Taster session



New to SUP? Let us show you the magic. Stand up paddleboarding is fun, safe and everyone needs to try it once. Learn the basics of the strokes and be standing up and paddling by the end of the session. We think you’ll be hooked!

COVID-19 update: This session will be delivered in small groups – please let us know if you’re booking with other people (leave a comment at checkout). Our changing rooms and toilets are still closed. We can still provide wetsuits if required but recommend sportswear while it’s warm. Arrive ready to go and don’t forget your towel just in case 🙂

What’s included:

  • Water safety briefing
  • Paddling kneeling down
  • Paddling standing up
  • Basic paddling – forwards, backwards and turning
  • Launching safely
  • Self rescue techniques
  • Hot showers and changing facilities
  • Top instruction from our passionate and qualified guides
  • Small group sizes (8 maximum)
  • Annual membership, access to members sessions and trips

COVID-19 Update: Our changing rooms and toilets are currently closed. We can still provide you with wetsuits if required. We recommend sportswear while it’s warm and arriving ready to go. Don’t forget your towel 🙂

Evenings: Mon, Tues and Thurs, 18.30 (18.00 in September)
If you’d prefer to paddle on a weekend, try a harbourside adventure.
Daytime: Mon & Tue 11.00. Wed, Thur and Fri, 11.00, 14.00, 16.00
Duration: 1.5 hours approx
Price: £25  £27
Ages: 18 + (please see our family page if you’d like to bring under 18s)
Meeting point: The Cottage Inn, Baltic Wharf, Bristol BS1 6XG
Online booking: Select the date and time below and click book now.

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Additional information


1.5 hours approx

Group size

What to bring

Towel, clothes to wear on the water, dry clothing, old trainers/watershoes, suncream, drinking water

What's included

All SUP equipment, expert SUP tuition, secure storage, changing rooms.

Dates and times

Mon, Tues, Thurs at 18:30 (18.00 in April and Sep)
Wed, Thur and Fri at 11.00


These sessions are for adults only. For under 18s please book a family session or contact us about youth sessions.


You'll need to be fit to take part in moderate exercise. Our boards have a maximum weight limit of 120 kg.

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