SUP Lessons and tours

Stand Up Paddle Boarding Tours... Sun, Sea and SUP!

We firmly believe that stand up paddle boarding is not just an awesome sport – it’s a lifestyle choice. As well as being quick and easy to learn, it’s the perfect pastime – taking you to places free of technology, stresses and distractions, to a place of tranquillity, calm and…. super amazing fun!

Group SUP Tour

£50

Group tours of up to 6 people.  2 hour session.

1-to-1 SUP tour

£110

Private 2 hour session


2-to-1 SUP Tour

£80pp

For couples or friends. 
2 hour session.

Family SUP Tour

£250

For up to 4 people, £50 per additional person.
2 hour session.

what to expect

  • 2 hour SUP lesson (turn up 30 mins before each lesson)
  • All the equipment you need – paddle board, paddle, wetsuit, buoyancy aid
  • Heated changing rooms and heated shower
  • Lockers for storing your personal gear (although please leave valuables at home)
  • Full safety briefing, beach and water safety, weather conditions training
  • Core skills training
  • Beautiful scenery
  • GoPro technology videos and photo footage of your experience option available (£20 additional fee)

 

We will provide you with your own paddle board, paddle, wetsuit and buoyancy aid, we have the advantage of having prime position right on Towan Beach promenade so all you need to do is walk down the steps and on to the beach.

On the beach your coach will make you feel super comfortable with your SUP, they will show you basic paddle skills, talk water safety and make sure you are happy and confident before entering the water.

Once in the water, our experienced coaches will work with you on your balance and control, you’ll start on your knees and soon advance to standing position. You will learn all the core skills required to master this amazing new world of boarding…. these include: proper paddling techniques including different strokes, how to enter and exit the water safely, stand up and balance and how to change direction. Confident boarders will also be given the option to develop further skills such as pivot turns, cross steps and even catching waves!

Two hours later, you will not only be amazed at how you have mastered your new craft, you will be mesmerised by the beauty of Newquay from a paddle boarders perspective, a special view that only the more adventurous people get the honour of enjoying.

Why SUP with us?

Paddle boarding has amazing health benefits –  whilst helping calm and relax a full and busy mind, it’s the perfect antidote to daily strains and stresses and we couldn’t recommend it more.

Newquay is blessed with beautiful picture perfect coastline. Our SUP lessons and tours allow you to take full advantage of these wonderful views from a new perspective – from Towan Beach and caves, to the Harbour, Newquay Bay and beyond. Our coastal routes are breathtaking.

Our SUP coaches are experienced and knowledgeable. They’ll teach you the core technical skills you’ll need for stand up paddle boarding, and also how to judge weather patterns and surf conditions to be able to paddle board safely… so when you get the bug (which you will), you’ll feel confident to carry on cruising!

So come and try the worlds fastest growing watersport with SSS… we guarantee you will be hooked instantly….

More info

Please note that the minimum age for our SUP Tours is 16 years old. Under 18’s must be accompanied by a participating parent or legal guardian. We do have private lesson options which enables younger children to join in.

All participants must be water competent and confident.

SSS SUP tours are subject to weather conditions – we have the benefit of being in the sheltered Towan headland which does help and most of our lessons go ahead, however we can’t control mother nature – we wish we could! If it happens that the wind or sea conditions aren’t safe, we’ll help find you another suitable date or provide a full refund.

Please arrive 30 minutes early for your lesson to ensure you have time to fill out our waiver forms and get ready for the lesson. We do have lockers but please do leave any valuables at home.

We’ll provide you with all the equipment you need – paddle board, paddle, wetsuit and buoyancy aid. Please bring a towel, water and swimwear.

We are located right at the end of Towan Beach promenade. There is no parking at the beach so please allow time to find a car park in Newquay and walk to the beach – note the car parks get really busy in the summer so extra time will be needed!

Please follow all COVID guidelines in place when under the instruction of our coaches and at SSS Surf School.

