Spring 2023 Paddleboarding London Events

Spring 2023 Paddleboarding London Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

Spring is nearly here and we’ve got lots of great opportunities for you to get out on the water with us.

 

We’re just over a month away from our weekend away in Amsterdam. This 3-day trip is perfectly positioned to take advantage of the spring-like weather and catch tulip season in full bloom. We’ll be making the most of the urban canals as well as visiting the local city beach. With ample opportunity to tack on extra time before or after our SUP sessions, we have just a FEW spaces leftfind out more and book your place here.

 

Our schedule will expand in April with sessions starting at St Katharine Docks and more days/times available in Camden and Hackney. This year we’re introducing more sessions for non-beginners, or those who have a basic knowledge of paddling. These sessions are an opportunity to be on the water quicker, travel further and also the option to work on specific skills. Look for sessions marked: Speed & Endurance, Skills and our standard Social paddlesSee the full schedule here

Paddle 2 the Pub & Paddle and Prosecco are back! It’s official, social SUPs are back in full swing with our monthly Paddle 2 the Pub kicking off in May. Our first Paddle 2 the Pub is the first Friday in May, which also happens to coincide with the full Flower moon. Book your spot now!

 

We’ve got a fantastic half-day Skills Clinic coming up with GB Sup Champion Emily King.  In this masterclass you will learn how to manage the different stages of your paddle stoke, the tactical paddle strokes and how to improve your efficiency to paddle in different environments.  It’s open to all levels – Sunday 26 March 9.30-12.30pm £50 in Camden.  Find out more here

 

Did you see our SUP Yoga class featured in the beautiful book Dock Life renewed – How London’s Docks are thriving again by Niki Gorick?  Our club members can take advantage of an exclusive £10 discount and secure a signed copy for orders before 4 April. Drop us a message to find out how to claim yours or order your own copy here. 

 

British Canoeing Delivery Partner

You may have heard the news that British Canoeing has become the official governing body for Stand Up Paddleboarding. This is great news for the sport and will lead to more continuity of standards for coaching and centres throughout the UK. As official British Canoeing delivery partners, we’re proud to be now offering two of their key SUP courses
British Canoeing Personal Performance Awards – SUP Safer (half-day) and SUP Sheltered Water (full-day). See more about the awards, dates and how to book here.

 

 

The wonderful Jo Moseley, author of Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Great Britain will be coming to Stanfords Travel Bookshop in Covent Garden on 19 April to talk about her paddle adventures. Tickets are £5 and include a glass of wine or soft drink. Get your tickets here.

 

Upskill Your SUP Skills sessions start in April on Tuesday evenings. Open to club and non club members alike, these sessions tackle different skills every two weeks. The first week is a detailed intro and practice time, with week 2 reinforcing the learning and more practice time. It’s possible to attend one without the other but both are recommended to really solidify the skill. Topics include: paddling faster & straighter, moving around the board, mastering turns, race skills and paddle tricks. See the full schedule here.

 

 

Our SUP & Social Club spring challenge is the Limehouse Loop – scheduled for Sunday 16 April, we’ll be setting off from Hackney early for a full day of paddling around some of East London’s most iconic areas and the oldest parts of Regent’s Canal. We’re opening up the challenge to club members only to start so if you’re keen, join the club! Memberships start from £1 per year – find out more here.

 

Don’t forget us when planning your Birthday Parties, Hen and Stag Dos, Corporate Team Building Events, or just a great gift idea for friends and family. We offer:
• Private lessons
• Paddle 2 the Pub
• Paddle & Prosecco
• Paddle & Pizza
• SUP Yoga
• Urban Safaris
• Bespoke events

See you on the water soon!

– The Paddleboarding London Team

 

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SUP & Social Lockdown Challenge

SUP & Social Lockdown Challenge

SUP & Social Lockdown Challenge

Show us your #SUPstitute – let’s help keep each other motivated, active and outdoors this lockdown

If you know us at all you’ll know that we are passionate about being active outdoors and encouraging others to do the same.  Now that the shorter days and colder temperatures are here, many of us retreat indoors with less time spent in our beautiful parks and green places.  With lockdown looming, the urge to cocoon might feel even stronger but we’re going to work hard to encourage you to still get out and enjoy the beautiful outdoors these next four weeks.

Natural High

Dr Eva Selhub, co-author of the book Your Brain on Nature: the science of nature’s influence on your health and happiness explains some of the benefits of outdoor exercise, ‘Nature has all sorts of unseen elements that are affecting us… as we breathe in the negative ions at the seaside from the saltwater, they go directly to our brain and counteract the positive ions that come from computers and are causing fatigue.’

And you don’t have to be by the seaside to reap the benefits, just simply taking your exercise outdoors ups your happiness.  ‘Simply being outside in nature can help to de-stress us.  Research suggests that just five minutes in nature is all it takes for our brain to start thinking differently and for us to experience a more relaxed disposition,’ according to says Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller, M.D., an integrative medicine adviser.

Longer & Stronger

There’s also evidence that green exercise can, ‘reduce perceived effort and allows people to work at higher workloads, which may help increase the amount of physical activity undertaken and motivation to continue,’ according to a study, The great outdoors: how a green exercise environment can benefit all

Motivation Gone Missing?

So while November may not *seem* like the best time to start an outdoor challenge, we’re going to respectfully disagree.  Since there’s strength in numbers we’re challenging you to join our lockdown challenge to move 5k a day for 30 consecutive days.

The rules are simple – move continuously for 5k everyday outside.  It could be running, jogging, walking, cycling, paddling, whatever you fancy and any combination thereof.  It just has to be continuous and outside.

You can tag us on social media @paddleboardinglondon and use the hashtag #SUPstitute.*  The official start date is Thursday 5 November but you can start any time +/- 5 days from then.  If you feel 5k is too much/too little a challenge then feel free to adjust up or down as you like the key is consistency.

At the end of the 30 days we’ll pick a winner at random who will win fame, glory and a one year membership (worth £99) to SUP & Social (from whenever expires for current members).

We really want to help keep everyone active and outside so we look forward to seeing your photos.

* Current rules DO allow paddling on your own, with members of your household or bubble or one other person.  The #SUPstitute is for our paddleboarding club as we can’t run club sessions during lockdown.  Please be sure to follow your local guidance for the duration of the challenge.

Stay safe,

The Paddleboarding London Team x

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SUP & Social – The New SUP Club in Town

SUP & Social – The New SUP Club in Town

SUP & SOCIAL

The New (SUP) Club in Town.

Since starting Paddleboarding London we have wanted to bring together a group of like-minded people who were as SUP-crazy as we are for weekly social paddles. We’re SUPer excited to say that it’s now becoming a reality with the launch of sup & social – our new sup club based at our home in Camden.

We’re planning lots of exciting events and activities for our SUP club including:
Race Training
Day Trips
Weekend Trips
Paddle skills
SUP Yoga sessions
…and more.

SUP & Social is kicking off our bi-weekly paddles from November with sessions on Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons. SUP sessions will continue throughout the year but we’ll be changing up locations to go visit some other sup clubs and just generally beautiful locations.

To kick things off we’re offering our first 10 SUP Club spaces at a great discount – £59 for a single member (usually £99) and £99 for a family/friends membership (usually £169). But don’t delay – most of these are already gone and the price will go up soon!

 

JOIN THE LONDON SUP CLUB

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