You must be over 18 years old (unless participating in our 'Family Group Paddle,') be able to swim 25m clothed and have a reasonable level of fitness and strength. (For instance, you need to be strong and agile enough to pull yourself back onto your board if you are in the water.)
Please arrive on time (if you are late you may not be able to join the session) and please comply with local parking rules and requirements. For your safety, you will be provided with a full arm/leg neoprene wetsuit, neoprene boots, a personal buoyancy aid and a Frangipani rash vest, to use during your SUP activity. (If you are concerned about size issues, please call us before your SUP activity to discuss this in person.) Please bring swimwear, a towel and a strap for your glasses if you wear them and a pair of old trainers. You will need a sun cap and sun cream if it's hot, or a warm hat and waterproof layers if it's not! Please do not bring jewellery, sunglasses, electronic items and other valuables as we cannot secure them. If you are paddling in the evening you may want to bring your bug spray.
Please note that toilet and changing facilities are often quite basic. We ask that you please do not get changed in public view.
As a BSUPA recognised SUP school, your safety, enjoyment and successful paddling means everything to us. Below is some useful information which will help you to get the most out of your Frangipani SUP activity:
Before you start your SUP activity we will ask you to complete a 'Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire' (PARQ) and our 'Risk Awareness and Confirmation Agreement' (which is normal practice for water sports activities.)
A detailed safety briefing will be given by your Instructor but if you are not sure about anything at any time, please just ask. Please always follow the instructions of your Instructor.
You must never dive or jump off your SUP board. Stay away from locks and weirs and never take a SUP board into a lock or onto a weir. Keep well clear of moored boats, vessels under power, fishing lines and other hazards. Also, please follow insructions concerning carrying boards and equipment and take care when walking around the site, as surfaces can be slippery.
Prior to participating in any outdoor activity you should seek medical advice on Tetanus vaccinations. There are no known cases of Weil’s disease at our teaching sites but it is important that you cover any cuts or grazes prior to participating in our SUP activities. Avoid ingesting the river water and wash your hands thoroughly after your SUP activity and before eating.
And finally.....we hope you have a fantastic time and that you will come back and paddle with us again and even join our Frangipani SUP HUB!
We are reallly looking forward to meeting you and paddling with you! Mahalo. Team Frangipani SUP.
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