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Introduction to the River Course: 18-19/03/24

Introduction to the River Course: On this course you will be introduced to moving water, teaching you the basics such as reading the river, identifying hazards and choosing the lines. This course is a great introduction to white water and will help set yourself up for good river SUP foundations. On this course you will be supplied with boards, paddles, helmets and buoyancy aids, however if you have your own equipment you can bring it along. 
  • All kit provided excluding wetsuits / drysuits
  • No previous white water experience needed.
  • No previous SUP experience needed.
  • 2 Bookings minimum
  • A website fee of 1.4% is included in the price of each product. In the event of a refund the 1.4% amount will not be refunded. Westaway Adventures does not profit from this.
There are 2 places remaining on this course.


2 in stock


Please read the kit list very carefully before booking onto a course. If you don’t have the correct equipment, you may not be able to paddle.

For River SUP sessions you will need the following: 

  • Board 
  • Paddle 
  • Helmet 
  • Buoyancy Aid (Must be CE approved and a strap that wraps around your body underneath the buoyancy aid)
  • Suitable footwear (old trainers/wetsuit boots – Must have a good solid sole to protect your feet 
  • Quick Release Leash System (Optional)
  • Drysuit or Wetsuit 
  • Elbow & Knee pads (Optional) 
  • Food & Water (Dry bag to put it in for the day) 

If you are unsure about any of the equipment or do not know if your equipment is suitable please get in touch with Tom on 07805939130 or info@westawayadventures.co.uk

Hire Prices (Per Day):

  • Board Hire – £35
  • Paddle Hire – £20
  • Helmet – £10
  • Buoyancy Aid – £15

If you have your own buoyancy aid please make sure it’s suitable for moving water.

It needs to have an ‘Anti Ride Up Waist Belt’ This is a strap wrapping around the waist at the lowest point of the buoyancy aid. For reference, the buoyancy aid in the photo has the correct strap.

If you’re not sure whether your equipment is suitable, please feel free to get in touch with us and we can guide you.

Alternatively, you can rent buoyancy aids below.

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