About Us


Paddle-boarding has been the fastest growing water-sport worldwide over recent years and it is easy to see why. It's fun, healthy, great for families, it’s also a great way of meeting people. The equipment is light, easy to store and easy to transport, making it a very accessible water sport and a great way of getting out on the water.

bookasup is part of Active People Ltd which is a small business located in Hemel Hempstead. Although small in size we are big on making a difference within our local community and enjoy working with local community groups, charities and people with disabilities. so if you or somone you know has either a physical or learning disability or other additional needs and wants to try paddle boarding, contact us and we will make it happen.


Grand Union Canal

Our local waters are on the Grand Union Canal (Kings Langley, Aspley, Hemel Hempstead).

River Thames

We run regular Sunday morning guided SUP trips between Hambleden and Hurley

Watermead Lake (Aylesbury)

We have recently started delivering session on Watermead Lake.


We provide a range of SUP activities including taster sessions, courses, regular meet up sessions and trips. We are also available for private bookings and are more than happy to work with local charities and other community-based groups.  If you can not find a suitable course in our booking section please contact us to find out if can fulfill your needs.

Our Locations


Our Team

Ross Hensman

Founder (Coaching Coordinator)


I've been paddling since my early 20's and love nothing more than being out on the water. 


I've been a paddle sport coach for the last 10 years coaching kayak, open canoe, bell boats and SUPs.

My coaching philosophy is very much about what ever your paddling goals are, make sure you enjoy the journey, that's the truly exciting bit where you will have fun, make great friends and forge life long memories. Never has that been more true than getting 'Active People/Book A SUP off the ground.

Helen Ward

Co Founder  (Coach and Marketing & Engagement)

I've been paddling for over 10 years and first got into paddle boarding 8 years ago and have spent many summers days out on the Thames on my board.


I've been a paddle sport coach for the last 7 years coaching kayak and open canoe and SUPs.