Stand Up Paddleboarding

Stand Up Paddleboarding

One of the quickest growing water sports

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What is Stand Up Paddle Boarding? (Supping)

Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is an offshoot of surfing that originally originated in Hawaii. Unlike traditional surfing where the rider sits until a wave comes, stand up paddle boarders stand on their boards and use a paddle to propel themselves through the water. SUP is the fastest growing water sport in the world and is equally accessible for all ages and ranges of ability.

Variations include flat water paddling for outdoor recreation, fitness, or sightseeing, racing on lakes, large rivers and canals, surfing on ocean waves, paddling in river rapids, Paddle board yoga and even fishing.

Here in the UK we are realising that SUP is fantastic way of getting out on the water, not just as a flat water alternative to Surfing but as a fabulous pass-time in itself. What makes SUP so accessible is that the basics are fairly easy to learn and so progress is quick. However there is much more to learn if you want to progress and here at Scarborough Surf School we have fully trained staff to help you make the most of your SUP adventures.

Cayton Bay is defined as an exposed water location and with this in mind we have full risk assessments and years of local knowledge to keep you safe. This also means we work to the following remits when hiring equipment or delivering lessons.

LOCATION REMITS

Shore-break up to 0.5 metres (1 ½ ft.)
Swell size up to 0.6 metres (2 ft.)
No breaking waves
Wind speed less than 12 knots
Offshore wind less than 10 knots
Water depth no less than 1 metre (3 ft.)
Free from hazards
No more than 250 metres (820ft) from shore

STUDENT PRE-REQUISITES

Swim 50 metres (164 ft), without stopping.

EQUIPMENT RENTALS

When renting equipment you must –

STAY IN THE BAY.

STAY WITHIN 250m FROM THE SHORE.

JUNIORS AND WEAKER SWIMMERS MUST WEAR A BUOYANCY AID AND STAY WITHIN 100m FROM SHORE.

ALOW ENOUGH TIME TO GET BACK TO THE SCHOOL WHEN REQUESTED.

SPECIAL EVENTS AND TOURS

Cayton Bay is a beautiful remote location and we are happy to take you beyond the bay with a guide, we can head North to explore Knipe Point, South to the Seal Colony or even the wildlife rich area of Flambrough Head, check out our Tours and special events section for further information.

 

Activity Options

We strongly advise having a foundation lesson before heading out onto exposed waters on a SUP.

A private lesson is the best way to kick-start your SUP skills, and is the best option if you are serious about progressing quickly and confidently. With all the instructors attention focussed on just you this is the easiest way to maximise your progress and enjoyment.

Our expert SUP instructor will teach you all the basics need to take advantage of this up and coming sport. Cayton Bay just so happens to be the perfect place to start your SUP adventure, with the Point and a wide bay to practise without danger of crowds and other sea craft.

The content of your lesson will include –

  • Self launch and rescue
  • Knee Paddling
  • Basic Paddle strokes
  • Pop up and standing
  • Board position
  • Environmental awareness
  • Risk and hazard assessment

Topics/ Outcomes
Environment & Safety
​Identify surface water movement and current direction
Identify wind direction and strength
Identify SUP hazards
Choose a safe SUP exposed waters location
Identify self rescue techniques and when to apply them
Apply SUP etiquette at exposed waters locations

​Equipment & Clothing
Choose suitable exposed waters board, leash and equipment

Paddle Skills
Identify safe entry and exit points
Identify techniques to negotiate shore-breaks up to 1½ ft
Identify paddling technique and stance used in choppy waters
Fall and retrieve techniques in uneven waters and wind
Identify techniques to negotiate swell

Demonstrate turns in exposed waters:
Back paddling (right & left side)
Sweep stroke

 

 

We strongly advise having a foundation lesson before heading out onto exposed waters on a SUP.

This option is very popular with couples, friends and parents wanting to do a fun activity with their child, and you will find that with this intensive 2hr session your paddle techniques and skills and confidence quickly improve.

Our expert SUP instructor will teach you all the basics need to take advantage of this up and coming sport. Cayton Bay just so happens to be the perfect place to start your SUP adventure, with the Point and a wide bay to practise without danger of crowds and other sea craft.

