Paddle Start Award (Paddleboarding)

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Take your next step after a Discover Paddleboarding session and gain a Paddle Start Award in Paddleboarding.

The Paddle Start Award is a one day course (run over a three-hour session) with one of our qualified instructors.

The course covers the following content:

  • Launching and recovering your paddleboard aided and unaided
  • Forward paddling whilst lying, kneeling and standing
  • Balancing the board whilst kneeling and standing
  • Turning and controlling the board in different conditions
  • Self recovery
  • Journey Planning

Upon successful completion you will receive a Paddle Start Award issued by British Canoeing. This is required for supervised sessions and clubs including our Junior Paddlesports Club

The course costs £60 and participants must be aged 8+.

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