SUP Hire

SUP Hire

Hove Lagoon has a range of SUPs, to suit all ages and abilities including rigid and inflatable SUP’s from 10 foot – 14 foot. The Lagoon is sheltered and is prefect for beginners, focusing on paddle technique improvements and sprint training.

Lagoon Hire : £15 per hour, £10 per additional hour.

Other Equipment hire

Dinghy hire on Hove Lagoon : Pre requirement RYA level 1 – £15 per hour, £10 per additional hour.
Windsurf hire on Hove Lagoon : Pre requirement RYA Level 2 – £15 per hour, £10 per additional hour.

Windsurf hire on Sea : Must be a Beach Club Member
Kayak Hire : £15 per hour, £10 per additional hour.

 

Sea Hire :

We only offer hire on the sea members of our Beach Club.

Why?
It is our aim to ensure that all our customers have a great time on the water and are safe. Sea conditions can change very quickly in Brighton and we have found that our customers get the best experience when we know them and have some knowledge of their previous experience.

We have found that some customers can struggle with the sea conditions and do not have an enjoyable experience. In other circumstances conditions can change rapidly leaving us feeling unable to offer hire on the sea. Understandably customers are disappointed and frustrated, particularly after a long journey.

We want to have happy customers that are progressing and enjoying their time on the water. We believe the best way to achieve this in our location is through training and getting to know each individual so that we can offer the best advice regarding equipment and conditions that are suitable for them.

SUPers interested in regular hire will find our Beach Club SUP membership great value.

 

Prerequisite:

Must be able to paddleboard to a basic level and be able to swim.

Where:

Hove Lagoon, BN3 4LX

Suitable for:

Adults and kids over 8.

Availability:

Most days we are open. Please call or email in advance as somedays we may be fully booked.

Booking:

Call 01273 42 48 42 option 2 or email us.

 

Map / Directions
What to Bring
Water Quality
Cancellation Policy

We have two centres in Brighton please make sure you head to the correct one. This activity takes place at Hove Lagoon, Kingsway, Hove, East Sussex BN3 4LX. You may find the Journey Planning web site useful.

Cycling : We have a cycle parking area, don’t forget your lock

Car Parking : We do not have our own car park. There is parking within 150m of Hove Lagoon on Wharf Road opposite Hove Lagoon. There is metered parking on the southside of the A259 Kingsway.

There are residential streets opposite the lagoon which have small resident parking restrictions so please check at the time of parking.

Bus : Brighton and Hove Bus company : Route 1, 1A, 6

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This service travels along Church Road which is about 3 mins walk north of the seafront. Get off at the Wish Road or Brittany Court stops. This service runs from Brighton Station. If you arrive at Hove Station you need to walk directly south to Church Road where you can meet this service.

Coastliner 700 service. Stage Coach

Train : National Rail enquiries: 08457 484950 www.nationalrail.co.uk

We recommend travelling to Portslade station (1 mile from us ) or Hove station (2 miles from us) Brighton station is 3 miles from us.

Coach

National Express run many routes to Brighton. Brighton coach station is near the pier which is about 3 miles from us.

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 yourself off at the end of your 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

Total Colibacteria

Faecal Colibacteria

Faecal Enterococci

  • Natural algae growth occurs in the Lagoon. This algae can look unpleasant particularly when it blows to one corner of the Lagoon. It is harmless. It is NOT blue/green algae that fresh water lakes can suffer from.
  • Sometimes there is a smell. This smell is caused by the natural process of the algae.
  • Brighton and Hove City Council treat the water with an organic substance to help suppress the algae growth.
  • The water in the Lagoon is sea water rather than fresh water which prevents some common water quality issues that lakes suffer from.
  • The Lagoon is topped up with fresh seawater every few days.
  • The Lagoon is very shallow so the sun can penetrate to the bottom.
  • There is a high level of evaporation and leakage in the Lagoon.
  • The sea water that goes into the Lagoon meets all bathing test requirements.

Changing Bookings

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 Insurance
You 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.

Our Advice

  • If you pay by credit card your cancellation may be covered by your credit card provider.
  • Consider taking out course cancellation insurance.
  • Your holiday insurance may cover you for course where you stay on our boats.

Please see our full Booking Terms and Conditions

Cancellation charges
You 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 £20
2 weeks notice this will cost you an additional £50
3 days notice this will cost you an additional £100
24 hours notice this will cost you an additional £150

Postponement by us due to bad weather
On 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%.

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SUP Hire at Lagoon Watersports:

  • All specialised equipment is provided, including wetsuits.
  • Suitable for those with previous experience.
  • Hire on Hove Lagoon only. Sea hire only available to Club members.
  • Safe, shallow and shelter water of Hove Lagoon
  • Great Club House with changing rooms, hot showers, lockers and licensed cafe.