The content of your lesson will include –

  • Self launch and rescue
  • Knee Paddling
  • Basic Paddle strokes
  • Pop up and standing
  • Board position
  • Environmental awareness
  • Risk and hazard assessment

Topics/ Outcomes

Environment & Safety
​Identify surface water movement and current direction
Identify wind direction and strength
Identify SUP hazards
Choose a safe SUP exposed waters location
Identify self rescue techniques and when to apply them
Apply SUP etiquette at exposed waters locations

​Equipment & Clothing
Choose suitable exposed waters board, leash and equipment

Paddle Skills
Identify safe entry and exit points
Identify techniques to negotiate shore-breaks up to 1½ ft
Identify paddling technique and stance used in choppy waters
Fall and retrieve techniques in uneven waters and wind
Identify techniques to negotiate swell

Demonstrate turns in exposed waters:
Back paddling (right & left side)
Sweep stroke

 

Get together with friends or family and head out on the water as a small group and let our Instructor teach you all the basics need to take advantage of this up and coming sport.

Cayton Bay just so happens to be the perfect place to start your SUP adventure, with the Point and a wide bay to practise without danger of crowds and other sea-craft.

Group lessons are for between 3 and 7 students, this can vary depending on group age, skills and weather conditions.

The content of your lesson will include –

  • Self launch and rescue
  • Knee Paddling
  • Basic Paddle strokes
  • Pop up and standing
  • Board position
  • Environmental awareness
  • Risk and hazard assessment

Topics/ Outcomes

Environment & Safety
​Identify surface water movement and current direction
Identify wind direction and strength
Identify SUP hazards
Choose a safe SUP exposed waters location
Identify self rescue techniques and when to apply them
Apply SUP etiquette at exposed waters locations

​Equipment & Clothing
Choose suitable exposed waters board, leash and equipment

Paddle Skills
Identify safe entry and exit points
Identify techniques to negotiate shore-breaks up to 1½ ft
Identify paddling technique and stance used in choppy waters
Fall and retrieve techniques in uneven waters and wind
Identify techniques to negotiate swell

Demonstrate turns in exposed waters:
Back paddling (right & left side)
Sweep stroke

 

 

Get together with your mates and prepare to have a great laugh on our Super Stand Up Paddle Board!

The Super Sup is a fantastic activity for groups of up to 8 people (min 5), perfect for Birthday, Stag and Hen parties or as part of a multi-activity day.

You will learn how to paddle, balance and work as a team to get this giant board moving and maybe even catch a few little waves if you can stay in long enough!

All Super SUPPERS will be provided with a wetsuit and buoyancy aid, beginner and junior SUPPERS will be joined by an instructor to get you going and keep you safe.

Why not make the most of our fabulous coastline and explore a bit further?

Much of our coast is only visible from the water and a SUP tour is the perfect way to see it, our cliffs are full of Sea-birds and with a Seal colony a 20 minute paddle South we have a lot to see right on our doorstep.

We are always looking for new ideas so if you have a special request then please get in touch, in the meantime here are some of ours –

Please note that these activities are very dependent on the weather conditions and we do require a minimum of 6 participants who have previous experience or have attended a SUP-Wise session.

Cayton Explorer.

Paddle either North or South from Cayton bay to explore secret coves and cliffs and spot Seals and Sea-birds.

Ideal for those who have recent SUP experience or have attended the SUP-Wise Foundation course with us.

3 Mile Challenge.

Fancy a good work-out and the chance to see our coastline from a unique angle?

This 3 mile challenge will take us either from Cayton to South Bay or Vice-Versa depending on tides and winds. You do need a good level of fitness for this option and good paddle skills.

Caves and Cliffs.

This is the ultimate SUP and SUPER SUP adventure!

Paddle through the largest Sea Caves in the UK whilst witnessing and amazing array of nesting sea-birds, this option is perfect for those interested in wild-life and Geology and offers a truly unique experience.

As if this was not enough we can also take the SUPER SUP to this location, this is ideal for family groups or Birthday parties for groups of 5 to 8.

This is also the least challenging option so is suitable for newbies and juniors.

 

 

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