Master The Basics: Group Lesson (Adult)

  • paddleboarding

  • 1 hr 30 mins

  • Up to 8 people
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    Newby Bridge, GB

  • ticket-price
    / adult
  • Description

    Book together as a group of 3 - 8 paddlers and learn to SUP with an experienced Instructor offering tips and advice along the way. We will help you to feel relaxed and confident on your board while showing you the best trick of all: to always have fun!

    On-the-day bookings are not available for lessons. Please book your slot at least 24hrs in advance here on our website to ensure Instructor availability.

    There is a minimum booking of 3 people per group for this activity. If booking a session for 1 or 2 participants please choose our other package: Master The Basics Private Lesson (Adult).

    For larger group bookings (8+) please see our Team-Building SUP Session or email


    Participants must be aged 18+ and able to swim at least 50 metres. Here at The Paddle Hut, we will always give a safety and basic skills briefing to ensure you feel confident and safe before heading out on the water.

    What to bring

    You will need to plan for all weathers and ultimately expect to get wet! You may or may not fall into the water, but it is always better to be prepared.

    Always bring a towel and a spare set of dry clothes and shoes. If you have your own wetsuit then you are welcome to bring it (particularly in the cooler months when the water temperature is a lot lower) or wear clothes suitable for being on the water, i.e., swimsuit, shorts, t-shirt, leggings, gym wear, waterproof, wind-shell jacket, etc. (Avoid denim, thick hoodies or jogging bottoms that will get heavy when wet.) We do have some wetsuits available to hire, but please be aware that this is on a first-come first-serve basis as we have a limited amount, so correct sizes may not be available. Please always bring other suitable clothing to wear as a back-up option.

    If you are happy and warm enough in bare feet then that is absolutely fine, but footwear, such as swim shoes or old trainers, can be useful as our launch slipway and river/lake shores are quite rocky underfoot.

    Additional items you may like to bring depending on the weather:

    1. warm hats
    2. extra layer
    3. hard shell waterproof to shield from wind/rain
    4. sun cap
    5. sun cream
    6. bottled water
    7. neoprene booties/gloves
    8. other items may also be required, although please note items such as sunglasses may be lost if you fall in the water!

    Your valuables, such as car keys and phone, will obviously need to be protected, so a waterproof bag/phone case is good to bring along. If you do not have a bag then we will happily look after your items, but all valuables whether kept on land or on board are done so at your own risk.

    Drinks and snacks are also a great essential to take with you, especially bottled water on hot days.


    Participants will start their session on land with a safety briefing and introduction into paddleboarding demonstrating the basic skills.

    When everyone is comfortable and ready to go, we will carry our boards and slowly walk into the shallow water. Here we will kneel onto our boards and practice paddling while kneeling before heading further out along the river to try standing up.

    We will slowly paddle out onto the lake introducing more tips & tricks along the way, so that everyone comes back with a smile on their face as we head back down the river to base.

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