Unsupervised Windsurf and SUP Hire

Windsurf and SUP when there is no safety cover

Club members with suitable Windsurfing or Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) experience are able to hire equipment on the sea when the club is NOT offering safety cover.

Members MUST simply take more responsibility for themselves and the equipment.

The advantages include:

  • Windsurf or paddle on the sea when there are no sea clinics or  no safety cover
  • For SUPing there is no restriction on where you can paddle and you are able to hire SUP boards to take away to other venues.
  • Arrange SUP trips to other venues such as the River Adur or even further afield. (Sorry this is not available for windsurfing)

For safety reasons there are ability pre requirements, essential responsibilities and basic safety measures that you are required to take. You get more freedom. Lagoon Watersports takes no responsibility for your safety. You need to make sure you are ready for that.

Unsupervised SUP hire is open to all members that meet the pre requirements and have signed an additional disclaimer.

Unsupervised windsurf is open only to PRO members that meet the pre requirements have sign an additional disclaimer

Pre requirements for unsupervised hire

Members must :

  • A member of Lagoon Watersports
  • Aged 16 or over
  • Have valid personal accident insurance for watersports activities in place
  • Book online with Lagoon Watersports
  • Check the weather, tides and sea state are suitable for my ability
  • Inform someone (ouside of Lagoon Waterspotrs) I am going out and expected time of return
  • Log my hire on the RYA SafeTrx App
  • Wear suitable clothing
  • Take a phone and means of attracting attention on the water
  • Wear a bouyancy aid and and a leash
  • We highly recommend wearing a wetsuit
  • have been assessed and signed off by Lagoon Watersports to have met the ability and experience


      • ability and experience laid out in the Ready for the Sea course
      • have attended at least one SUP club session
      • have at least 10 hours SUP experience time.


      • Have been assessed and signed off by Lagoon Watersports to have met the ability and experience laid out in the RYA Intermediate Non Planing Course (restricted to hire in up to aprrox 14 knots, slight sea)


      • Ability of RYA Intermediate Planing, plus waterstarting (deemed experienced enough to make my own choice on whether the conditions are suitable to windsurf.)

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