New to stand up paddleboarding? This experience is perfect for beginners and anyone who’d like to get out on the water. Once on your board, your host, Tim, will show you the basic strokes you’ll need to get moving - and you’ll be standing up and paddling in no time. While you paddle, you’ll also get to take in some of Bristol’s iconic sights by water.
Stand up paddleboarding is fun and safe and SUP Bristol believes everyone should give it a try once! This experience is tailored to the ability of the group and everyone is welcome to join.
You'll meet for your experience on the quayside next to the Cottage Inn, five to ten minutes before your session start time. You’ll see a row of boards all set up and ready to go. Come along for your experience in comfortable sportswear and ready to go. Wetsuits are available but whilst it's warm your own sportswear is preferable. The team can lock any bags away securely whilst you're on the water.
SUP Bristol is the award winning home of stand up paddleboarding in Bristol. Between the team they’ve paddled in four continents, from the raging whitewater of the White Nile to New Zealand's tranquil fjords. SUP was founded by Tim and Kate in 2014. Both are highly qualified and passionate about sharing their love for the water, both on Bristol's historic floating harbour and beyond. Most of all, they wanted to make it easier for people to have access to water without having to commit to a membership or regular training. Having been a fixture in Baltic Wharf for the last six years, SUP Bristol has helped thousands of people take to the water and see the city from a completely unique perspective.View more experiences by SUP Bristol
Kate first tried her hand at paddleboarding in the serene landscape of Nelson lakes, New Zealand. A few hikes and long distance bike rides later and she returned to the UK and co-founded SUP Bristol. When not on a board, Kate loves open water swimming, competing in distances up to 10km. Trained and experienced in youth work, adult education and volunteer management, Kate is passionate about creating accessible, fun adventures and opportunities for others to develop. Ask Kate about the GB racing scene and SUP’s work with youth and the community.
Tim discovered stand up paddleboarding in 2011 whilst paddling in New Zealand, and in 2014 co-founded SUP Bristol, with partner Kate, to bring the outdoors to the city. His enthusiasm for sharing his passion for the water has led him to become a leading provider of SUP Bristol coach education. Tim’s watersports career began with competitive freestyle kayaking, in which he competed for Great Britain. He is a British Canoeing 5* Leader and is Rescue 3 trained and if you really enjoy your experience he’s always happy to talk about how you can take your paddling further.
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