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 as a family - exploring the beautiful waterways of Maldon, Chelmsford and Essex, 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, or if you have had a 'bad' experience elsewhere, we can help you find your feet.  


We teach at TriFarm swimming lake in Boreham (CM3 3EJ) 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, paddle on it all the time and we know it all extremely well!  

At Frangipani SUP we will teach you to paddle using high quality Mistral and Blu Wave iSUP boards and paddles. We are delighted to be working with these two iconic and world class brands, to advise you on the latest ranges of boards, paddles and kit and to help supply any items you may wish to purchase.

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Stand Up & Paddle is our lesson for beginners.  

Stand Up & Progress, Stand Up & Explore and SUP Senoritas sessions are intended for those who have successfully completed our Stand Up & Paddle course, achieved their BSUPA 'Ready to Ride' certificate and who want to improve, expand their horizons or just paddle socially, with others and an instructor. A Family Group Paddle is how we accomodate children over 11 years old with their parents/legal guardians, our Corporate Team Paddle is for fun away from work and our Individual Paddle 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.]

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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 SUPfit registered stand up paddle board instructor in Essex!               We run SUPfit classes at Trifarm on selected Monday evenings July-September at 6:35pm.  Please see our Facebook page for details..

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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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