through the basics before you cast away on your adventure.

Head torches or bike lights are useful for the sunset SUP sessions.


Friday Night Lights

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Duration: 2.5 hours
Departure point: Friars Lane Car Park, Richmond
Cost: £47pp Members: £25pp
Exclusive group: from £37.5pp
Dates: Friday evenings
Times: 7.00pm

Slow down and see the city in a different light. Explore a scenic stretch of the River Thames, brush through nature and discover the wild side of the waterways in the golden light of dusk.

Our Friday Night Lights stand up paddleboarding trips are a sublime way to wind down at the end of the week. With an optional pint at a riverside pub midway through the trip before drifting back downstream to your start point an optional pint at a riverside pub to finish.

Whether you’ve only just completed a SUP Wise Improver course, or are a seasoned pro, this easy-going, circular trip is suitable for you. Our friendly instructors will provide all the kit and take you through the basics before you cast away on your adventure.

Head torches or bike lights are useful for the sunset SUP sessions.


Sunday Social

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Duration: 2.5 hours
Departure point: River Lane, Richmond
Cost: £47pp Members: £25pp
Exclusive group: from £37.50pp
Dates: Sunday afternoons - April through August

Don’t squander the last part of the weekend: the perfect way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon is on the water. Hit the Thames on a stand up paddleboarding adventure that will take you along a scenic stretch of the river on the outskirts of London.

Glide towards Twickenham and Teddington and let yourself be enveloped by nature, enjoy conversation with like-minded friends and moor up for a pint in a riverside pub.

Suitable for all abilities as an exclusive group, our friendly instructors will provide all the kit and take you through the basics before you cast away on this easy-going stand up paddleboarding adventure. If joining a scheduled SUP Social you must have taken our SUP Wise Starter Lesson.


SUP Club

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Duration: 2 hours
Departure point: River Lane / Friars Lane, Richmond
Membership cost: £60pp
Session cost: £5pp with own board, £25pp with board hire
Dates: Tuesday evenings 7.00pm, Sunday mornings 8.30am and club trips to be confirmed.

Love to SUP or simply want to try? Join our SUP Club for regular sessions, discounts on our SUP Lessons and social trips and access to SUP Club trips further afield. This year we have plans for SUP Picnic and Bubbly trips, wild camps, racing as well as for Summer Solstice, Spooky SUP and SUPing Santa sessions.

You will need to complete your SUP Wise Improver course before joining certain trips

 


SUP at Richmond

Definitely a great place to start learning paddle boarding, great instruction, great setting and fantastic fun.

— N.C.

A brilliant Sunday afternoon

We've come away with a taste for more. Highly recommend the company for any of their activities.
We will be back!

— H.S.

Amazing experience

It was beautiful way to spend a few hours, saw bits of the river I've never seen up close before and various wildlife! Thank you I will be back!

— W.R.