SUP Stratford
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About Us

SUP Stratford started in 2020 by outdoor enthusiast and local, Anna Payne. When Anna found paddleboarding, she quickly discovered how inclusive and supportive the SUP community was. She quickly built her confidence on the paddleboard and wanted to share this fun activity with others in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Passionate about outdoor sports, Anna is also a trained mountain boarding instructor and she is now a Water Skills Academy certified SUP instructor.

Gary Spence joined Anna as the latest SUP Stratford Instructor. Leadership Coach by day, Gary is a qualified BCU paddle sports instructor. Both SUP Stratford instructors are certified to adminster First Aid in the Outdoors.

Staying Social

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Sarah RSarah R
14:48 18 Aug 22
We had such a great afternoon with Anna at SUP Stratford. After a concise safety briefing, we were out on the water and paddling before we knew it. Anna was brilliant with all the different abilities in the group and managed to give everyone the help and advice they needed as we paddled our way up stream.We went as a group of four complete beginners and by the end of our time, some of us had managed to stand but we all enjoyed ourselves regardless.Anna is a great teacher and obviously loves what she does. We wouldn’t hesitate to go back again.
rui nascimentorui nascimento
15:02 05 Aug 22
4 of us went on a paddle boarding session with Anna instructing us. She was lovely and friendly and explained things really clearly. We had a great time and will definitely go again.
Lucy ShukerLucy Shuker
19:33 23 Apr 22
We had a great evening playing on the river. Anna and Josh were really patient as we were all beginners. Despite the wind we all made it up the river and all managed to stand and paddle. We will definitely be back to rent out some boards.
Gail EmmersonGail Emmerson
15:36 04 Apr 22
SUP Stratford provided a brilliant introduction to SUP. Anna and Emma gave clear advice and support throughout my time with them and made the experience really fun. Plus, none of the 6 of us on the course fell in which was particularly fortunate since it was snowing at one point! The part of the river that SUP Stratford use is absolutely lovely and I finished the session with a love for SUP. I will definitely be looking to go out again very soon.
Alice KirklandAlice Kirkland
07:20 04 Apr 22
We had a wonderful paddle boarding session with SUP Stratford. Anna took 4 of us out along the Avon - she was friendly, helpful and patient and had all of us standing on the board within the first ten minutes. The route was picturesque, the river calm, and the whole experience very peaceful. Would highly recommend!