Club members with suitable Windsurfing or Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) experience are able to hire equipment on the sea when the club is not offering safety cover. For SUPing there is no restriction on where you can paddle and you are able to hire SUP boards to take away to other venues.
Members simply take more responsibility for themselves and the equipment.
The advantages include:
• Windsurf or paddle on the sea when safety cover not operating
• Paddle further a field
• Arrange SUP trips to other venues such as the River Adur or even further afield. (Sorry this is not available for windsurfing)
To take advantage of this option members are required to join our Off Site Hire Windsurf and Off Site Hire SUP Clubs (FREE to members). For the safe operation of each club there are personal skill pre requirements, responsibilities and basic safety measures that you are required to take.
We strongly advise that you join the Off Site Hire Clubs in advance of your first off site hire. There are terms and conditions for each club, which you will need to be briefed on and you may need to arrange some basic safety equipment.
Stand Up Paddleboarding off site hire requirements
Paddlers must have completed our SUP Surfing and SUP Touring Course and have attended at least one SUP Club Session, along with having at least 10 hours SUP experience (Members get a 45% – 75% on this course depending on membership).
•Paddlers must have Personal Accident Insurance for the activity
•A leash and a buoyancy aid must be worn
•Carry suitable safety equipment, including a safety knife, mobile phone in a waterproof case and some water.
Windsurfing unsupervised hire
•A buoyancy aid or harness must be worn
•Have Personal Accident Insurance for the activity
•RYA Intermediate Non Planing ability for light winds
•RYA Intermediate Planing and confident water starting for winds above force 4.
•Carry suitable safety equipment – a mobile phone in a waterproof case