Paddle Boarding

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From April 2024 - September 2024

Paddle Boarding sessions at St Brelade's

Paddle sessions will run for 1-1.5 hours total, with 15 mins on the beach warming up/light paddle tuition, followed by up to 1 hour in the water. Our paddle board sessions run from multiple locations around the island and your location will be detailed within your confirmation email.  

Your session time will be provided in your email confirmation. However, we ask that everyone arrives at least 15 mins earlier, to allow time for signing in, getting changed and meeting the HW team.

We suggest that you bring some suncream, a small snack and a bottle of water for after your session. You will also need a towel and dry clothes.  We do have towels, but these are limited. 

HW provides all the equipment that you will need, from wetsuits, paddle boards and paddles to lifejackets and helmets.

There are safe places to store bags and possessions whilst you are in the water.  At Le Braye we have the Surf Therapy Centre with changing facilities and lockers.  At St Brelade’s Bay there is a changing place, but at every other location we ask that items are kept in vehicles.

Please note that we do not transport Athletes to and from sessions. If you have not fully completed and submitted your client information and waiver forms prior to your session you will not be allowed to participate in the session.

Signing In and Out
Athletes under the age of 18 will need a Parent/Guardian to sign them in and out of their session. Anyone over 18 who is accessing our service independently can sign themselves in and out. We kindly ask that Parents/Guardians stay in the area, but if they do have to leave to please be back before the end of the session to sign their child out.

Changes in Weather or Swell Conditions
Unfortunately we cannot predict changes in the weather or swell conditions and if the weather and/or sea becomes unfit to surf in, we may need to end water-based sessions immediately. If we are not at the Surf Therapy Centre, we may ask that you stay within the area.

Getting Ready at Home
If you are using your own wetsuit, you might like to put it on at home to save some time. We suggest that all Athletes apply suncream before arriving at the beach and getting in the water, as the sun’s rays can still be harmful even when it is cloudy. Having a light snack an hour before your session will also keep those energy levels up!

The safety and wellbeing of our Athletes and team is of paramount importance. All service users are paired on at least a 1:1 ratio with a HW team member. In the summer months we typically run sessions on lifeguarded beaches or have beach lifeguard-trained team members with us. All Athletes are required to wear life vests for surfing sessions.

We ask that all Athletes listen to the advice and instructions given to them by the HW team and conduct themselves in a safe manner at all times. Unfortunately, any Athlete deemed to be putting themselves, our team or other Athletes in danger will be asked to exit the water and return to the beach immediately until it is time to sign out (our team will remain with the Athlete should this be necessary).

Register for an ocean therapy paddle board session with Healing Waves