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Be Richmond Get On Board Training : Kew

sup - Up to 18 people


Welcome to Get on Board 2020 training session at Kew Bridge.

This year the main event takes place on Friday 26th June and runs from Kew Bridge to Richmond.

This sign-up link is for people who have signed up for the Get On Board event as a Beginner and have not paddled with Active360 before.

In the session we will cover the basics of paddle technique and most importantly safety on the tidal Thames.

You will be paddling on one of the most beautiful stretches of the river, either upstream towards Isleworth and Richmond, or downstream towards Barnes and Hammersmith.

What to bring

No specialist clothing is required. In warm weather, ordinary gym gear will be fine (shorts/leggings/T-shirt/sweatshirt), with old sandals or trainers you don't mind getting wet. Or you can get cheap neoprene wet shoes from most large supermarkets. No bare feet, footwear is required at all our SUP locations.

Always bring a towel and a change of clothes just in case you take a little dip during the lesson.

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.


You do not need to be a proficient swimmer, but should be comfortable with falling into water while wearing a buoyancy aid.

A certain level of flexibility and ability to get up to standing from kneeling is required for learning to paddleboard.

We will also need to know of any recent injuries prior to the session.

You will need to shower / wash thoroughly after the session if you have fallen in or been splashed, and need to ensure that any open cuts are covered.


Your session will start with a safety briefing and some land-based training on the riverbank at our Kew Bridge arch. This typically takes 15-20 minutes depending on group size.

We will then head out onto the river, either upstream towards or downstream depending on the tide.

*How far we go will depend on conditions on the day.


Free flexible rescheduling of sessions with 5 days notice

We do not offer full refunds. Refunds minus admin/coaching fee will only be considered in unprecedented circumstances.

We understand circumstances change and you may wish to change the date/time of your session.

We offer flexible rescheduling:

  1. first reschedule is FREE if email request to reschedule is submitted 5 days before the session's start; every subsequent reschedule will be subject to £15 admin fee
  2. reschedule request submitted less than 5 days but more than 72hrs in advance will be subject to £15 admin fee
  3. reschedule request submitted less then 24hrs will be subject to 50% charge of the value of the session

All requests to reschedule must be submitted by email to: [email protected]

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