SUPerior Knowledge Day ***SOLD OUT*** sorry!
On Saturday 11thAugust, the SUP School will be holding a knowledge packed day of SUP at the Watersports Academy on Sandbanks – http://www.thewatersportsacademy.com/.
The aim of this day is to offer sound knowledge and advice to all levels of paddlers on paddle technique, racing, training, fitness and nutrition. There will be lessons for complete newbie’s and clinics by Steve and Mandy West and Ryan James.
Steve West Performance Paddle clinic: “Catering predominantly for paddlers wanting to improve their paddling performance and skill levels. These sessions are guaranteed to improve your paddling and board handling skills and your knowledge of paddle design, paddling technique and much more” Many people have gone through one of Steve’s clinics and are left blown away by how much there is to learn about technique. Steve is also the director for ASI SUP Europe and has been a world champion Outrigger Canoe paddler which has taken him all over the world and also a windsurfing pioneer. There will be an opportunity after the clinics to paddle en mass and get some 1-2-1 tips from Steve. http://www.islanderpaddler.com/performance-paddling-clinics/
Mandy West Ladies Paddle Clinic: “In order to encourage and nurture women participant’s skill levels, Mandy offers ‘Women Only’ sessions in an effort to cater your needs and provide a fuller better understanding and appreciation of the sport. These sessions are guaranteed to boost your confidence levels and provide you with appropriate mentoring and teaching strategies aimed at improving your paddling and board handling skills “. Calling all ladies!!!!! We need more of you in this sport so come along and join in this ladies only session with Mandy West. This is aimed at lady paddlers who have some experience but want to improve their paddling skills. Mandy along with Steve has travelled the world windsurfing, Outrigger Canoe Paddling and now stand-up paddleboarding and is really pushing the sport for the girls.
Race, fitness and nutrition clinic: Starboard International team rider Ryan James will be holding a race, fitness and nutrition clinic which will give you the opportunity to get some great advice about how to use SUP for training and fitness and also about how to prepare yourself for a race. http://www.ryanjamesstanduppaddle.co.uk/#!about.
This is your opportunity to make sure you get your questions answered BY Steve, Mandy and Ryan by letting us know beforehand what important topics or questions you want to discuss or have answered . Please send your questions through to email@example.com and we’ll pass them onto the guys.
Newbie SUP lessons with The SUP School: If you are brand new to SUP and you would like a lesson then SUP School instructor’s Nick, Matt and Pete will provide a 2 hour lesson. All equipment will be provided. The SUP School are qualified ASI Instructors and provide the most comprehensive SUP lesson in the area. This lesson will also cater for children – we can’t forget the future of the sport!!
Group paddle: After the clinics we’ll all go for a paddle and hopefully the conditions will be right to go round Brownsea Island. This will be a great opportunity to chat with Steve, Mandy and Ryan and get some 1-2-1 analysis. If it’s not ideal for Brownsea, we’ll have a back-up paddle planned.
Fun race: After the paddle round Brownsea, we’ll have a fun race in the harbour with prizes from our sponsors.
Board & Paddle demo’s with the SUP Store (www.thesupstore.co.uk); Starboard, Red Paddle Co and 404 (and possibly a new brand to the UK, watch this space) will be bringing plenty of boards for you to try out. There will be paddles to try from ZRE, Werner and Starboard.
Evening time: Wind down from an awesome day of paddling at the Watersports Academy with a bbq hosted by Soutars Fine Meats in Ashley Cross. Soutars are no ordinary butcher, top quality organic meat which is the best for many miles.
WIN A BRAND NEW ONDA WETSUIT OF YOUR CHOICE!! Everyone partaking in the day will automatically be added into a free prize draw to win an awesome Onda wetsuit (www.thesupstore.co.uk/onda)
Enjoy some Nutrichef flapjacks: Nutrichef (www.nutrichef.co.uk) will be supporting us with their famous flapjacks for everyone. They will also be lauching their new range of recovery smoothies so come try them out.
The cost for the fantastic day will be £20 per person which includes the following. Childrens lesson including BBQ will be £12.50:
- Coffee or tea and a Nutrichef flapjack on arrival
- Steve West, Mandy West and Ryan James clinics or Newbie SUP lesson (usually £30)
- Board demo’s
- Group paddle
- Poole harbour race
- Soutars Gourmet Organic BBQ (BYO beers)
Extra tickets for the bbq will be £5 for adults and £2.50 for children (must be pre-booked). Here is the schedule for the day (subject to slight change):
- 0830 Register for the day at the Watersports Academy
- 0930 to 1030 Steve West Performance Paddle clinic or Mandy West ladies clinic
- 0930 to 1130 Newbie and Childrens SUP lesson
- 1030 to 1130 Ryan James Racing & Fitness clinic
- 1200 to 1430 Group paddle (round Brownsea if conditions are favourable)
- 1500 ish Seafront or Poole Harbour Race
- 1630 Soutars BBQ
This event is pre-register only as we need to know numbers for the clinics and bbq. You can do this using the below paypal links. If you don’t have Paypal, or just don’t want to use it, please call us and we can take debit or credit card payments. closing date for registration will be Thursday 9th August at 10pm. The clinics are limited to the amount of people who can attend so book your place today to avoid disappointment.
Entry details: **Sorry folks but we have sold out**
PLEASE NOTE: Sandbanks is an extremely busy area in August especially when it’s sunny. Shore road can be swamped with traffic by 0930 so please get there early to avoid any parking problems. These are the local car-parks:
- Banks Road £1.50 an hour
- Sandbanks main beach car-park £1.50 an hour
- Cheddersley Glen FREE
- Brudenell Road FREE
Please fee free to contact us should you have any questions about this awesom day.