SUP Taster

SUP Taster

SUP Taster

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.

Course content includes:

  • Kneeling and standing up on the paddleboard
  • Self rescue and safety techniques
  • Basic turns
  • Paddle techniques
  • Flat water paddling techniques
  • How to carry the equipment
  • Be aware of different conditions and the environment

You will :

  • Go SUPing…success guaranteed… you will be standing up and paddling
  • Have a fun adventure
  • Learn new skills

We provide :

  • All equipment, including wetsuit, board, paddles and buoyancy aids
  • Full instruction and training from a BSUPA trained instructor
  • Clubhouse with hot showers, changing rooms, lockers and a great cafe
  • Perfect learning environment of Hove Lagoon combined with the sea

More information:

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

Course objective:

Lots of fun and you will be able to paddle the SUP with a degree of confidence in all directions on calm water.

Prerequisite:

This course is aimed at complete beginners. Non swimmers please advise us in advance.

Where:

Hove Lagoon, BN3 4LX

Suitable for:

Complete beginners age 14+ (Under 14 please see kids section).

Availability:

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.

Booking:

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.
 

Success guaranteed
Wetsuits provided
Fun
Get on the sea
Age 14+

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Typical Price: £50

Important - Please see our COVID-19 information before booking here
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Gift vouchers

  • All gift vouchers are valid for 24 months.

  • Gift vouchers can be purchased for any amount.

  • Gift vouchers are valid for all the activities that we offer.

  • Gift vouchers can either be emailed to you or directly to the recipient.



 

 

Typical Price: £50

More Information

Please aim to arrive at the centre 20 minutes before your session starts.

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.

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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 roads opposite the lagoon which have small residential parking restrictions on them, please check at time of parking.

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

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 in near the pier which is about 3 miles from us.

What to bring
Towel
Bag
What not to bring
Valuables - we have no lockers available in Phase 1
Guests to watch
 
What to bring
Swimwear: To wear under the wetsuit and impact vests which are provided
Footwear : 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 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.

Water quality

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

We have different cancellation policies for each of our centres please check our full booking terms and conditions.

Activities at Hove Lagoon

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.

Cancellation charges

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 :

  • More than 4 weeks notice before course/event starts – 25% of the course price will be taken as a cancellation fee.
  • Less than 4 weeks notice before course/event starts – 100% of the course price will be taken as cancellation fee.

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.

Force Majeure

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.


Activities at Brighton Marina

Rescheduling your dates

RYA Courses

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

Cancellation charges

You may cancel with written notification from the lead name in your group.

The following cancellation fees apply :

  • More than 4 weeks before course/event – loss of deposit or 25% of course/event fee
  • Less than 4 weeks before course/event – 100% of price of course/event

Group changes in numbers

Rescheduling your dates

RYA Courses

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

Cancellation charges

You may cancel with written notification from the lead name in your group.

The following cancellation fees apply :

  • More than 4 weeks before course/event – loss of deposit or 25% of course/event fee
  • Less than 4 weeks before course/event – 100% of price of course/event

Group changes in numbers

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

Cancellation by Lagoon Watersports

RYA Courses

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

  • Please arrive and check in at reception 20 mins before your session.
  • Please make sure you have filled out our online disclaimer; Hove Lagoon Disclaimer

•  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.

  • Changing facilities, showers and lockers are all on site available to use.
  • We have a Cafe on site to fulfill all coffee needs.
  • Disabled access

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 info@lagoonwatersports.co.uk

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