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Newquay

Stand Up Paddle Boarding may be new to the shores of the UK but it's one of the oldest forms of travel that has come from the island of Hawaii.

We will teach you how to balance and paddle your board on flat water and hopefully progress on to riding waves. Catching and riding waves, the techniques and how to get the most out of your Stand Up Paddle Board.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) in Cornwall is great fun and makes flat days a joy. SUP in Cornwall has really taken off, from wave riding to long distance journeys to cruising the estuaries. The Atlantic facing coastline offers everything you can wish for for a successful SUP lesson and progression.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Newquay.

Location Description Price pp Duration
Newquay Harbour Half day beginner lesson on flat water from the harbour £40 2-3 hrs 
 Newquay

Full day stand up paddle boarding, starting with a flat water session and progressing to the waves for the afternoon.

£65 2x 2-3 hrs
Fistral Beach  

Wave riding lesson - from zero to hero we will try and get you riding waves on your first go. Be warned this is harder than it looks...

£40 2-3 hrs
Watergate  We can only offer wave riding lessons here unless of course the sea is flat £40  2-3 hrs 
 Various Beaches 3 lessons split over 2 days £95 2-3 hrs
Fowey Take a lesson from Fowey and explore the coast £45 2-3 hrs
Discounts available to groups and families - click here for details

SUP, as it's known among the surfing community, is a great activity, which combines all aspects of water sports from kayaking to surfing. It's a great work out and standing on a big board with a paddle cruising around on the flats or trying to catch waves is so much fun whether you are into surfing or not. It's a great way to test your balance and improve your board riding skills, not to mention the fantastic work out you get.

Who is it for?

Everyone should have a go at Stand Up Paddle Boarding, it's great fun for all. You need to be able to swim, be physically fit and have some determination and balance.

Why choose Vertical Descents?

At our Surf School in Newquay we offer the very best Stand Up Paddle Boarding lessons from beginner to advanced level coaching sessions. We also provide 1-2-1 lessons, video coaching, beginner surf lessons, longboard coaching and Stand Up Paddle Boarding. Whatever your ability and craft you aspire to master we can help you achieve your goals in a fun and friendly enviroment.  With use of our great facilities in Newquay and our mobile surf bus, we can take you to the best waves across Cornwall.

Our team of experienced expert staff will look after you every step of the way, highly qualified, safe and fun. We provide exceptional quality as well as excellent value. We have showers and changing facilities at our HQ in Newquay, as well as a cafe, bar, widescreen previews of your day's photographs, bbq and sun terraces over looking Newquay's stunning coastline. A great place to relax after your day with us and take in the views with a relaxing drink or two.

Whats included?

  • All Equipment - Full Wetsuit / Stand Up Paddle Board /Paddle
  • Fully Qualified Expert Instructor - SUP Coach / Lifeguard
  • 2-3 Hour Lesson
  • Beach & Ocean Safety / Warm up & Practice / SUP & Coaching / Lesson Review
  • Showers & Changing facilities available at HQ   

Testimonials 

" Thanks Guys! We had an epic holiday in Cornwall with you. The boys haven't stopped talking about it since we've arrived home. Thank you again for helping us pick and buy our own boards afterwards. We can't wait to see you next year." Cathy - London - 2012

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When? All activities start at either 9.30am, 1.30pm or 4.30pm unless otherwise arranged. Specific times will be allocated to you on booking your activity but it is always best to be at least 10 minutes early
Who? Age restrictions of 12 yrs or over do apply, however it is more dependent on whether the child fits into our smallest wetsuit and safety equipment. Under 12s must be accompanied by an adult. You do not need to be fit, however you do need to be physically and mentally able to be comfortable in this sort of outdoor environment. 
What do we need to bring? All specialist equipment is included in the price but you will need to bring something to wear under a wetsuit, swimming attire is best, some trainers (to get wet), a towel and warm clothes for afterwards. If you are booked on to full day trip please bring food and water for the day.
Where do we meet? See above for specific location. Exact details of who to meet will be given with your booking confirmation. 
How much?

Please look above for specific activity prices. We offer group and family discounts on all of our activities please follow this link to our price list.

Discount available for extra days book. Discounted packages also available when booking alongside other activities and accommodation.