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June 6th, 2020

Corona Update: Season opening with restrictions

All jetties in Hamburg are open again! Lessons and tours can be booked now, starting with a maximum of four paddlers in a group on weekends. No board rental! 

Planning a trip to Hamburg? Or perhaps you're already in the city, it's a beautiful day and you're looking for a great outdoor activity?

I am a licensed Stand up Paddling Instructor in my seventh season and offer SUP lessons and guided tours on the Alster, Hamburg's beautiful lake in the heart of the city.

As well as learning to paddle board, you'll also hear facts about the city and its history. Here's one for free: Hamburg has more bridges than Venice and Amsterdam combined.

Nice weather? Just book spontaneously for a real highlight of your Hamburg trip.

Prices for lessons and tours

Personal Training, 120 minutes

100 €

Training for two, 120 minutes

145 €

Training for three, 120 minutes


Training for four, 120 minutes


Larger group? 

Please send an email with your planned details: date, time, number of participants, experience level (beginners or advanced?), and I will send you a quote. Example: group of 10, total price € 490,-- for 120 minutes. For a firm booking, I'll need a 20 % deposit via Paypal.

Standard procedure: clients call me two hours before the event for a last weather check. If conditions do not allow for being on the water, deposit will be fully refunded or another date scheduled.

What's included?  

Boards, paddles, leashes, drinks, and photos taken on the water for you to download for free from Dropbox.

We will start with some theory on the jetty. After that, we get on the boards and you will learn how to stand up, how to keep your balance, and four basic paddle strokes. 

When everybody feels safe on the board, we will tour the Alster and adjoining canals. 

Advanced paddlers

We'll start the tour immediately. Expect to paddle up to 11 km during two hours.

During summer, sunrise tours are an unforgettable experience: the city is awakening around the mirror-like and empty waters. On the water, you'll get to know facts and stories about what we see.

If your schedule allows for it, try to avoid the "rush hours": Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoon/evening.

No non-swimmers in my lessons. If members of your group cannot swim, they may rent sleek pedal boats and join the paddleboarders on the water.

That's also an option if some in your group just don't want to be on a paddle board and for groups of more than 10 paddlers: they go in a pedal boat. We can also swap on the water.

What should you wear for paddle boarding?

Please do not wear cotton clothes for your paddling event. Once cotton gets wet, it will take a long time to dry and will feel cold on your skin, especially in windy conditions.

Instead, pack quick drying board shorts (without cotton underwear!) or lycra leggings and a lycra shirt. On a rainy day, a simple plastic rain coat will help to keep you feeling comfortable.

If the water is below 16 degrees C, which is usually the case until the end of April and from October, I recommend wearing a drysuit or wetsuit. If you plan to come early or late in the season, bring some simple neoprene booties or a pair of old canvas sneakers (helps a bit) to keep your feet warm.

Rest assured: not all beginners fall into the water all of the time. 

However, bad news, gentlemen: my statistics over the years show a water contact ratio of 1 : 7 for the men, only 1 : 12 for the ladies! 

Don't forget


Call Frank: +49 175 527 4368 or send a message.

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