Beginner SUP Lesson on the River Avon

Beginner SUP Lesson on the River Avon

£ 40

Keynsham, Bristol

Beginner SUP Lesson on the River Avon
Beginner
Family-Friendly, Lessons & Courses
Minimum age: 12
Keynsham, Bristol
Max. group size: 24
Cancellation: Flexible
Start time(s): 10:00, 13:00
Duration: 2 hours
£ 40

Activity Highlights:

Join us for a fun-filled 2-hour ‘BSUPA Ready to Ride’ SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding) lesson on the serene River Avon. The calm, protected waters and slow river traffic create an ideal environment, especially for beginners. As you paddle, be prepared to encounter a diverse array of wildlife enhancing your experience!

Key Details

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Availability: April – October
  • Pricing: Adults, £40pp; 12–16 year-olds, £24pp
  • Group Size: 6 participants per instructor

Key Skills

  • Understanding paddleboard and paddle.
  • Transitioning from kneeling to standing.
  • Mastering paddle strokes and turns.
  • Engaging in games and challenges.
  • If time permits, trying out SUP rescue techniques.

What to Expect

Upon arrival, you will be introduced to the equipment and have quick safety briefing.

We’ll do a quick technique session on land, so you can understand different paddling techniques, and then transition to the water as soon as possible for some hands-on practice.

In the water, we’ll practice various paddle techniques, practice standing up, and grasp different turning methods.

The lesson will also encompass aspects of safety, playful games, challenges, and a tour of the River Avon’s surroundings filled with native wildlife.

Location

The session takes place on the River Avon, situated between Bath and Bristol. We’ll meet at our base in Keynsham, near Avon Valley Farm. Upon arrival at Avon Valley Farm, you’ll be able follow signs to our car park. We will send you our full address, postcode, and What3Words upon booking.

Prerequisites

  • Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult on the water.
  • Participants must be over the age of 12.
  • Ability to swim 25 metres is essential.

Why Choose Us?

Our location at Avon Valley Farm provides a unique mix of calm waters and rich biodiversity. Our dedicated instructors ensure personalised attention, given our small group sizes. With top-notch equipment from renowned brands, and thorough health and safety measures in place, we promise an enriching SUP experience. And while we can’t guarantee you won’t get a splash, we can ensure memories worth cherishing!

If you have any queries, don’t hesitate to reach out to us! Happy Paddleboarding!

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What's Included:

  • SUP board, paddle, and safety leash.
  • Personal flotation device (PFD)/Buoyancy aids.
  • Wetsuits (provided if required).
  • Professional instruction with a 1:6 instructor-to-client ratio.
  • BSUPA Ready to Ride certificate upon successful completion.

What's Not Included:

  • Transportation to and from the meeting point.

Facilities

Car parking available
Toilets

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Frequently Asked Questions

We can host up to maximum of 6 people per instructor and we have a fleet of up to 24 boards.

Please wear footwear suitable for the outdoors for arrival and wetsuit boots, water shoes or old trainers for the lesson. Wear something comfortable, we have wetsuits available, but if you have your own then please do bring it along. Please do not wear anything you could lose during the session, eg. rings, earrings, expensive watches, etc.​ All our participants must wear a PFD / buoyancy aid at all times (provided)!

The River Avon is rich in biodiversity. Common sightings include Kingfishers, Herons, Dragonflies, and even Otters.

Plenty of free parking is available on-site, including disabled parking areas. An overflow car park is present for larger groups.

We will contact you in case of adverse weather or inadequate conditions. Once a session is booked, please presume it will go ahead unless we contact you. Adverse weather means, thunderstorms, gail force winds, freezing cold conditions, or a downpour of heavy rain. All other conditions, including light rain, we will proceed as normal.

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Flexible

  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 

Moderate

  • You can cancel until 5 days before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours 

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  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount

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  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying, if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts

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