Family SUP Lesson

Family SUP Lessons

£310 + £50 per additional person

2 hrs
Over 3
 Private Family SUP lesson and safari around Newquay’s coast
 Full safety and kit briefing with tuition in correct techniques
 Wildlife watching games, exploration and coastal tour
 Insured, experienced and qualified SUP instructors
Is your family ready to try something new? Stand up paddle boarding is the world’s fastest growing water sport – and where better to learn than in Cornwall’s adventure capital, Newquay!

What's Included

  • Fun-filled private SUP tour for you and your family
  • Qualified SUP instructors experienced in teaching all ages
  • Heated changing rooms and secure storage for your valuables
  • Hot outdoor showers and male & female toilets
  • Full safety briefing, kit familiarisation and weather condition checks
  • Wetsuits, buoyancy aids, SUP boards and paddles included
  • Wildlife watching and identification
  • Tales of the area’s rich history, biodiversity and heritage
  • 10% off further Newquay Activity Centre activities
  • Discount card for apres SUP food & drink at local bars and cafes
  • 15% off at Newquay’s Rip Curl store
  • A dog sitter if you require it. Just contact us for more details.
  • Excellent bad weather options in case of adverse conditions – we’ll get you guys in the water! This activity can go ahead in the rain – no worries!


With the correct safety advice and instruction, stand up paddle boarding is quick and easy to learn. First, our instructors teach you the basics, then the tour sets off with a unique and relaxing private paddle around Newquay’s scenic coastline. Most of our Family SUP Lessons begin paddling on their knees, advancing to a stand up position when they feel safe and confident to do so.

Our Family SUP Lessons have been designed to teach you many core skills including how to launch and land, stand up and balance, hold your paddle, perform basic strokes and how to make directional changes.

There is absolutely no pressure on our Family SUP Tours; feel free to enjoy the session kneeling down on the comfort of your board, or give standing up a go – it’s entirely up to you! Our experienced instructors are there to help whatever your skill level may be.


Newquay Activity Centre is Tripadvisor’s number one provider of water sport adventures in Newquay. We are lucky to have a world-class team of expert instructors and we have been operating in Newquay for over 20 years.

You’ll get kitted up at our HQ, located just a short walk from Towan Beach, where we will provide wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets and paddles for the whole family within our heated changing facilities. Then, after a full safety briefing and lesson in fundamental SUP skills, you’ll launch your boards from the sheltered sands and head out around our coastline.

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.


Our Family SUP Lessons are for families and groups of all skill levels and abilities. You don’t need to have any prior experience; our highly qualified instructors are masters in teaching people of all ages.


The deck of your individual stand up paddleboard is the perfect way to view our beautiful coastline! Not only is the scenery amazing, your family will also get up close and personal to Newquy’s cliff line. If the seas are calm, you will be paddling into caves and caverns that once played host to real pirates and smugglers. History comes alive on our family SUP adventures!

As well as delivering useful tips throughout the tour, our instructors are equipped with epic stories of Newquay’s dramatic history. This is definitely one to get the kids’ imaginations working overtime!


Stand up paddle boarding is fun to learn and addictive to master. Once equipped with the basic skills of balancing, paddling and maneuvering, the coastline opens up as a brand new aquatic playground.

Keep your eyes peeled for inquisitive seals and local dolphins popping up beside your board!


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.


After launching the company in 1996, we have catered for over 200,000 guest experiences. Through 27 years of offering coastal experiences in Newquay, our coastal and Gannel estuary Paddleboarding lessons and tours include signature routes that get the best of the daily weather conditions.

The Newquay Activity Instructors pass through a 3 month long training course prior to starting work in order to deliver our lessons and tours. Using professional, technical advice from the counties top level paddle sports expert, John Paul Eatock, the standards of safety while maintaining fun lesson delivery are sky high. Each of our instructors are qualified as a minimum, with a Beach lifeguard (or equivalent) and a British Canoe Paddlesports leader.


We take huge pride in providing the best paddleboarding tours and offering an amazing experience for our guests.  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. We are also a British Canoeing Delivery Partner which is a testament to our constant high standards of paddlesports delivery.

Our instructors are trained and qualified to the following standards:


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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