Reviews

ROAR Outdoor
5.0
Based on 81 reviews
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David Barton
David Barton
2021-09-07T20:14:09+0000
Rich took care of our 11-year-old’s birthday party with a great 2.5 hour paddle boarding session on the canal for Ned... and his mates. He was really engaging with the children and very quickly (I really do mean very) got them comfortable with paddle boarding and having lots of fun. The kids all absolutely loved it. Rich is professional, personable, fantastic with children, skilled at what he does and I highly recommend him and his business.read more
Sarah Louise
Sarah Louise
2021-08-20T14:54:05+0000
Fantastic 2.5 hours of paddle boarding instruction. Dan was very patient and knowledgeable. Excellent value for money... too. Can highly recommend.read more
Tasha Marie
Tasha Marie
2021-08-03T08:23:53+0000
My son an niece had the best time yesterday and couldn’t wait to go today, the had so much fun playing games out doors... making spears playing in the woods,read more
Sarah L Busby
Sarah L Busby
2021-07-21T15:41:57+0000
From an Educational Trips Coordinator in a secondary school, I would highly recommend this venue for a school trip. ... Rich was a pleasure to work with and helped organize multiple itineraries for several year groups to enjoy a full day on the River Wey. The students were able to experience paddleboarding, canoeing and kayaking. He even managed to accommodate an additional booking for the day at last minute to include an additional 40 students who's residential trip was cancelled! Teachers commended how well organize the team at ROAR were. The trip gave the students an opportunity to challenge themselves, work as a team and also have some fun. The students came back wanting to go again and had a wonderful time. A massive thank you to Rich and team!read more
Andy Bowden
Andy Bowden
2021-07-18T17:26:37+0000
Thanks Rich for a superb afternoon yesterday, both Holly and I had a great time. I was concerned that I would struggle... to SUP but you had me on my feet in minutes ! Holly has gone to Hayling today to practice her ‘trick strokes’ ! I would definitely recommend anyone wanting to try SUP to have a lesson and learn how to do it properlyread more
Simon D Lancaster
Simon D Lancaster
2021-07-18T16:54:43+0000
thanks for a great afternoon sup session. could not have had a better day for it. my kids loved every minute of the... adventure along the river wey.read more
Linda Joubert
Linda Joubert
2021-07-04T14:25:37+0000
Rich was extremely patient, friendly and helpful to us. Very good instructor and we enjoyed it thoroughly. Can... definitely recommend him!read more
Klara Akerstrom
Klara Akerstrom
2021-06-29T20:32:53+0000
Such a great session! First time paddle boarding on the river and have learnt a lot of new paddle strokes and different... ways of turning. Would definitely recommend!read more
Lisa Maurice
Lisa Maurice
2021-06-24T08:39:43+0000
Great coaching, all equipment needed provided including lanyard for my specs! Thanks Rich for an excellent birthday SUP... first lesson. Great stuff.read more
Kate Palmer
Kate Palmer
2021-06-13T20:28:51+0000
Fabulous kayaking session for my husband and I with Dan today to brush up on skills forgotten over too many years off... the water. Dan even took some extra time to help with rolling beyond the expected end of the session. We will definitely be back for more!read more
Ali Stubbs
Ali Stubbs
2021-06-13T10:39:53+0000
An amazing session yesterday. Rich was knowledgeable and patient throughout. We were a group of three with two who... had paddled before and one complete beginner. The session catered for all of us giving us skills to learn and practice. We will be definitely be back.read more
Caroline Banbury
Caroline Banbury
2021-06-13T08:12:50+0000
Awesome coaching from Richard, will definitely be bringing my partner and daughter along to learn too.
