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Our Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) and Kayak Hire sessions are open to all, starting from a minimum age of 8 years old, with no prior paddling experience required. These 60-minute slots are perfect for anyone looking to enhance their skills or simply to enjoy some tranquil time on the water. Available to individuals, families, or groups, we kick off each session with a quick introduction to paddling basics and a brief demonstration of techniques.

Once equipped with the know-how, paddlers will venture out onto Dock 8 to enjoy their time on the water independently, without further instruction. Safety remains our top concern, with a safety team member always on standby to offer assistance in emergencies only. An adult must accompany children aged 8-16 on-site, with a strict policy requiring those 11 and under to be accompanied on the water by an adult at a 1 adult to 2 children ratio.

To join a session, you can easily book a Kayak or SUP using the book now button. Sessions are usually available every weekend, on selected evenings, and daily throughout school holidays. On occasion there may be additional adhoc sessions added throughout the week, subject to availability.

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Equipment Provided:

  1. Buoyancy aids are mandatory and provided for all.

Clothing Recommendations:

  1.  Wetsuits are optional but recommended (available for hire at £4 online or £5 on-site). Please wear swimwear underneath.
  2. If opting out of a wetsuit, ensure your attire is suitable for getting wet—think shorts, T-shirts, gym leggings, or active wear. Your top half and upper legs must be covered so please avoid wearing just swimwear, bikinis, or bare chests or you will be refused entry.
  3. Footwear must be water-appropriate, closed-toe, with solid soles (no flip-flops or sliders). Helmets are provided and required for those under 17.

Personal Belongings:

  1. Lockers are available (require a £1 returnable coin).
  2. We recommend using a glasses strap if needed and advise against loose items on the water. SWC is not liable for lost/damaged items.
  3. Don’t forget a towel and a bag for wet clothes!
  4. Suncream
  5. Hat
  6. Water
  1. Ages 8+ are welcome. Those 8-11 must be accompanied on the water by an adult; 11-16-year-olds need an adult present on-site.
  2. All participants must swim 50m confidently.

Rules for a Safe Experience:

  1. Adult supervision is necessary for all minors, both in the water and around the centre.
  2. We reserve the right to deny access to anyone who we suspect to be under the influence of alcohol, with no refund provided.
  3. Adherence to our clothing and footwear policy is mandatory for participation. Limited spare footwear may be available.
  4. Respect for all safety instructions and centre rules is obligatory.
  5. Dogs are NOT allowed on centre owned SUPs, they can go on Kayaks however all dogs must be on a lead and wearing a lifejacket (not supplied)
  6. Activity is restricted to Dock 8. Please be cautious on the slipway as it can be slippery, use the designated mats.
  7. Spectators are asked to remain outside the gated area.
  8. Disrespectful or unsafe behaviour towards staff or fellow participants will result in immediate removal.

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