Fun SUP adventure with a one-to-one focus
You dictate the pace of the tour
Full safety briefing and lesson in correct techniques
Private expert instructor & all kit included
Stand up paddle boarding can be as relaxing or as adrenaline-fuelled as you like, but one thing remains the same; it’s always fun! Join Newquay Activity Centre and experience the world’s fastest growing water sport with your own private instructor. If you feel that you'd benefit from the undivided attention of a personal guide, then this is the session for you. Be the captain of your own tour - if you'd like to spend more time in certain areas that you’re enjoying the most, then you can do just that!
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, 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 private 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.
Witness Cornwall’s dramatic coastline from a new perspective as your private instructor takes you on a tour of Newquay’s many bays, caves, cliffs and coves. Learn about the fascinating history synonymous with this part of the county and experience some native wildlife up close in its natural habitat.
By the time you step back on dry land, our Private SUP 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. We’re committed to an entirely relaxed and pressure-free environment so feel free to take things at your own pace.
TAILORED SUP EXPERIENCE
As Trip Advisor’s number one provider of water sport activities in Newquay, our team of instructors are experts in providing tailored experiences specially developed for your requirements. Together you’ll explore the secret coves and tidal inlets of our coastline whilst learning all about Newquay’s dramatic history.
MAXIMUM FUN, MINIMUM HASSLE
Our HQ, just a short walk from Towan Beach, is the perfect place to prepare, change and keep your belongings safe whilst enjoying your own private SUP Tour. We’re easily accessible with a number of pay-to-park options nearby. We are also within walking distance from the town centre and its many surf shops and cafes.
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.
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 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!
Private SUP tour around Newquay’s dramatic coastline
Qualified, experienced and insured SUP instructor
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
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!
Please allow roughly 3 hours for your total visit