Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

What’s SUP?green-bird-2

Try something new, stand up paddle boarding is becoming a firm favourite for visitors to the lakes.

Learn about Stand Up Paddle Boarding:

Enjoy Stand Up Paddle Boarding also known as SUP. SUP is rapidly growing in popularity as an inclusive water sport for all to enjoy. Come and give SUP a go, it’s not that difficult to pick up – we promise! Many people of all ages and abilities are choosing to come and try this new and popular water sport due to the increased versatility that it offers. Paddle boarding involves a large style surfboard and a long paddle which allows you to immerse yourself in this relaxing outdoor activity and soak up the spectacular views of the South West lakes. Paddle boarding is an activity that everyone can participate in, it has the added benefit of being low impact, great for your physique, well-being and building stamina.

We offer tuition, courses, hire and launch at  Roadford, Wimbleball and Stithians, you can also hire and launch at Tamar Lake and Siblyback Lake. For more information contact us directly.

Photographs by Dave White


Experience a family fun day out, packed with adventure.

Do something new and pack your day with adventure. SUP is a fantastic water sport for the whole family to enjoy, explore within the comfort and safety of our lakes and spend precious time together as a family. If you are planning a family water sports activity holiday in Cornwall, Devon or Somerset then our centres provide a controlled and safe environment, younger children (aged 6+) can sit on a paddle board whilst a parent or guardian stands and paddles. Children aged 8 and upwards can SUP on their own. Our flat water lakes allow you to learn how to paddle board for the very first time, balance and progress your paddling techniques with relative ease.

There are many different ways to enjoy stand up paddle boarding such as SUP racing, SUP touring, SUP surfing, SUP yoga, SUP fit and SUP fishing.

Open Sessions

This session will have a number of spaces which can be booked by anyone allowing you to meet new people while having new experiences. The instructors on this session will go through the basic skills needed to be able to play games and possibly explore your surroundings.

Bespoke Sessions

This session is designed with you in mind. It is a bespoke session for you and your family whether you want to spend more time learning specific skills, explore nature on a trip of the lake were your instructor will teach you about the landscape you are in or spend the time making family memories that will never fade by playing games that will make you laugh out loud.

Have a go – 2hr session:

Our lakes offer the perfect place to learn to SUP, there is sheltered areas to paddle in and you don’t have to contend with the tides. You can rest assured you will be taught by professional qualified instructors with the latest high quality paddle boarding kit.

Enjoy a 2 hour taster session, you will be standing on your board and learning the basic paddle techniques, enabling you to move along, stop, turn and essentially enjoy your time on our waters.

Get into – 6hr mixed paddle day:

Spend a day learning a new sport and gain all the skills that come with it. The day will be filled with practical and theory elements. Learn the different types of paddling (kayaking, canoeing and SUP) and gain advanced skills by playing games in all of the different disciplines.

Instructor led sessions are only available at Roadford, Wimbleball and Stithians Lakes.


What better way to get out on the water and explore than by SUP. By hiring our equipment you can get out on the water and experience nature face to face.

(watersports member prices in brackets)
1 Hour 2 Hour 4 Hour 6 Hour
Stand Up Paddle Board £14.00 (£12.60) £23.00 (£20.70) £41.00 (£36.90) £51.00 (£45.90)
Mega SUP £47.00 (£42.30) £77.00 (£69.30) £121.00 (£108.90) £132.00 (£118.80)

Launch and Membership

Looking for the perfect spot to launch your own SUP? Look no further than our activity centres, we offer an ideal location to get afloat. With no tides and up to 7 days a week rescue cover in the high season, you can enjoy stand up paddle boarding when it suits you. Contact your chosen centre for further information.

For more information contact your desired activity centre.
Self Launch including evening buddy launch (after 5pm) £8.00
Weekly Self Launch 7 Days £50.00
Third party insurance is required for all crafts that are launched on the Lakes
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roadford lake, outdoor and active in devon
stithians lake, outdoor and active cornwall
tamar lakes, outdoor and active in cornwall
wimbleball lake, outdoor and active in somerset
aala, adeventure activities authority licensing
british water ski and wakeboarding
rya (royal yachting association) training centre
british stand up paddle association
british canoe union
grreen tourism award