SUP Sea Skills



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.

Location: Gower (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.

Touring board hire included. Includes ongoing support including access to a closed Facebook group to ask questions and help coordinate trips after the course.

Please get in touch if you have any questions. 

2021 dates available:

Thur 8 April
Fri 9 April
Sun 2 May
Mon 17 May
Sun 20 June
Mon 21 June
Thur 1 July
Fr 13 Aug
Sun 5 Sep
Sun 19 Sep


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Additional information


Thur 8 April, Fri 9 April, Sun 2 May, Mon 17 May, Sun 20 June, Mon 21 June, Thur 1 July, Fri 2 July, Fri 13 August, Sun 5 Sep 2021, Sun 19 Sep


Course duration
Six hours (over one day)


We'll leave from Bristol harbour at 8am and expect to be back by 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.