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Stand Up Paddleboarding

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Paddling Session 1 (Thursdays)

Thursday 22nd February

What is Stand Up Paddleboarding?

Unlike traditional surfing where the rider is sitting until a wave comes, stand up paddle boarders maintain an upright stance on their boards and use a paddle to propel themselves through the water.

There are various modes of stand up paddling, including flat water paddling for outdoor recreation, fitness, or sightseeing, racing on lakes, large rivers and canals, surfing on ocean waves, paddling in river rapids (whitewater SUP), SUP Yoga, and even fishing.

Equipment

A new SUP bard can cost between £400 - 2,500, however they can be rented for use. Cheaper inflatable boards are also available.

Facts

According to the Outdoor Foundation's 2013 Outdoor Participation Report, stand up paddle boarding was listed as the most popular outdoor activity among first-time participants in the USA.

Partners

  • Melton Borough Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    East Midlands Platform
    Blaby District Council
    Age UK L&R
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    British Heart Foundation
    Charnwood Borough Council
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Rutland County Council
  • Leicester City Council
    Sport England
    Leicestershire County Council
    Equality Standard
    QUEST
  • Harborough District Council
    Safeguarding
    Loughborough University
    County Sport Network

Partners

  • Leicestershire County Council
    East Midlands Platform
  • British Heart Foundation
    Rutland County Council
  • Equality Standard
    Sport England
  • County Sport Network
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • Safeguarding
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    QUEST
  • Loughborough University
    Harborough District Council
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Leicester City Council
  • Blaby District Council
    Melton Borough Council
  • Age UK L&R