Saturday, 17 August 2019

Bank Holiday SUP Taster Sessions at Dapdune Wharf in Guildford


Bank Holiday Special!

 45min Stand Up Paddle Boarding Taster Sessions at Dapdune Wharf, Guildford.

Join us at National Trust's beautiful Dapdune Wharf in the centre of Guildford for SUP sessions this Bank Holiday Weekend.

Sessions are running all weekend at various scheduled times on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday. Simply click on the book here button below to view times and book your session.


Only £15.00 per session - including all equipment hire, basic instruction and safety briefing.

This is a family event but attendees aged 8-12yr olds must be accompanied by a parent on the water, whilst 12-16yr olds must have a parent on site.



Please note that National Trust members have free entry but non-members will need to pay an entry fee at the Dapdune Wharf ticket office.


Discover more about SUP

with the Surrey Hills Adventure Company

We offer a variety of Stand Up Paddle Boarding courses, from introduction sessions to freerides at our Lagoon in Buckland, but also at Birtley Estate and on the River Wey.

Private lessons, group sessions and advice on buying/hiring SUP equipment is also available.
So if this taster session at Dapdune Wharf has you longing to learn more, get in touch!

Stand up paddle boarding
SUP Yoga
SUP River Wey Safari
SUP Lessons SUP Yoga SUP River Safaris


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Friday, 26 July 2019

August with The SHAC

The Lagoon at Buckland

Introduction to SUP sessions
When  Daily at regular intervals throughout the day
The Introduction to SUP session is an hour of fun tuition where we teach you to manoeuvre the board & we are confident that within an hour we can get you to a standard that makes SUP a lot of fun. Once you have completed an Introduction to SUP session with us you, you can then join any of our Free Ride sessions where you can come along & hire a board by the hour or join one of our River Safaris.
The price of an Introduction to SUP session costs £30 per person inc VAT
The price of an hour Freeride session with board hire is £20 per person inc VAT
Please note *CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED ON THE WATER BY AN ADULT AT ALL TIMES

Summer Holiday Special Offer – 45 minute SUP Taster session. 
When - Every weekday afternoon at 3pm, 4pm & 5pm
The taster session is an opportunity to try SUP to see if you like it. We have got instructors who will give you a few hints to get you started, & then set you off.
Suitable for adults & children age 8 and above.
Please note *CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED ON THE WATER BY AN ADULT AT ALL TIMES
*THE TASTER SESSION IS ONE BOARD PER PERSON ONLY, FOR THE DURATION OF THE SESSION*
Price is £15 per person inc VAT

If you have got your own SUP & would like to Freeride with us we have got some good news. As well as the regular Freeride sessions on Thursday evenings & Sunday afternoons you can also join us from 4pm – 6pm every weekday.

SUP Yoga
When – Tuesday evenings from 7pm – 8pm
SUP yoga will challenge your body in a unique way. It is both energising & relaxing and the stunning surroundings make it an extra special experience not to be missed. Previous experience of SUP or yoga is not necessary.
The price is £20 per person inc VAT

The SHAC Open Water Swimming programme continues throughout August:-
When – Sunday 8am – 10am
              Tuesday 6.30pm – 8pm
               Friday 6pm – 8pm
The price online is £9.60 per person inc VAT, or if you pay on site on the day, the price is £12.00
New swimmers need to complete a membership online before they can book to swim.



Junior Open Water Swimming Course. 
When - Tuesday 13th August at 6.30pm – 8pm.
A 1.5 hours Introduction Course specifically developed for junior swimmers, age 10 & above. The aim of the course is to illustrate to swimmers the differences between Open Water & pool swimming & teach them how to approach open water swimming in the safest ways possible.
For Juniors to be allowed to swim with their parents at The Lagoon they must complete one of our Junior Open Water Swimming Courses. Price is £60 per person inc VAT


