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Learn to stand up paddleboard, or improve your technique, in the beautiful town of Whitstable or on a lovely nearby river from April through September. I am fully qualified, insured and ready to teach you! It's brilliant fun solo, in couples or for...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Whitstable CT5 1EE, England
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Reviewed September 5, 2018

I am not a strong swimmer but with the beach at the of the road I just had to take up a new hobby on the water. I loved the idea of SUP but was a bit nervous so rather than just hire a board...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Lucy B, Owner at Whitstable SUP, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Thank YOU Bagpuss! It's been great taking you out - you're willingness to learn and your enthusiasm is brilliant and I know we're going to meet on our SUPs out on the sea!! Keep practicing and you'll just keep improving. See you soon :)

Reviewed September 4, 2018

Lucy's passion for her subject is infectious and she is a natural teacher - observant, encouraging and knowing when to correct and when to hold back and let the flailing wobbling student figure it out herself. Although a complete beginner matched with her years of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Isabel S
Lucy B, Owner at Whitstable SUP, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

Thank you so much Isabel. It was lovely teaching, and meeting, you and you did really well - and after a couple of tries could get back on to the board quickly too. I'm sorry, too, that I won't see you again this year but...More

Reviewed September 2, 2018

Can't recommend this School enough. Lucy is a natural teacher, would recommend this to anyone. We had a great time on the River Stour, and at Whitstable in the sea.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Les H
Lucy B, Owner at Whitstable SUP, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2018

Thank you Les - it was wonderful to meet you. Thank you for your kind words. It would be great to see you out on the water again one day.

Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

We were a mixed group of teens and adults with mixed abilities- novice and intermediate. However, Lucy was a fabulous instructor and had us all safely in the water paddling within 30 mins of arriving at the river. It was a great afternoon and we’re...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Lucy B, Owner at Whitstable SUP, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2018

Thank you! It was great fun, and very rewarding, taking you all out on the water. You all did so well.

Reviewed August 29, 2018

My niece and I had a two hour lesson with Lucy at Grove Ferry. It was a fabulous lesson, Lucy was calm and confident, which is what you need when standing up on a paddle board for the first time. We both finished the lesson...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank elpirie
Lucy B, Owner at Whitstable SUP, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2018

Thank you! It was great taking you both on the river and you did so well. I look forward to hearing if you buy a board and keep on SUPing!

Reviewed August 29, 2018

Had a lovely afternoon being taught to paddle (properly!) on the stand-up paddle board. Lucy is a mine of information and very thorough. I would recommend her to anyone who is new to paddle boarding, or who wants to improve their technique. Thanks to Lucy...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Lucy B, Owner at Whitstable SUP, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2018

Thank you for such a lovely review Sandra. It was a pleasure teaching you (and giving you a lift!) Good luck with your future SUPing.

Reviewed August 28, 2018

We booked a family SUP experience after my teenage son had a short go on a school trip and enjoyed it. Not being a high-speed thrill seeker I thought this was something we could all do together, (Unfortunately circumstances conspired to prevent my husband coming...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Lucy B, Owner at Whitstable SUP, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Thank you for such a lovely review! It was great fun, and satisfying, taking you both out on the water - as you say, two quite different abilities, but that’s one of the reasons I made my lessons two hours. There’s no rush and time...More

Reviewed August 20, 2018

An amazing first lesson for Harry and myself which we thoroughly enjoyed and had a lot of fun. Lucy is a fantastic tutor and got the perfect balance between the theory / technique on dry land and then transferring that onto the water. Harry took...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Lucy B, Owner at Whitstable SUP, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

Thank you so much David. It was great fun taking the pair of you out. Have a great time in Majorca and it would be lovely to see you again!

Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

New hobby? Yes, I think so! We had our first lesson on the river and while it took some time for jelly legs to subside, it was an amazing feeling when we could finally relax, breathe and happily paddle around. Lucy was very thorough with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Lucy B, Owner at Whitstable SUP, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Thank you Sara! It was great to take you both out on the river. You listened and learned! That got you up on your feet and SUPing well. I think you’re going to love the sport and I look forward to seeing you out on...More

Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

I had the most exhilarating experience being taught how to paddle board by Lucy. I learnt so much which improved my confidence with thanks to Lucy’s skilful teaching and observations to make me better. I feel u can know go away and practice on all...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Simon L
Lucy B, Owner at Whitstable SUP, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Thank you so much Simon! You were a great student! I look forward to seeing you whizz past on the water - keep practicing and see you soon :) Lucy

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