Private Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson on the River Thames, Surrey

£ 60

Laleham, Staines, UK

Private Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson on the River Thames, Surrey
Minimum age: 14
Laleham, Staines, UK
Max. group size: 6
Cancellation: Custom
Minimum booking size: 1
Start time(s): 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00
£ 60

Activity Highlights:

Want to learn how to paddleboard? You’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re looking to improve your SUP skills or trying paddleboarding for the first time, our instructor-led sessions are perfect for all ages and abilities. Enjoy a fun and supportive environment as you explore the beautiful River Wey or River Thames.

Key Details

  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Group Size: Private group of up to 6 people
  • Price: £60.00 per adult

Key Skills

Our sessions are tailored to help you achieve your desired goals. Skills you can expect to learn include:

  • Identifying and setting up suitable equipment
  • Carrying and launching
  • Safety and rescue skills
  • Identifying hazards
  • Efficient forward paddling
  • Turning techniques, including stepback and cross bow rudder
  • Basic trip planning
  • Basic tidal training, including navigation rules and river traffic
  • Opportunity to paddle different boards

Session Breakdown

Your session begins with a warm welcome and introduction where you’ll meet your instructor and fellow paddlers. A safety briefing will follow, covering essential procedures and equipment use. Then, you’ll move to on-water instruction, practising paddling techniques, turning, and navigation. Afterward, enjoy free paddle time to apply your new skills under the watchful eye of your instructor. The session concludes with a debrief and personalised feedback, offering tips for further improvement.

Location

Depending on the flow rate, sessions will take place on the River Wey in Addlestone or the non-tidal stretch of the River Thames in Chertsey, Surrey.

Other locations can be arranged in advance, including Shepperton, Weybridge, Kingston Upon Thames, Sunbury, Woking, Chertsey, Byfleet, Pyrford, Ripley, and Guildford.

Prerequisites

  • No paddleboarding experience necessary – we will tailor the session to you
  • Fit for paddling
  • Confident swimmer
  • Ability to get from kneeling to standing on land (contact us if you have reduced mobility)
  • Suitable for ages 14+ (participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian aged 21+)

Why Choose Us

Our aim is to inspire people of all ages and abilities to paddle and enjoy our local waterways as much as we do.

Our experienced coaches, India and Joshua, ensure a high-quality learning experience. We offer tailored sessions, a focus on safety, and a fun environment. Plus, we provide all necessary equipment and take photos so you can fully enjoy your session. If you’re not sure this is the right lesson for you, we also offer the SUP Safer course, SUP Safer Tideway Training, and SUP Sheltered Water Award.

Book your session today and start your paddleboarding adventure with us! If you have any questions or need further assistance, please submit a query, or contact the adventuro team via the live chat.

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What's Included:

  • Expert coaching and tuition from knowledgeable SUP coaches
  • Photos of your session
  • Use of all paddle kit (SUP, paddle, buoyancy aid, dry bag, QR belt)
  • Focus on both safety and fun in a friendly and supportive environment

What's Not Included:

  • Parking fees (meet at a riverside car park with limited facilities)
  • Clothing: bring your own appropriate clothing (activewear or wetsuit/drysuit depending on weather)
  • Personal items (water bottle, sun cream, hat, waterproofs, snacks, medication, towel, change of warm clothes)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. We usually run this session on the non-tidal stretch of the River Thames in Surrey.

However, as this is a private session, please let us know when you book if you would like a session to take place in Staines, Shepperton, Weybridge, Kingston Upon Thames, Sunbury, Chertsey.

During the summer we recommend quick-drying activewear. No jeans or cotton please, as cotton gets cold and heavy when wet. If you have a summer wetsuit, please feel free to bring it along.

For winter paddling you must wear a winter wetsuit or drysuit.

That’s really your call. The quality of our local waterways is something to always be aware of. There are plenty of wild & open water swimmers who take the plunge all year round. But please do your own research.

We do ask participants to cover up any minor cuts and abrasions, and to wash once home if you fall in the river, this is to reduce the risk of weil’s disease. If you have any open wounds please do not participate and contact us to reschedule your paddle.