Steph Standing
Steph Standing
2021-06-05T11:27:51+0000
My 10 year old son and I had a 1:2:2 SUP coaching session with Rich on the River Wey this half term. It was excellent!... We both had a brilliant time, Rich was really friendly and his instructions were clear and easy to follow. We both really enjoyed the experience and will definitely be back to SUP again!read more
Tracey Tarling
Tracey Tarling
2021-06-02T20:37:37+0000
Had a super evening paddle boarding for the first time with Em. She gave us loads of help and advice. Lots of fun was... had in a beautiful location. Definitely recommend it for a great family activity.read more
Emma Bayley
Emma Bayley
2021-05-31T07:23:18+0000
Highly recommend paddle boarding with Richard down the River Wey! A few in our party had never done it before and he... is a good instructor; friendly, patient and encouraging. We picked a beautiful sunny day and had a lot of fun (...in and out the water!) The scenery along that stretch is stunning. THANK YOU SO MUCH RICHARD! We’ll be back with our families for more outdoor adventures.read more
Jacqui Swaby
Jacqui Swaby
2021-05-30T15:28:53+0000
Just finished a paddle board session with Rich and Em. It was the first time any of us have ever been on a board and... we are already planning when we can come again. Rich was incredibly knowledgeable, patient and kind. I’ve even come away with book recommendations and new areas to go mountain biking. His passion for the outdoors in infectious. One of the best family activities we have done.read more
Lucy Howlett
Lucy Howlett
2021-05-23T06:42:48+0000
We had a great session paddle boarding with Rich yesterday! Rich was a great instructor giving us all some great tips... and techniques as it was the first time paddle boarding for a lot of us. We loved it and can’t wait to paddle board again 🤙🏼 thank you!read more
Leigh Rainford
Leigh Rainford
2021-05-17T15:12:31+0000
Just had an amazing introduction to paddleboarding with Rich, he was so knowledgeable and passionate about getting... people out on the river, we had such a laugh! Even with only a 2.5 hour session I felt like I learned so much about the different strokes and even the rain (and falling in) didn't dampen the day! Thank you so much!read more
Robin Lamb
Robin Lamb
2021-05-16T16:56:04+0000
Richard and his team are by far the best outdoor activity adventure package going !! Myself and my family have all had... thrilling days out, on the water and on land !! Adaptable to relaxing family fun, to thrilling off roading for adults. Cannot recommend enough, and we wish Roar Outdoor all the success in the world. See you out there soon !! 😊read more
Bryony Swadling
Bryony Swadling
2021-05-09T19:49:07+0000
Amazing evening out on the river wey today with Rich, was an amazing experience and so well organised can’t wait to... come back. Thankyou for making it an amazing time with the girls.read more
Jess Hay
Jess Hay
2021-05-09T18:11:12+0000
We had such a wonderful day today! Rich made the experience calm and enjoyable and I would recommend this to anyone who... has ever thought about paddle boarding!read more
Rhianna Ounich
Rhianna Ounich
2021-05-09T15:50:49+0000
Had the best Sunday on the river with Rich this afternoon! He was super helpful and confidence giving, will deffo be... coming back 💦read more
Adam Pett
Adam Pett
2021-05-09T15:00:00+0000
Had a paddle boarding lesson with Rich today and was slightly sceptical about paddle boarding before, Rich was an... amazing instructor and everything about the lesson was well thought through and all of us had and amazing time. Could not recommend roar outdoor and more highly.read more
Becky Reid
Becky Reid
2021-05-01T09:21:15+0000
We had a great time with Rich! Nice and chilled paddle and learnt some new techniques.
