Paddleboarding Maidenhead with Tara

Henley- Hurley -Marlow – Cookham, Boutlers Lock – Maidenhead – Bray -Windsor  & beyond

Stand Up Paddleboarding = SUP

Paddleboarding Maidenhead, come and enjoy the rivers and lakes of the surrounding area. You can stand, sit, kneel and learn to paddle on these  stable, inflatable paddle boards.

Tara says, “I know these stretches of the river really well as I am a keen paddler in both kayaking and stand up paddleboarding. I am also a yoga instructor, which makes yoga on paddle boards an obvious choice- hence SUP Yoga.  I love nothing better than exploring the Thames with newbie paddlers keeping everyone safe whilst having fun”.

Benefits – highly social, fantastic fitness, core strength, enhances balance and co-ordination  and experience nature at its very best.

Book online

Whatever your preference, anyone who wants to paddle on the Thames can!  I can get you started by providing the equipment and tuition. See if there is a lesson online that suits your timing or call me direct to arrange something that works for you.
You can book one lesson at a time £35 for 90 minutes and or  complete the   ‘Paddleboard Package’ £35 a lesson  and once you have completed 5 ,  you qualify for a free board hire on a Social Sunday paddle for a few hours. In those 5 paddles we will explore different sections of the river  locally and the following will be covered.

  • Water safety briefing
  • Paddling kneeling & standing up
  • Turning & manoeuvres
  • Portaging at locks
  • Fancy foot work when river warms
  • Launching safely & access points
  • Self rescue techniques
  • Equipment & river etiquette
Fancy booking some boards for a summer social for your friends, family or colleagues ? Tell me what you are wanting and let’s see if we can get the timings and the location that suits you ( and the price too)!
Family Fun, Breakfast, Lunch or Sunset Paddles, Whole/half day adventures, Hen & Stag Do’s, Corporate, Charity Events, Litter Flotilla, SUPolo.

If you want to paddle there are many possibilities from joining a group or making your own event; be it a one off experience or making it a weekly paddle with friends, family or colleagues.
Have a read and see if something grabs your imagination or let me know what you are thinking and we can discuss location, prices, dates etc to make an paddling event bespoke for you.

Monday Evenings from The Ferry will be coached by James Hazell. A Cookham resident and an experienced watersports fan on sea and on the river, has been a paddle board instructor since the age of 16 ( Bray Lake). He has competed in SUP Races and have picked up lots of techniques along the way. James would like to pass on his knowledge to those who are seeking a bit more out of paddling by practicing and refining technique, helping improve speed and agility on the board, whilst still maintaining the fun and social aspect of paddling.
I provide all the equipment you need to get started with paddle boarding. You just have to turn up with a drink and in sports gear according to the weather that day. It is even more fun when you share the experience with friends or family members. You can have a kids or dog sit on the board with you.
SUP = Stand up PaddleBoard – SOP = Sit on PaddleBoard KOP = Knee on PaddleBoard or KUP= Kayak upon Paddleboard
Learn the ways of the river and develop techniques to motor yourself along, maybe you want to buy your own board eventually or simply rock up and join us.
Which SUP
Which SUP ?
Tara’s tops tips for buying a SUP Paddleboard and the equipment and licences you need, with links to some tried and tested paddleboards. In your lesson you can give a few different brands a go.
Where to SUP
Tara’s top local paddling routes we go exploring them in our lessons or if you have your own board try them out. It is complete with fab photos and if you BYOB ( bring your own board but not the confidence to try to launch of site, come join a lesson at a reduced price. When you have done your 5 lessons, you can come on some river adventures at the price of hiring a board. £35 for at least 2 hours, discount for more boards.
Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner Paddle
What a way to start your summer days or  get out of the office or house and submerge yourself into river life, even if it is only an hour.
Family Fun
Hire a two boards or more and enjoy simply messing about on the river in the quiet back waters. In the warm months you can load up the boards with a few of you and try out some creative ways to get moving. Great for a party or social gathering.
SUP Club
No membership other than making new paddling friends and joining us on our paddles out of town. Once you have completed 5 lessons in one year, you get a free board hire for the 6th!
Litter Flotilla
Paddleboarding is ideal for scooping up the non biodegradable floating debris that gets caught by the trees. So we often pick up litter as we go and get together a few times a year to form a Litter Flotilla.
Seasonal SUP's
Just a few photos to show we really do paddle in all weathers and seasons, you just need the right kit and someone to paddle with.
Safe SUP
When you sign up for your classes be it one or 5, I will be briefing you before and one the water on hazards and risks on the river. Once the river warms up, I encourage you to practice some rescue skills. If you choose to do the block of 5 classes then you will have covered most safety aspects. If you are planning to paddle solo then our Safety Course is advised in the autumn.
Flatwater & Racing Kayaking
Would you like to learn to race kayaks? I am a member and coach for our local Longridge Canoe Club. Membership for all the family, really inexpensive and all your coaching and boats are included in the price.