"Just because people are doing extraordinary things doesn't mean they're not ordinary people." Laird Hamilton

Drift away from city shores on a stand up paddleboarding adventure. Discover the scenic route to the pub, float to islands just beyond the bustle of London, or hone your skills with a paddleboarding lesson.

 

In a Nutshell

We have SUP Sessions available on Thursday and Friday evenings as well as on most weekends from Sunrise to Sunset and we run weekly 2 hour SUP Club sessions on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings.

Glide along scenic waterways on a stand up paddleboard.

Swap city life for wildlife.

Paddle to the pub for a sundowner.

Drift beneath the twinkling night lights of London.

Socialise and enjoy the simple life.

Stretch yourself on a paddleboarding course or one-to- one session.

 

Rates

Lessons in London
£37 SUP Taster Session
£47 SUP Wise Lesson
£47 SUP with your PUP
£50 Meditation in Motion

Sessions in London
£47 Sunset SUP
£47 SUP Social - Paddle to the Pub
£47 Morning SUP Social
£47 Post Work SUP Social
£47 The SUP Breakfast Club

Adventures
£147 Digital Detox - SUP Wild Camp

Group Rate
Joining a scheduled session with 5 or more people? £42.50 per person

Want to book a private session for up to 12 people...

from £35 2 hour SUP Session / Lesson
from £37.50 2.5 hour SUP to the Pub

SUP Membership
Want to paddle regularly? Join our SUP Club to get reduced rate sessions.


SUP Sessions in Richmond, London

Cast off, get fit and discover water-bound adventure on the doorstep. Our stand up paddleboarding trips are a unique and sociable way to leave city life behind and explore the beautiful backwaters around London. Soak up the serenity of sunrise, see the sunset over the water, take the scenic route to a riverside pub, or drift along under the twinkling night lights.

Easy to get grips with, and great for your core muscles, stand up paddleboarding is the perfect self-propelled excursion along the River Thames. Whether you’ve never dipped a paddle in the water before, or want to improve your skills under the wing of our expert instructors, we’ve got a range of stand up paddleboarding trips and courses for all abilities.


How it works?

The starting point for many is the 2 hour SUPWise Lesson. This will show you how to assemble the boards, teach you how to paddle more efficiently and how to utilise various techniques for turning. Once you have taken the lesson with us, you are then able to join the Sunset SUP, Morning SUP Socials and Post Work SUP Socials with likeminded people who can paddle.

For some people, the shorter SUP Taster may be the first session, to find out if they will enjoy it. You will still need to take the 2 hour lesson with us if you want to join the Social trips.


Lessons

SUP Taster Session in Richmond

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Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Departure point: River Lane, Richmond
Cost: £37pp
Private group: from £25pp
Dates: Saturday mornings - April through August

Want to work your core muscles, meet like-minded friends and master the basics of stand up paddleboarding? Our small group taster sessions are a fun-packed way to take to the water and try a new skill.

Under the wing of our friendly, expert instructors you will get to grips with paddling techniques on a micro-adventure along the River Thames. During the session you’ll learn about water safety and the rules of the river, launching and landing and the basics of forward paddling and turning.

If you enjoy this taster session then you'll need to take a SUP Wise lesson or SUP Wise Improver Lessons to join our SUP Social and member trips.


SUP Wise Lesson in Richmond

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Duration: 2 hours
Departure point: River Lane, Richmond
Cost: £47pp Members: £25pp
Private group: from £35pp
Dates: Click on the Book Now button to see availability

Want to work your core muscles, meet like-minded friends and master the basics of stand up paddleboarding? Our small group lessons are a fun-packed way to take to the water and learn a new skill.

Under the wing of our friendly, expert instructors you will get to grips with paddling techniques on a micro-adventure along the River Thames. During the session you’ll learn about different types of stand up paddleboards (SUPs), water safety and the rules of the river, launching and landing, paddling stances, efficient forward paddling and turning.


SUP with your PUP

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Duration: 2 hours
Departure point: River Lane, Richmond
Cost: £47pp
Private group: from £35pp
Dates: 11th & 18th August 2019
Time: 11:00am

Want to work your core muscles, meet like-minded friends, master the basics of stand up paddleboarding and bring man (or woman's) best friend? Our small group SUP with your Pup sessions are a fun-packed way to take to the water with your dog and learn a new skill.

Under the wing of our friendly, expert instructors you will get to grips with paddling techniques on a micro-adventure along the River Thames. During the session you’ll learn about different types of stand up paddleboards (SUPs), water safety and the rules of the river, launching and landing, paddling stances, efficient forward paddling and turning.


Meditation in Motion SUP Sessions

Meditation in Motion

Duration: 2 hours
Departure point: River Lane, Richmond
Cost: £50pp Members: £35pp
Dates: 12th May, 16th June, 14th July & 4th August 2019
Time: 11.15am

Still Point Space and Back of Beyond Adventures are collaborating this summer, to offer a unique experience combining meditation and paddle boarding.

Stop, slow down and let the beautifull and secret riverside surroundings of Richmond and Twickenham soothe you. Connect even deeper and explore your inner world through some guided visualisation, to the gentle movement of the water.

Join us for an adventure on a Sunday morning. Let go of your working week, switch off from your digital distractions and have fun exploring nature, sport and some mindfulness.


