We’re a team of nature loving, adventure seeking, paddleboard enthusiasts. Our team are committed to delivering an impeccable, fun and empowering experience on the water, through unique SUP paddleboarding experiences in The Wye Valley. We create a supportive environment that invites you to learn and play at your edge.


We are fiercely passionate about maintaining the beauty of our paddling ground here in the Wye Valley. As such we have joined forces with Planet Patrol to host free community paddle and pick clean ups. Our SUP Adventures incorporate river and beach clean-up challenges as part of our community ethos. Planet Patrol exists to protect our planet and wildlife by addressing the pressing threats of litter and the single-use culture. We are a community-focused, solution-orientated, non-profit organisation: a movement of people working for a cleaner future.

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The Paddleboarding Adventures team believes that it an absolute MUST to love, care for and protect Mother-Nature. As such we are a member of 1% For The Planet, donating 1% of our annual profits to support environmental organizations that work towards solving the worlds environmental problems.

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River Wye Paddleboarding Adventures Karen Maidment
Karen Maidment

Paddleboarding Adventures (SUP FoD) 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!

River Wye Paddleboarding Adventures Aaron Sampson
Aaron Sampson

Aaron has been teaching Paddle sports as a British Canoeing Coach since 2015. But his love for the water began at the tender age of 10. Aaron is particularly passionate about white water paddling, be that in a kayak or on a SUP, along with freestyle kayaking and open canoeing.

River Wye Paddleboarding Adventures Sean Smithson
Sean Smithson

Sean is an adventurer through and through. 12 years ago, whilst stationed in Belize with the army he experienced his first SUP adventure, paddling along the Mopan river through stunning caves and was hooked. On returning to the UK Sean trained with the ASI achieving both 1 and 2 level status.



Paddleboarding Adventures deliver their adventures in an are of outstanding natural beauty, The Wye Valley, between Ross on Wye and Redbrook. Featured on TV program such as Country File, Netflix sensation Sex Education, and films such as Harry Potter.


Adventure with Confidence. Our sessions are risk assessed each time to ensure your safety and our insurance covers both students and coaches.

All Paddleboarding Adventures Coaches are certified with a water sport National Governing Body, are trained in Safety & Rescue, First Aid and are DBS checked, allow them to deliver fun, safe, and engaging adventures.

An adventure with Paddleboarding Adventures is made up 3 simple 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.