Krys Nieradzik
Krys Nieradzik
2021-04-30T23:28:21+0000
We had a fabulous lesson with Rich who was really skilled at putting us both at ease, everything was relaxed and well... explained and his gentle encouragement soon had us feeling confident, learning new skills and enjoying a chilled and happy paddle in beautiful surroundings. An inspirational teacher, highly recommended!read more
Amy Louise Brown
Amy Louise Brown
2021-04-30T14:55:27+0000
Great Paddle Board session with some great ladies this morning, I’m loving all these group what’s app’s & organising... hew adventures . Rich is the one for you to coach you & in other sports to , he is very patient & made it fun & easy for those that had never done it before . Great coach & knowledgable on the area & very supportive . What a great way to spend a morning . Book your session now . Amyread more
Amie Millar
Amie Millar
2021-04-25T15:03:40+0000
We had a paddle boarding lesson today and it was absolutely brilliant. The guys at ROAR are fantastic and I would... recommend to anyone. Thank you for a fantastic afternoon, we will be back!read more
Carla Lee
Carla Lee
2021-04-24T19:14:57+0000
Expert tuition and great people - loved my 1-2-1 lesson this afternoon!!! Learnt so much, and gained loads of... confidence. Would highly recommend🤩❤️read more
April Byrne
April Byrne
2021-04-18T14:16:34+0000
Beautiful morning learning to paddleboard on the River Wey. Thanks for having us Rich 😊
Cristina Stevenson
Cristina Stevenson
2021-04-16T16:00:15+0000
I went paddle boarding today with my daughter and it was great fun! As first timers we were a bit nervous but Rich and... Dan were great at looking after us. We would definitely recommend them. Thank you guys!read more
Eleanor Blows
Eleanor Blows
2021-04-16T15:18:44+0000
Fantastic morning paddleboarding. Friendly, experienced instructors who put you immediately at ease. Really good fun,... definitely recommendread more
Shelly Hogg
Shelly Hogg
2021-04-16T11:26:35+0000
Calmly reassuring re chilly weather.Really encouraging for all ages and attentive throughout .We all had great time.... Definitely made us keen to try it again so we will be back .read more
Kinsy Georgia
Kinsy Georgia
2021-04-11T11:50:37+0000
My daughter who is 9 had a 1:1 Paddle Board session today with Rich, she loved her first experience of Paddle Boarding... and Rich was so good with her! Rich is a great coach for beginners and immediately put my daughter at ease as she was a little nervous to get going. Would 100% recommend it for anyone looking to do something different and learn some new skills. Thank you Roar Outdoor for a fantastic morningread more
Keda Hall
Keda Hall
2021-04-10T15:42:06+0000
We really enjoyed our first paddle boarding session with Rich today, he was a great teacher and we had a fantastic time... even though the weather was cooler. Would definitely recommend.read more
Nikki Barden
Nikki Barden
2021-04-06T14:06:28+0000
Went paddle boarding today!! Rich was such a delight and it was such a fun experience! Would 100% recommend xxx
Alexa Hughes-Alderson
Alexa Hughes-Alderson
2021-04-04T19:29:21+0000
Had the best day learning to paddle board with Rich - what a great guy! Rich was an excellent instructor - great fun,... knowledgable and made us feel totally at ease. All in all a brilliant day out, totally awesome! Would highly recommend 🙂read more
Will Walker
Will Walker
2021-04-03T11:10:59+0000
Awesome experience, we were total beginners but Rich was an incredibly good teacher standing up and feeling comfortable... and confident on the boards in no time. a great way to see the country side as well. we will definitely be going back.read more
Tina Kernahan
Tina Kernahan
2021-03-31T16:05:13+0000
lovely afternoon paddle boarding with Rich who made us feel competent and confident. We will be back for more.
James Tooley
James Tooley
2021-03-30T20:25:03+0000
Had a great 1-2-1 SUP session in the Wey: my first taste of paddle boarding. Rich tailored the session for exactly what... I wanted out of it and adapted the session as we went along based on how I was progressing. Rich was very knowledgeable and gave loads of useful information. I had great fun and learned lots. Would definitely recommend it if you fancy giving SUP a try!read more
Laurie Thumwood
Laurie Thumwood
2021-03-20T18:55:43+0000
Today my Son Callum and I went to Holmbury St Mary and hit some trials 🚲 🚲with Rich. Before we got down to having some... serious fun he ran us through some important safety tips and taught us how to technically improve our riding. Rich is a great teacher and has so much knowledge that we have both learnt so much and come away better riders as a result. I would recommend Roar Outdoors to anyone it was a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ experience. So if you want to have so much fun and learn a lot at the same time then get booking!! 🤟🏼🦁🚲read more
Molly Casey
Molly Casey
2021-02-24T15:30:06+0000
Rich is one of the best instructors in the business. Loads of fun, super knowledgable and will make you feel completely... safe and at ease. Couldn’t recommend him more.read more
Niall Baxter
Niall Baxter
2021-02-16T18:38:11+0000
Had an epic day out Paddle Boarding! Thanks Rich for all your tips and advice! Still have a lot to work towards!
