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SUP Safety

Southampton
sup - Up to 5 people

Description

Are you are new to Paddleboarding? or just want to make sure you have some extra knowledge? this SUP Safety course is for you. On this 2.5 hour course we will take a look at some of the often overlooked aspects of planning a paddle and look further into understanding what makes a safer journey.


On this course we will look at a few topics to help you become a safer paddler. These include:

  1. Planning your trip
  2. Equipment
  3. Safety
  4. On the water Techniques


The course will be based on the land to start going through some theory and equipment before moving onto the water to look at practical skills and put some of the theories into practice.


While we provide Buoyancy aids, Paddles and a Sup if you have any of your own kit it is always better to learn with your own so please feel free to bring this along. (If your bringing your own inflatable Sup please arrive in time to inflate before the session starts)



What to bring

  1. Suitable clothes for weather conditions.
  2. Change of clothes
  3. Towel
  4. Your regular paddling kit
  5. Money for an after paddle coffee, slice of cake or even an Ice cream.


Requirements

Minimum age 15 years old.

All under 18's must be accompanied by an adult on the activity

Itinerary

Once all participants are signed in your instructor will meet the group and begin the course.


To start with we will look at the planning of a trip out paddleboarding. looking at:

  1. Weather.
  2. Tides
  3. Wind
  4. Locations
  5. Access and egress


We will then move on to looking at our equipment:

  1. Boards, fins, leashes
  2. Personal Flotation Devices
  3. Clothing and footwear
  4. methods of communication
  5. food and hydration
  6. First aid and repair considerations


Before getting on the water we will have a look at other safety aspects:

  1. Shore contacts
  2. Emergency plans
  3. Paddling buddies


On the water we will look at the following:

  1. Some basic paddling techniques.
  2. Recovering yourself
  3. Helping to recover another paddler - Socially distanced.


We will then have some time at the end to cover any questions you may have before returning to shore.

Cancellations

Cancellation & Damage

Should you decide to cancel your session -

  1. Full Refund if cancelled 14 days prior to booking start.
  2. 50% refund if cancelled within 14 days of booking start.
  3. Charged in full if cancelled within 48 hrs of booking start.


Damage & Breakages

  1. Breakage of equipment through negligence of the hirer, accidental or otherwise, that cannot be attributed to wear and tear will be charged for.
  2. The charge will be for either repair where possible or replacement.
  3. If the value of the repair or replacement is less than the cost of our insurance excess of £350, then this is the value that will be charged to the hirer.
  4. The maximum repair or replacement charge is £350 in order to meet the excess charge made by our insurer.






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£40 per person

Sat, 1st May
15:00 - 17:30 · 5 spaces left
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