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Introduction to SUP – 1-Day Adult Course

Introduction to SUP - 1-Day Adult Course

£ 90

Perth, Scotland

Beginner
Lessons & Courses
Minimum age: 16
Perth, Scotland
Max. group size: 6
Cancellation: Strict
£ 90

Activity Highlights:

Embark on a stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) adventure with our 1 Day Adult Introduction Course. Designed for beginners and those looking to enhance their paddleboarding techniques, this course offers a blend of foundational skills and practical knowledge to elevate your SUP experience.

Key Details

  • Duration: 1 day, 9.30am-4.30pm
  • Age Group: Suitable for adults (age 16+)
  • Price: £90 per person

Key Skills

The course is tailored to instill core SUP skills, including:

  • Efficient board setup for optimal use.
  • Understanding various equipment options and their uses.
  • Mastering forward paddling and stroke efficiency.
  • Navigating and journeying on water.
  • Executing precise turns with control.
  • Conducting self-rescue techniques for safety.
  • Planning for a day out on the water.
  • Adapting to changing conditions, such as wind and mild currents.

Course Breakdown

Your day with us will be comprehensive and engaging, featuring:

  • Personalised instruction to meet your specific needs.
  • Hands-on practice on our purpose-built lagoon for real-time skill application.
  • Techniques to confidently manage your SUP in various water conditions.
  • A focus on safety, including self-rescue drills and environmental awareness.

Location

The course is set at our centre, nestled in Perthshire, a quick paddle away from Perth City Centre. Our tranquil location on the River Tay, surrounded by the picturesque Kinnoull Hill and lush countryside, provides an idyllic backdrop for your SUP journey.

We will send you the precise meeting point upon booking, but you can view our location on the map at the bottom of this page, and there is more information on how to reach us in the FAQs on this page.

Prerequisites

No previous SUP experience is required. The course is perfect for those new to the sport or looking to solidify their paddleboarding foundation. You must be aged 15+.

Why Choose Us?

We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional outdoor experiences that combine skill-building with the natural joy of being on the water. Our SUP Introduction Course is not just about learning—it’s about discovering a new passion or deepening an existing one. With our expert instructors, state-of-the-art equipment, and the serene waters of Scotland’s longest river as your classroom, you’ll leave not just ready to paddle, but also to join our SUP community through clubs and further courses. Come paddle with us and transform the way you interact with water and nature.

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What's Included:

  • Professional SUP instruction from our experienced coaches.
  • Use of high-quality paddleboards and equipment.
  • Personal flotation devices for your safety on the water.

What's Not Included:

  • Personal insurance.
  • Footwear suitable for water activities (old trainers will do).
  • Towel, swimwear, and sunscreen.
  • Lunch and drinks for the day.

Facilities

Car parking available
Changing rooms available
Showers Available
Toilets

Frequently Asked Questions

The centre is located in the heart of Perthshire, a short distance from Perth City Centre. You can find us on the banks of the River Tay, with signage to guide you in from major routes.

We will send you the precise address and postcode upon booking, but here is a summary to help you plan your visit:

  • By Foot: From Perth City Centre, you have two options:
    • Take the scenic riverside walk from Rodney Gardens, noting it can be muddy in winter or a wildflower path in summer. Be mindful of high tide times, as the path isn’t accessible one hour either side of high tide. This path’s conditions can vary.
    • For a firmer path, cross South Street bridge, turn right onto Dundee Road, and follow the pavement directly to the centre.
  • By Car: Use the postcode provided Sat Nav.
    • From Dundee, take A90, then A85, staying on Dundee Rd and look for brown tourist signs.
    • From Perth, go over South Street bridge, right on Dundee Rd/A85.
    • From Edinburgh, take M90, exit at Junction 11 for A85, and follow the signs.
  • By Bike: A cycle lane is available along Dundee Road, suitable for experienced cyclists. You can also follow the riverside walk, but may need to dismount in places. Secure bike storage is planned for the future.
  • By Bus: Perth City Centre has bus stops about a 40-minute walk from our centre. A limited bus service stops at Walnut Grove, a 5-minute walk away, and an electric bus stop is directly outside our centre. Check Google Maps for the latest schedules and stops with the provided postcode.

We monitor the weather closely and will inform you in advance if conditions are unsafe for paddleboarding. We can reschedule your session for a later date if this is the case. However, a bit of rain and a grey sky won’t stop us. We will only reschedule if the conditions are unsafe.

Participants should bring water-appropriate footwear, a towel, swimwear for under a wetsuit, sunscreen, and lunch with drinks.

No, the course is tailored for beginners, and no prior SUP experience is necessary.

After the course, you can progress to SUP Safer Courses, join our Weekly SUP Club, or try white water or coastal SUP courses.

The course is designed for adults, and participants should be 16 years of age or older. We offer similar courses for under-15s which can be viewed and booked at the bottom of this page.

How it works: 

  1. Make a booking.
  2. The centre will accept your booking, usually within an hour or two.
  3. Pay for the booking to confirm it.

If you have specific questions, please put them in the comments section, and the centre will answer before you pay.

If something isn't right or if there are no dates available, then send us a message in the live chat.

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Cancellation Policy

Flexible

  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 

Moderate

  • You can cancel until 5 days before yoru booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours 

Firm

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount

Strict

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying, if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts