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Paddleboarding Improver Session in Thames Ditton

Paddleboarding Improver Session in Thames Ditton

£ 45

Thames Ditton, Surrey

Intermediate
Lessons & Courses
Minimum age: 14
Thames Ditton, Surrey
Max. group size: 6
Cancellation: Flexible
£ 45

Activity Highlights:

Join us for our SUP Improver Session, a perfect next step for those who have tried paddleboarding and are eager to enhance their skills. 1.5 hours, this session on the Thames focuses on refining your techniques, ensuring you get the most out of your paddleboarding.

Key Details

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Group Size: Up to 6 people
  • Meeting Point: The Albany Pub, Queens Rd, Thames Ditton, KT7 0QY

Key Skills

We will tailor instruction to your individual paddling goals, but we tend to cover the following in our improver sessions:

  • Advanced paddling techniques.
  • Mastery of different turning strokes.
  • Tips for optimising the use of personal paddleboards.

Session Breakdown

The session begins with land-based skills at our paddle base, tailored to the group’s current abilities.

You’ll then embark on a water journey, integrating these skills with practical river safety knowledge.

This hands-on approach ensures a comprehensive learning experience, and focuses on hands-on on-water practice, and a session tailored to your paddling goals.

Location

We meet at The Albany Pub, Queens Rd, Thames Ditton, KT7 0QY, before heading to the beautiful stretch of the River Thames for our session.

We ask that you please park responsibly in the local area. There is parking available at The Albany Pub, and if you use it, the team would love to welcome you in afterward for a post-paddle recovery drink. The team are also happy for you to access toilets through the pub, and would be appreciative if you buy a beverage by way of thank you for using their facilities.

Prerequisites

To join this taster session, you should be aged 14 or above. Please not that under 18s must be accompanied by a participating adult. You should have some prior paddleboarding experience, and be able to stand on the board comfortably.

What to Bring

  • Suitable clothing: gym gear in warm weather, wetsuit or quick-drying layers in cold weather.
  • Waterproof shoes or old trainers.
  • Towel and a change of clothes (just in case!).
  • Your own paddleboard (optional – we can provide equipment).

Why Chosoe Us?

Our club, established in 2017, is an exciting community of paddleboarding enthusiasts affiliated with British Canoeing. With a focus on safety and fun, we provide high-quality instruction in small groups, guided by coaches trained to an elite standard. Whether you’re honing your skills or exploring new waterways, our sessions are designed to elevate your paddleboarding experience.

Ready to take your paddleboarding to the next level? Book your spot in our SUP Improver Session today and join us on the Thames for an adventure of skill and discovery!

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What's Included:

  • Top-quality paddleboarding equipment.
  • Buoyancy aid (PFD) and leash for safety.
  • Experienced and knowledgeable guide.

What's Not Included:

  • Meals and drinks at The Albany Pub.
  • Transportation to and from the meeting point.
  • Wetsuit.

Facilities

Car parking available
Changing rooms available
Lunch available on-site
Toilets

Frequently Asked Questions

Anyone aged 14 or above is welcome. Those under 18 must be accompanied by a participating adult. You should be comfortable standing on a SUP, having tried it in the past.

The session is held on a scenic stretch of the River Thames, starting from The Albany Pub, Queens Rd, Thames Ditton, KT7 0QY.

Wear gym gear in warm weather, and a wetsuit or quick-drying layers in colder weather. Waterproof shoes or old trainers are recommended.

All paddleboarding equipment and buoyancy aids are provided. Just bring a towel and a change of clothes. You are welcome to bring your own paddleboard if you have one and wish to practice on your own SUP.

Yes, all our coaches are trained by the International Surfing Association and hold Rescue and First Aid training from Surf Live Saving GB Club.

Each session accommodates up to 6 people to an instructor, ensuring a personalised experience with high coach-to-student interaction.

Our session is tailored for improvers, so you should be comfortable standing on a paddleboard and paddled at least 10 times, and be looking to hone your skills. For those new to SUP, check out our taster session at the bottom of this page, as we would love to show you how it’s done!

Safety is our priority. Along with expert instruction, we provide buoyancy aids, and our coaches are trained in rescue and first aid. We will check the weather and water conditions and if required the session may be cancelled due to inclement weather which can be re-booked at a later date.

How it works: 

  1. Make a booking.
  2. The centre will accept your booking, usually within an hour or two.
  3. Pay for the booking to confirm it.

If you have specific questions, please put them in the comments section, and the centre will answer before you pay.

If something isn't right or if there are no dates available, then send us a message in the live chat.

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Cancellation Policy

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 yoru 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 

Firm

  • 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

Strict

  • 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