TEAM BUILDING FAQ'S

Below you will find a list of our most frequently asked questions for Team Building events. 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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How can i book?

If you would like to book a SUP Team Building experience for your team, we invite you to first check through our FAQ's below.

Following that please ensure each member of your team has completed our consent form, then use contact form to get in touch and one of our team will be happy to support.

How much does it cost?

Our Team Building experiences are £50pp.

What time should we arrive?

We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before the start of the session, this allows time for changing and equipment allocation.

What does SUP mean?

SUP = Stand Up Paddle-Boarding.

Do we need any prior experience to participate?

If you have some members of your team who have never paddle boarded before, please let us know and we will integrate this into the Team Building experience.

What safety measures are in place?

We have experienced and qualified instructors who are trained in paddle boarding.

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.

What equipment will be provided?

Wetsuits, paddle boards, paddles, leashes, buoyancy aids and our XL baords.

What kind of activities will we be doing during the team building experience?

We try to tailor the activities to the requirements of the team, but we have previously tried:

  • SUP lesson
  • Free paddle time
  • Racing XL boards
  • Racing individual boards
  • Prone paddle racing
  • Swim race
  • Fitness challenge - Run, SUP, Prone
  • Wrestling
  • Board walking
  • Balance challenges

AND LOADS MORE!

What is the duration of the team building experience?

We aim for 2 hours but the experience can be quite tiring, so we work with the stamina of the group.

Is the experience suitable for all fitness levels?

Paddle boarding is a physical challenge however it can be scaled up or down in intensity to suit varying fitness levels.

However the weather and water conditions will determine the intensity on the day.

What should we wear?

The most common attire for use in the water, is a wetsuit. We have wetsuits you can hire if you don't have your own.

Under your wetsuit please wear either swim pants, shorts, a swimsuit, or bikini.

Can we bring our own food and drinks?

Of course! If the weather is good why not plan a beach picnic for after.

Can we request a specific date and time?

The most common location for our Team Building experiences is Cleethorpes Beach, which means we are governed by the tide. However we can accommodate specific dates and time for Alexandra Dock.

Please get in touch via our contact form and one of our team will be happy to help.

Is there a minimum or maximum number of participants required?

Yes, we require a minimum of 10 participants and a maximum of 25.

Do you provide wetsuits?

Yes, these can me hired on the day.

Do we need to wear buoyancy aids?

Aligned with the RNLI's safety guidance we recommend wearing a life jacket or buoyancy aid, when participating in paddle boarding.

We have them to use free of charge.

For more information and guidance on life jackets and buoyancy aids please visit RNLI.

Can we bring our own equipment?

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

What happens if the weather is bad on the day?

Keeping an eye on the weather is one of our daily tasks, so in the event that we must cancel we will let you know in advance. Please note, we will only cancel sessions for your safety.

In the case we do have to cancel your session, we will aim to reschedule the session at the earliest possibility, or if you prefer we can give you a refund (within 30 days).

Is there a weight limit for people participating?

Yes, you can see the maximum rider weight for our boards below:

  • Our Fatstick boards - 160kg/23 stone
  • Our Starboards - 95kg/15 stone

We strive to be as inclusive as possible and will be investing more funds into boards with higher rider weight capacity.

Can we book a Team Building event if someone can't swim?

If you have a weak or non swimmer (able to swim at least 50 metres unaided) we can offer 1:1 lessons.

For the safety or yourself, other paddlers, and our instructors we cannot allow non swimmers to participate in a group lesson.

Are there changing rooms?

Yes, we have small changing rooms on site, it isn’t the most glamorous of spaces but does provide privacy. Valuables will be locked away inside.

Can pregnant team members attend?

Safety is our top priority and we want to ensure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision.

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

Paddle boarding can be safe during pregnancy as long as you take the necessary precautions.

It's important to keep in mind that like any water activity, there are risks associated with paddle boarding while pregnant. However, with the right equipment, training, and awareness, those risks can be minimised.

Our team will be happy to assist you with carrying the equipment and provide advice on the safest ways to fall and protect yourself while on the water.

Communication is crucial, and we will work with you to ensure that you are comfortable with the weather conditions and intensity of the experience.

You can read more in SUP Boarder's blog - Paddling & Pregnancy.

Where can we leave our valuables?

Your valuables will be locked away in the changing room for the duration of your session.

EBB & FLO Collective CIC does not accept responsibility for the damage, accidental damage or loss of valuables. Valuables are left entirely at the owners risk.

What payment is required if someone can't make it?

To secure your team's booking for our paddle boarding experience, we require a minimum of 10 participants, and we cannot accept payment for fewer than this number.

A deposit of 50% per team member is necessary to confirm your reservation, with the remaining balance due on the day of the event.

Please note that the deposit is non-refundable in the case of non-attendance.