Bespoke SUP tour with your own private instructor
Learn key paddling and navigating techniques
Discover how to use the weather and tide to your advantage
Focussed SUP instruction - learn at a faster pace
Discover the beauty and seclusion of Newquay’s River Gannel on your own private river SUP tour. Tailored to your exact needs, you set the agenda depending on what aspects interest you the most.
Detailed, technical river SUP instruction
First up - a safety brief before you hit the water. You’ll get a full kit familiarisation experience too. Your instructor will show you the key components of the SUP paddle, how to paddle using the correct grip and how to mount the board.
You’ll also learn how to make basic paddle strokes and change direction, how to get to your feet, balance and weight distribution. We’ll also cover what to do if you fall off your SUP.
Your instructor will also assess the weather conditions on the day. You’ll discover how to use the weather and tide to navigate the river using a method known as ‘ferry gliding’ - you can use it to cross the river if the wind’s blowing in a certain direction.
Check out our blog post for more about what you’ll learn on a SUP lesson.
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 technical instruction. Or, if you want to add a wildlife, historical or snorkelling aspect to your tour, we can do that too! They can even include a bit of river snorkelling if you want to explore below the surface.
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!
Our reviews on Tripadvisor rank Newquay Activity Centre as number one for Cornwall activities and we’re proud double gold winners of the Cornish Tourism awards. Our Individual Stand Up Paddleboarding adventures in Newquay are days-out to remember!
Drop us a line or give our team a call and we’ll sort you out with the best activity for you, proper job! Call 01637 877722, lines open from 8am-10pm.
2-hour river SUP lesson and tour
Private, expert SUP instructor
Personalised agenda to explore at your own pace
Detailed, focussed technical SUP instruction
Wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets, SUP and paddles included
10% off our other adventure activities
Discount card for apres surf food/drink and the Rip Curl shop (15%)