It is a water sport – you will get wet, some days VERY wet, so anything going into the boat has to be water-proof.
- Comfortable clothing – as this is a water sport you will more than likely get wet, so don’t wear your best clothes. We recommend wearing shorts / board shorts/ 3/4 pants, rash shirt / T-shirt / singlet and windproof jacket on those colder days.
- Shoes – it is a DBNSW requirement that all paddlers wear shoes (surf shoes or crocs are recommended). Thongs are a definite no-no.
- Sunglasses – they help with glare on water and keep the salt out of your eyes. Prescription glasses should be secured to a lanyard or other piece of clothing – if they fall off – they’re gone.
- Sunscreen – water resistant SPF30 at a minimum.
- Bottle of water – training sessions go for about one and a half hours and you will need to keep hydrated (particularly in warmer weather).
- Cap or hat – you’ll be on the water for an hour or more, so you will need something to protect your head from the sun. Make sure it fits snug, or has a tie-down, as there is not only water out there but a likelihood of wind!
- A towel and change of clothing is also recommended just in case!
- If you don’t want to run the risk of losing something overboard we recommend that you leave it on shore.
We’ll provide the paddles and the boat.
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