Group - Beginner - Intro to Rivers

  • 2 hours
  • 35 British pounds
  • River Medway - East Farleigh Train Station Carpark

Service Description

Group lessons are the easiest (and most cost effective) way to learn to paddleboard and a great way to meet other people. If you want to work on a specific skill or have a more personalised package, check out our 1-1 lessons. All safety equipment is provided. All our group lessons except have a minimum age of 8 years old. What we do – The Intro to River lesson will cover all safety aspects of paddle boarding and use of the inland waterway. In this lesson we will focus on the basic skills of paddle boarding including standing up, feet positioning, paddle technique and controlling the board. This is best suited to those who have some experience of SUP and water safety but aren't fully confident on flowing water or complete beginners. We will teach you about the equipment, including the board, paddle and all safety equipment. We will cover how to use these effectively and safely. By the end of your lesson, you will be able to exit and enter the water safely and know how to get back on the board safely from the water - Self Rescue. You will understand the hazards associated with the sport and paddling. These River sessions will cover all the additional safety aspects of paddling on a River and flowing waters, including how to identify hidden hazards and navigating flowing water. The aim of the lesson is to get you standing up and having full control of the board, but most importantly having fun! Lessons Last approximately two hours. What you need – Please arrive in plenty of time to prepare for the lesson. Lessons start at the time stated so participants should arrive around 30 minutes early. This is a water-based activity and you are likely to get wet please come dressed in suitable clothing – Swim wear or quick drying clothes. Wetsuits can be provided if required. Leave all personal belongings on land – do not enter the water with anything that is not okay to get wet or attached to your person. Ability and fitness requirements – All participants must be able to swim 50 metres. This is an intro lesson so no prior experience necessary. Venue – River Medway Site Specific info – This lesson will be held on the River Medway and exact location emailed the day before. The lesson will happen around the Maidstone area on the non-tidal section of river.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel a booking up to one day prior to the booking. There is a non refundable deposit of £10 per person per booking. This can be transferred to another booking if you reschedule a lesson with us. This will be at management discretion.

Contact Details


Use the water sports carpark on the left. Leybourne Lake Watersports, Lunsford Lane, Larkfield, Aylesford, UK