What makes SUPing so good?
Stand Up Paddleboarding is a rapidly growing water sport which has a distinguished history with its roots firmly in surfing culture. There are many examples of people standing up and paddling a variety of boards around their local water but this occasional past time has come of age and has made the jump to a mainstream sport in its own right.
At Bray Lake we provide a Start Stand Up Paddleboarding course which you can then further with coaching, clinics or private tuition in order to improve your skills and fitness. There is also a large hire and demo fleet should you want to practice or maybe looking to buy your own. All our instructors are BSUPA trained and paddleboard regularly.
All our courses are inclusive of everything you need so there are no hidden extras! Our boards and paddles are replaced every year ensuring that you are always on the latest and most suitable equipment.
We are open 7 days a week through out the year. Why not join one of our regular club session and see where this versatile sport takes you, whether it’s the calm waters of Bray Lake and the local rivers, the tranquil sea whilst your on holiday or maybe you want to learn to ride the waves Bray Lake is a great place to start.
Since my first visit to Bray aside from it being a great place to develop as a paddler and to improve my fitness, I’ve made some great friends and had some amazing experiences with people I have met at the SUP club. The staff are friendly, helpful and informative with a genuine desire to help people improve and enhance their paddling experience rather than just sell kit. The lake is a safe place to learn and the facilities are spot on with hot showers and hot tea. - Dave Flynn
I originally joined Bray Lake as a member to do windsurfing however soon discovered SUP! Fast forward 10 years+ and I’m still there. Over the years I have seen the sport grow, with a lot of us regular paddlers moving from leisure into racing both at club and national level, in addition to enjoying social paddles on the Thames. The staff at Bray have been there along the journey, providing expert advice on boards and paddles as well as helpful guidance on improving paddle technique. Whether you pop down for a coffee, a bit of advice on the latest equipment or to go out on the water, you will always find friendly and helpful staff on hand. Plus the odd member or two more than happy to have a conversation. Fiona Batson
I hold the Bray Lake team entirely responsible for my increasingly serious SUP habit! I have learned so much in such a short space of time — both through formal training sessions and just by seeking advice and watching others — and Simon Frost and his team always have to time to talk and share their wisdom. The equipment, facilities, and the lake itself are all brilliant, and I'm actually not joking when I say that Bray Lake has become my second home! Eugenie Verney