Cara Palmer
Cara Palmer
2020-11-29T15:36:35+0000
Mountain biking session today was amazing. Felt like I had really accomplished something thank you.
Sam McGraw
Sam McGraw
2020-11-24T15:17:25+0000
We have gone to ROAR Outdoor for paddle boarding and now mountain biking and both times have been absolutely great... experiences. Rich made us all feel really comfortable, safe, but also willing to get out of comfort zones! Lovely chap and decent rates. Look forward to future adventures!read more
Luke Halestrap
Luke Halestrap
2020-10-23T14:06:38+0000
Had a great time canoeing, at no point did we feel out of depth as Rich is a great instructor, brilliant time and great... to learn some history about the local area along the way, 10/10read more
Mike Stables
Mike Stables
2020-09-01T13:05:01+0000
my 7 year old daughter, my 11 year old son and I had a great time on a sup safari. First class equipment, clear... instructions and a friendly instructor and helped create an enjoyable experience. 2 of us spent time in the water but that just added to the fun. as we left my daughter asked can we do this again.. highly reccomend...read more
Brenda Cockram
Brenda Cockram
2020-08-31T18:19:51+0000
My Daughter and I had such a great time this afternoon, Learning to paddle board with Rich , he puts you at ease very... quickly ,a natural teacher with so much enthusiasm , felt very safe and in good hands, so much fun , can’t wait to do it again .read more
Catherine Mirmak
Catherine Mirmak
2020-08-22T07:38:05+0000
A brilliant afternoon! Rich is a great teacher, and full of local knowledge and information, too. He started by... getting us all comfortable and confident on the boards, then took us (family of 4) down the river and back. On the way back he taught us some more advanced tricks, which is when we all fell in! We had so much fun, and it was good value for money too. We'd highly recommend it.read more
Becky Burton
Becky Burton
2020-08-18T22:31:25+0000
What a great evening on the river. 3 adults and 2 kids. Rich is a great teacher, patient and calm and got everyone... going really quickly. This is a great family activity and good value. We will be back for sure 😎read more
Tania Smith
Tania Smith
2020-08-18T12:07:09+0000
It was fantastic, great teaching, not rushed went at our pace, plan on going back to learn and gain more practice... before buying own board.read more
Tara Brian
Tara Brian
2020-08-13T15:17:18+0000
Rich was a great instructor, very friendly and encouraging. The whole group had fun paddle boarding along the River... Wey. They got to play games and even did a few forward rolls and handstands! Would highly recommend.read more
Laura Bailes
Laura Bailes
2020-08-10T20:06:03+0000
We booked a small group (4x adults) session with Rich, and it was such a great experience! As first time SUP’ers, he... got us up and a way in minutes. The river Wey is perfect spot to learn. Rich is friendly with all the fishermen and boatsmen, very friendly and professional overall! highly recommend! 🏄🏻‍♀️read more
Helen Tudor
Helen Tudor
2020-08-10T10:24:36+0000
My husband and I enjoyed a fantastic afternoon paddle boarding with Rich. He has a huge passion for outdoor sports,... with the knowledge, skills and many years of experience to match. We very much felt in safe hands. He taught us so much, in a calm, clear and friendly manner. Rich does a wonderful job of encouraging you and building your confidence and technique. Rich also shared many insights and his knowledge of the history of the local area, which was a lovely unexpected bonus. 2.5 hours went by so quickly - we could have happily paddled all day with Rich! Book now, if he has space!read more
Jessica Lelew
Jessica Lelew
2020-08-09T09:43:09+0000
Had a great afternoon paddle boarding along the river Wey. Great couple hours and very good value for money. It was... easy to get started on the paddle board and Rich was happy to show us techniques. Would thoroughly recommend if you’re looking for a relaxing activity. Thanks for taking us out Rich!read more
Kieran Faul
Kieran Faul
2020-08-06T18:00:37+0000
