At Saltwater SUP we have great fun on our social paddles. By being part of our social club, you surround yourself with other SUP enthusiasts. Our social adventures vary in numbers, from smaller groups or a larger number of paddle boarders, as well as in ability of boards, from relative newbies to the sport to more advanced paddlers.
Our past SUP socials have included departing from Chalkwell Beach to Southend Pier, Leigh Old Town (including stopping for a cheeky pint), around Two Tree Island, and also paddling along Benfleet Creek leaving from Two Tree Island. This have ranged from step back fun games just off the beach to 10k runs for the paddlers looking to use up a bit more energy.
We have also travelled further afield at weekends for the adventurous, trips on rivers and even SUP surfing trips. Rest assured, we always have our qualified instructors on hand to guide the runs, offering any tips on technique, if required while ensuring the safety of the riders.
Being partnered with Saltwater Beach Café, the Café chefs provide great food including burgers, Indian/Mexican, Nacho nights, beer & burgers, all with vegan options for us on the evening runs.
One of our most popular social events was the Saltwater 10.6 SUP challenge race, a fabulous day in which included a large number of racers, who had only learnt to paddle board with us that year, and who summoned up courage and took part in this fun event. Amanda Williams won a very closely competed ladies final having coming 4th in her heat, Ollie Nawrat raced to a convincing win in the Men’s race with 2ndplace battle probably providing more action for the spectators. A big well done to everyone who came along and joined in and to the spectators who helped make the day a huge success.
We are proud that our social club has been forming great friendships and developing people’s passion for stand up paddle, with the whole relaxed beach vibe, fun, salt and sun in your hair to enjoy. Come along and bring your kids, many do come along as a family.
Our social club is free to join, board hire is also available for these occasions.