All locations

Woodland Adventure Days
When – Daily on weekdays at one of our Woodland locations from 10am – 4pm
We now have our Woodland Adventure Days running at 3 sites. 
The Original Base Camp in Holmbury St Mary, Wigwam Camp at The Birtley House Estate & Viking Camp in The Woodland at The Buckland Park Estate. We never know exactly what we will do on a Woodland Adventure Day here are the sort of things we get up:-
• Den building
• Bush craft & survival skills
• Rope swings
• Fire lighting with flint and steels & fire maintenance
• Wide Camps
• Swinging in hammocks
• Crafts
• Working with tools
• Camp Fire cooking
• Toasting marshmallows

The price is £48 per person inc VAT

Pop Up SUP Taster sessions at The National Trust Festival OfSport at Dapdune Wharf in Guildford.
When – Daily between 28th July – 3rd August 
Family friendly 45 minute taster sessions. Age 8 and above.
Please note *CHILDREN UNDER 12 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED ON THE WATER BY AN ADULT AT ALL TIMES
*THE TASTER SESSION IS ONE BOARD PER PERSON ONLY, FOR THE DURATION OF THE SESSION*
The price is £12 per person inc VAT if booked online, £15 on the day.  * Admission to Dapdune Wharf must be purchased for you to be able to join us on the water. Admission prices – Adults £4.50 children £2.50. NT members – free entry.


River Safari on The River Wey
When – Saturday 10th August at 2.30pm.
The River Safari is a 2 – 2.5 hour paddle taking in the ruins of Newark Priory.
The price is £72 per person inc VAT.

Group sessions & Parties 
If you would like to SUP as a family or group, or have children under 8 years old & would like to SUP with them, we can organise a private group Introduction to SUP session just for you. For further information about private group sessions or parties please contact us at info@theshac.co.uk

Thursday, 25 July 2019

Summer Holiday SUP Intros and Taster Sessions at The Lagoon - Reigate

Summer SUP Fun with The SHAC.
SUP Introduction Sessions - 1hr Full instruction and your ticket to SHAC freeride Sessions and River Safaris. 
Click on the booking link and a calendar of available dates and times will appear. 
**Under 16's Must have an adult in attendance**
£30.00 per person inc VAT and Equipment Hire
(excludes wetsuit hire at £10.00 - Optional or bring your own)


SUMMER Holiday Special just for fun Taster Sessions - 45mins Including Board Hire and Limited Instruction - Over 8's Only - UNDER 10's With and adult on the water - 10-16yr olds adult must be onsite. 
Adults very welcome too on all sessions even without children!
**Does Not Qualify you for Freerides and River Safaris**
Click on the booking link and a calendar of available dates and times will appear.
£15.00 per person Including VAT and Equipment Hire
(excludes wetsuit hire at £10.00 - Optional or bring your own) 

Got your own SUP board? We now have Freeride sessions available every afternoon from 4-6 pm on the lagoon and our regular Freerides on Thursday Evening and Sunday Afternoon including long course access. 1 person per board
CLICK HERE TO BOOK





Friday, 5 July 2019

Stand Up Paddleboarding Taster Sessions at Dapdune Wharf Guildford with The National Trust Festival of Sport 23 July - 3rd August


Due to the huge success of this event... We are going to be BACK at the National Trust's Dapdune Wharf this Bank Holiday weekend with more SUP Taster Sessions!





JUNIOR OPEN WATER SWIMMING INDUCTION COURSE



 
THE SHACs JUNIOR OPEN WATER SWIMMING COURSE FOR 10-16YR OLDS
TUESDAY 16TH AND 23RD JULY 6.30PM - 8PM - £60.00 PER PERSON INC VAT.



HERE AT THE SHAC WE STRONGLY BELIEVE IN SAFETY FIRST WHEN IT COMES TO ALL OUR ACTIVITIES AND THE FIRST PART OF THAT IS KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE ENVIRONMENTS WE PUT OURSELVES IN. OUR STA QUALIFIED OPEN WATER SPECIFIC SWIM COACHES ARE HERE TO HELP
IN MANY CASES OUR CHILDREN ARE BETTER SWIMMERS THAN US AND WE THEREFORE WOULD LIKE THEM TO JOIN US DURING OPEN WATER SWIM SESSIONS HOWEVER THEY MAY ALREADY BE STRONG SWIMMERS BUT HAVE A LACK OF UNDERSTANDING AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SWIMMING IN A POOL AND SWIMMING IN A LAKE OR OTHER OPEN WATER LOCATIONS.
 
