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KEW mid-tide skills session


This sessions is STRICTLY for SUP paddlers with Thames experience who are wanting to improve their skills. Minimum 2 people booking together. The session is NOT scheduled around the turn of the tide which means you will be paddling against the tide for big part of this session. You will not go far from the base - instead you will stay close buy practising skills including:

  1. various turns including grabs and cross deck turns, pivot/step back turns (if you are willing to push yourself!)
  2. mastering angling the blade for efficiency of forward paddling
  3. trying different stances on the board

This sessions will be run by qualified BC (British Canoeing) coaches with experience of 1:1 and small group skills coaching.

You can discuss your aims with the coach before the session (make sure you complete the questionnaire sent with your booking). The coach will tailor this session to your identified needs.

If you don't know what you need/want to work on - don't worry! The coach will be able to help you to identify areas for improvement and achieve your aims.

You may get wet in this session so dress appropriately and bring a change of clothes.

Any questions - email us on:

What to bring

Try to arrive 'ready to go' if possible.

What to wear/bring?

Remember to check weather forecast and dress accordingly.

In warm weather (spring/summer):

  1. gym/jogging type quick drying 'technical' clothing
  2. footwear is essential - neoprene/water shoes are best, if not a spare pair of trainers or old sandals (with a heel strap) will do. Your feet will get wet! NO FLIP FLOPS (you may lose them in the water and the river mud)
  3. change of clothes and a towel just in case you take a little dip during your SUP lesson
  4. extra layers to put on after the activity (exercise makes us feel a bit chilly after)
  5. waterproof case for your phone if you are planning to take it on water with you
  6. retainers for your glasses/sunglasses (don't lose them!)
  7. wetsuits are available on site if required
  8. sunscreen is a MUST in the summer even on an overcast day.
  9. Make sure you arrive HYDRATED to your session (please start drinking water 1- 2 hrs before your session and drink plenty of water!)

Where can I leave my belongings?

There are no lockers on site but personal belongings (in a bag) can be left in the arches.


You should have good previous experience - a returning paddler with us who has completed sessions on the Thames.

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


We will stay close to the base as it's an off-tide session.

£49.50 for adults
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Free flexible rescheduling of sessions with 5 days notice

We understand circumstances change and you may wish to change the date/time of your session. We offer flexible rescheduling. Refunds minus admin/coaching fee will only be considered in unprecedented circumstances.

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 more than 24hrs but less than 72hrs will be subject to 50% charge of the value of the session
  4. reschedule request submitted less than 24hrs is treated as 'cancelled on the day' and full charges apply; partial refunds or credit vouchers for parts of payment can be offered only in exceptional circumstances and depending on the session type

All requests to reschedule must be submitted by email to:


1. Cancellations by Active360 

We very rarely need to cancel or postpone sessions due to inclement weather, adverse river conditions or circumstances beyond our control e.g. unexpected river closures, red flag warnings etc. In such situations we will offer an alternative day/time at no extra charge accommodating your requirements as much as possible or a credit note for future booking if you are unable to make immediate alternative plans.  

Refunds will be considered in some circumstances but these are only made on individual basis.  

Weather conditions in the UK are changeable and we are used to operating in various conditions. When the conditions are not favourable we may contact you in advance to see whether you still wish to continue with your booking or you would rather postpone. 

We are not able to accommodate customers’ weather preferences and we have run some of our best and memorable sessions in challenging conditions e.g. rain and/or wind. 

Please share your concerns with us and we will be happy to discuss with you and make any reasonable adjustments to ensure you have an enjoyable experience.  

* All our business clients are advised to take out insurance against cancellation of event. Individual clients may wish to consider exploring this option. 

2. Changes to group sessions by Active360

Active360 reserves the right to reschedule timetabled group sessions due to low client demand (min. number of participants not reached) or instructor unavailability. Alternative dates will always be offered to customers at no extra charge. 

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