Frequently Asked Questions…
- Is it hard to learn? Not at all! Our WPA certified instructors will have you up and paddling in one easy lesson. Our rental boards are very stable and wide and it doesn’t take long to get your balance and you’ll soon be walking on water!
- How do I get the boards to the water? All rentals include car racks that easily fit on almost any car. We give you maps and all the information you will need.
- What happens if I fall off? Just keep in mind that falling in the water is part of paddling so just be prepared in case you do. Our instructors will show you how easy it is to get back “on-board”. Our water temperature in the summer is over 80 degrees (F) and feels great!
- Is there a weight limit for paddleboarding? We have boards that can accommodate up to a 250 lb individual for a fun and safe experience.
- Is there an age limit? No limit, however, it may not be suitable for kids under 12 because it does require some upper body strength. Many experienced adults can paddle tandem with small kids on our bigger boards. All children under 13 must wear a life jacket at all times.
- What should I wear? We paddle barefoot but it is recommended that you bring a water sandal or flip flops to wear on the shore because we do have a rocky environment and you will want to protect your feet. In the hot summer months, a bathing suit with a light weight t-shirt to protect you from the sun is perfect and for cooler temperatures yoga gear or shorts/sweats and a t-shirt are great. Just remember you may get wet! A hat is highly recommended.
- Is there a current in the water? No, it is a flat, clear water lake. No sharks, alligators or other biting things either! The lake is formed by the Colorado River.
- What happens if a boat goes by? You will encounter boats and other watercraft on the lake where we paddle. Our instructors will teach you an easy way to deal with any wakes. Our boards are very wide and stable.
- Am I required to wear a life jacket? The National Park Service regulations require all operators 13 years of age or older to have a Type III adult USCG-approved life jacket (also known as Personal Floatation Device or PFD) either attached to the vessel or on the operator’s person. All children under 13 years old are required to wear a USCG-approved life jacket at all times while on the water.
- Is there anything in the lake I need to worry about? No. There are no biting fish, leeches, sharks, alligators or other nasty things, just mussels, bass, trout, and some other river fish. You will want to have shoes on when walking on shore due to loose rocks, tumbleweed thorns, and very hot sand. There is no current on the lake just boat wakes occasionally. The thing to watch out for are Jet Skis and boats!
- What is the cancellation policy?
We reserve the right to cancel any tour, lesson or rental prior to departure for any reason whatsoever. In the case that we cancel a tour, lesson or rental, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel or are unable to participate for any reason, our refund policy is as follows:
If we receive your notice of cancellation more than 24 hours prior to departure, you will receive 100% refund. If we receive your notice less than 24 hours prior to departure, no refunds will be made.
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone if we feel is a risk to themselves, to others or to our property.
- What should I bring with me? A hat, water, towel, waterproof camera, and sunscreen. Please do not bring anything that can not get wet- (examples: Ipods, cell phones, wallets, non-waterproof cameras, etc.) Sunglasses, (especially those with prescriptions) should be worn only with a tether, if you fall in you could lose them without one. In the summer months, a hat and plenty of good sunscreen should be worn. We sell dry bags for phones, keys, food and water. Most importantly- bring your friends and a great attitude!