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Blue Chip SUP Skipper Lessons
Blue Chip SUP School
is part of Blue Chip SUP Training Centre and is owned and operated by Brian Johncey trading as Blue Chip SUP Training, an entirely separate business from the Blue Chip Board Store. Blue Chip SUP School offers SUP beginner lessons as part of the ASI and British Canoeing SUP courses at our water based centre (Thames Sailing Club).

Click here for full details including lesson syllabus and location

Once you have your SUP Skipper card you will not only be
able to rent boards from Blue Chip for either practice or
to test drive on Saturdays during our lesson times but also 
for our popular Wednesday Adventure paddles.

The Blue Chip SUP Skipper card shows that you have successfully completed our
British Canoeing and ASI SUP accredited SUP Skipper lesson

(Worldwide, British Canoeing and ASI are the most widely accepted accreddited SUP Schools)

Please note:- We re-start our SUP Skipper lessons at about Easter subject to weather
For more details, contact us on 0208 715 0040 or

Book your SUP Skipper lesson here
Book Your Lesson (as part of one of our friendly 2 hour Saturday group lessons which start at 09:00 and 12:00) (click the button once for one person, twice for two people and so on) When you get to the checkout,
Please put the date you want in the comments box and we will confirm back

Parent and Child lessons
> Blue Chip Parent and Child lessons: Minimum age 8 years old
> Minimum child height 1.3 metres
> You child must be a confident swimmer and able to swim 2 x 25m lengths  of a swimming pool back to back
This course is open to and designed specifically for "a parent and child leaning together". Just indicate your preferred date (Saturday) in the comments box at the checkout when booking or click here to send a mail to check availability on your preferred date prior to booking, lessons are on Saturdays and start at 09:00 and 12:00 and last for about 2 hours    
Book a Saturday Morning 1 Parent and 1 Child on a 2 hour Taster Session £75
Book a Saturday Morning 1 Parent and 2 Children on a  2 hour Taster Session £100
Book a Saturday Morning 2 Parents and 1 Child on a  2 hour Taster Session £120
Book a Saturday Morning 2 Parents and 2 Children on a  2 hour Taster Session £150
Book a third Child on a  2 hour Taster Session
Maximum of 3 children on any parent and children course
NOTE: The Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA) is the licensing authority for outdoor activity centers for young people in Great Britain. It is part of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the government body charged with overseeing health and safety in all workplaces. for more information go to:  SUP is within the scope of the AALA licensing scheme which means that ANY SUP teaching establishment and or ANY instructor that undertakes teaching outdoor activities including SUP to  children under the age of 18 without their parents also taking part will need to hold a current AALA license. Although Blue Chip is the longest established accredited SUP school in the Europe, we have no intention of applying for an AALA License at present. Nevertheless, Blue Chip SUP School is authorized to offer our parent and child SUP classes as the parents are also present within the lesson. You can check the credentials of Brian Johncey (principle instructor) by clicking here
Blue Chip Private SUP Skipper Lessons
Blue Chip Private Lessons take place at a mutually agreed date to suit you  click here to send a mail to check availability on your preferred date prior to booking. Private lessons take place on Saturdays at 12:00 and Monday to Friday at 10:30 at the Kingston venue and last for about 2 hours. Pre booking is essential. If you decide to purchase a board from Blue Chip within a month of your taster session, we will allow you £50 off the list price of the board of your choice
Private SUP Lesson at a mutually agreed date to suit you £100
Private SUP Lesson - Bring a friend with you £80
If you need to know more details, just send an email to:    

What should I bring for a taster session?

Paddleboarding is not a falling in sport. Virtually none of our clients fall in – and any dunkings that have occurred (are almost always due to over-exuberance (and thus entirely avoidable if you want to stay dry)

So you’re not actually going to get wet, you really don’t need any special kit for paddleboarding (unless you’re going out in the waves, which is not on the agenda for any of our taster sessions). However, if you want to play safe there would be no harm in having a change of clothing and a towel in your car for your first few sessions, just in case.

Your feet are the only part of your body that will come into contact with the water, but boards have good grip so bare feet or some old trainers will be fine. If you have surf boots you want to use then by all means bring them, but they certainly are not necessary. Shorts (or skirt) are the best bet, but you could always just roll your trouser-legs up if there’s no other option.

Please bring bottled water and may be a snack for after your lesson

Sunglasses are advisable, and on hot days it’s worth having some sun screen on , as you always burn faster on the water.

Other than that, just bring yourself and your enthusiasm. You’re going to have fun out there

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