ADAPTIVE SUP FAQ'S

Below you will find a list of our most frequently asked questions for Adaptive SUP experiences. Please support us by utilising this information before contacting us with your request as a lot of answers can be found here. This will help us save time and allow us focus our time and resources on fulfilling our objectives, whilst developing and growing our CIC.

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What is a CIC?

As a CIC, EBB & FLO COLLECTIVE operates as a social enterprise with the primary purpose of benefiting the community rather than generating profit for private individuals or shareholders. This legal structure allows the company to access funding and resources that are reserved for not-for-profit organisations, while also retaining the flexibility and entrepreneurial spirit of a traditional business. The profits generated by a CIC can only be distributed to the company's shareholders to a limited extent, and the majority must be reinvested back into the company to support its social and environmental objectives.

How can i book?

If you would like to book a SUP experience for yourself, someone you know, or someone you care for, please use our contact form to get in touch and one of our team will be happy to support.

What does SUP mean?

SUP = Stand Up Paddle-Boarding.

Is there wheelchair access to Cleethorpes Beach?

Yes there is a ramp opposite the ferris wheel near our address.

Is there wheelchair access to Alexandra Dock?

Yes, there is a slipway right into the water.

Do you have a beach wheelchair?

Currently we do not have beach wheelchairs but we will be applying for grant funding to invest in this equipment.

Is paddle boarding accessible for people with disabilities?

Paddle boarding can be a great activity for people with disabilities, but it depends on the individual's specific needs and abilities.

Our experienced instructors can work with individuals to adapt equipment and techniques to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. We recommend contacting us in advance to discuss any specific requirements and ensure that we can provide appropriate support.

What types of adaptive equipment are available for paddle boarding?

We have a range of accessible equipment for people with disabilities, including our tandem, seated, and larger paddle boards. Our instructors are also trained to work with people with disabilities and can provide additional support and guidance as needed.

We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all participants, and strive to grow our accessible equipment so we are able to facilitate those with more complex needs or mobility issues.

What types of adaptive facilities are available?

We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all participants, and strive to build accessible facilities including changing rooms and toilets as we grow.

At the moment, we want to be upfront with you and let you know that our facilities are not yet fully accessible to wheelchairs or individuals with mobility challenges.

However, we are actively working on upgrading our facilities to make them more inclusive and welcoming for everyone. While we understand that this may cause disappointment, we believe that taking concrete steps towards positive change is more important than waiting for everything to be perfect.

If you have specific accessibility needs, please let us know in advance so we can make any necessary arrangements to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we continue to improve our facilities.

Can I participate in paddle boarding if I use a wheelchair?

Yes, paddle boarding can be an excellent activity for wheelchair users. However, it's important to discuss any concerns or specific needs with our team beforehand so that we can make any necessary accommodations.

We offer adaptive paddle boarding equipment, such as seated paddle boards, however these are currently only suitable for people who are able to sit up unsupported.

We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all participants, and strive to grow our accessible equipment so we are able to facilitate those with more complex needs or mobility issues.

Are there any restrictions on who can participate in adaptive paddle boarding?

Yes, however we are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all participants, and strive to grow our accessible equipment so we are able to facilitate those with more complex needs or mobility issues.

Talk to your doctor or healthcare provider before attempting any physical activity, and follow their recommendations.

At the moment, we want to be upfront with you and let you know that our facilities are not yet fully accessible to wheelchairs or individuals with mobility challenges.

However, we are actively working on upgrading our facilities to make them more inclusive and welcoming for everyone. While we understand that this may cause disappointment, we believe that taking concrete steps towards positive change is more important than waiting for everything to be perfect.

If you have specific accessibility needs, please let us know in advance so we can make any necessary arrangements to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we continue to improve our facilities.

What safety measures are in place for adaptive paddle boarding?

We have experienced and qualified instructors who are trained in adaptive paddle boarding and know how to work with individuals with various disabilities.

Our instructors conduct a safety briefing before every session to go over the safety measures in place and ensure that participants are comfortable and confident on the water.

We also provide participants with appropriate personal flotation devices (PFDs) that are properly fitted and in good condition. In addition, we risk assess based on the individual, the weather, and water conditions to ensure the safest possible experience for everyone.

Are there any specific training or certification requirements for instructors providing adaptive paddle boarding?

Yes all of our instructors hold a recognised SUP instructor or coach qualification, as well as an in date DBS check.

Can I participate in adaptive paddle boarding if I have limited mobility or strength?

Paddle boarding can be a great activity for people with limited mobility or strength, but it depends on the individual's specific needs and abilities.

We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all participants, and strive to grow our accessible equipment so we are able to facilitate those with more complex needs or mobility issues.

Our experienced instructors can work with individuals to adapt equipment and techniques to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

We recommend contacting us in advance to discuss any specific requirements and ensure that we can provide appropriate support.

How can I prepare for my adaptive paddle boarding session?

Preparing for your adaptive paddle boarding session can help ensure you have an enjoyable and safe experience. Here are some tips to help you prepare:

  1. Consult with your doctor: If you have any concerns about your health or physical condition, it's always a good idea to consult with your doctor before participating in any physical activity.
  2. Dress appropriately: Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that allows for a full range of motion. Depending on the weather, you may also want to bring along a wetsuit or rash guard.
  3. Bring necessary equipment: If you have your own adaptive paddle board, paddle, or other equipment, be sure to bring it with you. If not, check with the facility or instructor to see what equipment is available and what you may need to bring.
  4. Be ready to communicate: Let the instructor or staff know about any physical limitations or concerns you may have. This will help them tailor the session to your needs and ensure your safety.
  5. Stay hydrated: Bring a water bottle with you and drink plenty of water before, during, and after your session.

By following these simple tips, you can help ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable adaptive paddle boarding session.

Can I bring my own equipment for adaptive paddle boarding?

In most cases, yes, you can bring your own equipment for adaptive paddle boarding. However, it's important to check with us beforehand to ensure that your equipment meets our safety standards and is appropriate for the activity.

How long are the adaptive paddle boarding sessions and what is included?

The length of adaptive paddle boarding sessions can vary depending on the individual and the conditions on the day. Typically, sessions can range from 1-1.5hrs.

The session will include the necessary adaptive equipment, such as adaptive paddle boards, paddles, and life jackets, as well as instruction and guidance by our trained and experienced instructors and volunteers.

Do you have a toilet?

At the moment, we want to be upfront with you and let you know that we do not have an accessible toilet, the nearest one is on Sea Road, next to the Pier Gardens.

Currently our facilities are not yet fully accessible to wheelchairs or individuals with mobility challenges. However, we are actively working on upgrading our facilities to make them more inclusive and welcoming for everyone.

While we understand that this may cause disappointment, we believe that taking concrete steps towards positive change is more important than waiting for everything to be perfect.

But rest assured we understand the importance of basic amenities and are doing everything we can to combat the issue.