Beginner courses

Beginner courses

Equipment hire

The price of the ‘Come and Try’ session includes equipment hire; for all other sessions equipment hire is not included in the price. We have some equipment we can hire directly (see here for prices) and we work with local hire companies where appropriate to make sure you have everything you need.

Please note that buoyancy aids are mandatory for all kayakers and canoeists, and advisory for paddleboarders.

Introduction to Paddleboarding

We’ll start from the very beginning on this course and assume you’re a complete beginner. We’ll show you how the equipment works, make sure you know how to use it safely and introduce basic techniques such as forward paddling, turning and stopping. If the weather is good we can also look at getting back on the board (optional !). This course is also suitable for self-taught paddlers who want to check that there are no gaps in their knowledge.

Children are welcome (and because we have an AALA licence they do not need to have a parent on the session with them).


Botley | Botley Quay, Church Lane, Botley SO30 2UG | Grid reference [course_grid_ref] | Map

Previous experience needed for this activity:


Duration & cost:

2 hours | £30


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