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This is an essential in order for you to progress and for you to participate in any of my other activities. Giving you all the skills and information you need to keep you safe! The Lesson will take place in Stonehavens super safe sheltered Harbour area and if conditions permit we will explore further along the coast.
All the kit you require is provided, board, paddle, wetsuit, boots, gloves, buoyancy aid [if requested]
If you complete successfully your next step is to move onto doing a Castle, Caves and Coves Tour where I will give a quick refresher on the basics, improve your paddling technique , teach you how to paddle in varied sea and weather conditions, trip planning, reading weather and sea conditions, rescue techniques, etc and oh yeh have an amazing explore along the coast at the same time.
If you feel you need a bit more time to learn and practice before doing this I can take you for a quick refresher session.
Please note that all of our activities carry a degree of risk and require participants to have a reasonable standard of swimming and fitness.
All participants must make me aware of any medical or fitness issues they may have prior to booking.
If conditions are unsuitable on the day of your lesson, I will be in touch via phone to reschedule or offer a refund. Please ensure that I will be able to contact you on the number and e mail you provide when booking. I will try to give as much advance warning as possible if it looks likely that lessons will be cancelled however conditions can change overnight, if you have a long journey to get to us please call/e mail before setting off for an update on conditions.
Activities will begin at the time stated if you, the participant are more than 10 minutes late it may result in you missing the session completely. If you are late and it is still possible for you to take part in the lesson then it will be for the remaining scheduled time only. You will not receive a refund in these circumstances.
In order to make a booking, all participants and parents/guardians of participants under the age of 18 years must confirm that they have read and understand this information along with the cancellation policy. You can do this when you complete the booking enquiry form.
Wetsuit, wetsuit boots, Board, paddle, safety leash, me.
I am happy for you to bring your own board, paddle and wetsuit providing I feel that they are appropriate for the activity.
I will be staging my opening process and the operating of my activities in accordance with guidance set by the Scottish Government, Watersports Governing Bodies and advice from the Coast Guard and RNLI. Many of these procedures are already standard practice but due to COVID-19 additional measures are needed. All procedures will be monitored closely, and changes will be made as regulations are updated.