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Be Richmond Get On Board Training

sup - Up to 6 people


Welcome to Get on Board 2020 training session at Richmond.

Once the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions have eased, we'll only be running small group sessions, allowing us to keep everyone at least 2m apart at all times. All equipment will be disinfected between every session.

This year the Get on Board 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 Eel Pie Island and Teddington, or downstream towards Isleworth, Kew Gardens and Chiswick.

Cancellation and Bad Weather

Book with confidence - we offer a 100% money back guarantee in the event that the session cannot run due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Occasionally, due to bad weather (high winds or poor visibility), instructor availability or low booking numbers, we may need to cancel your paddleboard session. On these occasions we will attempt to reschedule your lesson, and if this is not an option, we will offer you a credit voucher or full refund. We will always endeavour to contact you as soon as we are able to discuss the options with you.

If you need to cancel or reschedule your session, you will need to give us a minimum of 48 hours notice. Please email us on [email protected] or call us on 0203 488 1785.

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.


In light of the the current Covid-19 restrictions, we will require you to keep a safe distance of at least 2m from other participants during both the safety briefing and the on-water session.

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 "socially-distanced" safety briefing and some land-based training on the riverbank or our pontoon near Richmond Bridge. This typically takes 15-20 minutes depending on group size.

We will then head out onto the river, either upstream towards Eel Pie Island and Teddington or downstream towards Isleworth, Kew Gardens and Chiswick, depending on the tide.

*The distance actually covered will depend on conditions on the day.

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Where we'll meet

£1.01 for adults

Tue, 14th Apr
11:30 - 13:30 · 6 spaces left
Wed, 15th Apr
11:30 - 13:30 · 6 spaces left
Thu, 16th Apr
11:30 - 13:30 · 6 spaces left

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