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Tidefest 2020

Richmond-upon-Thames
sup - Up to 24 people

Description

Tidefest paddle departing 1pm to Kew Bridge to participate in Tidefest. Anticipate 30-mins to 1 hour at Kew, and then return on flood tide.

LT Richmond Lock 13.57.

What to bring

No specialist clothing is required, but no jeans please, as cotton gets very cold when wet. In warm weather, ordinary quick drying gym gear will be fine (shorts/leggings/T-shirt/fleece).

We usually paddle barefoot but for this session please bring some water shoes, or old sandals, flip flops or trainers that you don't mind getting wet as we will be stopping at Kew Bridge during the session.

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

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

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

We do take people with physical and mental disabilities out on the water, however please contact us before booking as you may need a private session to ensure that you receive the coach's full attention.

Itinerary

Your session will start with a 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 downstream to Kew Bridge, passing Richmond Lock, Isleworth Ait, Syon House and Kew Gardens. After a stop at Kew to take part in the Tidefest activities we will return to Richmond on the incoming tide.

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£39 per person

Sun, 6th Sep
13:00 - 16:00 · 24 spaces left

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