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Intermediate Paddle Boarding


A comprehensive course for Stand Up Paddleboarders looking to plan their own trips.


The Intermediate Paddle Boarding course will give you the ability to organise and carry out an enjoyable and safe trip on the water up to 200 metres from shore, up to force 3 in winds.

You will be confident in considering how far you can safely travel from the shore, whilst identifying safe exit points, expanding your knowledge of rescue techniques and looking at the external and environmental factors which may affect your journey. You will develop the skills needed to anticipate and adapt to problems you may encounter to enable you to have a safe and enjoyable day out paddle boarding. Your course should be seen as a sound basis for building the experience and knowledge associated with SUP the British Canoeing White Water and SUP Surf Paddle Awards as well as a step into a more advanced environment.

Working towards the Sheltered Water SUP award, this course will follow a British Canoeing syllabus but with greater flexibility to work on the skills you want to. We ask that paddlers are able to stand up and paddle on their board before booking onto course.

Dates for 2023:

Evenings: 6.30 to 8.30pm

Session Dates River Trip

April 25th, May 2nd, 9th, 16th

Sat May 27th

Aug 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

Sat Sep 10th

The River Trip is a scenic days training through the Forest of Dean finishing at the well known Symonds Yat.

Certificate Fee:

There is the opportunity to gain your Sheltered Water SUP award during this course. £20 or £10 for non-members. If you would like the British Canoeing certification upon successful completion of the Sheltered water syllabus.


This course is held at Leam Boat Centre.


Chose your start date above, and go to the checkout to buy your course. Please let us know the names of participants by using the delivery comments box at the checkout. You will receive a confirmation e-mail from us. If you have any specific needs or questions that you would like to discuss before the course starts, please give us a call.

Gift Vouchers

If you would like to buy this course as a gift, just choose voucher as your date option. Your voucher recipient will then be able to call us to book the date that’s most convenient for them.


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