Private one to one 2-hour London paddleboard experience - just for you! Join is from Richmond on a SUP adventure
Private one to one 2-hour London paddleboard experience – just for you! Join is from Richmond on a SUP adventure.
To help get people out on the water during lockdown, we are running these private sessions at a discounted £69 rate at the moment, rather than our standard private session rates.
You will be paddling on one of the most beautiful stretches of the Thames, either upstream towards Eel Pie Island and Teddington, or downstream towards Isleworth, Kew Gardens and Chiswick.
We observe strict social distancing allowing you to keep at least 2m apart from your coach at all times. Note that all equipment is disinfected between every session.
This session is open to adult paddlers of all abilities, from complete beginners, to those who have paddled many times before. Unfortunately we can\’t take under-18s on 1:1 sessions.
Your two-hour paddleboarding session will start with a “socially-distanced” safety briefing and some land-based training before you head out on the water for your lesson and guided tour of the river.
We will introduce you to paddleboarding equipment, teach you about safety and navigation on the river, as well as paddle techniques, including how to steer, stop and self-rescue. We’ll have you standing up confidently and enjoying the amazing views in no time!
Your Private one to one 2-hour London paddleboard experience session will start with a "socially-distanced" safety briefing and some land-based training on the riverbank or our pontoon near Richmond Bridge. This typically takes 15-20 minutes.
We will then head out onto the river, either upstream towards Eel Pie Island and Teddington or downstream towards Richmond Lock, Isleworth, Kew Gardens and Chiswick on your SUP board, depending on the tide.
No specialist clothing is required, but no jeans or cotton please, as cotton gets very cold when wet. In colder weather (November - March), wearing a wetsuit would be advisable. We have wetsuits available if requested in advance, or bring your own. Also, please bring extra layers, a towel and a change of clothes just in case you take a little dip during the lesson.
In warm weather, swimwear or ordinary quick drying gym gear will be fine (shorts/leggings/T-shirt/fleece).
If possible please arrive wearing the clothes you intend to paddle in.
We usually paddle barefoot on these sessions, but in winter you could wear water shoes, or old sandals, flip flops or trainers.
If it’s sunny please bring an old baseball hat and sun cream.
You may also want to bring a small dry bag for spare waterproof/warm clothing, money, any medications you may need and your phone in a waterproof pouch. If you are worried about losing sunglasses please use a sunglasses strap!
Buoyancy aids are provided and are compulsory on all Active360 sessions. Waist leashes are only used by coaches and very experienced paddlers. Ankle and knee leashes are not permitted on any of our sessions.
*The distance actually covered will depend on conditions on the day.