On Wednesday 19th June 2017 Mid Cheshire SUP welcomed 11 people down to the Waters of the Weaver, all in their own way interested, excited and some a little nervous about trying something new.
Richard and Brian the founders of MC SUP took the session starting with land based training which focused on, SUP Safety, equipment identification and paddle techniques. The new paddlers where then shown how to get to their feet and self rescue techniques explained.
With this and some light hearted banter they all took to the water, a few minutes practicing the turns and paddling they were all ready to get to the point of the night they had all be waiting for. The group were determined and after several gravity storms and splashes around the flash they all achieved getting to their feet and paddling up to the mouth of the back waters. After a short break for a photograph and a verse of happy birthday to one of the paddlers it was time to paddle back to the marina to wrap up the evening.
What Richie and Brian found most rewarding was the excitement of the group regarding the session as they came off the water, Brian said “getting this sort of reaction after taking a group on to the water is amazing to see and I am sure that we will be seeing this group again very soon”.