Heritage Super SUP

Heritage Super SUP

£80 pp

2 hrs
Over 8
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 with tales of secret coves and gin-smuggling pirates and more.

What's Included

  • 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!


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?


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.


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.


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!


While well known big wave surfers like Jamie O’Brien made the SUPsquatch or Monster SUP famous by catching huge waves in Hawaii, it was NAC who pioneered the craft for touring.

There was no such thing as a Super SUP tour, it was NAC’s brainchild. We even came up with the name Super SUP!

After launching the company in 1996, we have catered for over 200,000 guest experiences. It is guest feedback that helped us to create our Super SUP tours, Super SUP Coasteers, Super SUP snorkel tours and other bespoke experiences. We’re simply re creating what we have spent our lives doing on the Newquay coastline. Director Rob Barber shared his experiences of cave exploration, lagoon snorkelling and sluice ride paddling and the thousands of 5 star trip advisors have been the result.

Having pioneered the development of the Super SUP tour as an activity, and introducing it to the coastal activity market, we have now, using a hybrid of our coasteering and paddlesports training programmes successfully built a module which is delivered within our 3 month Outdoor Instructor Academy qualification.


We take huge pride in providing the best Super SUP tours and offering an amazing experience for our guests.  Don’t just take our word for it though, our reviews back this up!  We have over 3000 5 star Tripadvisor reviews and some amazing Google reviews…

We’re number one rated for Outdoor Activities in Newquay for a reason!


We are licensed by AALA (Adventure Activities Licensing Authority) and are a recognised Training centre for SLSGB (Surf Life Saving Great Britain), the only one in Newquay. We are also a British Canoeing Delivery Partner which is a testament to our constant high standards of paddlesports delivery.

Our instructors are trained and qualified to the following standards:

  • Paddlesports Leader award for all instructors
  • Our Senior Instructor is Freddie is Sea Kayak Leader (Non Tidal & Tidal) and Paddlesports Leader qualified
  • Training delivered during our 3 month Outdoor Activity Instructor Course
  • SLSGB Beach Lifeguard
  • In House Super SUP training course developed by NAC as an industry first


You can learn more about our instructors qualifications and what they mean on our blog.


We are 3 x Cornwall Tourism Awards Winner and 1 x South West Tourism Awards Winner

As well as the general public we have also delivered activities for a number of special clients including:

  • The England Rugby team
  • England Surfing Team
  • BBC Radio One
  • The Gadget Show
  • The Sunday Times
  • Cristian Dior


We are the number 1 choice for all local schools including:

  • Newquay Tretherras
  • Newquay Treviglas
  • Newquay Junior School
  • Mawgan in Pydar School
  • Cornwall College


Our safety record is unblemished, as we work alongside the RNLI to ensure conditions and activities are appropriate for our activities.  We also hold an Adventurous Activities Licensing Authority Licence (AALA) which ensures our standards are maintained at all times and checked by external bodies, we hold extensive public indemnity insurance with up to £10,000,000 cover, so you know you’re in safe hands, whatever outdoor activity you decide to do with us.

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