THE SHAC HAVE SPECIFICALLY DEVELOPED THE JUNIOR OWS COURSE TO GIVE JUNIOR SWIMMERS THE KNOWLEDGE AND AWARENESS OF THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN POOL SWIMMING AND OPEN WATER SWIMMING. 
THIS IS NOT ONLY A SWIMMING COURSE BUT A LIFE SKILL THAT WE HOPE WILL BE PASSED TO OTHER YOUNG PEOPLE TO HELP RAISE THE AWARENESS OF THE DANGERS OF COLD AND DEEP WATER SWIMMING AND HOW BEST TO MANAGE THOSE DANGERS.

THE COURSE IS ALSO SUITABLE FOR JUNIORS LOOKING TO ENTER AN OPEN WATER SWIM EVENT OR TRIATHLON.
THIS COURSE IS A PRE-REQUISITE FOR ANY JUNIOR SWIMMER FROM THE AGE OF 10-16 TO BE ABLE TO SWIM AT THE LAGOON IN OUR OPEN WATER SWIM SESSIONS. 
EACH ATTENDEE MUST PASS THE COURSE IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO ATTEND OPEN SESSIONS AND WE WITHHOLD THE RIGHT TO FAIL SWIMMERS IF WE CONCLUDE THEY ARE NOT READY TO ATTEND OPEN SESSIONS.
 ALL ATTENDEES MUST BE ABLE TO SWIM A MINIMUM OF 600M COMFORTABLY AND HAVE A WETSUIT AVAILABLE FOR THE COURSE. WE CAN SUPPLY WET SUITS VIA OUR PARTNERS AT ZONE3 - PLEASE CONTACT US FOR DETAILS

1:1 and PRIVATE GROUP SESSIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR JUNIOR SWIMMERS AND ADULTS THAT WANT TO IMPROVE THEIR TECHNIQUE AND STAMINA IF REQUIRED. WE ALSO HAVE COACHING OPTIONS FOR THOSE JUNIORS LOOKING TO COMPETE IN OPEN WATER SWIM EVENTS AND TRIATHLONS. PLEASE EMAIL INFO@THESHAC.CO.UK FOR MORE DETAILS.

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Tuesday, 25 June 2019

SHAC SUP SAFARI SUNDAY 10th JULY


The SHACs SUP River Safari
Sunday 10th August 11am -1.30pm
Pyrford Lock, Nr Wisley - Newark Priory
Limited Places Available


Come and enjoy this stunning stretch of the River Wey Navigations with Team SHAC, it really is the perfect spot to take the SUP Skills you have learnt with us this year to the Next Level and really explore what stand up paddle boarding is all about, taking you places others don't get to go.


Departing from Pyrford lock Nr Wisley at 11am on Sunday 10th August we will take you on a paddling experience through the beautiful surroundings of the River Wey Navigation's out to the simply stunning 11th Century Newark Priory running situated right on the river. We will explore flowing waters and enjoy stunning scenery and wildlife along the way.


The price is £72.00 per person including all equipment hire, river license, insurance, fully qualified guide/instructor and VAT. If you have your own board you are welcome to join us and the cost is £48.00 and includes all of the above less equipment hire. 
 On our return to Pyrford lock why not book a table for lunch at the wonderful riverside pub that is The Anchor. for more details please visit: https://www.anchorpyrford.co.uk/
 



 

Can't make the date? Did you know we do private safaris for family and friends and groups where we can incorporate the intro session on the river so even if your friends haven't done a intro with us they can still come. We can cater for groups of up to 20 at a time.

