The Home of SUPfun™
We are Angela and Helen and we met whilst paddling. On discovering our shared love of SUP, teaching and travelling, we decided to get together and form SUP With Us. We offer Stand Up Paddleboarding lessons at Teston Country Park in Kent with Helen and at Mytchett Canal Centre in Surrey with Angela. Or book a tour on the River Medway with Helen or on the Basingstoke Canal with Angela. If you would like to improve your balance and technique we have weekly SUPfun™ sessions in Kent and Surrey. Or why not join us on a SUP retreat to France, Spain or Croatia?
We're both teachers, owners of minis, SUP enthusiasts and we love travelling. These seemed good enough reasons for a solid friendship to develop which, whilst travelling in Holland for a SUP event in September 2018, became an idea for a great venture. We realised we could combine our interests by forming a company involving stand up paddleboarding, travelling and teaching (the minis would have to stay at home)! So we've trained to become paddleboard instructors (a small step away from driving instructing and language teaching) with ASI (Academy of Surf Instructors) We have also devised a program called SUPfun™ to get out on the water regularly, and have trips planned to France and Spain. We're both fluent French speakers, Angela speaks fluent Spanish and we have found breathtakingly beautiful places to SUP that are off the beaten track. We'd like to share them! Join our journey and get involved in the fun...
What is SUP?
SUP is short for Stand Up Paddleboard. It is a fast growing sport in the UK, more and more people are discovering the enjoyment and benefits of SUP. It's a really great way to relax and have fun but also keeping fit at the same time. Its a sport you can do with friends or on your own, and you can make it as hard or gentle an exercise as you like. It's a great way to meet like minded people and discover new places.
What equipment do I need?
There are two basic types of board, solid or inflatable. If you'd like to buy a board, base your decision on what you intend to do, what storage you have and, of course, your budget. Inflatable SUPs are great if you have limited storage space as they tend to come in a large rucksack type bag, making them easy to transport as well, even on a plane. When you buy an iSUP, most companies offer deals which include a basic paddle, iSUP, pump and leash. A leash is important as it keeps you and the board connected at all times so if you do fall off, you don't loose your board (which could easily happen in windy conditions). We use inflatable boards for our social paddles, tours and lessons.