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Check out the Blue Chip SUPer Club for Social and Adventure paddles on rivers and waterways around the Home Counties – New Members always welcome

Blue Chip SUP School Lessons

Blue Chip SUP School

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Blue Chip SUP School (established in 2008) in Shepperton, Kingston, Guildford and Molesey was the first ASI accredited SUP School in Europe

Brian Johncey, a water sports professional since 1970, a highly qualified instructor with over 40 years experience, bringing knowledge, experience and passion to SUP. Brian instructs the Blue Chip SUP Taster Sessions personally and is the first in the Europe to successfully fully completed the Academy of Surfing Instructors course to ASI levels 1 & 2. Brian is also qualified as an "Activity First Aider" and has a "National Rescue Award" from the Royal National Life Saving Society, so you can be sure that Blue Chip SUP lessons are safe, well structured and enjoyable

Four fantastic locations at:  Shepperton - Kingston - Guildford - Molesey

Shepperton riverside lake
2014 sees a new additional SUP training venue for Blue Chip SUP School. The 17 Acre Ferris Lane Lake is a beautiful riverside tree lined lake offering a great SUP location with gently shelving grass sided banks and a sheltered SUP area. The lake is feed by a filter process from the River Thames so the water is very clean and we can also launch directly onto the Thames itself, ideal for your first SUP adventure.
Most beginners lessons will take place here


Kingston
Thames Sailing Club in Kingston Upon Thames is a great place to progress your SUP adventure. With full club facilities Changing Rooms, Showers etc. This is a great place which we often use on our Wednesday evening paddles.
Most intermediate coaching will take place here


Guildford
The Blue Chip SUP School also uses the 12,000 m2 (approximately 3 acres) Guildford Lido which is a 50 x 27.4m heated outdoor pool set in landscaped gardens on the edge of Guildford close to the A3 so very convenient to get to. The Pool is between 1.5m and 2.5m in depth. This is a great way to improve your "tail sink" turns and other risky maneuvers in a safe and fun environment. 
Guildford Lido technique sessions will be open to Blue Chip SUPer Club Members only or by invitation.


Hurst Park
Our Hurst park location is in Molesey just west of Hampton Court. We paddle out and around the Hampton Court area with its fabulous backdrop We have been teaching SUP at this location since 2006 so we know it very well.


To book your Blue Chip SUP Taster Session: Click once if you are booking for just yourself (one person), If you are booking for more than one person just click  once for each person you are booking. The location will vary according to dates and conditions. We will confirm the location well in advance of the course date. Most beginners lessons will take place at the lake in Shepperton, most intermediate coaching will take place at our Kingston base. The Guildford Lido technique sessions will be open to Blue Chip SUPer Club Members only.
Book your SUP taster Session here
  Total cost per person Click here to book
your Lesson
Book Your Taster Session
(as part of one of our friendly group lessons)
£50   
Blue Chip Group Lessons take place throughout the season, just indicate your preferred date (Saturday) in the comments box at the checkout when booking or click here to send a mail to check availability on your preferred date prior to booking  
Private SUP Lesson at a date and time to suit you £80 (minimum 2 hours)  

To join one of our regular 2 hour Saturday morning group SUP taster sessions, just insert your preferred Saturday date and (if you are booking for more than one please list the names) in the comments box at the checkout. Lessons start at 09:00 (when the river is quiet.

Our SUP Lessons run on the principle of safety, knowledge, fun and more fun.
This is a great sport involving lots of fun and at the same time low impact exorcise
for your central core muscle group, legs, arms and general balance.

If you need to know more details, just send an email to:
  Lessons@BlueChipSupSchool.co.uk

 

Brian Johncey, a water sports professional since 1970, a highly qualified instructor with over 40 years experience, bringing knowledge, experience and passion to SUP. Brian instructs the Blue Chip SUP Taster Sessions personally and is the first in the Europe to successfully fully completed the Academy of Surfing Instructors course to ASI levels 1 & 2. Brian is also qualified as an "Activity First Aider" and has a "National Rescue Award" from the Royal National Life Saving Society, so you can be sure that Blue Chip SUP lessons are safe, well structured and enjoyable.

