Brighton SUP Taster

Brighton SUP Taster

Learn to SUP from Brighton Marina

Learn to Standup Paddleboard ( SUP ) at Brighton Marina, Brighton is the perfect way to start SUPing. This taster session lasting 90 minutes is the perfect way to try and learn SUP boarding. With all the equipment included and boards ready to launch no time is wasted getting you out on the water
 
Success is guaranteed with enclosed sheltered and safe waters. Everything is provided, all you need to do is turn up ready for a great experience.
 
 Just £50 for the 90 minute session
 

Course content includes:

  • Kneeling and standing up on the paddleboard
  • Self rescue and safety techniques
  • Basic turns
  • Paddle techniques
  • Flat water paddling techniques
  • How to carry the equipment
  • Be aware of different conditions and the environment
  • Essential paddle techniques
  • Choosing the right kit

You will :

  • Go SUPing…success guaranteed… you will be standing up and paddling
  • Have a fun adventure
  • Learn new skills

We provide :

  • All equipment, including wetsuit, board, paddles and buoyancy aids
  • Full instruction and training from a BSUPA trained instructor
  • Hot showers, changing rooms, lockers with in the Marina
  • Perfect learning environment of Brighton Marina inner lock

 

Course Structure :

The Learn to SUP Package enables you to take the following courses
 
Lesson 1 : Book the  SUP Taster  
Lesson 2  : Book the  SUP Improvers
Session 3 : Book one from SUP Yoga, SUP Fitness,  Ladies SUP Club, Social Sea Club and Race Training.
Session 4 : Book one from SUP Yoga, SUP Fitness,  Ladies SUP Club, Social Sea Club and Race Training.
 

Course objective:

Lots of fun and a broad introduction into standup paddleboarding so you are ready for to paddle the sea.

Prerequisite:

This course is aimed at complete beginners or those with limited previous experience. Non swimmers please advise us in advance.

Where:

Hove Lagoon, BN3 4LX

Suitable for:

Complete beginners age 14+ (Under 14 please see kids section).

Availability:

Courses are run most weekends from April to the end of October,  weekday evenings (May - September) and some weekdays. Please check the calendar for dates below. If you cannot find a date please contact us.

Booking:

Purchase the package online. Once you have paid you can then return to this page to book the courses included for no charge.
 
You should start with "Taster Session"  followed by "Improvers Course" and then book the two practice sessions of your choice.
 
Book online from the dates below or call 01273 42 48 42 option 2 or email us.
 
If you cannot find a date please contact us.
 
Booking terms and conditions apply and rebooking fees are charged for cancellations made with less than 4 weeks notice.

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Lagoon Watersports @ Brighton Marina

Pontoon 6

Western Concourse

Brighton Marina

BN2 5UP

UK

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We have two centres in Brighton. This activity take place from Lagoon Watersports in Brighton Marina DO NOT go to Lagoon Watersports, Hove Lagoon. If you are taking a taxi please make this clear to the driver.

Finding Lagoon Watersports once you are in Brighton Marina

Head towards the waterfront where you will see all the cafes and restaurants. Walk to the end of the boarded walk way where there will be a large bridge heading down towards the pontoons. We are the first set of pontoons on the right. Pontoon 6.

To Brighton Marina by car

Approaching the marina from the A27 take the B2123. Turn right at first set of traffic lights, signposted Brighton Town Centre, Racecourse and Marina Village. Turn left at second set of traffic lights, pass the Racecourse and follow the signs for the Marina Village where there is free parking for 1500 cars in the multi-storey car park. From the car park you can either go across a linking bridge on level 6 or from the ground floor of the car park towards all the waterfront cafes and bars. Walk to the end of the boarded walk way where there will be a large ramp heading down towards the pontoons. We are the first set of pontoons on the right. Pontoon 6.

By Bus

Brighton and Hove bus service operates a number 7 bus approximately every 15 minutes 24 hours a day, from Brighton Town Centre (North Street or Queens Road), to the Marina Village.

By Bike

Brighton Marina has a bike share station which is either pay per minute or a yearly membership, go to https://www.btnbikeshare.com for more information. For your own bike, racks are available on the main concourses of the pontoons. You must use the racks and not leave bikes on the pontoons otherwise Premier Marina will take them away.

