Beginner Lessons

james-action-shotLearn to Paddleboard (SUP)

This is the perfect introduction to learning how to Paddleboard. You will learn about weather assessment, beach and estuary/harbour hazards, self rescue, posture, balance and equipment. You will become familiar with the board and paddling techniques. The lesson is jam-packed with useful tips and techniques so you quickly gain your confidence.

Our lessons follow a tried and tested teaching format, beginning with some onshore discussion and practise, then getting you onto the water, and culminating in a  cruise  to enable you to put what you’ve learned into practise.

At the end of our beginner lesson you will have enough understanding, ability and information to take your paddleboarding further at your own pace. However, if you have ambitions to improve your paddleboarding and/or venture out into the surf, we’d recommend taking at least one further intermediate lesson to increase your skills and understanding.

“If you are wanting to try paddle boarding for the first time or looking for a one on one session to improve your technique then James lessons are great. James is awesome, knowledgeable, honest and very patient, lessons are extremely fun and interactive. His sessions are tailored to groups or individuals and I think are well worth it to learn water safety and technique which are a key part of paddle boarding especially if you haven’t spent much time out in the water.” Sarah.

Lessons take place on either Lyttelton Harbour or the Estuary .

Prices are $50 per person for a 1.5hrs group lesson, which can up to 5 people or $75 per person for a private lesson for 2 (beginner lessons are usually run on Saturday mornings and we don’t run lessons in the afternoon due to the prevailing winds ).

Contact James Bradshaw 0274 031 269 or info@christchurchpaddleboarding.co.nz to make a booking or for any further information.