Go Stand Up Paddle Boarding with the Newquay Activity Centre
3… 2… 1… blast off! We are excited to launch our latest and arguably most fun activity at the Newquay Activity Centre, …Super sized Stand Up Paddle Boarding!
Always looking to expand our portfolio of outdoor adventure activities, and build on our recent success at the Cornish Tourism Awards, for 2017, we’ve launched our giant sized inflatable stand up paddle board …oh yes, you read that correctly, and it’s even more fun than it sounds! Recently referred to as “Stand Up Paddle Boarding on steroids” by one ecstatic customer on returning to shore.
You, a group of friends, family or even colleagues, and one of our animated and lifeguard-trained guides will launch this mammoth Stand Up Paddle Boarding vessel from one of Newquay’s seven sandy surfing beaches or adventure access points on Towan Headland. Once out on the open seas, you’ll paddle your way around our picturesque craggy coastline, that’s not only rich in smuggling and pirate history but abundant in marine life …be prepared for some unexpected surprises, Newquay bay is home to some inquisitive seals and dolphins.
Having got up close and personal for a ‘Sealfie’, it’s time to moor up and let the games begin. You’ll take on your fellow shipmates in a myriad of fun games including ‘King of the SUP’ and ‘Sumo SUP’ making the Super SUP the ideal platform for birthday celebrations, stag and hen dos, team building events, or just an afternoon of laughter with a group of pals.
In addition to the guaranteed giggles, you’ll learn how to kneel and stand up paddle, perfect paddle strokes, navigate the coastline, and negotiate the swell and waves back to the beach.
We have numerous exhilarating stand up paddle boarding adventures to choose from Super Stand Up Paddle Boarding to Super Stand Up Paddle Boarding + Coasteering. The choice is yours to spice things up with Adrenaline, heritage, private, family or eco options!
So if you’re looking for something new, unique and novel this summer, then call our friendly bookings team today and book your Stand Up Paddle Boarding adventure …you won’t regret it! On booking, you’ll also receive 10% off our other outdoor activities.
We look forward to going for a paddle with you soon!
CALL NOW (lines open 8am – 10pm): 01637 877722 or please enquire below
“The new thrill, a giant paddleboard capable of taking a crew of 8 on an adventure that is a bit like white water rafting whilst standing up, it’s kind of daft but tremendous fun” The Sunday Times
What could be better than surfing a wave, or exploring Newquay’s craggy coastline on a super sized inflatable stand up paddleboard with eight of your best friends? – It’s no wonder the super SUP was our most popular adventure activity this summer.
Equipped with a buoyancy aid, helmet and paddle, you and seven of your buddies will launch this giant sized craft from the calm waters of Newquay bay and paddle your way around Newquay’s stunning Gazzle peninsula. Along the way you’ll take a myriad of marine flora and fauna, while learning about Cornwall’s mythical past of smugglers, pirates and buccaneers. You’ll learn to perfect paddle strokes and execute basic SUP manoeuvres, before mooring up to play a host of hilariously funny SUP games (King of the SUP, Sumo SUP and SUP racing). – The SUP makes an excellent diving board too!
You’ll also have the opportunity to explore Newquay’s infamous big wave spot The Cribbar. Fear not, we won’t have you riding monster waves …instead we’ll have you pitting your wits in a race across Newquay Bay against our second Super SUP and her crew. If that’s not enough, underwater, there’s an abundance of sea life to be seen and discovered with our safari snorkelling adventures.
Choose from 8 of our awesome, action-packed super SUP experiences, depending on the level of adrenaline you seek, and your area of interest (adventure, history, ecology). From our high octane Super SUP + Coasteer and Racing Super SUP tours, to our more leisurely yet informative Eco, Snorkel and Heritage Super SUP sessions. We really do have something for everyone!
At the Newquay Activity Centre we’re always seeking to expand our portfolio of outdoor adventure activities, and in doing so we were the first adventure centre to pioneer Super SUP riding in Cornwall. Ever since our maiden voyage we’ve been hooked with the sport, and have since developed a multitude of hilariously fun ways to use this versatile watercraft.
In addition to our pioneering prowess, we proudly hold a 100% rating on trip advisor for Super SUP tours in the UK. What’s more, we are two time gold winners of the Cornish Tourism Awards and two time silver winners of the South West Tourism Awards. It should come as no surprise that there’s been somewhat of a media frenzy around our fleet of giant inflatables. Our Super Stand Up Paddle Boarding experiences have featured positively in the Newquay Voice and the Sunday Times.
