PADDLEBOARDING ADVENTURES ON THE RIVER WYE, IN SOMERSET AND SOUTH WALES.

OUR HOME RIVER WYE

Our Wye Valley HQ is based in the pretty market town of Ross-on-Wye. Here we operate from The Hope & Anchor Pub, Wye Street. Our Adventure days and Escapes operate within the Wye Valley between Hereford and Redbrook.

Ross-on-Wye has a wealth of independent cafes, pubs and shops. There is ample parking at the Wilton Road Car Park, £1.00 cash for the day (note this is height restricted) or there is limited free parking for four hours on Wye Street. There are accessible toilets, parking and launch point on Wye Street.

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AWAY FROM HOME

Court Farm Lakes: This is the home for our accessible and adaptable paddle sessions, such as Adaptive SUP Coaching, SUP Yoga and our Wellbeing on the Water Workshops.

Somerset: One of our fav destinations for Away From Home paddle tours. Our Founder Karen was born and raised here and knows THE most beautiful places to paddle! Check out our Town & Country, Aqueduct Adventures TOURS.

South Wales: The Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal is the perfect base for our multi discipline activity holidays and pretty spring and autumn paddles. Check out our SUP HIKE YOGA Glamp HOLIDAYS. And our Brecon Epic TOURS.

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OUR TEAM

Karen Maidment
SUP Instructor & Inland Open Water Leader

Paddleboarding Adventures was born in 2014 when founder Karen Maidment fell in love with Paddleboarding whilst on retreat in Sri Lanka. Her very first SUP experience was a sunrise paddle along the mangroves, complete with king coconut freshly plucked from the tree!

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James Whitehurst
SUP Instructor & Inland Open Water Leader 

To Follow

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Alison Holvey
SUP Instructor & Inland Open Water Leader

Alison had her first introduction to paddle boarding in 2020, after seeing paddlers on the sea whilst holidaying on the Isle of Wight. One lesson, and she was hooked, paddling 12 months of the year come rain or shine!

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Mark Todd
SUP Instructor

TO FOLLOW

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Jan Houlbrook
Trainee SUP Instructor & Inland Open Water Leader 

In 2022 Jan was gifted a paddleboarding activity voucher from her family; little did they know she’d be hooked from the start. For the last 18 months Jan has lived and breathed the sport. Jan is our newest trainee and will spend the season shadowing sessions to gain experience.

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Emma White 
SUP Instructor

Emma joined the PBA team in 2021 as a SUP Instructor on her home waterway, the river Wye. As an occupational therapist in the NHS Emma has a particular passion helping people get out on the water, despite their ability, age or health conditions.

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OUR SERVICE

Adventure with Confidence. Safety and professionalism are at the heart of everything we do. Our motto is ‘safety first, fun second’.  Our instructors and guides are certified with British Canoe Awarding Body (BCAB). They are trained in their delivering activity, Safety & Rescue, First Aid and have carried out safeguarding training as a minimum requirement.

Our sessions are risk assessed each time to ensure a fun, safe, and engaging experience. If the weather or water environment are not considered safe we do not paddle.

OUR ETHOS

We are fiercely passionate about maintaining the beauty of our home paddling ground in the Wye Valley. As such we have joined forces with Planet Patrol to host free community paddle and pick clean ups. Planet Patrol exists to protect our planet and wildlife by addressing the pressing threats of litter and the single-use culture. They are a community-focused, solution-orientated, non-profit organisation.

Your experience with Paddleboarding Adventures is made up of 3 steps.

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What to do if your session is postponed due to unforeseen weather. Arrive at your designated location at the designated time. Your SUP Coach will greet you, get you kitted out and settle you in to your pre-water adventure safety and SUP 101 briefing.