Fishery Creek Touring Park on Hayling Island
Tim Speller of Karma SUP Limited has teamed up with Fishery Creek Touring Park on Hayling Island to offer all aspects of Stand Up Paddle Boarding.
The Creek within Chichester Harbour and on the doorstep of Fishery Creek Touring Park, offers ideal sheltered waters for paddle board tuition, coaching and training.
Karma SUP will be offering, now that lockdown restrictions have eased, Jobe Sport Demo Centre, Jobe Sport Paddle Board Sales, Paddle Board Hire and British Canoeing Stand Up Paddle Boarding Courses and Tuition.
OUR COURSES on Hayling Island
BRITISH CANOEING START PADDLE SUP AWARD - 2.5 HOURS COURSE. £50.00 PP
This is the course to start with if you want to learn the basics of stand up paddle boarding.
Once you have kitted up, we will walk you down to the water where your equipment will be waiting for you. You will be introduced to the equipment we will be using then, getting onto the board, standing up and basic paddling.
We will also cover how to fall in without risking injury, how to get back onto your board and how to launch safely before getting the group on board one-by-one. Kneeling to begin with, we’ll get you used to the board and paddle for a few minutes before helping everyone to get safely standing up and paddling and able to stop and turn around.
We will then go upstream to allow the initial techniques to bed in before we start to look at more advanced techniques like the ‘reverse sweep turn’ and the ‘stepback turn’ for smoother and quicker transitions.
All the while, we’ll be working on the basics to ensure an efficient, comfortable paddle stroke – and before you know it, you’ll be paddling confidently! As we paddle back to our starting point downstream, we will discuss safety, weather, route planning basics and South Coast paddle spots.
BRITISH CANOEING DISCOVER SUP AWARD - 8 HOUR COURSE. £120.00 PP
If you are keen and want to progress quickly, this course is suitable for beginners or those with a small amount of experience.
This course, along with the basics, will help expand your basic paddling knowledge further.
This award will cover topics such as:
- Encouraging independent decision making on different bodies of water (moving river, canal, estuary, harbour), covering safety and weather aspects
- Preparing for self-guided adventures
- Equipment you will need for a variety of paddle trips
- Further developing your SUP paddling and rescue skills
- Advanced paddling skills
- Use of different type of paddle boards and paddles
If you want to develop your skills from you Start SUP Award, or feel you want to expand your basic paddling knowledge further this is the award you need.
BRITISH CANOEING EXPLORE SUP EXPLORE AWARD – 8 HOUR COURSE £120.00 PP
Want to fine tune your skills before heading off on a paddle trail or self-guided adventure?
Would like to control your craft and stay safe on the water, this is the award for you. In this award you will take ownership of your own decisions and learn to make confident choices based on the paddle, wind, tide and weather.
This award will cover:
- Emphasis on independence
- On the water etiquette and how to share the space with other water users
- Different environments you can paddle (lakes, rivers, canals, estuaries)
- Controlling your kayak, canoe or SUP safely
- Clothing and equipment needs for different environments and weather
- Safe exploration
This award recognises your ability to independently paddle your craft in a sheltered water environment.
EXPLORER GUIDED TOURS: £50.00pp
Our Guided SUP Tours are suitable for the more experienced paddler who have a couple of hours of time on the water already.
Choose between the Basingstoke Canal, The River Wey or Langstone Harbour on Hayling Island.
Guided SUP Tours are 2-3 hours duration.