Digital Detox - SUP Wild Camp

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Duration: 2 days
Departure point: Hartlake Road - Bridge, Tonbridge
Cost: £147
Dates: 25th, 26th August & 28th, 29th September 2019
Time: 1.30pm

Unplug. Reconnect. Recharge.

Join us on the river this Bank holiday weekend. Leave your phone and your every day life behind for 24 hours and retreat into nature. 

Meet us at Hartlake Road Bridge, Tonbridge at 1.30pm, place all your belongings into dry bags, step onto a paddle board and away we go!

Peacefully paddling down the Medway, you will have time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and fully immerse yourself in nature. Spotting animals. Soaking up the bank side scenery. Chatting to your fellow paddlers. Once we have found the right spot, we will set up camp and build a fire. Before we settle down for dinner there will be time to go swimming and sit in peace to a guided meditation. Once it gets dark, why not go out exploring again for a midnight padddle

After sleeping under the stars, greet the day with a grounding yoga routine and some breath work before we paddle back to Tonbridge.


Social Trips

Morning SUP Sessions in Richmond

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Duration: 2 hours
Departure point: River Lane, Richmond
Cost: £47pp Members: £25pp
Private group: from £35pp
Dates: Click on the BOOK NOW button to see available dates and times.
Time: 6.30am

Don’t squander the first part of the weekend: the perfect way to spend an early Saturday morning is on the water. Join us on the Thames for a SUP Session that will take you along a scenic stretch of the river on the outskirts of London.

As you glide towards Teddington or towards Old Isleworth, let yourself be enveloped by nature, enjoy conversation with like-minded friends or find your own space on the water.


The SUP Breakfast Club

Duration: 2.5 hours
Departure point: River Lane, Richmond
Cost: £47pp Members: £25pp
Private group: from £37.50pp
Dates: Click on the BOOK NOW button to see available dates and times.
Time: 8.00am

The perfect start to your day. Join us on the Thames for a SUP Session that will take you along a scenic stretch of the river on the outskirts of London before stopping at a riverside cafe for breakfast.

As you glide towards Teddington or towards Old Isleworth, let yourself be enveloped by nature, enjoy conversation with like-minded friends or find your own space on the water.


Evening SUP Sessions in Richmond

Evening SUP Sessions in Richmond

Duration: 2 hours
Departure point: River Lane, Richmond
Cost: £47pp Members: £25pp
Private group: from £35pp
Dates: Click on the BOOK NOW button to see available dates and times.
Time: 6.30pm

Don’t head home after work, a lovely way let go of your day is by getting on the water. Join us on the Thames for a SUP Session that will take you along a scenic stretch of the river on the outskirts of London.

As you glide towards Teddington or towards Old Isleworth, let yourself be enveloped by nature, enjoy conversation with like-minded friends or find your own space on the water.


Sunset SUP Sessions in Richmond

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Duration: 2.5 hours
Departure point: Friars Lane Car Park, Richmond
Cost: £47pp Members: £25pp
Private group: from £37.5pp
Dates: Click on the BOOK NOW button to see available dates and times.
Time: 6.30pm

Slow down and see the city in a different light. Explore a scenic stretch of the River Thames, brush through nature and discover the wild side of the waterways in the golden light of dawn or dusk.

Our twilight stand up paddleboarding trips are a sublime way to wind down before drifting back downstream to your start point and an optional pint at a riverside pub to finish.

Whether you’ve only just completed a SUP Wise Lesson, or are a seasoned pro, this easy-going, circular trip is suitable for you. Our friendly instructors will provide all the kit and take you through the basics before you cast away on your adventure.

Head torches or bike lights are useful for the sunset SUP sessions.


SUP Social - Paddle to the Pub

SUP Social

Duration: 2.5 hours
Departure point: River Lane, Richmond
Cost: £47pp Members: £25pp
Private group: from £37.50pp
Dates: Click on the BOOK NOW button to see available dates and times.

Don’t squander the last part of the weekend: the perfect way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon is on the water. Hit the Thames on a stand up paddleboarding adventure that will take you along a scenic stretch of the river on the outskirts of London.

Glide towards Twickenham and Teddington and let yourself be enveloped by nature, enjoy conversation with like-minded friends and moor up for a pint in a riverside pub.

Suitable for all abilities as an exclusive group, our friendly instructors will provide all the kit and take you through the basics before you cast away on this easy-going stand up paddleboarding adventure.


SUP Club

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Love to SUP or simply want to try? Join our SUP Club for regular sessions, discounts on our SUP Lessons and social trips and access to SUP Club trips further afield. This year we have plans for SUP Picnic and Bubbly trips, wild camps, racing as well as for Summer Solstice, Spooky SUP and SUPing Santa sessions.

Cost: £47pp Members: £25pp
Club Sessions: 
Wednesday - 7.00pm - 9.30pm
Check for other SUP Club Paddles or SUP Social - Paddle to the Pub sessions by clicking on the Book Now button.
Regular Social Sessions:
Morning SUP Social
The SUP Breakfast Club

 


SUP at Richmond

Definitely a great place to start learning paddle boarding, great instruction, great setting and fantastic fun.

— N.C.

A brilliant Sunday afternoon

We've come away with a taste for more. Highly recommend the company for any of their activities.
We will be back!

— H.S.

Amazing experience

It was beautiful way to spend a few hours, saw bits of the river I've never seen up close before and various wildlife! Thank you I will be back!

— W.R.