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:

  1. Stroke technique and performance
  2. Paddling amongst other paddlers
  3. Buoy turns
  4. Self rescues and best practice
  5. Weather conditions
  6. Equipment
  7. Where and when races are held
  8. Joining team SHACs Race team.
  9. 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