Make a day of it and ask about our riverside wild lunch options and take you and your friends on an adventure to remember, great as a celebration for any occasion, office day out, private function or team building activity.
Email: info@theshac.co.uk for more details.


Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Open Water Swimming Development Workshop


Open Water Swimming Development Workshop

Sunday 21st July
8.30am - 11am

This course has been designed to cover the following points and is ideal for people that have entered an event for the first time or looking to improve for the next one.

The course covers:

*Swimming responsibly/safely
*Preparation, risk assessment, swimming with a buddy and recovery.

*Introduce and develop OW specific skills such as sighting, turning round a buoy, drafting/pack swimming. 
*Recognising signs of hypothermia and fatigue in you and others. 
*Stroke analysis and tips for improvement.
*Practice swimming looking changing pace, overtaking and finishing.
*Racing, mass starts, feeding and training for endurance.

*Pre event preparation, warm up and warm down

The course is run by The SHACs STA Open Water Specific Swim Coaches Fiona and Skip - trained by Friend of The SHAC, Keri Anne Payne - Double World Champion Open Water Swimmer. 



Saturday, 18 May 2019

May Half Term Family Fun at The Lagoon with Buckland Park Lake


Come and experience the beautiful Buckland Park Lake for the first time with our 9 day long family event 
running over the May Bank Holiday and Half Term. 
Tickets are available here:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/buckland-park-lake-20001762061

The SHAC are running Stand Up Paddle Boarding Taster Sessions (Supervised not instructed) through out 
the event for £12.00 per person for a 45min Session for anyone with a ticket to the event - 
(Over 8yrs old only - 
anyone under 12 must be accompanied by an adult - Strictly 1 board per person per session)

Please note The SUP Taster session is not a coached introduction session but a supervised taster and will therefor 
not entitle participants to join The SHAC on Freeride Sessions or any other SHAC SUP Activities. 
If you wish to book an introduction session PLEASE CLICK HERE

What Else is Happening at The Event?

Have a go at some real bushcraft with The SHACs Woodland Adventure Leaders, 
build and light a real fire using flint and steels and roast your own marshmallow - 
 (Under 6 yrs old must be accompanied by an adult
Bookable in advance with Buckland Park Lake via Event Brite link)

Walk the woodland trail with a small prize for children who spot our ten woodland animals along the way. 

Try your hand at Archery with Combat Archery and 
Target Archery

Build and float a raft from the materials you find

Tee off on our crazy golf course and enjoy our giant 
sandpit. 

Bring an old welly boot or plant pot and sow your 
own pea, bean or sunflower plant.

Play with our garden games, spacer hoppers and 
hula hoops. 

Inflatables, face painting and refreshments will also 
be available.
Bushcraft should be booked in advance direct with Buckland Park Lake

Please note Swimming will not be possible at this event due to health and safety. 
The water gets deep very quickly and is only suitable for experienced wild swimmers.
Please click the link to buy tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.


Tuesday, 7 May 2019

SUP Intros, SUP Yoga and SUP Birthdays Now available to book at Birtley House Bramley Guildford



The SHACs SUP Intro Sessions and Birthday Parties are now available to book at Birtley House, Bramley, Nr Guildford. Every Sunday in June. Only 8 places available per session so dont miss out and book your place today. For Birthday Party enquiries please email info@theshac.co.uk



Also Available Every Sunday In June SUP Yoga at Birtley House with Sasha. only 8 places available per session - Block of 4 booking discount available. Details below:


Sunset Yoga Taster session

Saturday 11th May, 6pm - 7pm

Sunrise Yoga Taster session

Sunday 12th May  8am - 9am



Block Sessions Available individually or as a block of 4 at a discounted rate. For block booking please email info@theshac.co.uk

Sunday 2nd June, 11.30am

Sunday 9th June, 11.30am

Sunday 16th June, 11.30am

Sunday 23rd June, 11.30am

Individual sessions cost £30 per person inc VAT & equipment hire - Block Booking 4 sessions £100.00 inc VAT and equipment hire.