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Board demo session

Richmond-upon-Thames
sup - Up to 4 people

Description

Paddleboard demo session. Best to book 1 hour for testing several boards, as well as trying out different types of paddle. 30 minute and 2 hour slots also available.

During your demo session you will be on the water with one of our team for some of the time - they will be able to advise you on equipment choice, and answer any questions you may have.

Note, these sessions are not a paddleboarding lesson, and are not for complete paddleboarding novices. We expect you be able to control your board safely, and be able to stand-up, steer, stop etc before you start the session, and have good awareness of how to self-rescue should you fall off your board.

We observe strict social distancing allowing you to keep at least 2m apart from Active360 Richmond staff at all times. Note that all equipment is disinfected between every session.


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. Please see our Cancellation Policy for details on cancelling or rescheduling your session for other reasons.


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.

What to bring

No specialist clothing is required, but no jeans or cotton please, as cotton gets very cold when wet. 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 you could wear water shoes, or old sandals, flip flops or trainers if you'd prefer to wear shoes.

If it’s sunny please bring an old baseball hat and sun cream.

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.

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.

Requirements

In light of the the current Covid-19 restrictions, we will require you to keep a safe distance from each other and from your coach during both the safety briefing and the on-water session. Please do not attend the session if you, or anyone you have been in contact with, are showing any symptoms of Covid-19.

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

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. Note that we do not have shower facilities at Richmond.

Itinerary

Your demo session will start with a socially-distanced safety briefing and discussion about the equipment on the riverbank or our pontoon near Richmond Bridge.

We will then head out onto the river, staying in the area around Richmond Bridge and the nearby islands to allow you to try out the board or boards you have chosen.

Cancellations

Our refund / cancellation policy

You will be entitled to a refund under the following circumstances:

  1. If your booking is cancelled at least a full 5 days prior to the activity start time you will be entitled to a full refund. You may reschedule your booking at no cost.
  2. If your booking is cancelled between 5 days and 48hr prior to the activity start time you will be entitled to a refund less a 25% admin fee, or you may reschedule your booking at no cost.
  3. If you cancel your booking less than 48hr prior to the activity start time you will not be entitled to a refund.
  4. If we cancel your booking at any time, you will be entitled to a full refund.


Note that if the conditions on the day aren’t ideal, but the activity still takes place, you will not be eligible for a refund.

To cancel or reschedule please email us on info@active360richmond.co.uk or call us on 0203 488 1785.



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Where we'll meet

Meet at the pontoon opposite the boathouses right next to Richmond Bridge. You will see large signs saying Paddleboarding on the walkway to the pontoon. Nearest parking in Friars Lane, 5 mins walk away. Richmond train station 10 minutes walk.

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