The popularity of SUP boarding has been building here for a couple of years. With about 60 miles of coastline thats no surprise.
The island provides plenty of variety and offers many safe locations for visitors and beginners, through to great surf breaks and very challenging coastal geographies.
We have a weekly session on Thursday evenings, led by Aaran Williams from Earth Wind Water. Demo boards and paddles are available to try out.
The group ranges in size from 5 to 20 and is a mixture of beginners to experienced paddlers / surfers / windsurfers. Everyone is welcome. Contact me through SUP Connect or Aaran through the Earth Wind Water Facebook page (http://www.earthwindwater.co.uk/) to arrange a demo board.
This season, we have paddled the Medina River, surfed Comptons, paddled from St Helens to Seaview, surfed Sandown Bay, paddled from Ventnor to Woody Bay.
For those without boards you can hire them from White Water Adventure Watersports (http://www.wightwaters.com/) on Sandown Bay.