COVID-19 Shopping Procedures

COVID-19 Shopping Procedures

COVID-19 Shopping Procedures


Updated 27/08/2021

How to shop with AS Watersports

To to create a safe and enjoyable shopping experience we have introduced a number of ways to shop with us. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

If you are new to kayaking, canoeing or paddleboarding we specialise in giving great advice so you can get the right product for you to enjoy with confidence. Kayaks, paddleboards, canoes, sit-ons and inflatable kayaks are still in high demand ,with pressures on supply coming from all areas, our orders are now in place so we know what models are coming and when. As always, we have a complete range of Demo models for you to try on the water so you can purchase with confidence. We have a good range of soft kit available in-store, but we are seeing the same supply issues.

Visiting our showroom

We are now allowing drop-in visits into the shop without a prior appointment. During busy times we may still limit the amount of customers in the store. If you would like to demo one or more models from our demo fleet, we would love it if you could let us know beforehand on 01392 219600 and we can make sure we have the model you are after available and ready to try.

Customers inside the shop are required to wear a face covering. Please bring your own.


Click, Confirm, Collect

If you would like to collect your purchase from the shop, we are operating a contact free collection service. As we may not be able to fulfil your complete order immediately, please wait for us to confirm your collection is ready. More information on our Click, Confirm, Collect service can be found here.

 Dispatch Orders

As always, we will be dispatching orders for in-stock items placed on the website, phone and e-mail.  We have had to make some changes to our delivery pricing, to get the latest price, please add all items to your basket and use the delivery calculator in the checkout. Delivery to UK Mainland for standard size items is still free over £65!


Hire & Tuition

Unfortunately our Kayak, Canoe & Paddleboard Hire and Kayak & Paddleboard Lessons remain closed. We are hoping to have updates on this available soon!

We would like to thank all of our customers for their understanding in these uncertain times. Please keep up to date on our Facebook Page for any updates on affected opening times.

Stay active, healthy and, if you’re able to do so safely and in line with government recommendations, getting out in nature is great for the body and mind!

AS Watersports

Our opening hours

Mon - Sat: 9.30 - 17.00   |  Sun: Closed 

Our showroom is now open to drop-in with limited numbers at any one time. Please book an appointment if you would like to demo a boat on the water.

Hire & Tuition remain closed.

Please click here to learn more about visiting us.

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Over the Phone Outfitting Service!

Over the Phone Outfitting Service!

Over the Phone Outfitting Service!

We are having lots of happy customers make the most of our Click, confirm collect on our online store but we are aware that site and pages of pages of equipment can be confusing! We really like to help people through the process of getting the right choice for them!

I want a kayak for the family but I don’t know what I’m looking for?

What’s size paddle do I need?

Whats the difference between all the Paddleboards you stock?

What safety kit should I carry?

Sometimes it’s just easier to go through it with one of our friendly, experienced staff.

  1. Email [email protected] to book an appointment for one of our team to call you at a pre arranged time – Monday to Friday, 10am – 4pm
  2. Have access to our website so we can guide you through the products online and explain differences
  3. Pick and pay for the gear you need to enjoy the water.
  4. Come collect. We are unable to ship solid kayaks. Paddleboards and inflatable kayaks can be shipped. Local delivery available for an extra fee.

AS Winter Warmers

AS Winter Warmers

When the days get short we host a series of chats, presentations, lectures, workshops for anyone interested in paddling or the outdoors – our Winter Warmers!

We pride ourselves on being more than just a shop, these sessions are all free of charge and there is no booking required.

Grab a coffee, sit down and be inspired at AS Watersports. 

Next Winter Warmer:








Chasing Adventure – Paddleboarding Nepal

With Liam Kirkham

7pm Thursday 12th March 2020 at AS Watersports

What is the point of an Adventure?! Why and how Liam ended up on a self-supported 135km paddleboard trip on a remote river in Nepal with a friend that ….”doesn’t paddle”. A light hearted talk for anyone interested in the outdoors.

