Active 360 paddleboarding

A great gift idea for an active person who likes being out and about on the water.

Active360 is a local watersports provider with bases at Kew Bridge, Brentford Lock and Paddington Basin. Founded in 2011 and licensed by the Adventure Activity Licensing Authority (which also means they can teach under 18s on the Tidal Thames) they have hundreds of 5 star online reviews and a great track record for customer service.

All year round lessons and trips

Active 360 is open all year round for lessons and guided stand up paddleboarding (SUP) trips and from spring through to autumn. They hire out paddle boards to people with prior experience and also stable kayaks and canoes (no experience necessary).

They also run Natural History Tours where, as well as getting a SUP lesson, participants learn about the Thames and its wildlife and how the river has evolved and changed over thousands of years.

Thames Skills & Knowledge courses

These are online courses (3 sessions on Zoom) followed by a practical session on water.  They run these courses throughout the year (subject to demand) and participants learn how to navigate safety on the Tidal Thames, how to assess and mitigate risks as well as how to use tide tables and apps and take weather factors into account.  They also cover types of equipment best suited and skills required to be a good, safe Tideway paddler.  This training is a PLA requirement to SUP downriver of Putney Pier.

They also sell a range of paddleboards, paddles and accessories including neoprene gloves, and shoes, buoyancy aids, dry bags and wetsuits all available from their Kew Bridge base.

Active 360 is a member of The Chiswick Calendar’s Club Card scheme.

Gift Ideas for 2022


Vouchers for lessons / trips

Credit vouchers – get a free 10% top up added after purchase. These can be used to cover full or part cost of a lesson, trip or equipment hire – or equipment purchase from our SUPshop. They are flexible and valid for one year from purchase.

If you email Active 360 after purchase with your voucher code we will top up your voucher with 10% of the value added.

Gift vouchers


Carbon Paddle

The team at Active 360 have designed this full carbon, ultra lightweight split paddle for performance and convenience.  It can be taken apart and reassembled in seconds for travel and is quite simply one of the best paddles we have used.

Their coaching team have combined decades of experience so we are very clear bout what they want from a paddle. This one will enhance the paddling experience and is much better than any paddle sold in a package with a board.  £199 – 10% Club Card discount



Crewroom Paddle Mitts

These are lined open palm neoprene mitts designed n partnership with the famous Putney outdoor clothing manufacturer. They keep hands warm in all weather and the open palm design means that you can use your fingers any time to make a phone call, adjust a buckle etc. £29 (winter sale price) – 10% Club Card discount.

SUP wear

Club Card offer

Read more about Active 360’s discounts for Club Card holders.

Active360 Club Card offer


Unit 5 Kew Bridge Arches
Strand On The Green
London W4 3NG

Tel: 020 3393 5360

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