Had a paddleboarding lesson today. Socially distanced and sanitised so no worries and a fantastic session. Both of us... were first-timers but both feel like we could hire paddleboards ourselves at some point and have a great time. Fully recommend and would do it again too.read more
Kirsten Jane Stewart
Kirsten Jane Stewart
2020-08-05T20:05:41+0000
Absolutely brilliant afternoon with Rich on the River Wey at Godalming. Our four children had the best time ever and... took to paddle boarding like ducks to water!read more
Michelle Pettit Davies
Michelle Pettit Davies
2020-08-01T17:23:22+0000
So much FUN! Rich and Emily were absolutely amazing. First time for all of us, husband, 10 & 7 yr old girls and even... our golden retriever learnt to balance on the boards! Really can’t recommend them highly enough! Thank you ROAR Outdoor 🙏🏼read more
Anita Stewart
Anita Stewart
2020-07-30T16:49:15+0000
We booked a paddle board course and absolutely loved every minute. Within minutes rich had us all up and standing (we’d... never done it before). He gave us all the confidence we needed and taught us all some fantastic technical moves that my boys all picked up really quickly. Suffice to say my boys are now asking when we can do it again .... but only if rich can coach them again 😀😀😀read more
Sarah-Jane Mayhew
Sarah-Jane Mayhew
2020-07-25T19:50:44+0000
Thank you for a great paddle board introduction session I had been meaning to try it for ages. It was really fun all be... it in tough weather conditions! (28 June). Very strong gusts. Very good teaching and lovely to be on the River Wey.read more
Gabrielle Shaw
Gabrielle Shaw
2020-07-19T17:54:12+0000
Fabulous afternoon with Rich from ROAR Outdoor paddle boarding in Godalming..... I suspect everyone will sleep well... tonight!!! We’ll definitely be back soonread more
Katie Maslowski
Katie Maslowski
2020-07-19T17:07:39+0000
Brilliant morning on the river today! First time paddle boarding, can’t wait to do it again. Rich was great with the... kids (big and small!)read more
Elli Collins
Elli Collins
2020-07-18T23:12:25+0000
My family had such a fab afternoon with Rich learning to paddleboard. He made it a fun yet relaxing, enjoyable... experience. Was just what we needed. Highly recommended. A great thing to do as a family, my teenagers loved it too. Thank you.read more
Roisin Wood
Roisin Wood
2020-07-16T06:11:27+0000
Rich took us paddle boarding at the weekend. Absolutely fantastic day out on the water. As absolute beginners we had no... idea where to start. But Rich kept it straight forward and easy to understand! We’d picked up the moves after around 10-15 min or so. As we were going along we also got to hear some fun facts about the canals/Guildford etc. Being out for 2.5 hours was just the right amount of time. Laid back, easy to talk to chap with a wealth of knowledge and awesome previous experience stories. Can’t wait to head out on the water with you again soon! 😁read more
Jason Wayne Turner
Jason Wayne Turner
2020-07-11T13:28:54+0000
The family were buzzing after a morning on the river with Rich. Highly recommended. 👌👊
Briony Howarth
Briony Howarth
2020-07-09T13:36:10+0000
Spent the morning SUP’ing with Rich along the river Wey and we thoroughly enjoyed it. First time we have done it and... Rich made it relaxed and fun! We will certainly be doing it again! Can highly recommend!read more
Marc Dowd
Marc Dowd
2020-07-06T14:57:00+0000
Excellent session yesterday. I would highly recommend Rich as an instructor because he made it fun while helping us to... literally find our feet. the location was lovely and the care Rich took to connect with other river users just shows his attention to making things go well in a sustainable way. 5/5 and we will be doing more with this company.read more
Marcus 'Max' McMahon
Marcus 'Max' McMahon
2020-06-28T07:03:06+0000
A first time paddle boarder so wasn’t sure what to expect but immediately felt at ease. Big thanks to Rich for his... professionalism and encouragement. It was great fun, never felt unsafe and I’m already online looking to buy a board. Its not just a young persons leisure activity either. Great to see loads of families of all ages (and pets) out on boards too.read more
Sarah Thumwood
Sarah Thumwood
2020-06-26T13:36:22+0000
Brilliant afternoon paddle boarding on the River Wey yesterday - thank you Rich, we'll be back!
