Military Super SUP Racing & Orienteer | £24pp (40% discounted)
Super SUP Racing and Orienteering is the latest addition to our extensive range of technically challenging yet fun packed adventurous training activities in Newquay.
We like to describe it as the Oxford / Cambridge boat race meets the Battle of Trafalgar and Stand Up Paddling. It’s an all out point to point sprint paddle race where anything goes: ramming, boarding your enemies vessel and using paddles as pikes and your buoyancy aids as body armour. There can only be one victor!
How does it work?
On arrival at our forward command centre in Newquay, your service men and women will be divided into two teams and kitted out in a wetsuit, buoyancy aid, helmet and pro paddle. We’ll then head down to the launch point for a tutorial on stand up paddling fundamentals, with one of our experienced and enthusiastic instructors. He/she will lead you through the challenging yet useful transferable skills of launching and landing, effective stand up paddling strokes, steering & controlling the SUP, kneel paddling and beach safety.
After the stand up paddling beach briefing, both teams are given the opportunity to build up their confidence by practicing what they’ve learnt on a point-to-point orienteering exercise. It will not only help your troops get to grips with our super sized SUPs, but it will test their team working, navigation and leadership skills. On successful completion of the first objective, both teams will moor up for series of physically demanding and camaraderie building fun games (Sumo SUP, King of the SUP, and Dizzy stick stand up paddling).
Once both teams are fired up from the SUP games we’ll make our way to the centre stage and part three of the adventurous training exercise – the eagerly awaited sprint paddle race. The first team to round the buoy and back is the winner. However, it’s not as simple as it sounds when teams are encouraged to ram, board and plunder the enemy craft, and where SUPs can only continue when all hands are on deck. The race offers a perfect balance physical exertion, endurance, team-work and tenacity as one team attempts to outwit their adversary.
Our adventurous training stand up paddling lessons will also impact powerfully on an individual’s intellectual, physical, spiritual, social and moral development – ultimately making your team better at what they do in an operational context. But above all else it’s awesome fun learning to SUP, and extremely addictive!
Call our friendly bookings team and reserve your Super SUP racing adventure today. On booking, you’ll also receive 10% off our other outdoor activities
We look forward to going for a paddle with you soon!