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SUP Lesson & Tour

Try Stand Up Paddleboarding

SUP Lesson & Tour

£ pp

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! The goals come quickly with stand up paddle boarding, and we guarantee to have you cruising the coast in your first session.


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.



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!


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.



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.

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 Individual 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.



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.



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!


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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!
Please allow roughly 3 hours for your total visit

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