PS 10
Red SUP Kilmuir Bay 1200×350
PS 7
Red SUP Paddling up Loch Affric 2 1200×350
Red SUP paddling on Loch Maree 1 1200×350
Red SUP VW at Portknockie Harbour 1200×350
Red SUP Scourie Rock Hopping 1200×350
Red SUP Paddling up Loch Affric 1 1200×350
Red SUP paddling on Loch Maree 3 1200×350
Red SUP Boards floating on Loch Duntelchaig 1200×350

Highland SUP Skills Weekend 2022

  • 07/05/2022 - 08/05/2022
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Explore Highland is looking forward to hosting it’s second Highland SUP Skills Weekend on the 7 & 8th May 2022!

Things are still in the planning stages but the hope is to have all the details confirmed and booking open by early January 2o22.


Guest Coaches

The full list of paddleboard coaches is being pulled together. As soon as we have their profile photo and bio, we’ll add them to this list.

Donald  Macpherson

Donald has been sports coaching for near thirty years and into paddlesports for the last twenty. Qualified in coaching various sports including four paddlesports disciplines of open canoe, sea kayak, whitewater kayak and paddle boarding, he brings lots of experience and transferable skills to the table. He has run Explore Highland based out of Inverness for the last twelve years.

What’s included:

  • Two full days coaching/guiding delivered by locally recognised British Canoeing paddleboard provider
  • Specialist kit including helmets, river fins, river buoyancy aids, and leash waist belts for the SUP river skills workshop
  • Copies off all photos taken during the sessions on Saturday & Sunday
  • Access to some paddle kit bargains on Saturday

What you need to bring: 

Essential Items:

  • paddleboard, leash and paddle (board hire packages are available at £25 per day)
  • suitable buoyancy aid
  • helmet for river paddling workshop (can be issued free of charge if required from river sup coach)
  • suitable paddling clothing for each day
  • a hat/cap to keep your head warm
  • suitable footwear for launching/landing/paddling/walking on land
  • a pack lunch, snacks, water bottle and flask for the various breaks & lunch
  • towel & complete change of clothes for afterward
  • suntan lotion and midgy spray  may also be required
  • flask and cuppa for land based workshops
  • mobile phone or camera if taken out onto the water at your own risk

Group Size: Maximum of six paddlers per coach

Age: Suitable for adults only.

Prerequisite: This weekend is aimed at a wide range of paddleboarder including full day workshop for beginners, as well coaching for improver/intermediate paddlers.

Workshop Costs:

Full Weekend attendance (both days) – £130

Single Day attendance for beginners  – £70

Personal Belongings: Cameras, phones, car keys, and other personal belongings are taken out onto the water at your own risk. If in doubt, please leave these items in your car when out on the water. A key drop off facility will be available at the registration table.

Location: This weekend will be based out of Inverness

Terms & Conditions: Terms and conditions can be found online at –

Details Price Qty
Full Weekend (7 & 8 May 2022)show details + £130.00 (GBP)   Goes On Sale
Saturday Only - Beginner Course (7th May 2022)show details + £70.00 (GBP)   Goes On Sale
Saturday Evening Meal Reservation - Donation to RNLI (7th May 2022)show details + £5.00 (GBP)   Goes On Sale
Sunday Only - Beginner Course (8th May 2022)show details + £70.00 (GBP)   Goes On Sale
HSSW 2022 - Event Logo'd T-shirtshow details + £15.00 (GBP)   Goes On Sale
HSSW 2022 - Event Logo'd Hoodieshow details + £30.00 (GBP)   Goes On Sale