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SUP Race Clinic with Starboard Team Rider Ben Pye

Heron and Hush teamed up with the talented and all-round awesome Pro SUP athlete, Ben Pye from SUP Coaching UK to bring a full weekend of SUP Race Training to Bedford's River Great Ouse.

This special event had something for everyone, from race basics on day one to advanced skills on the second day! Ben's coaching covered effective paddle stroke, including variations to suit any paddler, stance, correct posture, techniques for sprinting and distance racing, step-back turns as well as letting us pick his brains on his sound knowledge of all things SUP! We were even lucky enough to be able to try out some of the latest Starboard Race boards and paddles!

In the usual H&H style, we enjoyed some social time in the evening with a meal and drinks at The Priory Marina Beefeater where Ben provided us with individual feedback and personalised tips to enhance and develop the skills we had learned, using footage he had taken during the day.

The stunning photos that so beautifully captured the SUP Race Clinic weekend were taken by Sprite Photos and these have provided us with amazing moments in time to look back on again and again. We are looking forward to organising the next event so keep your eyes peeled, try something new with your paddleboard and widen your SUP skill set with us!

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