CENTRAL SUP LESSON STRUCTURE

Central SUP schools aspires to be a flagship school delivering world class quality lessons to our clients. Central SUP will start you on your journey of discovery from the first time you stand to being able to paddle competently and independently. Our lessons are unique in that you can start at almost any level of experience and gain a world recognised certification via the ASI. We think that paddle boarding is literally a life changing experience so why not come and begin that experience with the best. Our lessons operate at different levels of ability from Bronze to Platinum, below you can find the best type of lesson to suit you. Each level builds upon the last one and if you do all 4 levels with us you can get an ASI level 1 flatwater paddler certification.

Central SUP Bronze Lesson (1hr, complete beginner)

Welcome to your first experience of Stand Up Paddle Boarding or SUP, we know you are going to love the adventure you are about to embark upon. This first lesson will give you a solid grounding in the basic skills needed to paddle. In particular you will

  • • Learn about how your SUP kit works
  • • Master the forward and reverse paddle stroke
  • • Be aware of self-rescue techniques
  • • Learn how to Stand Up using correct posture and technique

Lesson cost - £25pp (All kit provided) purchase online or contact chris.kenyon@centralsup.com.

Central SUP Silver Lesson (1hr, can stand and perform basic paddle skills)

So you’ve had your first taste of SUP and you want some more. The silver lesson allows you to progress from the beginner level by focusing on more in depth paddle technique as well as mastering more advanced turns on your board. You also get the opportunity to paddle for a longer duration to start to build up your efficiency and stamina as a paddler.

  • • Learn the 5 phases of the paddle stroke
  • • Try out more advanced and efficient turning techniques
  • • Build up your stamina and efficiency when using the board
  • • Improve balance and weight distribution ability on the board

Lesson cost - £30pp (All kit provided) purchase online or contact chris.kenyon@centralsup.com.

Central SUP Gold Lesson (1hr 30mins, competent paddler who can perform a pivot turn and paddle 2k independently)

Now you’ve got your skill level to a level your happy with a whole new world will be opening up in front of you. In particular the adventuring and exploration side of SUP. This lesson will help you to understand some of the wider skills associated with SUP such a trip planning, learning what the prevailing conditions are doing and how to manage your own and others safety on a variety of environments. You will spend the lesson on our local river to give you the opportunity to put this knowledge to the test in a ‘real life’ situation.

  • • Learn water based skills for the wider context of the sport
  • • Understand how to prepare for a SUP trip in a range of environments
  • • Effectively manage your own and others safety on the water
  • • Open the doorway to the different disciplines of SUP including adventuring, surfing, racing and down winding

Lesson cost - £35pp (All kit provided) purchase online or contact chris.kenyon@centralsup.com.

Package Deal (All three levels)

Why not take all three levels as a whole package for a reduced price of £80pp. If you're pushed for time and need to travel a fair distance we can deliver this package deal in a whole day as well. As we are an ASI accredited school we can then issue you with a level 1 flatwater paddler certificate. The ASI are a leading world provider of water sports activities and our school is proud to be part of the organisation. Check out our links page for more information on the ASI.

Lesson cost - £80pp (All kit provided) purchase online or contact chris.kenyon@centralsup.com.

Central SUP River Adventure (2hr, all levels, Minimum of 4 people required)

Central SUP can offer you the thrill of SUP adventuring combined with learning how to paddle all at the same time ! New for 2017 we will be running a 2hr session which will include

  • • A beginner SUP lesson preparing you for your mini adventure. This includes safety on the water, paddle techniques and board control.
  • • A fun but easy paddle in Tamworth Castle grounds to put your new skills into practice.

This experience is ideal if you are just wanting to enjoy the river and have some fun at the same time. Unlike our progression levels this is a one off adventure that you might want to enjoy with a group of friends or family. Minimum of 4 required.

Lesson cost - £45pp (All kit provided) purchase online or contact chris.kenyon@centralsup.com.

Central SUP Polo Workshop (2hr, all levels, Minimum of 4 people required)

SUP Polo is fast emerging as a really fun addition to the sport. SUP Polo is fast paced and actually incorporates loads of skills such as balance, control and technique. We are now offering a 2 hour session that includes

  • • Learning how to paddle first with control and balance
  • • The rules of the game
  • • Paddle technique, Passing and Shooting the ball
  • • And of course, you get to play a good few games too!

This session can be done by absolute beginners as we teach you how to paddle first before we get you going with your POLO skills. Ideally this needs to be done in groups of 6 to give you a good game but we can run on 4 if necessary.

Lesson cost - £60pp (All kit provided) purchase online or contact chris.kenyon@centralsup.com.