learn to paddle board

Our venue at Hunston on the Chichester Ship Canal in West Sussex provides the perfect environment to learn to paddle board. The sheltered venue with no tide, or waves to contend with ensures that complete beginners can progress their skills quickly.

We tailor all of our sessions to the individual needs of our customers. We can offer technical sessions for those who want to focus on their technique and progressing their stroke, turns and speed. However, we also recognise that some families and groups prefer to have a more fun session whilst learning the basics of SUP and are able to incorporate some fun and games into the sessions to ensure that all ages are engaged in the activity.

family learning to paddle board

We offer a comprehensive 2-hour beginner session for groups of up to 16 people to learn to paddle board . Alternatively, longer sessions can be arranged for groups with trips to The Richmond pub or Chichester Canal café for a piece of homemade cake or a cream tea. These trips make an excellent choice for special outings such as birthdays, stag and hen parties, team events and other occasions.

group paddle board


All lessons include full tuition, equipment, wetsuits and buoyancy aids.

A 2 hour learn to paddle board  lesson on Chichester Canal costs £45 per person.  Discounts are available for groups of 4 adults or more booking together.

A 2 hour family lesson on Chichester Canal costs £100 for up to 2 adults and 2 children (under 18). Additional family members can be included for £25 per person. These sessions are closed to your own family group and cannot be discounted further.

A 3 hour session on the Chichester Canal includes a stop at the canal basin cafe or the pub and is priced at £50 per person and can be booked for groups of 4 or more. These sessions are closed to your own group booking. Discounts are available for groups of 6 or more.

It is important to have the correct size equipment when you learn to paddle board. Therefore, we provide a range of paddle boards and adjustable paddles including child specific boards and paddles for younger participants.

child learn to paddle board