Try Stand Up Paddleboarding
LEARN TO STAND UP PADDLE BOARD!
With the correct safety advice and instruction, stand up paddle boarding is quick and easy to learn. First, our instructors teach you the basics on the bank of the river, then the tour kicks off with a unique and relaxing perspective from which to view Newquay’s breathtaking Gannel Estuary.
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 to do so. We’re committed to an entirely relaxed and pressure-free environment so feel free to take things at your own pace. Our instructors are there to guide you with a step-by-step lesson in how to progress from kneeling to standing.
Our Private River SUP Tours 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.
BESPOKE RIVER SUP EXPERIENCE – YOU SET THE AGENDA!
Our friendly instructors know everything about the River Gannel – from its wildlife inhabitants and rare plant species to its rich heritage and secret spots. We can focus solely on helping you become a SUP pro through detailed and technical instruction – learn at your own pace. Our instructors will also be there to introduce you to local wildlife, teach you about the interesting history of the River Gannel and answer any questions you may have about stand up paddle boarding.
Or, if you don’t have a preference and want to discover a bit of everything, they’ll cover all aspects. Your SUP is the perfect platform to take in the beautiful scenery and if you’re lucky, witness a stunning Gannel sunset!
Newquay Activity Centre takes SUPing seriously; we have the qualifications and experience to consistently maintain a high level of safety and fun. We are a two-time Gold winner at the Cornwall Tourism Awards and a Gold award winner at the South West Tourism Awards. Our Private River Stand Up Paddle Boarding adventures in Newquay are days-out to remember!
With safety at the forefront of our lessons, we must advise that children under the age of 8 are welcome to SUP with us but they should be accompanied by an adult and book onto a private or family group tour.
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 may need to change the time or location of your tour. Alternatively, we can move your booking onto a different activity, safe from unsuitable or dangerous SUP conditions.
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. If we need to amend your stand up paddle board booking due to adverse weather, we will let you know in advance. (No need to call us). We appreciate your understanding.
NEWQUAY ACTIVITY CENTRE
Our purpose-designed centre, conveniently located near Towan beach, is your one-stop shop for ocean adventure activities in Newquay. We’re not in the business of just making a quick buck. When you book with Newquay Activity Centre, you get the care, attention, knowledge and feedback that you need.
On site we have hot outdoor showers, heated changing rooms, lockers, separate male and female toilets and clothing storage. We also have a hire centre for all of your needs after your lesson. Extend your days fun and check out our hire equipment.
Book online today or contact us via our online chat where our friendly team will be more than happy to answer your questions. Book tomorrow’s activity today!
If you don’t see availability for the date you would like then please contact us using our Online Chat or by calling 01637 877722