Our adult SUP taster (Age 14+) will start with a brief on-land demonstration on how to get up on the board and then it will be time to get on the water. The water of Hove lagoon is flat and shallow combined with BSUPA instructions this will make your first steps on board so much easier. All equipment and tuition is included. 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 3 x SUP sessions, with a saving of £61 on individual course fees.
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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.
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
Alterations to Bookings at Hove Lagoon
Customers are able to rearrange course dates up to two times with no charge when Lagoon Watersports is given :
48 hours notice for courses under £75 per person
7 days notice for courses priced between £76 – £300 per person
14 days notice for course over £301 per person
If Lagoon Watersports is given less than the required notice period this considered to be a cancellation.
In circumstances when a customer requests more than two changes of a date, a rebooking fee of 50% of the course fee will be charged.
In circumstances where the customer is unable to choose new dates or Lagoon Watersports is unable to offer suitable alternative dates a credit will be applied to the customers account that is valid for 24 months.
Customers may cancel a course with written notification from the lead name in your group.
The following cancellation fees apply when Lagoon Watersports is given :
Course Cancellation by Lagoon Watersports
In circumstance where Lagoon Watersports cancels a course (Excluding Force Majeure) the customer may choose a new date or a full refund.
Postponement due to COVID-19
If you are required to self isolate via government guidelines you can reschedule you booking to a later date within our schedule availability. No refunds are available due to COVID-19.
In circumstances out of our control we will endeavour to rebook and hold credit for any activity in the future valid for 24 months. This includes cancellation by us due to COVID-19. No refunds will be given in these circumstances.
Due limited availability you can only reschedule up to 14 days prior to the course start date to give us time to fill your place, within 14 days and up to 48 hours it will cost £99 to reschedule. Within 48 hours you will need to rebook at full cost of the session/Course
Zero to Dayskipper and Learn to Sail packages are allowed a maximum of 2 changes to dates without penalties, this must be at least 7 days prior to the course date otherwise a penalty fee of £75 will be incurred
Boating experiences trips, Powerboat ride, Jet Ski Safaris
Individuals booked onto boating experiences may reschedule up to 48 hours prior to the activity, within 48 hours you will loose your booking and given a 25% discount on rebooking
You may cancel with written notification from the lead name in your group.
The following cancellation fees apply :
Group bookings confirm numbers 4 weeks prior to the event with the final balance. Any changes in numbers we will endeavour to accommodate, the following applies
Numbers increases up to 24 hours prior to the event will be accommodated as much as possible, priced per head
Number decreases up to 7 days prior to the event will be accommodated, but where this reduce your group size below 6 persons you will need to pay for 6 persons. Session durations might vary depending on changes to group sizes
If we need to cancel due to Instructor availability, damaged equipment or engine failure or weather conditions/Sea State we will give you as much notice as possible and offer new dates to complete the course.
Boating experiences trips, Powerboat ride, Jet Ski Safaris
If we need to cancel due to Instructor availability, damaged equipment, engine failure or weather conditions/Sea State we will do all we can to arrange another suitable date, if we cannot provide suitable availability then you will be offered a full refund
Force Majeure – In circumstances out of our control we will endeavour to rebook and hold credit for any activity in the future with a two year expiry
• Come rain or shine we run our stand up paddleboard sessions in most weather conditions, only if it is extremely windy or if we have lightning storms we do not go on the water.
Once you have completed our SUP Taster you can upgrade to our learn to SUP Package to continue to build your skills.
To upgrade to our package give us a call: 01273 424842 ext 2 or email us on email@example.com
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!