Is This Course for Me?

This carefully collated and practical video course has additional downloads and quizzes to give you the key facts and guidance you need to assess and manage your time on the water

  • Are you a paddler with less than two years experience

  • Are you sometimes confused by the contradictory advice on social media groups?

  • Do you want to have the essential information and clear knowledge to become self-sufficient on the water?

Reviews of our Safety Course

from our students


John M (SUP the World) - UK

"I did this online safety course last year and thought it was excellent"

"Perfect Balance"

Claire - UK

"I've just bought my first paddle-board and I'm beyond excited to get going. Thank you for everything. I think you've got a perfect balance of level for someone of my experience. Thank You !"

"Loving Your Course"

The Joy of SUP (Jo M.)

"Loving your course, it's excellent!"

Lead Instructor

Simon Hutchinson

Simon is an experienced paddleboarder and instructor, living and working on the South Coast of the UK, where there are the rivers, harbours, weirs and surf to keep things fresh and interesting, no matter the conditions. He enjoys SUP surfing, touring and he paddles 12 months of the year. He also presents the SUPfm podcast, interviewing people across the world doing incredible things on their stand-up paddleboards. Simon owns the first specialist SUP clothing brand Hutch SUP Wear, has contributed articles to SUPMag UK and is available to instruct by appointment only through The New Forest Paddle Sport Company, Hampshire, UK.