Back in early October the crew from Rapid Skills (SUP and Training biz) took a sojourn to the Lake District. As many who’ve wandered here before can attest the Lakes can deliver every type of weather, regardless of forecast! We can truly say, having therefore seen this awesome shot, that the guys truly scored. To nail glassy, idyllic stand up paddle boarding conditions in this neck of the woods is a trick all in itself.
Autumn and winter can offer some cracking paddling, if you time it right – something we’ve been banging on about for the last few weeks. This shot proves the point. When ‘oribble weather’s in the mix it can seem a distant memory to have such windless, paddle friendly days. Yet give it time and you’ll get your chance again…honest!
Rapid Skills have certainly been putting the effort in this year. From running skills course to safety lessons and everything else in between. They’ve been a busy bunch and have been helping raise the profile of SUP and get paddlers sorted for all manner of stand up shenanigans.
Most recently Rapid Skills ran a SUP Safety course with Rosie at Canoe Kayak Store. One of the biggest takeaways from her story is the comment that she didn’t expect to glean anything new from doing the course, only she did! Proving once again that ‘every day’s a school day’ – to quote an often used cliche. But it’s true. Even the most experience of us, that have been paddling SUPs (and other craft) for years can always pick up new points and adapt that to our own styles.
You can read Rosie’s full story of her time with Rapid Skills here – https://www.canoeandkayakstore.co.uk/blogs/news/paddle-boarding-throughout-autumn-and-winter?fbclid=IwAR1-jqIkMj394d0fIvRdU53nfbLrzi3oNt2o5bHYvRUocgvyRBqbEt2rxG8
With the increase in stand up paddle boarding sales due to COVID-19 and 2020’s staycation there are more and more people getting out on the water. As much as everyone should be encouraged to have fun safety is paramount, as is god SUP technique. With this in mind SUP progression sessions are now going to be running at Cotswold Water Park’s Lake 86, details below.
• Every Thursday – 18:30 to 20:00.
• £15pp – 5 people max per session.
• 1.5hr of professional SUP coaching from a Rapid Skills coach.
• Must be 18 years old + to attend.
Email us to book on: firstname.lastname@example.org