End of Season Clearance Sale! – 5th October 2019

End of Season Clearance Sale! – 5th October 2019

End of Season Clearance Sale! – 5th October 2019

Saturday 5th October at AS Watersports.

Doors open at 10am – be early to catch the best deals! In-store only.


Our annual clearance sale to make way for lots of shiny new kit in the shop.

Great prices on our entire ex-hire fleet, as well as a selection of ex-demo kayaks, canoes & paddleboards.
There will also be discounted kit & accessories inside the shop!

We will not be listing sale items prior to the event, you will have to turn up to see all the bargains on offer!

Please note – We will have a selection of kayaks and canoes from different brands at a range of prices. The paddleboards are all Red Paddle Co inflatable SUPs, which are the leading manufacturer of premium paddleboard packages, and the prices will reflect this. Prices for new packages can be found on our website, and our used boards will be priced in-line with the current secondhand market.

British Canoeing Membership

British Canoeing Membership

British Canoeing Membership

We are proud to be partnering with British Canoeing to offer our customers a great saving on their “On the water” membership, you will receive a voucher code with any purchase. We recommend it to paddlers of all disciplines, when you break down the benifits it is really good value for the money.

Top membership benefits include:

  • Waterways license – this will ensure you can use your boat on waterways outside of your club sessions and trips.
  • Insurance – enjoy Combined Liability Insurance providing for legal liability cover following negligence, nuisance or trespass.
  • Boat Insurance – access to individual or multi-craft insurance to ensure your canoe, kayak or paddleboard is covered.
  • Communications – regular paddler-focused content and advice as well as discounted rates on magazines.
  • Special Offers and Discounts – a range of great offers from leading retailers.

Being a member of British Canoeing, you will not only get great value membership, you help guarantee the future for our fantastic sport!

They have launched Stronger Together, astrategic plan for the whole of the sport which will guide their work until 2021. You can see the details of the plan here. Your membership will help:

  • Achieve greater access to our inland waterways as we know members and non-members are passionate about this.
  • Work hard with key partners to lobby for increased access – we have published a statement which outlines our plans and proposals to address the challenges. This can be read here.
  • Improve canoeing experiences for everyone; from those exploring our inland waterways, to those paddling an exciting stretch of white water.
  • Support clubs, centres and volunteers around the country
  • Support the sports disciplines and our current and future Olympic and Paralympic Champions.
Retailer 10% off voucher – Terms & Conditions

10% off British Canoeing new adult member offer. This discounted membership retailer scheme is to support our retailer partners and to reward their customers with an exclusive offer. The following Terms and conditions apply to the offer:

  • Customers can be given a 10% off voucher code from retailers which will apply to On the Water Adult membership.
  • The offer is only valid for new adult (Over 23 years) members of British Canoeing.
  • The offer is only valid for a limited time period (expiring end Sept 2019).
  • British Canoeing has the right to immediately cease the offer at its absolute discretion.
  • British Canoeing has the right to extend the offer period at its absolute discretion.
  • Each voucher code is bespoke to the individual retailer partner to allow for the take up rate of the scheme to be monitored for each retailer.
  • The voucher code cannot be used in conjunction with any other sales discounts or discount codes.

Vitamin Sea film night and Q & A with Cal Major  – 15th August

Vitamin Sea film night and Q & A with Cal Major – 15th August

Cal’s world record stand up paddleboarding expedition from Land’s End to John O’Groats, the whole length of the UK, in 2018.

Vitamin Sea documents Cal’s world record stand up paddleboarding expedition from Land’s End to John O’Groats, the whole length of the UK, in 2018. The film focuses on community action around plastic pollution, the need to reconnect to nature in order to drive a desire to protect it, and the importance of time in nature for mental health.

Join us at AS Watersports for the film screening and Q&A.

Don’t forget there are some exciting raffle prizes up for grabs with proceeds helping to fund the setting up of The Vitamin Sea Project charity!

You can purchase raffle tickets at the event £5 per ticket – cash only

The raffle will be drawn at the end of the film tour – watch out for the announcement on Facebook!

Purchase your tickets here: