Comfort and support
Support paddler standing behind chair making a great tandem paddle
This board gives a bit more speed and glide with good stability for longer journeys for more proficient independent paddlers
Single board with outriggers and large board very stable for 2/3 people
SUP should be available to as many as possible and this has always been at the core of what SUP Active Yorkshire has been trying to achieve. It is a relatively accessible sport that can be enjoyed by all ages, and we are now expanding our offer to anyone that might require more adaptive equipment and support to get them on the water.
Come and have a go on our paddle boards at the lovely Ellerton Lake where we have sheltered bays and an abundance of wildlife. Paddling is a great way to get exercise in the outdoors on some of our beautiful waterways and has turned into a great way of socialising and making new friends. Always time for a brew and biscuit at the end.
SUP Board Options:
We have a range of options including bespoke SUP seats that can go on single boards with outrigger to keep you upright and stable, The seats are pretty familiar to wheelchair users as they are designed by Davinci mobility and are a comfortable supported seat on skids not wheels. The whole concept has been developed and put together by our friend Ben at WhatSUPUK in conjunction with their Embrace board that is supported with outriggers. Other options that work with seats are Tandem, Large and XL Boards and it is also possible to take on sports wheelchairs strapped on the XL board using one of our ramps from the slipway. We have other seats such as bean bags and foam kneeling saddles.
Everyone has different requirements and support so drop us a message or give us a call and we can discuss what works for you.
There are development options to help coach you how to paddle the boards effectively solo or as a team and even have a go at one of our off-site river and canal adventures.
We aim to make the boards and equipment as available as much as possible when we are open, so once you and we are happy and safe, there are options to hire boards on site and join some of our social sessions.
Paddle boards can be used solo, as tandems or by groups of up to 6 people.
Who adaptive sessions for ?
Anyone over the age of 8 and who can transfer to a flat surface with support.
(We will get in touch with any additional information that we might need)
What to bring?
We provide helmets if needed, buoyancy aids, wetsuits, paddles, boards, and some basic transfer aids. Bring clothing swimwear (already worn underneath), wellies/ water shoes, a towel and a full set of spare clothes. You can paddle in your own clothes, it is so good to bring spares.
Please give us a bell again if you are unsure of anything.
Sunglasses, Hats, Sun cream and any personal medication.
What’s on site?
We have a disabled toilet that has room to change in if needed, there are also showers but they are not wheelchair accessible. We do keep dry most of the time but if you would like to enter the water, we have wetsuits and buoyancy aids available.
There is large gravel car park and a slipway down to the waters edge that can be accessed by wheelchairs and a Café 400m down the road that is wheelchair friendly, and also serves great food.
Only assistance dogs are allowed by the lake.
Training: We are always looking at keeping our knowledge up to date and we have worked with specialist providers to help us to provide a safe and enjoyable learning environment for our paddlers. I would like to thank AnyoneCan, WhatsSUPUk, Davinci Mobilty, Blendrigg Trust, Help for Heroes ,Enable You, Sportability and many more people along the way for helping to support to access to the disabled sports community.
Happy to discuss options to transfer to SUP's
Just enjoying the water
Wearing High back buoyancy aid for more comfort