New to SUP? You’ve come to the right place. We will start you off on the right path and will make your SUP experience as easy as possible for you. You’ll be on a board that is so stable that all you’ll need to do is enjoy yourself. Our goal for your first session is that you’ve enjoyed yourself, and finish up with a big smile on your face, keen to get out for some more.
The format for a beginner lesson is simple. Starting off on dry land, we familiarise you with the paddling and turning techniques, and that all-important first stand-up. Once we’re confident that you’ve got the hang of it, we all get out onto the water, and paddle around for a while in the kneeling position (we call it the ‘safe position’), until you’re comfortable with paddling, turning, and generally being on a board. Then we’ll get you up into the stand-up position, and head off for a cruise. The session will normally last about2 hours including getting geared up and your paddling instructions.
A REAL IRISH EXPERIENCE
The lesson will take place at the most sheltered, safe piece of water we can find for you. This will be at Baginbun Beach or Carnivan Beach in Fethard-On-Sea, Co Wexford. We decide the location on the day pending the marine conditions.
There will be no big waves or surf to put you off or make it harder. We can almost guarantee that you will be standing up and paddling in that first session. You may think you have a dreadful balance or are not fit enough to manage it, but the truth is that if you can stand up, you can stand-up paddleboard. We have taught many people over the years, and have a huge repertoire of tricks and techniques up our sleeve.
How do I check availability and book my experience?Simply send us an email at email@example.com with the number of people in your group and the dates you would be available and we will get back to you as soon as possible with available dates and times.When should I arrive?You should check in at least 30 minutes before your tour start-time at our Booking Office on the Main Street of Fethard-on-Sea (eircode: Y34P778). Please be prepared to wait for people checking in ahead of you.What is the starting location?After check-in at our Booking Office you will drive the short distance to the specified starting point of your experience where you will meet your guide. There is parking available in the village and at the starting point.Do I need to be able to swim?You do not need to be able to swim for any of our experiences, however, it is recommended you are confident in the water.Do I need prior Stand Up Paddleboarding experience?Not at all, this experience is suitable for all, we will adjust the experience according to your level, whether you have been on a SUP before or not.Is there a minimum age?The minimum age for our Stand Up Paddleboarding Experience is 10, any participant aged 10-13 years old will have to be accompanied by an adult.Are there weight or height restrictions?There are no height restrictions, but there is a weight restriction of 100kg or 15.5 stone for our SUP Experience.
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