Learn to Turn Clinic

One of the most essential skills which is often overlooked by new paddlers, is learning to control the board. Learning how to properly control your board in windy, wavy and fair conditions will dramatically improve your confidence and your ability to enjoy the sport. These skills could even save your life, so this course is essential for beginners and improvers.

During this 2 hour course we will be teaching you the proper technique for turning your board and getting you comfortable with moving around your board. Therefore, please bear in mind that there is an increased chance that you may fall in! On completion of the course you will understand how to turn your board in varied weather conditions, correctly and calmly which will revolutionise your paddling.

Location: This session is run from wesup Hamble River

Please see full description below the calendar for full course content and information on what to wear.

Bulk discounts

Each additional clinic booked in the series is discounted at 25%, with wesup donating a further 25% of the cost to Above Water.

1 Clinic  –  £45.00
2 Clinics – £78.25   (inc. £11.25 charity donation)
3 Clinics – £112.50 (inc. £22.50 charity donation)
4 Clinics – £146.25 (inc. £33.75 charity donation)
5 Clinics – £180.00 (inc. £45.00 charity donation)

We require each individual person to book separately. If you are a current member of Club wesup, please select your membership from the drop down. For non members, please select whether you need to borrow a board. Links to the other clinics in the series will come up when you press “Book Now”.

** DISCOUNT APPLIED AT CHECKOUT**

Key Information

  • Those aged between 16 and 18 need to be accompanied by a legal guardian who remains in full eye and earshot of them for the duration of their session.
  • Under 16s must be accompanied on the water for the duration of their session by their legal guardian.
  • Please note our equipment is not suitable for individuals under 4 foot 6.
  • Wet suits can be hired for free and are advised if you are concerned about falling in or being cold
  • We do not hire wet-suit boots or socks for hygiene reasons
  • Please see our terms & conditions for cancellation and refund policy
  • Guaranteed success or we’ll give you a voucher to return & try again

Description

The learn to turn clinic teaches an essential skill often overlooked by most new paddlers – learning to control your board. It’s the classic fact that you just don’t know what you don’t know. Learning how to properly control your board in windy, wavy and fair conditions will dramatically improve your confidence and your ability to enjoy the sport. These skills could even save your life, so this course is essential for beginners and improvers.

Paddle boarding can be wonderfully simple and for this reason, the sport has become extremely popular. The difference between someone who has never been taught the fundamentals by a professional and one that has is incredible. Most people think they can pick up the skills through Youtube, but our course is so much more than that. We will guide you through a comprehensive turn clinic,  teaching you exceptional paddle skills and board control, whilst assessing your ability. We will also help to correct any bad habits you may have already picked up. The learn to turn clinic will leave you with skills that you’ll never look back on. You will feel amazed at just how much you didn’t already know!

What to wear is the big question… 

If it is your first time paddling, we recommend a wetsuit to help your confidence and settle any worries about falling in or getting cold. During this course, you will be moving around your board a lot. Please be mindful that this means that there is an increased chance of falling in! We rent lovely quality, super stretchy black wetsuits free of charge. 

If you do not like wetsuits, please wear warm layers that you don’t mind getting wet such as gym gear. We highly recommend that new paddlers wear one of our comfy, warm buoyancy aids which are included free of charge. Waterproof socks, barefoot trainers or good quality wetsuit boots are perfect for keeping your feet warm.

For any other questions, please take a look at our FAQ or drop us an email, we’d love to hear from you.