Come and join us for a fun family watersports taster and try some new sports. Full instruction is given and everything is provided in the perfect location of Hove Lagoon.
Fun watersport activities as a family, couple or any combination of adult and child. Kids must be age 8+ and accompanied by an adult, maximum 4 kids per adult.
The session is three and a half hours long and will give you an introduction to windsurfing, sailing and paddlesports. Full instruction and all equipment, including wetsuits, is included. Your instructor will show you how to use the equipment and get you up and going. Session time includes time for short breaks for refreshments
Lots of fun for all the family.
Adults £45, kids £35 (use discount code FAMILY).
Taster sessions are aimed at complete beginners, no previous experience is required. Non swimmers please advise us in advance.
Hove Lagoon, BN3 4LX
Complete beginners, adults and kids age 8+ as long as accompanied by an adult (max 4 kids per adult).
May - September. Please see dates below. Please feel free to contact us to request alternative dates or private sessions.
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.
Use discount code “FAMILY” to book kids on. Please remember kids must be accompanied by an adult. We offer kids only watersports days if adults cannot attend.
What to bring
Swimwear: To wear under the wetsuit and impact vests or buoyancy aids which are provided.
Towel: We have hot showers so bring a towel to dry off at the end of the session.
Bag: To put 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.
In response to COVID-19 we have had to change many aspects of the way we operate. We are following government and NGB guidance for a COVID-19 safe work place.
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
Table last updated 03/06/2020
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%.
Great three hours on the family package, with my twin 8 year ol boys. All three of us enjoyed the three activities. Plenty of learning and a lot of fun. God group size, great tutor and great weather.
We went to the Lagoon on Saturday 18th May as a group of ladies looking to learn kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and have a very good laugh. We had a yummy BBQ and chill in the sun before getting kitted out to tackle the activities ahead. The Lagoon has a great relaxed atmosphere and vibe with friendly professional and caring staff on hand everywhere. Our instructors were patient and good fun whilst on the water and I would recommend anyone to learn at the centre.
If you fancy having a go at Sailing, Stand up Paddle Boarding, Wake-boarding or Windsurfing all in one day then Hove Lagoon Water-sports is the place.Taught in the shallow lagoon by excellent and friendly instructors. There are showers and a great cafe to finish off the session.
Very good facilities and a very professional team that has a strong passion for watersports. Great fun and ideal conditions to learn watersports