If you feel unwell after your paddle, please contact your doctor and explain that you have been in the river.

Our summer season runs from April – September (weather dependant).

We have 5 mm winter wetsuits for customers to use. They are mandatory during the winter months and they must be requested in advance.

In the high season wetsuits are not so necessary, however you might want to consider wearing your own summer shorty.

We are mobile and we will provide you with a location of where to meet, with suggested parking spots if needed.

Suitable for ages 14+ however anyone under the age of 18 needs to be accompanied in the session by a parent / guardian 21 years and over.

Please contact us if you are enquiring about anyone under 12 as we do have one small jnr board.

Must be one adult per child on the water.

It’s likely. It is a watersport after all. Come with the same attitude that you would to a surfing lesson. Bring a change of warm dry clothes and a towel.

If it’s just cloud and rain then we stay open, and you will not be entitled to reschedule or a refund. However, if weather or river conditions are unsafe to paddle on, then we reserve the right to either rearrange, change location, or refund you onto a voucher.

Unsafe conditions include extreme wind/gusts and lightning forecasts. We follow the Environment Agency advice and will not operate if the river is on a red or yellow warning.

We are mobile therefore do not have facilities. Please come dressed ready to SUP and be prepared to meet us on the river bank.

Not as such. As mentioned, we are mobile and meet on the river bank. However, we do have dry bags and phone cases available so you can keep your belongings on you. Alternatively, leave them at home or in your car.

We can store your belongings in our van, however we are in no way responsible for your belongings.

One adult per board. Maximum weight of approx 140 kg. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this.

Yes. A basic level of water confidence is required and we ask that you can swim a minimum of 50m unaided.

You must arrive 10 min early to your booking and you must come ready. Please read your booking confirmation email to find out exactly what time you’re expected to arrive.

Please do not be late to your booking. If you are late, we will try our best to accommodate you; however we reserve the right to turn you away, and you will not be entitled to a refund.

We reserve the right to charge for damaged or lost equipment.

We regret to ask you not to book a paddle session with us if you are pregnant and new to stand up paddle boarding. Please contact us if you would like to discuss further.

Unfortunately not unless pre-agreed or stated otherwise.

We are fully insured and licensed. However, it is strongly suggested that you carry your own personal accident policy that covers you for watersports / paddleboarding. If you are using your own board, it is your responsibility to have your own waterways license.

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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.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

Custom Cancellation Policy

More than 7 days notice: We will provide you with a credit voucher valid for 12 months*, or reschedule you on to a different session. If neither are suitable then we will issue your card a full refund, minus a 10% administration fee. 7 days notice or less: You will not be entitled to a refund. However we will do our best to fill the space, if, and only if we manage to fill it then we will refund you, minus a 10% administration fee. Please contact us for more information.

Rescheduling and cancellations by us

We always do our very best to stick to our itinerary, however sometimes we have to make alterations depending on weather conditions, which may mean changes to the planned activities, or changes to the meeting location (within a reasonable distance) in order to provide you with a safer paddling experience. No refunds will be offered for changes to the itinerary or location. If weather conditions on the day aren't as you hoped (e.g rain, cloudy sky), but the activity is still taking place you will not be eligible for a refund.

Your safety is our priority, therefore we may have to rearrange sessions if wind is a constant speed > 15 mph if lightning is forecasted, or if the river becomes unsafe to paddle on. The river can flood and currents can sometimes become too strong due to consistent rain. We follow advice from the Environment Agency and other local waterways organisations, and will not operate during a river/flood warning. We will let you know if the weather affects your booking ASAP.

If we deem the conditions to be unsafe to paddle in, and no alternative arrangements can be made, then we reserve the right to reschedule to a different day, or provide you with a voucher valid for 12 months*. We do not issue card refunds, we can only reschedule or refund in the form of a voucher valid for 12 months*.

We do not issue card refunds. We reschedule or refund in the form of a voucher valid for 12 months*

*Please note that although vouchers are valid for 12 months, we are a seasonal operation, and to avoid disappointment we recommend that you use your voucher as soon as you can.

  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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