Try Standup Paddleboarding ( SUP ) at Hove Lagoon, Brighton is the perfect location of shallow calm water of Hove Lagoon. 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! Also consider our "Learn to SUP Package" which features 4 x SUP sessions, with saving of about £80 on individual course fees.
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 journeyWhat 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, weekday evenings (May - September) and some weekdays. Please check the calendar for dates below. 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.
What to bringTowelBagWhat not to bringValuables - we have no lockers available in Phase 1Guests to watch What to bring Swimwear: To wear under the wetsuit and impact vests which are providedFootwear : Sh0es that can wet (old trainers , wet shoes. We have a limited supply available if you forget them.Towel: We have hot showers so you will need a towel to dry off at the end of the sessionBag: To put your wet things inOther 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.
It’s the responsibility of all visitors to follow these guidelines. Please help us to keep our customers, staff and members of the public safe.
This information may have changed by the time your session starts so please check back.
In order for us to keep both our staff and customers safe, please adhere strictly to these rules :
In summer 2020 we do not expect to be able to return to our previous “normal” operating. We expect some restrictions to remain in place all season. If you have any questions please ask. Please see our COVID-19 Phased opening plan.
Last updated 03/07/2020
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
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!