Bray Lake SUP

Bray Lake SUP

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I’ve not heard anything officially, so I take it the race on Sunday has been cancelled?
Save the Dates!
Join us for the 'Learn to Tour Course' this Sunday 13th October. Booking in advance is essential.
Twiddling thumbs? Join us for the Plastic Pick at 2pm from Bray Lake to SUP the Cut. Cake reward!
Don't forget to register for this Sunday's Frostbite series race :-)

For those interested in the GB SUP National Series - Sprint event, registration opens on Friday at 8am.

Please see GB SUP National Series event page for details.

Place are very limited.
Anything going on at Hurley this year? Last year there was this 'round the island thing that I am still confused about to be honest, even now. I was signed up to it but the snow kept me away and so missed out...
NOTICE
This Sunday morning 3rd February we are hosting a cold water swim event at the lake. SUP club will be running as normal, however there will be a section of lake closed for the swim and there will not be a staff member on the water available for coaching tips.
For those of you training for Head of The Dart there will be a training plan available. Everyone paddling please speak to Simon at main reception for more details.
Join the Mermaid at Bray Marina and swim, paddle board or walk along the Thames, plastic litter picking from river or footpath as we go. Let's support Lindsey Mermaid and Plastic Bottle Mermaid - aka the lovely Barbara - to raise awareness of plastic.
#urbanmermaid #plasticfreemaidenhead

Image copyright Lindsey Cole.

Bray Lake Watersports SUP Bray Lake Watersports caters for a wide range of water sports and stand up paddleboarding is now one of the most popular activities you can do at the Lake.

It is quick to learn and easy to get out on that water.

Operating as usual

Photos from Bray Lake Watersports's post 04/04/2022

Photos from Bray Lake Watersports's post

Photos from Bray Lake SUP's post 31/03/2022

On Saturday 19th March some of our SUP Club regulars took part in the Hurley Classic Event. Part of the event is an obstacle SUP race with the added challenge of paddling in the white water near Hurley weir. For Rachel this was her first experience of this type of water.
“A year after completing the beginners SUP course at Bray Lake, I joined my first away day for the Hurley Classic, an international paddle sport festival. 7 of us went and competed in the Enduro Rough Waters race. It was all going swimmingly until the first pontoon where most of us fell in and got pinned by the rapid water. After being pulled out and sent on our way we had a 2-lap route around the islands of Hurley weir ahead of us.
We had lots of obstacles to contend with: we had to surrender our paddles and pull ourselves along using ropes above our head, followed by running under nets whilst carrying our boards, then battle up stream to brave the slaloms and finally dare to attempt a turn in white water in front of the weir. I think my biggest achievement was managing to stay on my board while putting my paddle through a hoop above my head at the same time as waving to the team.
It was so much fun, definitely a challenge, and a reminder of the power of flowing waters. A great day out and thank you to Candice and Bray Lake Watersports for organising the trip.”
Well done to all the Bray Lake paddlers who took part.
Photo Credits – Matt Stanton

29/03/2022

With the clocks changing and the evenings getting lighter our Wednesday evening club night will be re-starting on Wednesday 6th April 2022.
On Wednesday evenings we have equipment hire and launch slots available for stand up paddleboards, kayaks, canoes, windsurfers and dinghy sailing boats.
Our Wednesday SUP Club sessions, 18:30 – 20:00 will also be changing to our summer mixed activities program. This instructor led session has a variety of activities including skill improvement, river trips, social paddles and maybe a spot of SUP polo. To join a session you just need to pre-book your equipment hire or launch space online if you own a board.

📸 @keithrose64

26/03/2022

Our SUP Club session this Sunday 27th March 2022, 10:00 – 12:00 will be an introduction to the River / River Safety. During the session the instructor will take you onto the River Thames teaching you the skills and providing you with the knowledge for safe river paddling.
If the river conditions are not suitable on the day then our instructor will be running a session on the lake.
To join this session you just need to pre-book your equipment hire or launch slot if you own equipment online.

22/03/2022

Bray Lake Watersports are looking to recruit Water Sport Instructors for the upcoming 2022 summer season.

This is a great opportunity to work at Berkshire’s Premier Water Sports Centre which has be running for over 40 years.

We are looking for Watersport Instructors with at least one of the following qualifications,

RYA Windsurf Instructor
RYA Dinghy Instructor
BC Paddlesports Instructor

A full job description can be found on our vacancies page.
https://www.braylake.com/vacancies/

To apply please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]

Please share this post with anyone who might be interested in a position.

10/03/2022

Our Sunday SUP Club session this week Sunday 13th March 2022, 10:00 – 12:00 will be focusing on Planning your Paddle or Race.
This on water instructor led session will take you through all the elements you need to consider when planning a paddle or taking part in a race.
To join in this session you just need to pre-book your equipment hire or equipment launch space if you own a board.
Our SUP Club sessions are open to all competent paddleboarders.

📸 @c4ndic3_b.uk

04/03/2022

Our SUP Club session this week Sunday 6th March 2022, 10:00 – 12:00 will be a technique tune up. Join our instructor on the water to improve your paddling skills ahead of the summer season.
SUP Club sessions are open to all competent paddleboarders and to attend you just need to pre-book your equipment hire or launch space if you own equipment online.
If you want to get involved but haven’t paddleboarded before we run regular 2 hour Start SUP courses which give you all the skills to join our club sessions. These courses can be booked online or by calling us on 01628 638860.

📸 @keithrose64

03/03/2022

Bray Lake Watersports have a few instructor positions remaining for the 2022 season.

This is a great opportunity to work at Berkshire’s Premier Water Sports Centre which has be running for over 40 years.

