Paddleboarding

Our BSUPA approved school is based on the shores of the Solent and is a fantastic venue for Stand up Paddle boarding.

For beginners we have a large lagoon which is perfect for teaching you the basics. Once you’ve mastered these we can take you on a little trip cruising along the sheltered waterways and exploring the nearby beauty of the New forest National park. Trust our experienced instructors to guide you in to this fantastic sport quickly & safely with a range of courses tailored to your needs.

Why Learn to Paddleboard with us? Please read some recent customer testimonials below:

“Excellent morning learning to paddle board this morning with my mum as a birthday present, excellent instructor who is extremely knowledgeable in the sport. Had us standing on the water in no time and will definitely be back! Thanks!” Hannah M

“Excellent Paddleboard Lesson- Paul is a very knowledgeable and friendly instructor who made us feel relaxed and comfortable from the start. I chose them over various others companies because of their prices, great flexibility of lesson times and their quick responses to my emails” Julia M

“Brilliant Moon lit Paddleboarding- I had never done paddleboarding before and this was a fantastic beginners session that was great fun and covered all of the need-to-know basics. Paul was a great instructor, he imparted a lot of useful knowledge from how to stay safe on the water to tips for technique. I was able to try three different boards which was also really valuable. I will definitely be booking more courses in the future and would recommend Nomadic to anyone”. Helen B

Our 2021 Courses

Our beginner courses are run in small groups on a daily basis and are scheduled around high tide. We teach on a sheltered lagoon that's perfect for learning the basis. Trust us to get you in to the sport quickly and safely at our BSUPA approved school.

Ready to Ride Beginner / Taster Course

This introductory course is aimed at people who have never paddleboarded before or who have had a go but want to learn the basics on a structured lesson. During this course, you will cover some basic theory, Paddling techniques, different types of turns, self-rescue & how to fall safely.


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Couples Private Paddleboard Lesson / Tour

Following the same format as our ready to ride beginner/taster course but run on a semi private 2:1 basis this is a great choice for couples that want a paddleboard experience with an instructor all to themselves.


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Family SUP Course / Exclusive Booking For up to 6 ppl

Following the same format as our ready to ride beginner/taster course but run on a private group basis this is a great choice for families or couples that want a paddleboard experience with an instructor all to themselves.


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Giant 8 Man Paddleboard / Party For up to 8 ppl

Whatever the occasion our 8-man giant sup provides lots of fun on the water and is perfect for team days out, Birthday parties and Hen and stag do’s. With lots of fun and games thrown in we guarantee this will be a day your group won’t forget.


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Sunday SUP Club

If you already paddleboard and are keen to try out some new locations, but are perhaps a bit nervous, going it alone then this is for you. Where possible the club will organize a paddle every two weeks. A qualified Instructor will be on hand to offer coaching and tips.
*Equipment hire is available for an additional £20 per session.


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Gift Vouchers

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Gift Vouchers are available in any ammount and can be purchased for all courses and holidays on offer. Vouchers are normally sent out by email the very same day as ordering, Perfect if you’ve left it a bit late! We can also pop one in the post if you prefer.

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FAQs

Q. What Kitesurf Lessons would you recommend for a complete Beginner?

If you want to find out if the sport is for you then our 1-Day course is a great place to start. For a more detailed introduction into kite flying and to give a real head start before water based lessons then we would recommend our introductory land based course. We have found that students then progress fastest when the tuition can be tailored to their individual needs once we get on the water and usually recommend private 1:1 tuition for water based lessons.

Q. What Paddleboard course would you recommend for a complete Beginner?

If you want to simply have a taste of the sport then our 2hr paddleboard taster course is a great option. It's designed to get you standing up straight away giving and to give you all of the fun bits of the sport. For those wanting to get in to the sport and continue paddling on their own we recommend our 2 hr ready to ride course. As well as being lots of fun it includes some theory on important things to know before heading out alone.

Q. How many Kitesurf lessons do i need before I can go out on my own?

This is a tricky one to answer as everyone learns at different speeds but as an absolute minimum you should have a minimum of 3 lessons. A great option following your course with us is to consider taking some supervised rental. That way you don't have to commit to buying equipment right away and will be under the watchful eye of an instructor.

Q. What equipment do I need to bring along?

We provide absolutely everything but we recommend you bring along your own wetsuit shoes or boots. These are available to buy on the day from our shop base if you don't already have your own. We do have pairs we can lend out if required and footwear is mandatory on our Kitesurf lessons and recommended on our paddleboard lessons. We also recommend a towel, Suncream, and food and drink.

Q. Can I bring my own equipment to use on the lesson?

Absolutely! We actively encourage students to bring along any equipment they may already own. We tend to begin on ours as we know it works but it's important that you use your kit during your lessons at some stage. This way your instructor can check it's appropriate for your level and make sure it's working as it should.