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Stonehaven Paddleboarding COVID 19 Procedures

Tours

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On the Road

Throughout the year I organise road trips to other locations across Scotland. The trip could be to another Coastal Location, River or Loch and could involve staying overnight on some occasions. To keep in the loop about about my trips as to where they will be heading and when please like and follow my facebook page. Costs of trip will vary depending on where and what we are doing and if you are using your own kit.  

Not for beginners!

These trips are for persons that have been on one of my Coastal Tours, SUP Socials or are already a competent paddler. All kit is provided or you can use your own.

(Please note – under 18yrs must have a Parent or Guardian present on the water throughout)

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SusSaunders
SusSaunders
2020-08-08
Fun family trip We had an amazing stand up paddling trip with Dave. Our boys (12 & 10) loved it, as did Mum & Dad. Paddling round the coast to Dunnottar castle and though small caves and inlets on the way was so picturesque. A highlight of our holiday!
Jack
Jack
2020-07-21
Fab I love paddleboarding at Stonehaven and going for tours Dave is fab and knows his stuff.fab for all abilities
Blair G
Blair G
2020-07-07
Great day out! Lessons were so fun! Stonehaven has some fantastic views! What better way to see them than from the water and learn a new skill! We did the beginner course for paddle boarding and had a great time! Highly recommend.
DonDonz
DonDonz
2019-09-04
Brilliant beginners lesson We had a beginners lesson with Dave and would highly recommend. I am a little wary of the open water but really wanted to challenge myself, everything was explained clearly and I felt really safe (we reached just beyond the harbour limits without me freaking out). His knowledge & teaching is brilliant, he is patient but will also push you a little so I came away from the lesson energised and wanting to continue paddleboarding. He has a variety of paddleboarding classes you can join after your beginners lesson, I really want to do the River paddleboarding up Deeside.
Lisa M
Lisa M
2019-09-01
Best experience ever! My daughter has had a few lessons with Dave, he is loads of fun and a brilliant teacher. She absolutely loves Paddleboarding now, go along for a lesson- I can guarantee you will not be disappointed!!!
Luke P
Luke P
2019-08-31
Great Day! We had a beginners lesson which lasts 2 hours and includes a great deal of information and practical advice before getting on the water. Once on the water all the basics are covered in detail before moving on and progressing at a pace which didn’t feel rushed. Our instructor Angus was patient, friendly and helpful. We had a brilliant time and I would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to experience SUP.
Sean
Sean
2019-08-15
Get out there and do it! Started as a beginner last year and never regretted it. It's a fabulous pastime for all levels and ages. Dave is super relaxed but a great instructor and purely thanks to him I'm now competent enough to fully enjoy both sea and river tours. His prices are very reasonable considering the length of the sessions and he supplies all the gear you need! Stonehaven harbour is the perfect starting point for all of his available sea tours with Dunnottar Castle just down the coast and plenty caves to explore in between. If you decide on a river tour you will not be disappointed either since the local River Dee is a beautiful spot to go for a paddle. I highly recommend both Dave and Paddleboarding to everyone!
Junebug422
Junebug422
2019-08-09
Private SUP lesson I really wasn’t sure if stand up paddle boarding for the first time as a slightly unfit mum at the age of 54 was gonna be for me but from the first moment dave was ace - very friendly approachable everything explained great kit - I wasn’t remotely cold on a March day it wasn’t a bit as scary as I worried it might be and it was just an amazing lovely experience to see beautiful stonehaven from the sea! Really really great experience couldn’t fault it - defo recommend !!
Sandy Thom
Sandy Thom
2019-08-09
Fantastic Session! Did a one hour taster session which was excellent. Really engaging for the kids (12 years old) and in no time they were up and about. Lots of games and mucking about which was 'instruction by stealth' but it really worked. Stonehaven harbour is perfect for beginners and there are plenty of options beyond the harbour for the more adventurous / skilled. Will definitely be going back.
ScottishFoodLover
ScottishFoodLover
2019-08-09
Best fun ever A group of mates and I had a few lessons and tours. Just the best fun to be had on the water. Great chilled coach and let everyone get on at their own pace. Would highly recommend to anyone. All ages and fitness levels.

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.

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

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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