The Water Skills Academy (WSA) Discover Award course is aimed at people who have never stand up paddleboarded before or people who have had a go but want to extend their skills and learn basic techniques.
Learning to paddleboard is a fast and fun process with a qualified WSA instructor. The course structure is designed to give you the information needed to get on the water safely, have fun and learn the technique of paddleboarding.
During the course you will be given an introduction to how the weather and environment effects you, how to carry the board and paddle, paddling technique, different types of turns, self rescue, how to fall safely as well as how to plan expeditions and the basics of stance in surf.
The half day course is run on flat water at Edgbaston Watersports, after completion you will be presented with your Water Skills Academy (WSA) Discover Certificate.
Stand up Paddleboarding, or SUP is similar to surfing except the paddler uses a longer canoe type paddle to move through the water while standing on an large style surfboard. Contrary to surfing however, stand up paddleboarding doesn’t require an ocean or waves.
Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) isn’t that hard to learn as unlike normal surfing you can learn to do it on almost any type of water. To start with you will find standing up on the board and paddling will be the trickiest part. If you already surf then the wave riding part should be pretty familiar, except that you will be riding for longer and more often!
SUP is for all outdoors or watersport fans looking for something different.
All courses are subject to sufficient numbers and suitable weather conditions and are non-residential. In the case of insufficient numbers being booked, you will be notified in the week leading up to the course and offered an alternative date.
Outdoor activities are potentially dangerous activities, all participants must be aware of the risks. Bear Creek Adventure Ltd is under no liability whatsoever in respect of loss/damage to property, injury or death.