Frequently asked questions
SUP 90-min Fun Adventure Details
The perfect way for all the family to try stand up paddle-boarding and enjoy a fun and inclusive session together! The paddle-board sessions are ideal for groups of between 4 and 8. Get out on the water and give paddle boarding a go on one of our 90 minute FUN sessions. Our aim is to have some fumily fun on this mini adventure!
It’s fun and a lot easier than you think! The session will be led by one of our qualified instructors.
Please remember these sessions are for families to sample the sport as a fun activity. If you are wanting to learn specific skills, then please look at our other courses.
The session will be on the river, providing a fantastic location with calm waters. You will be on the water for most of the session, which will include paddling and some bank-based coaching.
What we will cover in the paddleboard fun session:
You will meet our team and they will fit you with your equipment and you will be given a short safety briefing and explanation in the use of the equipment before getting onto the water. The session will take place on a calm stretch of water. You will be taught how to balance, control and stay safe on your board as well as hopefully interacting with some of the local wildlife.
Basic strokes and skills
Prerequisite (what experience should I have)
None, just happy to be on and in the water.
Suitable for ages 5+
Children under 18 are required to have a parent or legal guardian on the session.
We provide you with all the paddle-boarding and safety equipment.
Wetsuit – please check your wetsuit requirements in the sizing chart below, you will be asked to provide your wetsuit size required during the booking process.
Paddle-board with fin, ankle strap and paddle
Pictures from your session will be available to download from our Flickr account
What should I bring to the adventure?
Swimwear for under your wetsuit
A big fluffy towel
Soft shoes to wear that might get a bit wet (no flip flops or crocs please)
Some light refreshments for afterwards
Venue location, parking and your arrival details
A beautiful location for a blissful paddle-boarding experience. This section of the River Wear is well sheltered from the elements and allows us to paddle on a calm stretch of flowing water. The river is abundant with wildlife, and provides a great little heaven for spotting kingfishers, otters, heron, salmon and sea trout, mute swans, muscovy ducks, great black-backed gulls, wood pigeon, and the occasional glimpse of the roe deer!
We’ll be hitting the river at Tyne Green. You’ll find the team located close to the kids play ground, before you get to the golf club. Drive along Tyne Green Road and you’ll be able to spot the SUPs on the grass!
This great riverside venue, at the sea cadets centre in Chester-le-Street, and the address and postcode can be found below. There is a pay and display carpark and the approx. will be £2.
Donald Owen Clarke Centre (sea cadets building), Riverside. Chester-le-Street. DH3 3QR.
Your paddle board team will meet you at our riverside base. Our venue has changing rooms and toilets.