Stand up paddle (SUP) board riding is one of the fastest growing water sports in the UK.  You stand on a specially designed board, put on a lightweight, easily detachable velcro ankle or calf leash and you hold a single paddle in both hands. You change the paddle from one side of the board to the other as you paddle and steer your board through the water.  Most people can master the basic strokes in just an hour or two!


At Frangipani SUP, when we are not teaching we enjoy paddling and exploring the beautiful waterways of Maldon, Chelmsford, Essex and Suffolk, paddling abroad, racing our boards and SUP socialising.  We have so much fun on our SUP boards and we are sure you will too!

At Frangipani SUP we will teach you how to stand up on a paddle board for the very first time. If you are a complete beginner, or have had only a quick paddle off a sunny holiday beach, we can help you find your feet. We teach at TriFarm Swimming Lake in Boreham [CM3 3EJ], Hadleigh Park in Benfleet [SS7 2PP] and Hoe Mill Lock, Woodham Walter [CM9 6RA], in Essex. Then we will work with you to progress your confidence and skills and get you paddling on the beautiful and tranquil River Chelmer, part of the Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation running from Chelmsford to Heybridge Basin, in Essex. We live on its banks and we know it extremely well!  

At Frangipani SUP we will teach you to paddle using high quality Mistral iSUP boards and paddles. We are delighted to be working with this iconic and world class brand, to advise you on the latest range of boards, paddles and kit and to help locate any items you may wish to purchase.

What is SUP?

Learn to SUP

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Stand Up & Paddle is our lesson for beginners.  

Stand Up & Progress, SUP Riders and SUP Senoritas sessions are intended for those who have successfully completed our Stand Up & Paddle course, achieved their BSUPA Level 1 'Ready to Ride' certificate and who want to improve, expand their horizons or just paddle socially, with others and a guide/instructor. A Family Group Paddle is how we accomodate children over 11 years old with their parents/legal guardians, our Gaggle Paddle is for fun with friends or with work  mates and our Private 1-2-1 Lesson is for those who want personal attention and to progress quickly. [*Please note that apart from our Family Group Paddle, all of these sessions are for riders aged 18 years and over unless with our prior agreement. Thank you.]

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Hello! Frangipani SUP is a friendly, family run mobile stand up paddle board school, based in Maldon in Essex, which teaches people to use and enjoy stand up paddle boards in a safe and fun way.

We are proud to be a recognised British Stand Up Paddle Association (BSUPA) paddle board school. We strive professionally to promote the sport and we have very high safety standards.  Plus we are qualified to teach, assess and award riders with the BSUPA  'Ready to Ride' 'Ready to Tour' and 'Ready to Race' certificates.


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We are delighted to have the first ever SUPfit registered stand up paddle board instructor in Essex. Join our 'Frangipani SUP Fit' facebook group to see dates for our lovely Stretch & Relax lake sessions.

We are an active Corporate Member of the Inland Waterways Association and we work closely with the team at Essex Waterways Limited.

CALL US on 07597 094233

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