On foot

Brighton Marina is a pleasant walk along the seafront from the centre of Brighton, it is 20 minutes walk from the main West Pier. During the summer you will also find the Volks electric railway operates along the front.

By train 

The nearest main line station is Brighton with regular connections to Chichester, Portsmouth and London is under an hour away. nationalrail.co.uk

By Air

Brighton is within easy reach of Heathrow and Gatwick international airports. Follow the A23 from Gatwick to Brighton. Shoreham airport is also available for private light aircraft.

What to Bring
Swimwear: To wear under the wetsuit and impact vests which are provided.
Footwear : Old shoes you do not mind getting wet. (Eg trainers or wet shoes) We have a limited supply of footwear if you forget.
Towel: We have hot showers so you will need a towel to dry off at the end of the session.
Bag: To put your wet things in.
Other stuff: Suitable clothing for the weather on the day. Sunscreen, layers in case the wind gets up, anorak or waterproof jacket.
What Not to bring
Valuables. We have free lockers in the changing rooms but better safe than sorry.

Yachting

On our yacht courses we use either our Beneteau 36.7 or Beneteau First 35, these are cruiser/racers with great performance – perfect for learning and RYA courses. They are commercially coded with safety equipment to the highest standard. 

Sailing 

We also offer sailing courses in our smaller Delphia 24 keelboats,  These 8 metre performance boats are used for racing and day sailing, very responsive boats for our RYA sailing courses.

If you would like more practice after your yacht courses or RYA Sailing Level 2 we offer:

  • Sailing Clinics – at weekends from 1600 till 1800 for £40
  • Racing – is a great way to practice too, we have boats entered in popular races like Round Island Race, Royal Escape or even mini races on our clinic nights

 

Changing Bookings

When you make a booking with us we assign staff and equipment to deliver the booking. That means we are unable to offer that space to anyone else.

If you cancel that space we are likely to incur a loss.  We will have already made commitments to staff and we may have turned away other bookings. We are unable to get insurance that covers us for this loss.

We therefore do not offer refunds for cancellations. If we did not do this we would have to put up our prices for everyone.

Our cancellation policy applies in all circumstances including no shows, illness, relocation, transport failure and bereavement.

Postponement by us due to Corona Virus

All bookings made after 23/03/2020 that cannot take place due to Corona Virus will be rescheduled, or a credit will be added to your account for the value of the payment made. The credit is valid for 2 years and can be used for any activities we offer including gift vouchers. No refunds will be given in any circumstances.

Course Cancellation Insurance
You can take out insurance to cover the cost of your course against cancellation though Guest First by calling 0345 90 80 101

Our Advice

  • If you pay by credit card your cancellation may be covered by your credit card provider.
  • Consider taking out course cancellation insurance.
  • Your holiday insurance may cover you for course where you stay on our boats.

Please see our full Booking Terms and Conditions

Cancellation charges
You may cancel your course/event at any time. Written notification from the Lead Name in your group is required. Cancellation will only be accepted on payment of the cancellation charges as set out below. The following cancellation fees apply :

• More than 8 weeks before course/event – loss of deposit
• Less than 8 weeks before course/event – 100% of price of course/event

At our discretion, we may allow a forfeited deposit to be used towards an alternative course/event run by us or the same course on an alternative date. In each case, such a booking will be at the price prevailing at the time of re-booking and subject to an admin charge of £25 for courses over £150 and £10 for courses under £150. In these circumstances we offer significant discounts on rebooking within 12 months.

The discount is based on how much notice was given for the booking cancellation and non discounted course rates:

• More than 4 weeks before course/event  –  90% discount on full brochure rates
• 2- 4 weeks before course/event – 75% discount on full brochure rates
• 13 days  – 72 hours before course/event –  50% discount on full brochure rates
• 72 hours or less  –  25% discount on full brochure rates

For example if you book a course worth £200 and need to change the date of that course:

4 weeks notice this will cost you an additional £20
2 weeks notice this will cost you an additional £50
3 days notice this will cost you an additional £100
24 hours notice this will cost you an additional £150

Postponement by us due to bad weather
On some occasions courses may need to be postponed due to bad weather. In these circumstances we will offer you alternative dates, no refund will be available.

On some occasions group events may need to be postponed due to bad weather. In these circumstances we will offer you alternative dates.
If you are unable or unwilling to accept these new dates then we will refund you the full cost of the course less 15%.

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