We are looking for Watersport Instructors with at least one of the following qualifications,

RYA Windsurf Instructor
RYA Dinghy Instructor
BC Paddlesports Instructor

A full job description can be found on our vacancies page.

https://www.braylake.com/vacancies/

To apply please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected].

27/02/2022

Our SUP Club session this Sunday 27th February 2022 is an Introduction to the River / River Safety Skills. This is the perfect session if you are looking to start exploring the local rivers and canals and would like to gain knowledge of how to safely do this.
This session will be starting at the lake and paddling out onto the River Thames. If weather conditions or river levels mean this not possible our instructor will be leading a session on the lake.
Our SUP Club sessions are open to all competent paddlers and to join in you just need to pre-book your equipment hire or launch session online. Online bookings can be accessed from the home page of our website.

22/02/2022

Have you seen our February newsletter?

This month we have a spotlight on windsurfing, details of opportunities to work at Bray Lake and why the Monkey Bar café is the perfect place for a coffee stop.

If you are missing out on the latest news please email us at [email protected] and we can update your contact preferences.

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25/01/2022

Bray Lake Watersports are now hiring for our 2022 season team. We currently have the following positions available.

Water Sports Instructor
Hire Assistant

For more information on these roles and how to apply please visit the vacancies page on our website.

Any questions please contact Andy or Cat on 01628 638860, [email protected]

23/01/2022

During our SUP Club session this Sunday 23rd January 2022, 10:00 – 12:00 we will be running a technique tune up.
Join our instructor on the water to brush up on your skills helping you become a more efficient paddler. This will also be an opportunity to ask the instructor for help with any skills you have been struggling with.

Fab shot from @water_like_silk

To join this session, you need to be a competent paddler boarder and book online either your hire equipment or a launch session if you own equipment.

We have a number of membership options available for those looking to join on a regular basis.

13/01/2022

Our Sunday SUP Club session this week 16th January is focusing on setting 2022 paddling goals. This instructor led session will help you come up with a goal for your paddling this year, however big or small.

To join this session you need to be a competent paddleboarder and pre-book your own equipment launch slot or equipment hire slot online.

07/01/2022

Our Sunday SUP Club session this week 9th January is focusing on Building Base Fitness. This instructor led session is perfect for those looking to use paddleboarding to improve their fitness and will go through how to achieve this.
To join this session you need to be a competent paddleboarder and pre-book your own equipment launch slot or equipment hire slot online.

We also have our first race of the year this Sunday too. Have you signed up yet? Head over to @haywood_sports to get registered.

14/12/2021

Sunday 19th December - Inflatable Animal Swim and Macmillan Cake Sale
Sunday 19th December - Last Sunday SUP Club of 2021
Wednesday 22nd December - Last evening SUP Fitness session of 2021
Thursday 23rd December - Last open water swim session of 2021
Friday 24th December - Lake open from 09:00 - 11:30 for your last paddle or sail of the year.

Bray Lake Watersports will then be closed over the Christmas period to give our staff a well deserved break to recharge our batteries ready for 2022.



The lake will be re-opening on Tuesday 4th January 2022.

11/12/2021

Looking for the perfect gift this Christmas?

With Christmas just around the corner our shop has lots of gift ideas for your water sport loving family and friends.

Currently available:

Dryrobe Changing Robes
Red Paddle Pro-change Jackets
C-Skins Legend – neoprene socks, gloves and hats
Bray Lake Watersports Hoodies
Paddleboards – Red Paddle, Starboard, Aztron and Aquatone
SUP Paddles
And much more….

Remember you can also purchase a gift voucher for courses, tuition, shop credit, swimming and memberships.

Call us on 01628 638860 to check shop levels or pop into the centre.


09/12/2021

It's almost time for our 3rd race in the Bray Lake Watersports It's almost time for our 3rd race in the is time as conditions so far look favourable. Check out the times for the day on the post and final details will be emailed out on Saturday to all competitors. In the event we cannot run on the river we will move to a Lake race instead. Entry is still open through the Haywood Sports website here and linked in the bio. https://www.haywoodsports.com/bray-lake-race-series

18/11/2021

Our Sunday morning SUP Club Race Skills Series is continuing this Sunday 21st November 2021.
Join us at 10am where we will be focusing on Building and Maintaining Speed.
To take part in this session you just need to pre-book your equipment hire or own equipment launch slot online.

09/11/2021

Bray Lake Watersports are hiring for the 2022 season.

We have the following positions available,

Water Sports Instructor
Paddle Sports Instructor
Senior Sail Sports Instructor
Senior Paddle Sports Instructor

Essential qualifications for all roles,
• Valid RYA or BC Instructor ticket
• Current First Aid

Desirable qualifications for all roles,
• Powerboat Instructor
• BSUPA L1 or L2

Additional essential qualifications for the Senior Sail Sports Instructor
• Senior Instructor Ticket
• Windsurf Intermediate Instructor or higher with Dinghy Instructor qualification or Dinghy Instructor with endorsements plus Start Windsurf Instructor

Full job descriptions can be found on our website.

To apply please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]

https://www.braylake.com/vacancies/

25/10/2021

Winter clothing, equipment and 2022 products have begun arriving at the Bray Lake Shop. These make perfect gifts so grab yours today to avoid disappointment.

Just Arrived

• Dryrobe changing robes
• Red Paddle changing robes
• C-Skins neoprene gloves, socks and hats
• Swim Secure tow floats and dry bags
Arriving Soon
• 2022 Starboard Paddleboards
• 2022 Red Paddle Paddleboards
• O’Neill Wetsuits
Pop down to our shop or give us a call on 01628 6338860 for more information.

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