SUP Sea Skills Course



Learn essential skills for SUP touring and exploring on the sea.

This one day course is an opportunity to build on your flat water paddling and develop your skills and confidence on the sea. Whether you are planning a multi-day paddle or just want to take your paddleboard to the coast, this is the course for you.


The course isn’t about surfing waves – it’s about learning how to safely explore Britain’s incredible coastline. You will get a chance to practise and play in rougher water and build understanding of journey planning on the sea. This course is a step up from our SUP Fundamentals course and we would recommend that you have either attended that, or have substantial flat water experience.


Mumbles – 1hr 45 from Bristol. We tend to drive there and back in the day and we’ll set up a car sharing Whatsapp group to help cut costs and emissions. Some people make it into a longer trip or join us for the day from elsewhere.


Touring board hire included. We’re also able to provide wetsuits and jackets free of charge if required.


Minimum age 18


Sun 14 May 2023
Sun 25 June 2023
July and August dates coming soon


This course includes access to a closed Facebook group to ask questions and help coordinate trips following the course.


You’ll receive draft joining instructions on booking. We’ll be in touch two weeks ahead of the trip to arrange lift sharing, any equipment, and to finalise the location.


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Additional information


Course duration
Six hours (over one day)


The course runs from 10-4. For those from Bristol expect to leave home around 8am and return around 6pm.


Location will be weather dependent and we aim to deliver courses within a 90 mins drive from Bristol.

What will I learn?

Tidal planning
Beach launching and landing
Efficient paddling in chop and swell
Turning strokes in chop and swell
Stability and bracing
Group awareness
Essential tidal navigation
Access and environment
Equipment for coastal paddling
Repairs on the move
Self rescue
Rescue of others

Group size

6 people maximum to ensure we can tailor the course for what you want to get out of it.