Please ensure you are wearing swimwear as changing facilities are limited due to COVID restrictions.

reviews

Thank you for the fantastic first time lesson you provided for my girls. They absolutely loved it. You were attentive, so supportive and enthusiastic when they managed to stand up and you really engaged with the children. As a teacher and a parent, I really liked how you rigorously followed safeguarding and health and safety protocols. It was reassuring to know that my children were safely looked after.

Hannah Kids lesson

Stuart (who is delightful) has been teaching my kids who were total beginners. He's unleashed a new passion for them. They return buzzing and smiling (even the 14 year old girl) and their confidence has taken leaps. Highly recommended.

Anna Kids lesson

Absolutely fabulous instructor. Our 13 year old son felt Stuart was ‘one with the sea!’ Very focused, supportive, nothing too much trouble. He answered every question (and there were lots!!) with enthusiasm. Would highly recommend. The Ralfs.

Sarah One-to-One lesson

My girls had their first surf lesson with Stuart this weekend, and they loved him! He is friendly, fabulous with kids, highly attentive, and the girls thought he was awesome! I’d highly recommend him.

Louisa Kids lesson

Highly recommend! Stu is a great teacher - patient, skilled and a lot of fun. Really professional set up and nice kit. Will definitely book another lesson when I'm back in Newquay!

Tamsin Beginner Lesson

Great company and Stu is an awesome instructor. Very knowledgable and has a lot of patience with beginners!

Adam Beginner Lesson

Stuart is an incredible teacher and fully supportive from every wave caught to every time you completely wipe out. In just a matter of months we were heading outback to catch even bigger waves. I felt confident that I would be able to catch these waves by myself and felt completely safe. Surfing with Stuart is always a great experience and lots of fun.

Tallulah Improver Lesson

Massive thanks to Stu and the team for running a fantastic team building afternoon for myself and 9 colleagues. We had a mix of abilities in the group but even the most novice surfers amongst us managed to get up on the board. It was a great way to get out of the office and do something different to get to know each other better.

Neil Sartorio Ernst & Young

Both boys absolutely loved their first surf lesson. Was great to see them grow in confidence and ability just within the two hours. They want to come back tomorrow! Thank you.

Sarah Beginner Lesson

I have always surfed but never regularly until I moved to Newquay and started surfing with SSS. Stuart is a great teacher and has given me the extra confidence and techniques to go out and do it every day (surf permitting). At 45 years old I’m surfing better than I ever did. Plus I have a huge 'man crush' on Stuart.

Clive Improver lessons

Three boys aged 7-11 years old had a fantastic surfing lesson with Stuart. Unlike other surf schools he has a low teacher to child ratio so the boys got his full focus. He was very patient and didn’t stop smiling and encouraging them. Brilliant set up (including hot shower) in his mobile van. Excellent value for money, cannot recommend enough. Thank you Stuart.

Rachael Kids Lesson

Stuart was really helpful and the 2 hour session was very good for the whole family and we caught a good number of waves and all managed standing up. Great time - Thank you.

Andrew Family Lesson

Highly recommend. After being coached by you In the morning they then spent all afternoon in the water practicing what you had taught them. “Tons better than body boarding” was the consensus. They are looking forward to the intermediate session we’ve got booked in a few days time. Not only have you introduced them to a new sport but have also ensured they understand how to do it safely.

Tracy Beginners Lesson

Excellent service. Everything made easy and simple for the children. Great instructor and facilities!

Safina Kids Lesson

Our 2 daughters had a great surf lesson today at watergate bay. The instructor was really helpful and friendly. I felt our children were safe in his hands.

Sarah Kids Lesson

Awesome afternoon. Stuart is a mega positive instructor. I made very noticeable progress in just a couple of hours and thoroughly enjoyed it along the way. Would definitely recommend. Thanks

Jim Improver Lesson

    Group SUP Tour

    £50

    Group tours of up to 6 people.  2 hour session.

    1-to-1 SUP tour

    £110

    Private 2 hour session


    2-to-1 SUP Tour

    £80pp

    For couples or friends. 
    2 hour session.

    Family SUP Tour

    £250

    For up to 4 people, £50 per additional person.
    2 hour session.