You may have noticed I’ve been slightly quieter for the last week. Well, that’s because I have been taking time out to enjoy our beautiful island.
Over the next few posts, I’ll be bringing you my holiday guide to Jersey blog series. I have been working with many activity providers in Jersey to bring you the best of what our beautiful channel island has to offer, both for those travelling to Jersey and those of us lucky enough to call it home.
First of all in my holiday guide to Jersey, it is my pleasure to introduce you to the fantastic Jersey Adventures.
Run by John Fox and his fantastic team, Jersey Adventures was formed back in 1993 and the instructors hold a wealth of qualifications between them, to ensure the very best experience for you.
They are celebrating their 22nd birthday this year, as well as maintaing a 100% safety record, so you can be assured you are in safe hands.
We headed down for an early morning SUP boarding session at the beautiful Archirondel Beach on the North East coast of the island.
We were greeted by the magnificently serene beach and a collection of rather fetching wetsuits, waiting for us to pour ourselves into them. We couldn’t wait to get stuck in!
Finally ready, we followed our instructor Dan, down to the beach. Dan took the time to explain safety precautions to us, and how to go about getting on the paddle board and get used to it.
Within a few minutes, we were strapping ourselves to our boards and heading out to sea.
First, trying to master the art of simply staying on whilst kneeling and paddling out in to the wide open ocean before us.
Eventually, we became brave enough to stand up, albeit a very shaky kind of standing! SUP Boarding is a real work out for your core and truly tests your balance, lucky for us, it was a mild day and we weren’t fighting too many waves.
Our whole group managed to hoist themselves into standing positions and we proceeded to paddle our way around the coast. Marvelling at the views and admiring Jersey’s beautiful shoreline as we went.
We chatted as we went, enjoying the peaceful atmosphere and learning more about what Jersey Adventures get up to. Dan filled us in on how SUP Boarding had become so much more popular over the last 5 years, I can certainly see why.
But that’s not all you can do with the Jersey Adventures crew. They run many outdoor adventures and water sports in Jersey, such as; Kayaking, Rock climbing, Caving, Blo-Karting, Abseiling and many other fantastic excursions!
Further round the coast, Dan decided to test our resolve and introduced us to a few yoga moves on the paddle boards … needless to say, we all ended up in the water!
SUP Boarding yoga has become a huge craze of late, but you have certainly got to be prepared to get wet if you want to go along and try it out! We had a fabulous time simply paddling around, although I think we secretly threw ourselves in to the lush sea a few more times than was really necessary!
The instructors at Jersey Adventures are absolutely lovely, they instantly put all the group at ease and can cater for beginners to experienced participants on all their excursions, children are also welcome to take part in their activities.
Prices for all their activities are very reasonable, you can find out more on the Jersey Adventures website, or simply give them a call on 07797 727503.
Thank you to Dan and John for treating us to such a special morning, I recommend that everyone add a trip with the team to their holiday agenda when visiting Jersey and if you’re local, then what are you waiting for? Get out there as soon as you get a chance!