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Donaghadee Harbour Paddle Board Taster Sessions

(30th September 2023) 

FREE Taster lesson +£5 Booking fee

As part of our Marine Safety Awareness Scheme, Ards and North Down Borough Council is delighted to deliver Paddle Boarding sessions at Donaghadee Harbour. The sessions will be funded directly by income from the Slipway Permit System, meaning it is free for participants (+£5 booking fee ). The sessions will include important safety tips when paddleboarding and information on using the newly designated recreational area within Donaghadee Harbour.


Come along and see what SUP is all about.


This taster session will teach you the essential safety, and paddling techniques from the beginning.

Knowing the basics will keep you safe and make your SUP experience much more enjoyable. 


What we get up to on the lesson;

  • Learn to set up your board in the safest and correct way

  • Safety Brief

  • Learn about Wind speed and direction and how they affect the paddler

  • How to Size and Hold your Paddle correctly

  • Moving, turning and stopping your board

  • Self Rescue

  • Standing up with confidence

  • Paddling in a straight line

  • Have lots of fun

  • Photographs of the session.

  • Advice on next steps

  • All equipment, including boards, paddles, wetsuits and Buoyancy aid.

This class is for 14 years old & older only.

Once the Session starts, our instructors will look after you and keep you safe. You can ask as many questions as you wish along the way. 


 We will have 3 available sessions to book on the day, please book the time for you session below. 


Nothing to book right now. Check back soon.

If you are interested in booking and can't see a day or time that suits, please contact us and we can arrange a suitable time just for you, for any course or lesson. 

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