What should I wear for stand-up paddleboarding?

When it’s warm, we recommend you wear what makes you feel comfortable, so shorts and t-shirt or other leisure/gym wear. Neoprene/wetsuit is perfect if you have them. We can provide wetsuits if you need them, but please let us know in advance. Please wear something on your feet if possible, so wet shoes, flip flops or old trainers, whatever you’re happy to get wet. Please also bring suntan lotion, and insect spray if you have it, plus a towel, and spare clothes just in case for your journey home (hopefully you won’t need them!). We can look after car keys, but please leave other valuables in your car.

Is stand-up paddleboarding safe?

Falling in can sometimes be half the fun, but we take your safety very seriously. Everyone taking part will be provided with a floatation device. All boards come with a leash, and we’re trained in first aid for every eventuality. We can provide waterproof footwear, but you can also wear your own, or bring flip flops, or something similar, even trainers, during your session. Please also cover any cuts on your feet/legs with plasters.

Do I need to be able to swim when stand-up paddleboarding?

Yes, we require you to be able to swim before you can paddleboard with us. You do not need to be a proficient swimmer, but you should feel comfortable about falling into water while wearing a buoyancy aid. A certain level of flexibility and ability to get up to standing from kneeling is also required for learning to paddleboard.

How old do I need to be to come stand-up paddleboarding?

You must be at least 18 years old to paddleboard with GWTF.

Do I need to fill out any paperwork before I can take part in stand-up paddleboarding with GWTF?

You will need to complete our Booking Form (which is part of the booking process) before you can paddleboard with GWTF.

Do I need to fill out any paperwork before I can take part in stand-up paddleboarding with GWTF?

You will need to complete our Booking Form (which is part of the booking process) before you can paddleboard with GWTF.