Stand Up Paddle Boarding or SUP, as it is commonly known, has become a popular watersport in recent years. With the number of local paddleboard owners and interested paddlers increasing, Ballyholme Yacht Club has added SUP to the growing watersports activities available at the club. Ballyholme Yacht Club is now a BUSPA Recognised school with 9 instructors providing Ready to Ride and Ready to Tour lessons for BYC members.
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BYC SUP Rental
Ballyholme Yacht Club have 8 boards available for hire. All boards are Red Paddle Co inflatable all-rounders ranging from 9ft 8 to 10ft 6 and 10ft 8. Boards are available for hire on completion of a ready to ride lesson or if you can demonstrate abilities under direct assessment from a BYC instructor. Boards will also be available to hire under the supervision of an instructor or during one of our social SUP Sessions at which a BYC instructor will be present.
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Ready to Ride Lessons
BYC will host regular ready to ride lessons for members who would like to learn to SUP or improve their skills. These lessons will be a 2 hour session and will include hire of board, wetsuit & buoyancy aids. Each lesson will start with an on-shore briefing to understand the basics including weather, sea state conditions and safety before heading on to the water.
After a Ready to Ride lesson you will know how to paddleboard safely, paddling technique, turning, rescue and the basics of stance in surf.