“There is an abundance of interesting features to navigate around, which included Dead Man’s Cove and the Tea Caverns, reputedly a haunt of smugglers in days gone by to stash their booty …There was also a lot of wildlife around with the friendly seal making an appearance.” Warren Wilkins, The Newquay Voice
We are also a recognised provider of outdoor activities for disabled people. We regularly work with local and national disabled charities to enable all individuals the chance to enjoy and explore our exciting Cornish Coastline. Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT), who we have worked with in the past, recently returned to try our new super SUP + coasteer tour, which was received with a huge thumbs up.
Whatever your physical ability or level of confidence in outdoor environments, our professional instructors will help groups of all abilities push personal boundaries. We pride ourselves on making our watersports accessible to everyone.
What’s more, we sponsor the Army & Navy Surf Teams and are accredited providers of military adventure training packages. Our Super SUP tours meet the forces’ high standards required to prepare their troops for the rigours of operational service. Our relationship with the military is something we’re extremely proud of. We recently ran a fundraising coasteer and super stand up paddle in aid of Armed Forces charity SSAFA raising, where we raised an incredible £400.
Our instructors come with years of SUP experience, have undergone rigorous qualifications are lifeguard trained, know our local coastline like the back of their hands, and are passionate about SUPing. They pride themselves on offering you an unforgettable SUP experience that will leave you coming back for more. They enjoy the physical challenge of the paddling, SUP games and races, as they do telling you all about our coast’s history and marine life.
Our centre, with its heated changing rooms, secure lockers and a hot shower, is conveniently located at Towan beach, at the foot of the Gazzle peninsula -home to some of the most stunning, biologically rich and historically fascinating stand up paddle boarding routes in Europe.
Unlike other watersports, stand up paddle boarding is less reliant on waves, and so we rarely cancel sessions and go even when it’s flat or onshore (neither are ideal for surfing or bodyboarding).
Our centre is also just a 5-minute walk from Newquay’s famous surfing beaches (Fistral, Tolcarne & Great Western) and the centre town with its hustle and bustle, and abundance of great restaurants, bars and surf shops.
The right equipment
- The Super SUP
This beast of a craft is highly inflated to offer maximum float and buoyancy. When standing or kneeling on it, it’s a sensation similar to being on a boat and on a bouncy castle! Incredibly buoyant, it feels its way through the ocean swells and offers a unique sensation as waves and chop pass under you. The craft is built for fun and by working as a team you will soon get the hang of navigating it around the coast.
- Wetsuit and Rash vest
You’ll be suited up in a top of the range, warm, comfortable and flexible wetsuit. Being toasty warm and having the freedom to move in the water, ensures you’ll enjoy your SUP experience to the max.
At the Newquay Activity Centre, safety is number one. Each person is fitted with a ‘Nookie’ helmet. Nookie are the market leaders in watersport equipment. Their helmets are comfortable, adjustable and offer unrivalled protection.
- Buoyancy Aid
Above your wetsuit but below your ID vest, you’ll be wearing a YAK buoyancy aid. These lightweight flotation aids are ergonomically designed to offer maximum buoyancy and comfort while not impeding your Super SUP experience.
Our lightweight, high spec entry-level SUP paddles are perfect for anyone and for any SUP. At only 2.5 lbs, they are lightweight, yet durable, and they float to help you make the most of your paddleboarding experience.
What’s included in a Super SUP session?
- Allocation of equipment, Rip Curl wetsuit, ID vest, buoyancy aid, paddle and helmet
- One two-hour Super SUP experience
- 10% discount for a surf, coasteer or bodyboarding experience with us
- 10% discount at The Boardroom and Rip Curl Concept Store
So, If you’ve ever wondered what it’d be like to surf with 8 people, then get on board one of our Super SUP adventures today! To reserve one of our 8 adrenalin fuelled Super SUP sessions, call us on 01637 877722.
It’s an unforgettable option for families, stag & hen parties, groups, school trips and corporate events, to have one board that everyone can use and enjoy together, whether it’s surfing, exploring or just having fun on the water. It’s a thrilling experience that MUST be tried!
If you want to know even more about our Super SUP then please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions!