I hope you find it easy to navigate the website but if you have any questions please don't hesitate to call me.

My name is Lucy Boutwood and I will be your teacher. You are welcome to contact me if you'd like any information regarding SUP - whether it's what to wear, advice on buying a board. To be kept informed of offers and adventures click here



Your two hour lesson will be in Whitstable (unless you are a group of three or more - or if it's windy, in which case it will be at Grove Ferry). If the session is cancelled due to bad weather you'll have the option to postpone or have a refund.

If the time of the lesson slot doesn’t suit you it’s worth asking if it’s possible to change it (although this means the lesson will be on the river not the sea).

Your lesson starts with some basic theory and then proceeds on to the water where you'll have fun, gain confidence and learn to perfect your technique. You do need a basic level of fitness and to be able to swim 50m. Bring a towel, sunscreen, something to drink and a change of clothes. See FAQ for more info.

  • Vouchers are available all year, please contact me

  • £80 Adult one to one

  • £130 For one adult plus a friend

  • £50 each for 3 to 6 people [Please note these lessons will be held on the river (Grove Ferry)

  • Please contact me if you have had a lesson and need a refresher

  • Children aged 8 to 18 welcome with an adult

  • Please see my Cancellation Policy in the FAQs


I can also accommodate groups, reduced price taster sessions, exciting bespoke lessons such as romantic sunset paddles (with champagne!) lessons on the river and even full day adventures. 

If you are interested in any of these options (or would like something more tailored) please contact me on: 07976 528996 or email: whitstablesup@gmail.com for a quote.

Kent has many unusual places to paddle: there are rivers, canals and lakes and they all offer a totally different experience. I can even take you further afield. The adventures are for two people (or more if you have your own boards), they are great fun and the perfect way to explore somewhere new, have a great day out or visit places you may not be confident enough to paddle on your own.

Or why not give a 'Gift Adventure'? The perfect and unique birthday, anniversary or wedding gift - and all with a fully qualified and insured guide.