Rebecca Would
Rebecca Would
2020-06-26T09:53:06+0000
What a way to spend the hottest day of the year on the River Wey with Rich and Team Optima. I have never been paddle... boarding before and was nervous however with Rich’s guidance and encorougement I absolutely loved it and cannot wait to do it again!!! Felt like I went on a proper adventure!! Thankyou Richread more
Chris Garwood
Chris Garwood
2020-06-25T12:32:52+0000
Great Lesson with Rich this morning on the River Wey , he made me feel confident as a beginner. Would highly recommend 👍
Alex Robertson
Alex Robertson
2020-06-24T12:39:05+0000
Just got back from the most lovely 2 and half hours on the River Wey with Rich, both my husband and I loved it, Rich is... a excellent coach, tour guide and top guy, we had great fun and highly recommend Rich.read more
Charlotte Jade
Charlotte Jade
2020-06-20T13:43:23+0000
Fantastic team building session on the paddle boards this morning🌥 Rich was really encouraging, enthusiastic and... patient; which definitely helped us beginners! Would definitely recommended to anyone. We had a brilliant time, thanks again Rich!read more
Joanne Tester
Joanne Tester
2020-06-20T12:21:44+0000
First time paddle boarding and loved every minute. Rich is very patient, encouraging and cannot what to go back. Highly... recommended, you won’t be disappointed. Thanks Rich 😊read more
James Harrison
James Harrison
2020-06-11T17:52:58+0000
Did a 1-2-1 sup session on the Wey with Rich. Great day out on the water. Can’t recommend Rich highly enough. Top... instructor!read more
Vince Proto
Vince Proto
2020-06-03T10:39:59+0000
Brilliant friendly instruction, very knowledgeable and FUN FUN FUN ! 😀😀😀
Ollie Saffery
Ollie Saffery
2020-05-26T15:22:08+0000
Rich is a every enthusiastic chap, very passionate about everything outdoorsy!
Vivienne Mathews
Vivienne Mathews
2020-05-26T11:53:08+0000
Working with ROAR outdoor means working with Rich, and that means it’s well worth it! He is both supportive and... hilarious (I know from personal experience), so if you want something to do outdoors, this is the guy to do it with! Beginner or completely experienced he’ll help you push your limits!read more
Lila Kate Flint Roberts
Lila Kate Flint Roberts
2020-05-26T11:08:37+0000
Rich is a great instructor and his enthusiasm for his job is really reflected in his teaching methods.
Emily Bantham-Jones
Emily Bantham-Jones
2020-05-26T11:06:01+0000
what a guy! Rich is fantastic, with such a passion for the outdoors!
Craig Hardman
Craig Hardman
2019-08-24T19:04:07+0000
Super friendly team with a huge amount of knowledge
Hamzah Sh
Hamzah Sh
2019-03-02T14:11:37+0000
Amazing service, top-class knowledge, quality banter