River Paddle Boarding SUP


Stand up paddle boarding is very a popular outdoor activity among first-time participants. Everyone can enjoy this fun activity on the River Spey. When no available dates are showing, this activity might still be available on the dates you want, but you’ll need to email or call us. 

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River Paddle Boarding adventure on the River Spey is super fun and easy to learn for everyone. Try River Stand Up Paddle Boarding and you’ll understand the buzz is about this fast growing new sport.

You might think SUP “stand up paddle boarding” is a gentle paddle around a lake. Doesn’t sound too exciting eh? Well think again! Come try River  Stand Up Paddle Boarding with Full On Adventure.

If you enjoyed White Water River Tubing or Rafting with us, imagine learning this new river sport. You can safely enjoy white water or river trips yourself. Paddle boards are great in the surf and for longer journeys too.

Being inflatable with a handy rucksack travel bag, they pack up and store easily. They’re much easier to store at home than a canoe or kayak. And they’re much easier when it comes to taking it on holiday with you.

We run, “come and try it” SUP sessions on the River Spey suitable for all abilities and easy to pick up.

We have sourced the best quality Stand Up Paddle boards from Red Paddle Co. They make very stable SUP boards that are perfect to learn on.

We teach you the skills you’ll need to paddle board on the river, or anywhere else Surf, Sea, wilderness Lochs, adventure journeys across Scotland or around the world SUP adventures.

Why learn on the river?

The river is much more sheltered from the wind than highland lochs, so makes a better learning environment. The river’s flow makes it extra fun. Learn how to ferry glide across the current, the first step to learning how to surf.

Here in the Cairngorms National Park our River Spey SUP location is only a 5-10 minute walk from our indoor changing rooms close to Aviemore and only minutes from the Old Bridge inn for great food and refreshments afterwards.

What is covered in the lesson?

  • Safe launch, landing and self rescue.
  • Efficient forward paddling
  • Spinning, Trim, Edging and all-round board control
  • How to ferry glide, the first steps to surfing.
  • Engaging your core for performance and getting in great shape, the fun way!

The great thing about Stand Up Paddle Boarding SUP is that you can pick it up and learn at your own pace. With our expert guides on hand you can be sure to get the right technique from the start, ensuring you progress quickly and get the most fun from this awesome water sport.

Think of it like Skiing or Snow Boarding, you can pick it up yourself, but with a few good quality pointers from an expert, you’ll get better quicker and have more fun on the water.

Check out the videos of River Paddle Boarding on Stand Up Paddle boards SUP around the world, on the Full On Adventure FaceBook page.

After you’ve got the taste

River Paddle Boarding,  SUP (stand up paddle boarding) on the river, is very addictive. If you decide to take it up as a sport (which we think you will), ask us about our great deals on the best SUP’s out there from RedPaddle Co, as we are a dealer as well.

We also know a great place you can hire boards from for self guided trips, just ask and we’ll point you in the right direction.

Don’t just take our word for it, check out their website and see why we choose to go with the Red Paddle Co brand of SUP.

Come and join us soon for an awesome Scottish SUP adventure in the highlands.

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