Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) at St Ives Surf School

Stand up paddleboard or SUP as it is more commonly known is the fastest growing watersport in the world. We are one of only a handful of Surf schools in Cornwall that are qualified to teach stand up paddleboarding.

As well as being fantastic fun and a great way to explore the breathtaking views of St Ives bay from the water, SUP is also brilliant exercise, easy to learn and a great way to exercise the core muscles of the body.

Our SUP lessons and guided tours take place at our Watersports centre on Porthminster Beach. We are conveniently located directly on the beach front over looking the beautiful St Ives harbour and Godrevy lighthouse. The tranquil ocean and sheltered bay make Porthminster the perfect location to learn SUP in Cornwall. All of our staff are fully qualified SUP instructors, experienced beach lifeguards and have a wealth of local knowledge to ensure your safety.

Beginner SUP – £35
This is the perfect introduction to learn how to SUP, during your 1 ½ hour lesson you will be taught basic safety skills, various paddling techniques, balance and coastal awareness. Starting off lying down you will quickly progress to your knees and then finally to achieve your goal we will be sure to have you Stand up Paddleboarding before the end of your first lesson. Our SUP lessons run daily and all equipment is provided. minimum age of 12 required.

Guided Tour (experienced paddlers only) – £45
The SUP guided tour is a 2hr exploration around the picturesque coastline of St Ives bay and the surrounding area. After leaving the beach at Porthminster you will paddle out and along the coastline taking in the many spectacular views from a unique and peaceful setting. During the tour you will be given the opportunity to grab a snorkel from your instructor and explore the clear blue waters beneath you. The tour can be taken on either an SUP or kayak depending on your preference. Please note that a basic level of skill and fitness will be required to participate in the tour. All equipment included, minimum age of 12 required.

Private SUP – Enquire here
We offer Private SUP activities for individuals and large groups including Hen, Stag and student groups. The activity can be specifically designed to suit the capability and wishes of the group or individual. Group discounts available.



Call 01736 793 938 to book a lesson today

Teaching surfing in the heart of St Ives since 1997