Introduction to SUP Racing with Team SHAC
£50 per person
If you are interested in finding out more about the skills and techniques used in flat water SUP Racing then this is the session for you. The SHAC SUP Race workshops are great if you are looking to get into racing or have raced but want to know more about how to improve your skills or simply wish to become a more efficient and effective paddler.
Led by qualified SHAC coaches with race experience and a wealth of knowledge around getting the most efficiency and effectiveness from multiple elements of paddling, the course includes, but not limited to:
- Stroke technique and performance
- Paddling amongst other paddlers
- Buoy turns
- Self rescues and best practice
- Weather conditions
- Where and when races are held
- Joining team SHACs Race team.
- Opportunity to try different boards and understand the differences between them
The sessions are 1hr 30mins long and cost £50.00 per person including board if required.
Price includes full instruction and board hire.
Minimum swim requirement 25m. All paddlers must be 16 or over.
We also run Family and Friends SUP sessions for younger paddlers (under 16) wanting to safely introduce their children to SUP: they can be of any age, so long as they can swim 25m but must be accompanied by an adult.
Read this before you Book
- Every SUPer must attend a SHAC Introduction to Sup Course before booking a Freeride session and before getting access to the big lake at Buckland. This can also be achieved by booking a private Family and Friends Intro to SUP Session or a Junior SUP Club course as appropriate. This applies to everyone, even those with own boards. This ensures that you can self rescue before you embark on your SUP adventure with us.
- Freeride SUP and Introduction sessions are suitable for paddlers aged 16 & above. Family and Friends sessions and 1 to 1 sessions have no minimum age limit, so long as paddlers are water confident and can swim 25m - same rules for Junior SUP Club except minimum age is 8 years old.
- Children must be accompanied on the water at all times by a responsible adult unless they are being coached 1 to 1 by us or taking part in Junior SUP Club
- Wetsuits aren’t essential during the warmer months but are available to hire on the day
- Every Freeride paddler must be checked in with a band
- Personal Floating Devices /buoyancy aids must be used on ALL under 16’s
- Any under 16’s going onto the big lake at Buckland must be accompanied by an adult both of which must have done intro and self rescue.
- Only one person per board at all times
The Health Benefits of SUP
SUP is a low impact exercise and can therefore benefit those who are recovering from an injury as it offers a great cardiovascular and muscular workout whilst relieving joint pressure. SUP will also help to build up your balance. Not only will this mean you can apply this new skill to other sports and activities, you will strengthen your core helping you to maintain a better posture in general.
SUP is cross training as you are using almost every muscle in the body, simultaneously strengthening your muscles as well as aerobic training. The great thing about SUP is that it can be as intense or as relaxing as you want it to be, but for those looking to push themselves to the limit, that can absolutely be achieved. The cardio workout from SUP helps to burn calories, encourage weight loss and reduces your risk of heart attacks and strokes.
But the even better news is that the benefits of SUP are not limited to the body. The relaxation associated with SUP is a great form of stress release. AS we are aware stress can have many negative effects on the body but when you are out on the water, paddling in a calm environment, all of your troubles may disappear.