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Raft Racing & SUP

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Raft Racing & Paddleboarding in Dorset

  • Two of our most popular water-based activities combined into one half day session
  • Race across the lake and compete various team-based challenges
  • Perfect your SUP skills and technique

We’ve combined two of our most popular watersports activities into one action-packed session. Join the Cumulus Team for an unforgettable experience of raft racing and stand-up paddle boarding on our private lake in the heart of the Dorset countryside.

Both activities are great fun and are well-suited to families, organisations and groups. Over the course of the session participants will need to work together, make a raft, and then race them! Plus, have a go at some stand up paddle-boarding in an easy controlled environment – you are bound to master standing up!


Raft Racing & Paddleboarding

Half Day

Minimum group size 6

£45 per person

Minimum age 8 years

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Raft building & racing

At the start of the day our friendly and knowledgeable team will teach you a variety of knots and raft building techniques. You’ll then be presented with a selection of materials to design and build the ultimate raft! After the allotted construction time we’ll launch the rafts and see if they stay intact as you race them across the lake! Will you emerge victorious and reach the other side first?!

There will be plenty of fun and games as you take on various challenges designed to put your raft to the test. Will you emerge victorious and reach the other side first without any disasters along the way!

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Stand up paddleboarding (SUP)

Stand up paddleboarding (SUP) is fast becoming one of the most popular watersports in Dorset! Work with our instructors to perfect your balance and master the art of kneeling then standing up. Once you’re confident we’ll teach you the basic skills needed to propel yourself through the water and turn. With a little bit of practice, you’ll be paddling around the lake in no time at all!

Our sheltered lake is the perfect place for complete beginners to try stand up paddleboarding for the first time. The water is flat calm and safe, giving even the youngest participants the confidence needed to try something new. It’s our hope that you’ll leave the session with new skills, and maybe a new hobby!

Regular paddleboarding is great for overall fitness and massively improves your core strength. It’s the perfect outdoor adventure activity for families holidaying in Swanage.

Raft Racing & SUP FAQs

Is there any age limit for this raft racing?

Raft racing is a fantastic activity for children and adults. We can take children from the age of 8 up to 88!

What safety kit do you provide for raft racing?

Our raft racing sessions are ran by our team of experienced instructors. They will issue you with a buoyancy aid and helmet.

What shall I bring raft racing?

When attending a raft racing session please bring your swim gear, lace up trainers which can get wet, a towel and a dry change of clothes.

How long do raft racing and SUP sessions last?

We combine two of our most popular activities – raft racing and stand up paddleboarding into one fun-filled session. We plan approximately 1.5 hours on each activity, so a total of 3 hours.

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