The SUP phenomenon:

When SUP first came to the UK, Blue Chip embraced this up and coming water sport. Blue Chip soon gained a reputation as the leading store and knowledge base for SUP in the UK. At Blue Chip, customer service, reputation, experience and knowledge of the sport matters.

The Numbers:

Over the past few years, many hundreds of people have enjoyed the Blue Chip SUP Taster Sessions. Blue Chip SUPerlub has over 140,000 viewings of its on-line paddling adventures. Club has over 140,000 viewings of its on-line paddling adventures.

The Blue Chip SUP School Experience:  

Over 40 years of experience, knowledge and passion in teaching water sports has taught us not to compromise on the details, details such as the equipment we use, the teaching techniques we use and the passion we give to the sport of Stand Up Paddling. The past 40 years have given Blue Chip a wealth of knowledge, experience and passion, that we bring to every SUP lesson.

  • Our SUP Lessons run on the principle of safety, knowledge, fun and more fun.
  • All our instructors are Qualified ASI SUP Instructors in Flat Water Level 1 and Open Water Level 2
  • Brian Johncey (head instructor) was the first ASI qualified instructor in Europe
  • Blue Chip SUP School was the first ASI accredited SUP School in Europe
  • Our comprehensive SUP taster sessions take you through every aspect of SUP
  • You will get issued with an official ASI Logbook to chart your skills progress
  • All of our students go away with one of our coveted Blue Chip SUP School "T" shirts
  • Join in with the Blue Chip SUPer Club (it's free) and we can sign off your logbook as you progress

                                        

The Blue Chip SUP School syllabus  

Refreshment:
We provide a small energy snack and bottled water as part of your course  

Overall Safety:

Awareness of the environment and potential risks of chosen paddle locations:
  • Other water craft River flows
  • Tides Beach hazards
  • Winds & wind fetch
 
Equipment review:
  • Board designs including hard shell and inflatable plus their relevant advantages
  • Paddle designs and their relevant advantages
  • Using a board leash, which style of leash to use etc.
  • We will have a variety of equipment to demonstrate the various attributes
Land based practical:
  • Attaching the leash to your board correctly .
  • The correct way to stand on the board, including footedness
  • How to pick up and carry the board safely with consideration to current conditions.  
Water based technique:
  • Entering the water safely and things to be aware of
  • Getting on board
  • Paddle technique including the 4 phases of:-
    • 1. Blade entry
    • 2. Catch
    • 3. Stroke
    • 4. Recovery
  • Moving the board past the anchored blade
  • Core rotation
  • Knee paddling and prone paddle technique
  • Transition from prone paddling to standing with paddle to start paddling
  • How to fall off the board safely
  • How to turn the board
  • Safe dismount from the board with paddle
Safety

Session Debriefing:

Discover your local water ways like never before

 If you haven't tried this stimulating new water sport, then take the opportunity and try one of our taster sessions. SUP appeals to boys, girls, men and women of all ages, check out the video below. Our taster sessions take place near to Hampton Court on the quite waters of the upper Thames with some great back drops

Blue Chip SUP Taster Sessions

  We offer a "SUP Taster Session" in which we cover board and paddle design including their relevant applications and advice on which type of boards and paddles would best suit for your individual requirements. We give you the opportunity to try SUP boarding in a safe environment where you will also be able to try various boards and paddles to get an understanding of how they could affect your paddling. Blue Chip "SUP.
During your Blue Chip Taster Session you will be partnered with an experienced SUPer on a ratio of no more than two novices to one experienced paddler so you will have a high level of guidance (and fun). Maximum Student/Staff Ratio 4:1