Joining instructions

Everything you need to know

Thank you for booking with us. Here is everything you need to know. If you’re booking for a group please forward this information to everyone in your party. If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, please search our frequently asked questions page or, if you’re still confused, please get in touch.

Where do we meet?

Our meeting place is Baltic Wharf, Cumberland Road, Bristol BS1 6XG, right next to the Cottage Inn. We’ll meet you on the quayside and you’ll see a row of paddleboards. We’re a 30 minute walk from the city centre or a short ferry journey (ask for a ticket to the Cottage).

Parking

There is free parking on site at the Cottage Inn but it is first come first served. Our nearest pay and display car park is at the SS Great Britain (follow the brown signs or use BS1 6JR), a ten minute walk along the harbourside. We recommend travelling by foot or bike if you’re local.

What should I bring?

Please bring clothes you don’t mind getting wet and footwear to wear on the riverside. Sportswear is ideal. Please dress for the weather and try to avoid cotton and jeans that are wet when cold. Bring a change of clothes and a towel if you fancy a shower afterwards. If it’s chilly we’ll offer wetsuits but most people wear their own clothes during summer.

What is provided?

Other than this season’s best equipment and expert tuition we also provide:

  1. optional wetsuits and buoyancy aids
  2. hot showers
  3. changing facilities
  4. storage of belongings

Personal belongings

We’re happy to store your valuables while you’re on the water but belongings are left at your own risk.

Footwear

Whilst you’re welcome to wear old trainers on the water, in summer we love paddling barefoot as it gives you a better feel for the board. Please bring a pair of shoes for walking around on the bank before and after the session though. Under 18’s should always wear footwear.

When should I arrive?

We aim to start each session promptly please arrive five minutes before the start of the session. If you’ve booked a public session we may not be able to delay the start to wait for you.

Running late?

Call us on 07434 807 408 if you’re running late. We’ll do our best to accommodate you but may not be able to delay a public session.

 

Joining instructions

Contact

07434 807 408

Meeting point

BS1 6XG
Meeting point

Our meeting point

Baltic Wharf, BS1 6XG

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SUP Bristol meeting point

Meet here and look for the row of paddleboards