Family Paddleboarding (SUP) Lesson

Family Paddleboarding (SUP) Lesson

£ 78

Newquay, Cornwall, UK

Taster & Beginner
Family-Friendly, Lessons & Courses
Minimum age: 3
Newquay, Cornwall, UK
Cancellation: Strict
Minimum booking size: 4
Start time(s): 09:00, 12:00, 15:00
Duration: 2 hours
£ 78

Activity Highlights:

Embrace the fun of stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) – the world’s fastest-growing water sport – with our private Family SUP Lesson! Cornwall’s adventure capital, Newquay, sets the perfect backdrop for this adventure.

Immerse yourself in a 2-hour, low-intensity, and exciting experience. Enjoy a personalised family SUP lesson and explore the breathtaking Newquay coast under the guidance of our insured, experienced, and qualified SUP instructors. This adventure is perfect for children over the age of 3 and families or groups.

Your SUP Lesson

With our expert guidance, learning SUP is quick, easy, and above all, fun! Starting with the basics, you’ll progress from paddling on your knees to standing up when you feel safe and confident to do so. Our instructors will teach you essential skills like launching, landing, balance, paddle holding, basic strokes, and directional changes. Rest assured, there is absolutely no pressure; feel free to enjoy the session kneeling down on the board or give standing up a go – it’s entirely up to you!

Our Family SUP Lessons are tailor-made for all skill levels and abilities. You don’t need prior experience, as our highly qualified instructors are masters in teaching people of all ages.

Paddleboarding offers a unique vantage point to view our gorgeous coastline and get up close and personal with Newquay’s cliffs. If the seas are calm, you will be paddling into caves and caverns that once sheltered real pirates and smugglers. Keep your eyes peeled for inquisitive seals and dolphins as well!

What About the Weather?

We make the most of our sheltered location on Towan beach. However, if Mother Nature has different plans, we’re prepared. We always have excellent back-up options for you to choose from. If we need to adjust your stand-up paddleboard booking due to adverse weather, we’ll let you know in advance.

Why Choose Us?

We are the number one water sport provider in Newquay, is proud to provide a world-class team of expert instructors. We’ll get you equipped at our HQ, a stone’s throw from Towan Beach, where we’ll offer full safety briefing and lessons in SUP basics before you set off to explore the picturesque coastline.

Located conveniently near Towan beach, our purpose-designed centre is fully equipped with hot outdoor showers, heated changing rooms, lockers, separate male and female toilets, and clothing storage. We also have a hire centre for all your needs post-lesson.

Book tomorrow’s adventure today and make unforgettable memories with your family!

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What's Included:

  • A private, fun-filled SUP tour for your family
  • Expert and insured SUP instructors
  • All necessary gear including wetsuit, buoyancy aid, SUP board and paddle
  • Warm changing rooms and secure storage for your belongings
  • Outdoor showers and toilets for both males and females
  • Comprehensive safety and equipment briefings, weather checks
  • Historical insights and wildlife information throughout the tour
  • A special discount card for food & drink at local bars and cafes post-SUP
  • 15% off at Newquay’s Rip Curl store
  • Dog-sitting services available on request
  • Rainy weather? No worries! We have excellent alternatives to keep you paddling!


Storage locker
Changing rooms available
Showers Available

Group Size of 5 and above: 5% discount



Group Size of 5 and above: 5% discount

Frequently Asked Questions

Stand up Paddleboarding or ‘SUP’ for short is one of the fastest growing waters sports in the world. Using a very large, stable board (similar to a surfboard) and a single-blade paddle you can navigate your way along coastlines, rivers and lakes.

Rain is no problem for a water-based activity! In fact, there’s no better way to make the most of a damp day than to get wet anyway! You will get changed into your wetsuit in our warm, dry changing rooms, then when you have your wetsuit on the rain isn’t an issue.

No need to worry, it’s all part of the learning process and can actually be quite fun!  You can climb back onto your board relatively easily, but if you struggle your instructor will be there to help out.

Everybody is different and the conditions on the day can greatly affect how quickly you will learn the basics. In calm conditions, most adults will learn to effectively knee paddle in the first 10 minutes and be stand-up paddling within half an hour.

You need to bring a towel and swimwear. Footwear will also be required so bring either a pair of trainers that you don’t mind getting wet or wetsuit boots. If not you can hire from us for £5.

Yes. We require that anybody taking part in any of our water sports, including SUP, is able to swim 50 metres.

Sessions last for approximately 2 hours from when you have got all your kit on. You can expect to be with us for around 2 and half hours overall.

We will explore one of two routes. ‘The Gazzle’ is our ocean-based route along Newquay’s famous Towan Head. We will launch from either Towan beach or the old Lifeboat slipway depending on tide and surf conditions. Our river-based route is on the beautiful Gannel estuary, only a 5-minute drive from the centre.

We regularly see the local seals up close; we have also seen dolphins in Newquay bay, as well as Sunfish and Lion’s mane jellyfish. Basking sharks have also been seen on rare occasions (don’t worry, they are completely harmless and have no teeth). There is also an impressive array of birdlife, especially on our Gannel estuary route.

We primarily use inflatable boards, however we do have some hard boards for more experienced paddlers to use.

Providing you meet the minimum requirement of 50 metres swimming capability and you have no current health issues or injuries preventing you from taking part in physical activity you can come. Don’t worry, it’s not a race and your instructor will make sure the group moves at the pace of the slowest paddler and will assist weak paddlers when needed.

All of our SUP Instructors are qualified British Canoeing Paddlesport leaders. They are also Beach and Surf Safety Lifeguards. They have years of personal experience in the water, and attend regular site-specific staff training. We also work in closely with the RNLI to ensure your safety in and out of the water.

How it works: 

  1. Make a booking.
  2. The centre will accept your booking, usually within an hour or two.
  3. Pay for the booking to confirm it.

If you have specific questions, please put them in the comments section, and the centre will answer before you pay.

If something isn't right or if there are no dates available, then send us a message in the live chat.

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Cancellation Policy


  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 


  • You can cancel until 5 days before yoru booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours 


  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount


  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying, if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts