Stand up paddle boarding in Swansea & Gower
Tel : 01792 446511

Swansea SUP board lessons & hire

If you’re new to Stand Up Paddling and want the best advice and instruction we offer 1 or 2 hour lessons through our shop The SUP Hut – see here

SUP lessons is Swansea & Gower

Wanting to rent

Swansea SUP board hire 

We offer SUP board hire in and around the Swansea and Gower peninsula to those who have already been Introduced to SUP.

Call us on 01792 446511 or Mobile 07799 062447

Our SUP board HIRE fleet is a range of Inflatable SUP boards from 9ft – 11’0ft  these boards are rigid inflatables and are very durable so you won’t need to worry about damaging them. We can provide them to you deflated so they can be put in your car or readily inflated so that you can put them onto your roof ( you don’t need a roof rack and we’ll lend you some straps to tie them down) If you take them deflated they will take 5-10 minutes to inflate
If you want to hire a Hard fibreglass board this is also available, but they are more cumbersome to transport and expensive to hire

Whats included..?  The BOARD HIRE – Equipment included: board (pump and bag), paddle, leash & buoyancy aid
(roof rack straps can be supplied to secure the board down to your vehicle)

swansea stand up paddle board hire

Pumping up a stand up paddle board

 

Hire rates 

SUP BOARD HIRE £15 per hour
BOARD £40 per day – longer than 3 hours
BOARD £75 FOR 2 day Hire
BOARD HIRE £150 1 WEEK
WETSUITS £10 per day

HIRE CONTRACT

* Any damage to the boards while on-hire will be charged for, according to the severity
* Leasing, renting and lending of our equipment is prohibited and should only be used by the person whom has signed our booking form.
* Depending upon your experience within the sport , INFLATABLE BOARDS are used for initial hire contracts.
Our SUP hire centre is situated in SWANSEA (SA1 4NH) where boards can be hired at the above costs. If you are wanting to take boards away from site we require Credit or Debit card details to be left with us for the period of Hire.

PAYMENT CONDITIONS
Payment for SUP HIRE is done via Credit card/ Debit card or CASH.
BOARDS must be paid for before start of the HIRE period.

GETTING STARTED

Follow these basic TIPS

• Choose a calm piece of water with no tidal current and a day with little or no wind.
• Start on your knees before you get to your feet, to get your confidence and balance.
• When standing up, make sure your toes are facing forwards, feet parallel and approx shoulder width apart.
• Stand up and paddle with straight arms looking forward not down at your feet.
• Avoid offshore winds – they will blow you far from shore.
• Check the tides – do you know how the currents and tides effect your location?
• Don’t paddle alone – stay safe and paddle with a friend (or make sure you tell others where you’re paddling).
• Start small to get your confidence in the waves, and avoid busy beaches
• Don’t use the board in surf until you are confident.

RESPECT
It is important with any new sport to show RESPECT and stay away from crowds and other surfers if in the waves – which is not hard when you can move around so easily. It is all about RESPECT and SUP etiquette!
PADDLING
Keep the top arm straight. Once you start bending your upper arm you will use too much power and paddle inefficiently. Apply longer more powerful strokes when gliding along and shorter higher frequency strokes  when wanting to catch waves.Try to bend your knees when applying more power to your paddle stroke.
STANCE on the board

When you first start – go out from shore on your knees

KNEELING ON A SUP BOARD

KNEELING ON A SUP BOARD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When wanting to paddle in a straight line it is best to stand 90 degrees to the board (PRONE)

standing on a sup board

standing on a sup board

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ‘surf’ or offset stance is less stable so practice paddling with feet ‘offset’.

offset stance on a sup board

offset stance on a sup board

 

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Address

The SUP Hut
Francis street
Brynmill
Swansea, SA1 4NH
Phone: 01792 446511
Website: http://www.supgower.com
Email: mail@supgower.com

About Sup Gower

Here at SUP Gower We offer SUP Lessons, Hire and hold all the brands we feel offer the best value. Our showroom is stocked with boards, paddles, and all the gear you need to get on the water. Starboard, Fanatic, Jp Australia, Naish, Barker SUP , NSP , BIC & much more.
Call us on 01792 446511 to discuss your paddle or board requirements.

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