Learning to standup paddleboard ( SUP ) at Hove Lagoon, Brighton is the perfect way to start SUPing. Success is guaranteed. Everything is provided, all you need to do is turn up ready for a great experience.
Your session will start with a brief on land demonstration of how to get up on the board and then it will be time to get on the water!
Meet Standup Paddlers Billy and Gary and find out what they love about SUPing.
“I also find it can be my escape from the day-to-day grind!” One mans SUP journey
What is stand up paddleboarding
Lots of fun and you will be able to paddle the SUP with a degree of confidence in all directions on calm water.
This course is aimed at complete beginners. Non swimmers please advise us in advance.
Hove Lagoon, BN3 4LX
Complete beginners age 14+ (Under 14 please see kids section).
Courses are run most weekends from April to the end of October and some weekday evenings. If you cannot find a date please contact us.
Book online from the dates below or call 01273 42 48 42 option 2 or email us.
If you cannot find a date please contact us.
Booking terms and conditions apply and rebooking fees are charged for cancellations made with less than 4 weeks notice.
This package is a great way to get into SUPing and save money
The package includes 4 x 90 minute sessions run on Monday and Tuesday evenings over two weeks, or Wednesday and Thursday evenings over two weeks
Everything is provided, all you need to do is turn up.
Just £69 – Usual price £145 – Saving of £76
What to bring
Swimwear: To wear under the wetsuit and impact vests which are provided
Towel: We have hot showers so you will need a towel to dry off at the end of the session
Bag: To put your wet things in
Other stuff: Suitable clothing for the weather on the day. Sunscreen, layers in case the wind gets up, anorak or waterproof jacket.
What not to bring
Valuables. We have free lockers in the changing rooms but better safe than sorry.
The water quality in Hove Lagoon is independently tested regularly during the summer season as part of the Brighton and Hove City Councils seafront beach water quality testing. Lagoon Watersports opened in 1994, since that date the water in Hove Lagoon has passed every test.
Independent water quality test results from 2017 testing
When you make a booking with us we assign staff and equipment to deliver the booking. That means we are unable to offer that space to anyone else.
If you cancel that space we are likely to incur a loss. We will have already made commitments to staff and we may have turned away other bookings. We are unable to get insurance that covers us for this loss.
We therefore do not offer refunds for cancellations. If we did not do this we would have to put up our prices for everyone.
Our cancellation policy applies in all circumstances including no shows, illness, relocation, transport failure and bereavement.
Course Cancellation InsuranceYou can take out insurance to cover the cost of your course against cancellation through CancelSure. Guide cost is £12 for the first £100 of cover and then £6 per additional £100 of cover.
Please see our full Booking Terms and Conditions
Cancellation chargesYou may cancel your course/event at any time. Written notification from the Lead Name in your group is required. Cancellation will only be accepted on payment of the cancellation charges as set out below. The following cancellation fees apply :
• More than 8 weeks before course/event – loss of deposit• Less than 8 weeks before course/event – 100% of price of course/event
At our discretion, we may allow a forfeited deposit to be used towards an alternative course/event run by us or the same course on an alternative date. In each case, such a booking will be at the price prevailing at the time of re-booking and subject to an admin charge of £25 for courses over £150 and £10 for courses under £150. In these circumstances we offer significant discounts on rebooking within 12 months.
The discount is based on how much notice was given for the booking cancellation and non discounted course rates:
• More than 4 weeks before course/event – 90% discount on full brochure rates• 2- 4 weeks before course/event – 75% discount on full brochure rates• 13 days – 72 hours before course/event – 50% discount on full brochure rates• 72 hours or less – 25% discount on full brochure rates
For example if you book a course worth £200 and need to change the date of that course:
4 weeks notice this will cost you an additional £202 weeks notice this will cost you an additional £503 days notice this will cost you an additional £10024 hours notice this will cost you an additional £150
Postponement by us due to bad weatherOn some occasions courses may need to be postponed due to bad weather. In these circumstances we will offer you alternative dates, no refund will be available.
On some occasions group events may need to be postponed due to bad weather. In these circumstances we will offer you alternative dates.If you are unable or unwilling to accept these new dates then we will refund you the full cost of the course less 15%.
I have always wanted to try Standup paddle boarding, but am rather nervous. I shouldn't have worried as the entire experience was perfect. The reception staff are friendly and welcoming and Robin, my instructor was very reassuring. I went from knees to feet on the board with ease, obviously with Robin alongside. And was manoeuvring the board confidently due to his calm manner. I can honestly say it was the best hour I have spent in a long time and will definitely be back for more. This venue is wonderful as there is a lagoon for initial instruction and practise but is beside the sea for the next stage.
Fantastic course to get you on the water and gaining confidence regardless of your experience. Thanks so much for another great experience.
I wanted to say a huge thank you to Harriet for the great SUP lesson. Harriet was fantastic at keeping us engaged and helped us all get going despite my early exit into the water! She soon fixed my balance issues and we all had a great lesson.
My daughter had a lesson with Sian at the Lagoon last week, learning to paddle board, which she absolutely loved. The staff were really friendly and put her at ease and she was soon standing on the board and feeling confident. I would highly recommend the Lagoon to any learner and all the children were having a great time there. Thanks to everyone concerned!