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About Waterborn
Waterborn is one of the largest Stand Up Paddle Boarding schools in the UK based in Kingsbridge, South Devon in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). It’s a BSUPA dedicated school that’s recognised for its reputation and high quality equipment and tuition. Waterborn offers lessons and tours from fully qualified instructors, hire, SUP Yoga and a SUP club.
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

Crispin was recommended to me by the SUP mafia because I wanted to learn good skills and progress quickly without too many bad habits. With it being the off season I was able to get some 1:1 time. We started with the British SUP Association...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GoLo72
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

What an awesome set up. Convineintly located next to the Crabshell, this has to be one of the top activities in Kingsbridge. The boards are in great condition and staff are both knowledgable and safety aware. The best thing about the organisation though has to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank L8BRL
Reviewed 16 August 2018

A great family activity. Crisping was a great instructor, making the teaching fun and ensuring everyone got something from the experience. The situation, next to the Cranshell restaurant meant that non paddle boarders could enjoy coffee whilst watching and it was easy to walk alongside...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sue K
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We had a great one hour lesson with Crispin. Our girls, 9 and 14, and I had a great time. Crispin was incredibly patient to get us all enjoying paddle boarding for the 1st time. Great fun and we recommend this to families as a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Graham H
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Had an hours lesson with Crispin which was really good. He's a really good teacher, very patient. He explained things really well and inspired confidence. Learned a lot from the lesson

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ahallen_10
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We had a great time learning how to paddle board and enjoyed doing a bit of Yogo too. Crispin was great and even fished our lost sunglasses out once the tide went out. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank halclarke2018
Crispin J, Owner at Waterborn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thanks Hal, I will get them back to either yourself or Marco asap. Glad you enjoyed the session. See you on the water!

Reviewed 27 June 2018

Would definitely recommend! Booked this experience for my boyfriend's birthday during our stay in Devon. Having never been paddle boarding I was quite nervous, but Crispin was absolutely fantastic. Thanks to his tuition, we were both standing up on the paddle boards within the first...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Hannah L
Crispin J, Owner at Waterborn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Glad you both enjoyed the session and pleased I was able to find the glasses for him. Nice to have a story behind a session :) Look forward to seeing you both in the near future. See you on the water!

Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend! I’ve never been paddle boarding before & was quite nervous. But Crispin’s patience, confidence & great instruction meant I could actually get up & paddle! You’re on the river estuary so it’s relatively calm which helps. Two friends and my son had all...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sharon L
Crispin J, Owner at Waterborn, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Thank you for your kind words, I am really happy the session was able to help you all achieve new confidence on SUPs. I look forward to welcoming you all back in the near future. See you on the water! Kind regards Crispin Jones -...More

Reviewed 6 June 2018

On holiday in Kingsbridge Devon we were watching the Paddleboarders and the terrific fun they were having with the Paddleboard company WATERBORN. I decided to have a go, it was safe and I really loved the new experience. Crispin gave excellent instruction to achieve confidence........More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Christine B
Crispin J, Owner at Waterborn, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Sometimes it can be a bit nerve wracking to try something new, I am pleased you gave paddleboarding with us a go and enjoyed your session. I look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. See you on the water! Kind regards...More

Reviewed 31 May 2018

I had my first SUP lesson with Crispin a few years back and dabbled with a few holiday-hires but took the plunge of ownership a week back, and have been out on the water every time the tide has allowed, with my little boy sitting...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Crispin J, Owner at Waterborn, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Your most welcome, hope your still getting plenty of outings on your SUP with this fabulous weather. See you on the water!

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