PROTECTING WHAT WE CARE ABOUT
Cutting out plastic
The Kingsbridge to Salcombe estuary is unusual because it has no large river feeding it, just a series of small streams fed from local springs. Instead, the estuary is shaped by tides that reach as far up as Kingsbridge twice a day. This makes the estuary an internationally important maritime and intertidal habitat and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
Every day we are reminded about how beautiful yet fragile the estuary and the surrounding rivers and coastlines are. So we never take the local ecology for granted. We are proud to be a governing member of the ‘Plastic Free Kingsbridge’ committee – part of the initiative by Surfers Against Sewage to take action to cut avoidable plastic waste.
We also conduct Eco Tours that combine scenic SUP trips with collecting any rubbish spotted. This includes the River Avon Eco Tour and regular Sunday Paddle and Pick sessions.
Paddle and Pick
£5 per person
Beginner to advanced
Age guide 6+
Group size 1-20
Stand up paddle boarding is very much an eco sport and it’s up to us to protect the environment we are blessed with. That’s why we run Pick and Paddle events throughout the year to help rid the estuary and the ocean that feeds it of litter.
These events are very social and are suitable for anyone who can SUP independently. We can supply
We normally run
We like to bag it up
To cut down on plastic bag use, we now stock cotton tote bags.
They cost just £3 and are great for shopping, storing your gym kit or for holding any rubbish you find when you are out and about on the coast path or local beach.
Win a free tour!
We want to encourage as many SUP users as possible to join our mission of clearing our waterways of litter. If any of your friends have a SUP, get them involved and help us make a change right now!
Post a photo of you and your litter collection on your SUP (once you are ashore and safe) on our Facebook page, Twitter feed, or Instagram page and use #PickitSUP and @WaterbornSUP with your photo and location and every month we will pick a winner to receive a free Sunset Tour or Bowcombe Tour with our thanks.