Stand up Paddleboarding

Status:Active, open to new members
Barry Purvis
Deputy Leader:
Mike Collier
Group email: Stand up Paddleboarding group
When: Weekly on Thursday mornings
Weather permitting

We would love to be able to take advantage of one thing we have on our doorstep - the Mediterranean

Paddle Boarding is a great way to get out and enjoy the water, it’s a great way to get exercise and have a lot of fun. Because it's relatively easy to learn, it is a great option for people of all ages and experience levels and can give a great work out.

Contact the Group Leader for more information

Getting prepared

  • When choosing a paddle board, consider your weight and height. Boards come in various sizes, and choosing one that’s the right fit for you is essential.
  • Choose the right paddle. Paddles also come in various sizes, and choosing one that’s comfortable for you is critical. You’ll also want to consider the type of paddle board you’re using – some boards require a specific paddle.
  • Get the right gear. If you are unsure you have all the right gear, you can always check with a local sports equipment shop or someone familiar with stand-up paddle boarding to ensure you have everything you need.
  • Take a lesson. If you’re new to paddle boarding, it’s a good idea to take a lesson from a certified instructor. Even if you’re familiar with other water sports, taking paddle boarding lessons is good. This way, you can learn the proper techniques and safety procedures. If you take a lesson, the instructor can also help guide you to the right equipment.
  • Please remember that sports can be dangerous and the u3a is not responsible for any incidents that may occur. Members participate at their own risk.