paddle boarding lessons

We teach stand up paddle boarding in private groups, 1:1 and small group sessions on the Sussex coast & the River Adur but are also mobile around Sussex. Our approach is one of kindness and meeting you wherever you are at. Nature is at the core of our ethos and what better way to experience our local blue spaces than by Paddle Board.

Beginner paddleboard lessons

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Join a Group Beginner Lesson

  • 2 hour lesson
  • Small groups of no more than 4 people. We’ll go through all the basics with a brief land demo and then onto the water. We will run through the equipment, paddle strokes and get you standing and paddling safely in no time.
  • Prices include equipment hire, tuition, safety gear. No discount for own equipment on group lessons.

Private Beginner Lessons

  • We’ll go through all the basics wih a brief land demo and then onto the water.  I’ll get you paddleboarding safely in no time adapting to your needs.
  • Prices include equipment hire, tuition, safety gear.

Progression paddleboard lessons

90 min Private Progression Lesson

  • Private taster paddle boarding session.  Whether you learnt with us, with someone else, or are self taught these sessions are aimed at refining your technique. Moving you from beginner to intermediate, we can try different waterways and move towards independence on the water.
  • Prices include equipment hire, tuition, safety gear.
  • 10% discount if have own equipment
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Join a Group Progression Lesson

  • Small groups of no more than 4 people.  Whether you have joined one of our taster session, have learnt elsewhere or are self taught, these sessions are designed to move you forward from beginner to intermediate.
  • Prices include equipment hire, tuition, and safety gear. No discount on group lessons.

Mini Adventures & Retreats

Contact me if there is a specific date you  have in mind.  I can combine your paddle with mindful nature connection and create a bespoke mini retreat for you and your friends.

Other dates TBC…



Delivered by fully qualified and insured ASI SUP instructors. Our SUP lessons and experiences are your chance to learn a new skill and connect with your local wild spaces. Nature is one of the best antidotes to the stress of our over digitalised world. Join us on a SUP lesson and we guarantee you’ll leave feeling more awesome, with a boost to your wellbeing – and a little rewilded.



We offer 90 min paddle boarding taster lessons to get you from kneeling to stand up paddling in a safe environment.  You’ll learn the basic techniques to navigate your kit and the water with ease. Book either a one to one, a private group or join a small group lesson. Once you’ve had a taster lesson you can keep progressing with our progression lessons or join my hosted mini adventures.




Although the River Adur near Shoreham is our main base, we’re fully mobile and offer SUP lessons and hosted SUP adventures on lakes, rivers and coastal waters across Sussex. Whether you choose your local seafront, the Rivers Adur, Arun or Ouse – we promise you’ll leave with us with a huge smile on your face, a boost to your eco-wellbeing and more connected to our wild waterways.

Meet Your Instructor

Clare Osborn

Clare Osborn

Level 2 ASI Instructor & Soul Coach

“I bought my first paddleboard in 2015 when my Mum was in hospital.  Being out in nature, on the water helped me to deal with a really traumatic time in my life. I never thought that a few years later, and in my mid 40s I would end up leaving my corporate job to work outside in nature.

Paddle Sports have changed me from someone who believed ‘I am not sporty’ to an advocate for outdoor adventure and nature connection.  I have come to understand the power of nature and green and blue spaces and love to share them and inspire others to spend more time outside.”

We had the best trip paddleboarding with Clare, it was great fun and very informative. Clare gave us so much information and guidance on paddling on a river safely, launch spots, tide times.

Rachel Beer

Clare was my instructor for my beginners lesson in SUP.  She has a real passion for the environment and her energy for being in the outdoors was infectious.
After learning the equipment and safely requirements on shore, we hit the water, for a an hour or so paddling about.
With Clare’s excellent instruction and support I felt totally at ease.
I personally found the experience very tranquil and zen and you certainly feel you’ve had a great core and arm workout once you return to shore.
The whole experience was fantastic and I look forward to having more sessions.

Ian McConnell

 I booked Clare to take my daughter and myself out on the river Adur for a two hour lesson . Clare is very knowledgeable about the tides and wind and how it will affect paddling . We really enjoyed ourselves but also learned techniques to help our paddling . We both feel more confident to go out on the water with our boards

Donna Rix-Martin

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