Military Paddleboarding

Military Paddleboarding

£36 pp

2 hrs
Over 8
Independent stand up paddleboarding adventure
Navigation mission with additional challenges
SUP board, paddle, wetsuit and buoyancy aid provided
Industry-leading SUP instructors included
Command and conquer your own craft during an exploration of Newquay’s most rugged, inaccessible and historic stretches of coastline with Newquay Activity Centre.
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What's Included

  • Adventure safety briefing and coordination
  • Water entry, launch and landing
  • Balancing the board, kneel and stand up paddling
  • How to hold your paddle
  • Basic strokes
  • History and heritage of the area
  • How to execute a beach landing
  • Bring towels and swim wear for underneath wetsuits
  • Heated changing rooms
  • Hot outdoor showers and separate male & female toilets
  • On-site storage and lock boxes for your valuables
  • Discount card for apres surf food and drink at local cafes and eateries
  • Customer discount at Newquay’s Rip Curl store (15%)

With the latest addition to Newquay Activity Centre’s Military Adventure Training scheme, our soldier-specific SUP Lessons will see your troops navigating the dark caverns and natural rapids along Newquay’s rugged coastline. You will learn how to identify safe launching locations before setting off and knee paddling your way towards confidence. Once you feel comfortable, you will then learn how to put the ‘stand up’ in stand up paddleboarding; that’s where the fun begins!

We launch and land from two of Newquay’s lush, semi-secret coves. The start to experience is an adventure, as we walk down a rock path to the water’s edge. It’s worth it as the scenery is breath taking, there is some incredible coastal wildlife in the area, and you really are experiencing the best of Newquay’s coastal fringe. We take the walk down to the water slowly, the paddleboards will be waiting in the cove for you.


Once your troops have mastered the art of staying stable on the ocean, our industry-leading SUP instructors will then teach them the best paddle techniques to use, how to change direction and how to navigate their way around the coastline.


With the basics mastered, the next set of challenges begin with independent tasks in and around caves, caverns and clifflines. Newquay’s coast is a hotspot for biodiversity and historical legend; one side open to the powerful Atlantic swell and the other comprising sheltered smugglers caves. Our Military SUP Lessons should be part of any Adventurous Training regime; they’re guaranteed to physically test your team in a fun-yet-challenging and unfamiliar environment. Newquay Activity Centre is proud to welcome the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force to take part in our purpose-designed AT courses. Our experiences on the Cornish coast are ideal for filling gaps in training whilst boosting camaraderie between troops.


We are super fortunate to operate many of our activities in the shelter of Towan beach. We choose the tide and weather times that deliver the very best conditions for Stand Up Paddleboard Tours. However, we are at the mercy of Mother Nature and sometimes she may have different plans for us. We always check the forecasted conditions but if the wind or swell picks up unexpectedly, we will move your session on to our Super SUPs, this will ensure you still cover the same route and session content but will be on a craft that is more resilient against the conditions. Alternatively, we may offer a different time or location for your tour.

Over 95% of our tours go ahead unaffected by the weather but, in the unlikely event that this does happen, we have excellent back-up options for you to choose from. We appreciate your understanding.


Our Military AT Activities Our adventure weekends are developed to be the perfect combination of adrenaline fuelled fun and essential sea safety for the entire session! Work on your resilience while navigating tides, rip currents, rocks, the role of lifeguards and basic first aid; once you know about them, it is hard to forget them.  We have years of experience in dealing with Military groups and are proud to have sign an official military convenant, along with working alongside Help For Heros to deliver activities for our veterans.

We have 3 sister companies, Women + Waves, Bodyboard-Holidays and Outdoor Activity Instructor Academy.

Our team of professionals have years of personal experience underpinning their qualifications and a wealth of knowledge to share. You’ll gain more than just new confidence on our coastal adventures in Newquay.


We take huge pride in providing the Adventure Training and offering an amazing experience for our military personnel.  Don’t just take our word for it though, our reviews back this up!  We have over 3000 5 star Tripadvisor reviews and some amazing Google reviews…

We’re number one rated for Outdoor Activities in Newquay for a reason!


We are licensed by AALA (Adventure Activities Licensing Authority) and are a recognised Training centre for SLSGB (Surf Life Saving Great Britain), the only one in Newquay.

Our instructors are trained and qualified to the following standards:

  • International Surfing Association Level 1 or  Level 2
  • SLSGB Beach Lifeguard
  • Inhouse trained to use GoPro’s and to deliver specific Newquay Activity Centre lesson packages
  • Instructors have followed our 3 week Intensive Surf Instructor Course or our 3 month long Outdoor Activity Instructor Academy Course
  • Many of our surf instructors are also signed off in house to deliver video analysis and surf skate training


You can learn more about our instructors qualifications and what they mean on our blog.


We are 3 x Cornwall Tourism Awards Winner and 1 x South West Tourism Awards Winner

As well as the general public we have also delivered activities for a number of special clients including:

  • The England Rugby team
  • England Surfing Team
  • BBC Radio One
  • The Gadget Show
  • The Sunday Times
  • Cristian Dior


We are the number 1 choice for all local schools including:

  • Newquay Tretherras
  • Newquay Treviglas
  • Newquay Junior School
  • Mawgan in Pydar School
  • Cornwall College


Our safety record is unblemished, as we work alongside the RNLI to ensure conditions and activities are appropriate for our activities.  We also hold an Adventurous Activities Licensing Authority Licence (AALA) which ensures our standards are maintained at all times and checked by external bodies, we hold extensive public indemnity insurance with up to £10,000,000 cover, so you know you’re in safe hands, whatever outdoor activity you decide to do with us.

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