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WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
as a general rule we say to dress for the weather. Quick drying clothes are the best (and avoid cottons/jeans as they can be uncomfortable when wet). If it’s chilly we have a little selection of wetsuits for hire. If you have your own wetsuits/rash vests - bring them along.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME?
Please bring clothes you don’t mind getting wet and old footwear (we suggest flipflops) to wear on the riverside. Please dress for the weather and try to avoid cotton and jeans that are wet when cold. Bring a change of clothes and a towel if you fancy a shower afterwards. If it’s warm, bring a waterbottle, suncream and a hat. Perhaps throw in some mozzie repellent too - especially for the evening paddles
DO YOU WEAR BUOYANCY AIDS?
For stand up paddleboarding, common practise is to be attached to your board with a leash at all times. The board is your buoyancy aid. If you find yourself in the water, then you are still attached to a giant floating object, which will be by your side ready for you to hop back onto.
Having said all of this we do still ask you to wear a buoyancy aid and we have a selection to fit all.
DO I NEED TO BE ABLE TO SWIM
Stand up paddleboarding is a water sport and all we ask is that you’d be comfortable if you were to take a dip. You’ll be attached to your board by a leash at all times so you don’t need to be a champion swimmer. We’ll check if you’re a confident in water before we set off and get you comfortable in one of our buoyancy aids. We will be on hand to help you get back onto the board if you’re struggling.
ARE THERE CHANGING ROOMS?
Yes, we have changing rooms on site and a secure place to store valuables whilst we’re on the water
WHERE CAN I LEAVE MY STUFF?
Valuables will be locked away securely while we’re on the water.
WHERE SHOULD WE MEET?
the go paddle base is on the edge of the River Bure, at Ferry View Estate, Horning, NR12 8PT. You will reach the car park first and then walk around to the front of the building and we can meet you inside the reception. We have toilets and showers on site should you need them.
WHERE SHOULD I PARK?
There is free parking on site (sat nav NR12 8PT). If you’re driving please be sure to leave plenty of time for Wroxham traffic - it can be pretty crazy in peak times.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I FALL IN?
The beauty of stand up paddleboarding is that you just climb back on again! We’ll go through this before we get on the water for the first time too. You’ll be attached to your board by a leash so just pull the board towards yourself and clamber back on.
DO YOU HIRE BOARDS?
Yes, we can hire boards out from 1 day to a full week. See our page on the website for more info. Once you’ve done a taster session or Bure Adventure you're welcome to join in any of our regular SUP Sessions.
WHAT IF IT'S RAINING
We go out in all weathers. The only reason we’d call a session off is in severe winds or thunder storm. Some of our best sessions have been in the rain and we have wetsuits available to hire
WHAT IF I CAN'T MAKE IT?
If you can’t attend the session you’ve booked and give us plenty of warning we’ll make every effort to accommodate you on a future session. Sadly we can’t refund or reschedule you if you can’t make it and don’t give us plenty of notice. Deposits for group bookings are always non-refundable. Please check our terms and conditions or contact us before booking if you’re unsure.
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR ON OUR FEET?
We like to paddle barefoot and think you will too. You’re welcome to wear shoes if you’d like to though and we recommend wearing shoes at all times whist on the river bank. Please bring an old pair of trainers or flipflops for walking on the riverside or marina.
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN YOU TAKE?
Most of our private group sessions are for between 4 and 12 people. Get in touch if you’d like to discuss our availability for larger groups.
CAN I PADDLE IF I'M PREGNANT?
It’s up to you – just let us know before hand so we can discuss with you. We can also offer you a larger board if you feel like you’re going to be a little wobbly. You’re welcome to spend as much time on your knees as you like before standing up, or indeed spend the whole session on your knees.
We’ve taken pregnant ladies paddling before (and done it ourselves plenty of times), all of whom have loved it. If you’re unsure why not give us a call on 01603 339105 to talk it through.
DO YOU ACCEPT CASH ON THE DAY?
No, we can only take payment through online banking at present. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
WHAT TIME SHOULD WE ARRIVE?
We aim to start on time so please arrive five minutes early for your session.
WHAT ARE YOUR RULES ON ALCOHOL?
Ladies and gentlemen.... take note. Alcohol and water don’t mix. No-one under the influence of alcohol is to go stand up paddleboarding. If you arrive drunk for your session we will not be able to take you paddleboarding and no refund can be issued.
IS THERE A WEIGHT LIMIT?
Our boards have a maximum rider weight of 120 kg. If you weigh over this you may still be able to take part but we’d suggest booking onto a private session first and contacting us before you book so we can make sure we have the right kit available for your session.