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Jelly legs to start with...

New hobby? Yes, I think so! We had our first lesson on the river and while it took some time for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sara H
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Fantastic SUP

I had the most exhilarating experience being taught how to paddle board by Lucy. I learnt so much... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Simon L
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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. I am fully qualified, insured and ready to teach you! It's brilliant fun solo, in couples or for groups.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Whitstable CT5 1EE, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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

Thank Sara H
Lucy B, Owner at Whitstable SUP, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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 3 days ago 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

Thank Simon L
Lucy B, Owner at Whitstable SUP, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome awesome awesome!!! I have wanted to learn to SUP for ages and I can honestly say that my lesson with Lucy has definitely made me want to do more! She was calm and thorough with her teaching, I didn’t feel rushed and she makes...More

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Lucy B, Owner at Whitstable SUP, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much Jackie! It was really great teaching you - you listened and then we put it into practice. The flow and wind were both coming from the NE and that can make paddling hard when you’re a beginner hence the tow! It...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lucy gave me a SUP lesson over a year ago when I was trying to decide whether I wanted to invest in a board and take up the activity. Under her direction and training I was sold immediately and have spent the last year paddling...More

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Lucy B, Owner at Whitstable SUP, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much Merlin! As you know, SUP is my passion and I do love to spread the word! I’m always available to help someone who has a question about a board, paddle, technique etc, even if they don’t take a lesson. It’s brilliant...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first SUPing ever. I really wanted to be trained by a professional because I expected high requirements to body control and coordination. With Lucy I have chosen the perfect instructor. She is not only spending a reasonable time for safety, theory and...More

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Lucy B, Owner at Whitstable SUP, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for such a lovely review. You did really well, yes you got a little wet but this is not completely unusual with a water sport such as this! I look forward to seeing your future SUP experiences. Maybe see you again when you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I had a 2 hour lesson on perfect waters topped off by the most amazing sunset (this cant be guaranteed every time) I have a board of my own and have not managed to stand up for more than 5 minutes. Lucy...More

Thank Samantha M
Lucy B, Owner at Whitstable SUP, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking a lesson with me Sam. It was a pleasure taking you both out on the water and watching you improve. I look forward to seeing you out there, zipping along, core engaged, really soon :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I had a two hour lesson with Lucy and had a wonderful time. This was the first time that either of us has been paddle boarding and Lucy was a great, knowledgable teacher, making us feel comfortable and safe. We had a...More

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Lucy B, Owner at Whitstable SUP, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much! It was great fun taking you out on the water. You both did well, the sea can be challenging and it was quite windy!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great lesson - I'm new to paddle boarding (having tried it only once before on the Welsh coast) and wanted to know the correct technique so I didn't get into any bad habits. Definitely came to the right place - Lucy's a great teacher... she...More

Thank Jon R
Lucy B, Owner at Whitstable SUP, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much Jon, kind words! You've got great posture and good technique so all that's left is practice, practice, practice!! I look forward to seeing you out on the water one day.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had never been paddle boarding before so had no idea what to expect. Lucy spent time on the theory first on the beach before we out to practice on the sea. Lucy is patient and explains things very clearly. Fell in a couple of...More

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Lucy B, Owner at Whitstable SUP, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review Amanda - you did really well out there and I would have made you fall in if you hadn't have done so on your own!! Maybe see you out on the water one day!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great teacher. Lots of fun. It's so easy to do it wrong - Lucy taught me the correct way of paddling and turning and I could really feel the improvement by the end of the lesson. Spent a fab couple of hours on ( and...More

Thank Andrew G
Lucy B, Owner at Whitstable SUP, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you! It was a great fun lesson and brilliant to see how you improved over the two hours. I don't think it'll take long before you master those turns! See you soon :)

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