Hand sanitiser is provided for clients. All equipment and clothing is disinfected prior to being used by you, and disinfected immediately after use.
Clients are also welcome to bring their own equipment.
At the Lesson
- We advise participants they must be able to swim and self rescue themselves (due to social distancing rules).
- In the safety briefing, we focus on self rescue skills, i.e if the client falls off the board, they must be able to get themselves back onto the board safely. Reiterate techniques.
SUP Adventures is an accredited SUP school and operates at a host of beautiful venues all over the North Yorks Moors National Park at Sandsend, Saltburn, Scaling Dam and the River Tees (Yarm) & Esk (Whitby). The Parks boasts stunning rivers and wildlife the year round. Our experienced instructors have good local knowledge and know where it is best to go and to work with the conditions.
Simon Palmer (owner)
Veteran surfer, snowboard and SUP instructor and budding BCU Coach. He has written a book about surfing called, ‘ Don’t Jump off the Pier’. He just loves adventure having climbed Mount Elbrus, trekked in a remote part of Patagonia, cycled in Jordan and Vietnam, surfed several oceans and pioneered a number of firsts on waterways with the irrepressible John Wilson (www.districtpaddleboarding.co.uk) on his SUP board.
Dan Fawkes (top instructor)
Our very own Bear Grylls. Dan is fresh from the RAF where he actively served as a Physical Training Instructor and an Adventure Training Instructor. Dan heads up our Leadership & Management division which uses Military models of leadership, best theory principles and is activity based. He climbs high, rides far, runs for miles & miles and is almost bionic. He very successfully completed an Ironman in 2015. He continues to lead expeditions on behalf the RAF.
Adventure Activities License
The aim of adventure activities licensing is to provide assurances to the public about the safety of those activity providers who have been granted a licence. In this way it is expected that young people will be able to continue to enjoy exciting and stimulating activities outdoors without being exposed to avoidable risks of death or disabling injury.
A licence indicates that the provider has been inspected by the Adventure Activities Licensing Service on behalf of the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority, with particular attention being paid to their safety management systems with young people, and has been able to demonstrate compliance with nationally accepted standards of good practice in the delivery of adventure activities to young people, with due regard to the benefits and risks of the activity.
Adventure Activities Licensing Authority
Academy of Surfing Instructors
ASI (Academy of Surfing Instructors), is the worldwide peak body for Instructors and Coaches in the outdoor recreation and sport industry for surfing, stand up paddle and bodyboarding.
ASI Accredited stand up paddle schools are the best stand up paddle schools in the world.
- are authorised to deliver ASI stand up paddle courses.
- have demonstrated high quality training, operations and safety
- display the ASI accredited stand up paddle school logo
- Have lessons at ASI accredited stand up paddle schools, and you know you are in good hands.