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Paddleboarding (SUP) is a fantastic introduction to all board sports. It is the perfect group activity but also amazing to just switch off and relax. Increase your core strength, fitness and mental wellbeing with this simple, fun sport in our unique environment. Our courses vary to cater for all and if you can’t find what you are looking for then give us a call and we can provide truly bespoke and personal sessions.

Our taster session is the perfect introduction to this sport and is for those who have never tried paddleboarding before. This hour long lesson teaches the basic techniques and theory to get you out on the water safely and on your feet so you can start exploring.

It is the perfect introduction for those who want to try out this quick and easy to learn sport.

This is the complete beginners guide to paddleboarding and follows the BSUPA Ready Ride course. During the 2 hour lesson you will be given an introduction to how the weather and environment affects you, how to carry the board and paddle, paddling technique, different types of turns, self rescue, how to fall safely as well as how to plan expeditions. At the end of course you will have gained your BSUPA level 1 certificate meaning you can hire boards and join our social evenings.

At Mersea Island Watersports we have evenings sessions for everyone to enjoy. From little ones to big kids who just want to be out on the water!


SHRIMPS (Nursery, Reception, Year 1 & 2) Wednesday 4pm
STARFISH (Year 3-6) Tuesday 4pm
NATIVES (Years 7-11) Tuesday 6pm


MIW Social evening (competent paddlers) Thursdays 7pm
Boards and Bubbles & Beer Fridays 7pm


Check availability, reserve your hire equipment, sign up to a session and arrange your lesson online.

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