Lessons

FAMILY FUN taster session

Family Fun Taster Session

This is a lesson all the family can enjoy and for those that want to just have a go. Can also be used for Birthday Parties, Adult Fun Session, Stag/Hen, Corporate etc  

About the taster session

The perfect session to get all the family on the water having fun, learning together and gaining water confidence in the super safe Stonehaven Harbour. Please note that under 10yrs will probably have to go on mum/dads or siblings board as it is to difficult for young kids to handle the equipment. Also my wetsuits only go down to fit 9yrs plus.

What you'll learn

  • Short Introduction to equipment
  • Safety brief
  • Basic paddling technique and steering
  • Balancing and paddling games

Duration: 1hr

Cost: £20

*Under 18yrs must either have a Parent or Guardian present on the water or viewing from the shore within earshot throughout.
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Progression from here

From here for 14yrs plus in order to progress you will require to complete a Beginner Lesson which covers more aspects and skills that you need to move onto coastal tours etc. For younger than this I suggest either a Family Private session or a Family fun practice session for the under 10s.

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What to bring

  • Swimming costume to wear below your wetsuit – come with it on below your clothes as there are no changing rooms.
  • Changing robe or large towel to help with changing
  • Water proof sun cream – would you believe even on a cloudy day you can get burnt from glare of water
  • Towel
  • Drink (nothing fizzy) and a snack
  • Warm clothing to get changed into after the lesson

Terms & Conditions

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.

Punctuality

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.

We provide...

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.

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Stonehaven Paddleboarding COVID 19 Procedures

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.

  • Anyone showing any symptoms of COVID-19 will not be permitted to participate in activities
  • If you, or any of the members of your household display any symptoms of COVID-19 in the 14 days leading up to your activity, I request that you contact me to rearrange or cancel your lesson
  • Recommended safe social distances will be kept during your time visiting and throughout activities
  • There will be non-contact booking and payment in operation
  • Non-contact equipment pick-up and drop off for renting equipment
  • Class sizes will be in accordance to government guidelines
  • Lessons and tours will be one-to-one; however, larger groups are permitted only if they are from the same household
  • Hand washing and hand sanitisers will be available for use prior to and after activities
  • All equipment will be regularly cleaned and disinfected prior to and after use
  • Paddler Requirements
  • Must respect physical distance (minimum 2-metres) between instructor and yourself
  • All customers must be able to swim a minimum of 25-metres and be fit and healthy as the activity requires a reasonable level of fitness
  • Customers must be prepared to self-rescue; at the start of the activity, time will be allocated for demonstration and practice
  • In an event that the instructor has to enter this 2-metre space or there is an unexpected incident/rescue, extra measures such as distance rescue techniques, face mask/visor, latex gloves for the rescuer are in place
  • Changing Rooms will be unavailable, so it will be required that you get changed by your car or on the beach/harbour front 
  • To keep track of contact, a record of everyone participating in activities (including non-paddlers) will be kept, ensuring rapid contact tracing can occur if someone does fall unwell
  • Paddlers can use their own gear. As normal, the instructor will check equipment to ensure it is appropriate for the activities, but will not physically handle the boards, leashes, paddles
  • Respect all wildlife, staying more vigilant than usual
  • Respect all other water users by keeping your distance and demonstrate a willingness to share

ENJOY STAYING SAFE

STONEHAVEN PADDLEBOARDING

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