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Introduction to rivers for Paddle Boarders

Paddle Boarding is currently the fastest growing area of paddlesports in Bothe the UK and USA and it is easy to understand why. Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is hugely versatile, from lazy days spent on lochs to take in the sights to tackling raids on rivers, these water craft can do it all.

On this full day experience we will take to the rivers of Scotland to show you how to paddle board on moving water - our favourite venue for SUP! This day will give you the skills to go out and have fun on the river whilst keeping safe.

This course covers the following topics

  • Venue Choice - river grading, river levels and weather forecasts
  • Board set up - inflation, fins and leashes.
  • Introduction to rivers features
  • Introduction to river techniques - breaking in and out, ferry gliding
  • River safety and paddling in groups
  • River rescue techniques

Ratio: 1 Instructor to 6 participants

Cost: £80.00 per person


  • Sat 20th May 2023
  • Sat 10th June 2023
  • Sat 8th July 2023
  • Sat 5th August July 2023

All course dates take place at Beyond Adventure's home base in Aberfeldy

Equipment List

Beyond Adventure can supply wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets, paddle boards, leashes and paddles - please let us know if you need to borrow any equipment.

Please bring:

  • Paddle board with leash + pump
  • Paddle
  • Helmet
  • Wetsuit
  • Buoyancy aid
  • Throwline
  • Footwear
  • Changing robe
  • Dry bag
  • Full change of clothes
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch
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If you have any questions about the course you can get in touch with Beyond Adventure:

01887 829 894

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Course is provided by Beyond Adventure

Beyond Adventure is an expert provider in paddlesport tuition and guiding. Since 1998 they have introduced paddlers to canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding across Scotland. The rivers and lochs of Aberfeldy, Perthshire provide the perfect playground to inspire safe, responsible and an epically fun introduction to paddling.

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