Go Super 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!
3… 2… 1… Blast Off! We are excited to share our biggest activity to date at the Newquay Activity Centre. Stand up paddle boarding in Cornwall just got even bigger on our super sized inflatable SUP!
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Spend some unique time with your partner, your kids or your best friends. Whoever you decide to bring along, we guarantee you’ll all be leaving with smiles from ear to ear!
Why not combine two of our most popular activities to create something special while you’re here in Newquay. Super stand up paddle boarding (think standard SUP, but much MUCH bigger) and our award winning, adrenaline packed coasteers in Newquay.
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Ever looking to expand our portfolio of outdoor adventure activities and build on our success at the Cornish Tourism Awards, 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, colleagues, or even strangers and one of our animated and experienced in-house 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 too! Be prepared for some unexpected surprises as 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. You can join our tours as an individual or with a group.
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. Our breathtaking tour of the cliffs, caves and caverns of the Newquay coast will take in secret beaches, inter-tidal zones and give you an incredible perspective of the coastal scenery.
“The new thrill of a giant paddleboard capable of taking a crew of 8 on an adventure is a bit like white water rafting whilst standing up, it’s kind of daft but tremendous fun” – The Sunday Times After visiting Newquay Activity Centre in July 2017.
We have numerous exhilarating super 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, snorkel, racing, family or eco options!
WHAT TO EXPECT
Equipped with a buoyancy aid, helmet and paddle, you and up to seven others will launch this giant sized craft from the calm waters of Newquay bay or Towan Head and paddle your way around Newquay’s stunning Gazzle peninsula. Along the way you’ll take in 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, while working as a team to hold your balance and keep moving. The Super SUP makes an excellent diving board and wiping out is half the fun!
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 our huge rang of 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 Newquay Activity Centre, we’re always seeking to expand our portfolio of outdoor Ocean adventure activities, and in doing so we were the first adventure centre to pioneer Super SUP coasteering adventures 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 beast of a 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.
“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 with the focus on fun!
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 Super SUP adventure for military groups include team building, navigating the craft and competitive tasks to test command and control. 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, where we raised over £400.
Our instructors come with years of SUP experience, have undergone rigorous in-house and external 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 paddling, SUP games and races, as they do telling you all about our coast’s history and marine life.
Our purpose-designed centre with its heated changing rooms, secure lockers and hot outdoor showers, is conveniently located just a short walk from 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 Cornwall.
Unlike other watersports, stand up paddle boarding is less reliant on waves or wind, nearly all weather conditions offer an excellent tour. We choose the best tidal time for you to experience the most of our coastal route. Our centre is also just a 5-minute walk from Newquay’s famous surfing beaches (Fistral, Tolcarne & Great Western) and the town centre with its surf inspired retail, and abundance of great coffee shops, restaurants, bars and surf shops.
THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT
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.
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.
Above your wetsuit but below your ID vest, you’ll be wearing a YAK buoyancy aid. This lightweight flotation device is ergonomically designed to offer maximum buoyancy and comfort while not impeding your Super SUP experience.
Our lightweight, high spec SUP paddles come in two sizes and are perfect for all ages and for any physiques. At only 2.5 lbs, they are lightweight, yet durable, and they float to help you make the most of your paddle boarding experience.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN A SUPER SUP SESSION?
So, If you’ve ever wondered what it’d be like to stand up paddle board with 8 people, then get on board one of our Super SUP adventures today! To reserve your place on one of our adrenaline 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!
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!
SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? GET IN TOUCH AND TRY THE BEST ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES IN NEWQUAY!
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