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Stand Up Paddleboarding

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, Fowey, Padstow, Truro and across Cornwall.

Location Description Price pp Duration
Crantock, Nr Newquay

Beginner lesson on flat water

Lesson with a sea tour

121 / 221 Sup Surfing Lesson



£150 (1-2 people)

2 hr 

2 hr

2 hr

 Crantock, Nr Newquay

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

£85 2x 2 hrs
Crantock, Nr Newquay  

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...

£65 2 hrs
Watergate  We can only offer wave riding lessons here unless of course the sea is flat £65  2 hrs
 Various Beaches 3 lessons split over 2 days £150 3 x 2 hrs
Fowey Take a lesson from Fowey and explore the coast £55 2 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 lessons 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
  • 1 hour lessons or 1.5 Hour Lesson and tour
  • Beach & Ocean Safety / Warm up & Practice / SUP & Coaching / Lesson Review
  • Showers & Changing facilities available at HQ   



" 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? See individual page for specific water activity - follow links above
Who? See individual page for specific water activity - follow links above
What do we 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. Sense of adventure and fun. If you are booked on to full day trip please bring food and water for the day.
Where and when do we meet? See individual page for specific location and time - follow links above
How much? We offer family and group prices - please follow links above for specific activity prices.