Le Grand HuitTo facilitate alternative transportation and leisure activities in urban waterways

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Stand Up Paddle Lille

You can now try and practise this sport without having to drive to the sea

The trendy spot, accessible and easy, it is here in the city ! 

Beginners lesson : It is a little scary the first three minutes, and then you get confidence and see that it is finally easy. It is great sliding standing on the water, and even taking the time to enjoy the scenery and greet stunned walkers. First steps followed by an accompanied trip lasts 1h45.  

Usual scheduled beginners lessons are from may to september Saturday 4 pm and Wednesday 7 pm

We are proud of our success rate (without fall) over 90% of beginners lessons. Obviously you can be part of the 10% and it does not matter, just plan towel and change of clothes in case. You will wear our buoyancyaid jacket. We paddle in shorts and barefoot, except in winter when combined suit and slippers give more comfort. But we like either to welcome you with your party dress or your kilt.

Price is 26 € per session

Regular paddlers : Our club is part of the French Surfing Federation. Annual member ship to Le Grand Huit (25€) + Surf FFS License (30 € or 40 € if competition) . You can use the club paddle boards with additional annual forfait of 103 € (or 63 € from 1st of August) 

Meeting sessions for regular on Saturday 2 pm and Wednesday 7 pm.

In the summer, "explorers sessions" are scheduled on some nights to discover other beautiful new places and not too far away.



Nautic Race. About 50 paddlers from Le Grand Huit are going to take part in World's biggest race, a legendary event. It will take place on the 5th of december under all the famous Paris bridges. A good reason to keep on practising in winter, in Joinville, Lille and Amiens. Good luck ! 

From 06 to 10 of october, our funny bikes are tried at Le Roc d'Azur, the world biggest event for mountain bike, with 15000 persons. We are very proud to be chosen for this major event for cyclists and professional. Ordinary or safety bikes ! 

Mobilize yourself! September 16-22 is European Mobility Week. We’ll be happy to host Fun Bikes, or New Urban Mobility modes either in your businesses or local authorities to persuade you to give up your cars. With a grin!