This summer holiday we are partnering with Land & Wave to teach the youth of Purbeck to SUP like pros. Not familiar with the term SUP? It is short for Stand Up Paddleboarding, the fastest growing water sport in the world!
In August we will be running a course over three Tuesday evenings for 14 young people who attend Wave Youth events during term time. It costs £37.50 per person (50% discount!) and will be held at Ocean Bay, Swanage. Each session will start at 18:30 and finish at 20:00. Here is a breakdown of what to expect throughout the course:
15 August 2017 - Ready to ride
Our first session’s aim is to get everyone on the same level. We will look at all the various parts of the equipment, go through some basic paddling techniques, develop an understanding of safety, and put our balance to the test! By the end of the session everyone should be able to get from kneeling into a standing position.
22 August 2017 – Power to the paddler
For the second session we will be honing our paddling skills and look at some more advanced paddling techniques. We will also look more in depth at safety on the water, including what weather conditions to be aware of before going paddleboarding. By the end of the session balance should become second nature.
29 August 2017 – Proving to be Pro
How do you know someone is turning pro? They pull off crazy tricks! For the final session we will be applying the skills learnt so far to perform stunts and a series of challenges. By the end of the session people will marvel at the display of skills.
To get the most out of the course we recommend arriving at Ocean Bay for 18:15 to get kitted up. You will need to bring the following:
In a nutshell:
Date: 15, 22, 29 August 2017 (Tuesdays)
Time: 18:30 – 20:00 (Arrive for 18:15 to get kitted up)
Place: Ocean Bay, Swanage
Not only is this a course to become pro at Paddleboarding, it also gives young people the opportunity to explore the possibility of a career in the outdoors. With Land & Wave’s BTEC Level 3 course in Outdoor Adventure you can get 6 professional qualifications, as well as the next step to get into university.