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Hire Disclaimer

  • Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times when on the water.

  • All hirer’s must be able to swim a minimum of 20 metres and be confident in the water wearing a buoyancy aid.

  • Minimum age to paddle a sit-on-top kayak or stand up paddle board on their own is 8 years old.

  • Children from 5 years old may participate subject to a correctly fitted buoyancy aid.

  • We recommend a minimum of 2 kayaks or boards to be hired and we advise that no one paddles alone.

  • A security deposit against the kayaks and stand up paddle boards will be taken in the form of debit or credit card details or driving license. Money will only be taken in the event of unreturned/damaged equipment.

  • All participants must wear a buoyancy aid at all times whilst on the water.

  • Participants must be considerate to all other water users i.e.; fellow paddlers, powered boats, fisherman and sailors.

  • You are responsible for ensuring that you have the correct clothing, and are fit enough to paddle comfortably. 

  • Only launch and land at suitable areas.

  • You must always stay with your kayak or board at all times. If you fall in please get back on your kayak or board straight away as it may drift off due to wind and tide.

  • The hirer agrees to pay for any loss or damage of equipment.

  • Anyone who appears under the influence of drink or drugs will not be allowed to hire and will not eligible for a refund.

  • Fishing is subject to the appropriate licences.

  • DISCLAIMER. We will not be liable for any death, personal injury, or loss of or damage to goods arising out of the hire of any items by them unless that death, personal injury or loss of, or damage to the goods arises directly from an act of omission on the part of The New Forest Paddle Sport Company Ltd.

  • Participants should be aware that kayaking/ stand up paddle board can be dangerous.  Hazards include (but not limited to); drowning, hypothermia, repetitive strain injury, slips, trips, falls, biological hazards from river water, skeletal/muscular injuries from paddling or moving equipment.  All participants accept exposure to the afore mentioned hazards and do not hold The New Forest Paddle Sport Company Ltd responsible for injuries obtained from kayaking, canoeing or any associated activity.

  • We do not have any responsibility whatsoever for loss or damage to your personal belongings. You accept that you are taking your personal property on to the water at your own risk.

  • People with existing injuries should not participate.

  • We reserve the right to make amendments to this hire disclaimer without notice. The full and latest version of our Terms and Conditions are on our website.

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