Bring history alive with this unique method of coastal touring
Learn to stand & balance through Super SUP games and coastal navigation
Warm wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets, rash vests, Super SUP and paddles provided
Industry-leading experienced Heritage SUP Instructors
Newquay may be known as the modern birthplace of UK surfing, but dig a little deeper and you’ll find the town has an even greater history to tell. Tales of secret coves and gin-smuggling pirates that would have even the most experienced of historians on the edge of their seat… or their Super stand up paddle board!
WHAT IS OUR HERITAGE SUPER SUP TOUR?
Our Heritage Super SUP Tour is a journey through time where you will visit some of Newquay’s most fascinating and historical coastal locations. Drenched in tales of seafaring pirates and enchanting mermaids, you will get to follow courses set by swashbuckling smugglers dating all the way back to the 1700’s.
You will have all the time you need to really put yourself in the shoes of the legends of old. Let the ocean spray take you back in time and cast your eyes upon the same sights that were present 300 years ago. Imagine who could have entered these caves? What secrets have been lost to the seabed? and just how tough was the return journey to the Caribbean?
WHERE WILL WE EXPLORE?
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 Super SUP will be waiting in the cove for you.
These same shores hold stories of the rise and demise of the once great pilchard industry in Newquay, heroic RNLI rescues in high seas and old fisherman’s tales from the deep. You will also learn some interesting facts about the biggest waves ever ridden at the Cribbar reef …all to be unravelled on your Heritage paddle boarding tour!
In addition to becoming a novice maritime historian, you will also get to appreciate the abundance of marine, bird and wildlife natives that grace this coastline. We’ll also moor up for a series of hilariously fun paddle boarding games including Dizzy Stick and King of the SUP; all helping you to up-skill your SUP balance ability and find your sea legs.
AN EPIC COASTAL EXPERIENCE FOR ALL
History needn’t be taught in books, instead it should come alive through discovery. What better way to learn than exploring this truly exciting and mythical coastline.
The Heritage Super Stand Up Paddle Boarding tour is ideal for groups of history loving friends, school trips and scout & guide outings. Alternatively, if you’re just looking for a little peace and tranquillity, come and try this informative and unique experience.
To find out more, check out our ultimate guide to Super SUP.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
For your Heritage Super SUP Tour, we’ll kit you out with a top of the range wetsuit, buoyancy aid, helmet and paddle from the comfort of our heated changing rooms. Once you’re warm and safe, your group will follow one of our guides down to Newquay Bay and help launch this giant craft - all aboard!
Our Heritage Super SUP 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 as a team. It’s natural to begin your Super SUP Tour kneeling down on the board, many people do. Our coaches are there to guide you step-by-step in confidently progressing from kneeling to standing, by the end of the lesson you’ll be a pro!
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 Super Stand Up Paddleboarding 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 Super SUP with us, but they should be accompanied by an adult and join a Private or Family Super SUP Tour.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS EXTREME WEATHER?
We are super fortunate to operate many of our activities within the shelter of Towan beach. We choose the tide and weather times that deliver the very best conditions for Super 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 - YOUR HOME FROM HOME
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 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!
Epic adventure along Newquay’s historical cliffs, caves and craggy coastline
Qualified and knowledgeable Super SUP instructors
Heated changing rooms and secure on-site storage for your valuables
Hot outdoor showers and male & female toilets
Full safety briefing, kit familiarisation and weather condition checks
Wetsuits, buoyancy aids, Super SUP board and paddles included
Wildlife watching and identification
Tales of the area’s rich history, biodiversity and heritage
10% off further Newquay Activity Centre activities
Discount card for apres SuperSUP 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