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Help Centre / FAQs

Everything You Need to Know

Email or call if you have any further questions, we'd be happy to help.

Why paddleboarding?

Paddleboarding is a fun and fairly cheap watersport that has risen in popularity over the last decade. You can practice it solo or with friends and the health and mental benefits are huge. Paddleboarding engages multiple muscle groups for a full body workout, improves balance and coordination, reduces stress by being out in nature and promotes relaxation through the rhythmic motion of paddling. Additionally, being on the water can provide a sense of calm and serenity, promoting mental well-being.

Why do I need paddle boarding lessons?

Anybody can pick up a paddleboard and start to have fun with it. There are plenty of Youtube tutorials to help you start. However, Youtube cannot look at you and correct your mistakes. An instructor can provide personalised feedback (technique, position, ...), answer questions in real-time and tailor the learning experience to your needs, which Youtube videos can't offer.

How do I book a lesson?

You can give us a phone call or send us a message. We'll discuss the type of session which will suit you best and arrange a date and a time. We take bank transfers for all lessons. Once the transfer is completed you will get an e-mail stating the date, time, location and packaged session you have opted for. If you're unsure about the process then please call or email us, we'll be happy to assist.

Do I need to be able to swim ?

With all watersports there is a basic level of fitness and swimming required before participating. Ideally you would be able to swim 50m comfortably and can tread water.

Do I need my own gear?

We have all the gear you need for riding, just bring a towel and swimsuit/shorts to wear under your wetsuit. All lessons include wetsuit, boots, buoyancy aid, paddle and board. 

Do I need previous experience?

You do not needs previous watersports experience to start paddleboarding. However, depending if you are an experienced paddle boarder or a complete novice in watersports, we will cater a session for your needs. Paddleboarding and MegaSuping are fun for everyone regardless of your previous experience! 

Will it be cold?

We will provide you with a good quality 5/3 wetsuit (unless stated otherwise on your type of package, additional costs may apply) to keep you warm and we also have boots available. We will start our season when the Solent water temperature is in double figures. However, if you are not sure, bring along a thermal rash vest or your own wetsuit if you have one.

What facilities do you have?

Our main teaching location has both male and female toilet facilities, and an outside shower. If we experience adverse weather we may need to use an alternative location which doesn't have facilities, we will notify you beforehand to let you know if we need to change location.

Will I be insured?

Yes, we have third party liability insurance for all of our customers.

Can I bring my own gear?

You're welcome to bring your own wetsuit, boots, buoyancy aid, helmet and paddleboard, if you're bringing your own Mako jetboard then please let us know in advance. .

Is there a minimum age?

The minimum age 10 for paddleboarding, please note that our smallest wetsuit is adult XS and smallest buoyancy aid is adult S, under 18s must have a parent or guardian present throughout the duration of the lesson.Please contact us beforehand if you are attending a session with anyone under 18.

What is the best tide for paddleboarding?

The beauty about paddleboarding is that you can practice it at all tides. For more information on tides visit Lee-on-the-Solent tide times (30 days) (

Is paddleboarding difficult?

Paddleboarding or SUPing is one of the best sports to try when wanting to enter the world of watersports, it's a low risk sport that requires practice to master but with a few simple tips it can be mastered in a short time.

Where is the best place to buy a paddleboard?

There are numerous shops where you can purchase paddle boards from, but we have decided to partner up with Andy Biggs Watersports. We believe that their products and services align with our values and standards, and we are confident that you will have a great experience shopping with them.

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