Paddleboarding Tour

Paddleboarding Lesson & Tour

£60 pp

2 hrs
1:8
Over 8
Low
 An introduction to the worlds fastest growing watersport
 Tranquil adventure and exploration around Cornwall’s epic coast
 Top-quality kit provided
 Industry-leading Instructors
Have you seen those idyllic images of paddle boarders in picturesque places? A shadowed silhouette of paddle and person against a tinged sunset skyline? Well now is the perfect time to come and try the world’s fastest growing water sport for yourself!
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What's Included

  • Qualified, experienced and insured SUP instructors
  • Wetsuit, buoyancy aid, SUP board and paddle provided
  • 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
  • Tales of history and heritage along the route
  • Comprehensive leadership and wildlife information
  • 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!

LEARN TO STAND UP PADDLEBOARD!

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 kicks off with a unique and exhilarating perspective from which to view Newquay’s dramatic coastline. From the sheltered smugglers coves of Towan Head, to the harbour and Newquay Bay; Newquay has SUP locations and coastal routes perfect for SUP adventures of every description.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

You’ll be provided with your own paddle board, paddle, wetsuit and buoyancy aid at our purpose-designed centre, just a short walk from Towan beach. After a water safety briefing and a lesson in basic paddle skills, you’ll launch from a sheltered section of coastline and begin your stand-up paddle board adventure in Newquay!

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.

By the time you step back on dry land, our SUP Lesson & Tour should have transformed you from complete newbie to confident paddler within a few short hours. Our experienced instructors will take you through the motions of standing up with a step-by-step guide on balance and control. Starting out on your knees, you will get a feel for this exciting new sport before advancing to a stand-up position when you feel safe and confident.

Our SUP Lesson & Tour has 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. Alongside these new technical skills, we also want to give you the tools to carry on this sport as an exciting new pastime. This means being able to judge the best weather, wind and wave conditions; a skill that our instructors will make sure you’re confident with. Our experienced instructors will also engage you with tales of the area’s history and information about the wildlife that calls it home.

NEWQUAY’S STUNNING COASTLINE

With one side open to the powerful Atlantic swell and the other sheltered within deep smugglers caves, our coastline is a hotspot for biodiversity and historical legend. The water’s surface acts as a looking glass to peer through from your standing SUP position, offering clear views of the seafloor below. Sounds interesting? Why not also check out our Snorkel SUP? The perfect addition of aquatic adventure for your next SUP experience.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS EXTREME WEATHER?

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 EXPERTISE

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 Paddle boarding 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.

OUR VISITOR EXPERIENCES

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!

OUR TRAINING

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.

WHY CHOOSE US

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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