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Learn to SUP

Learn to SUP Course

Learning to standup paddleboard ( SUP ) at Hove Lagoon, Brighton is the perfect way to start SUPing. Success is guaranteed. Everything is provided, all you need to do is turn up ready for a great experience.
Success and fun Guaranteed.

As you become more confident a whole world of paddling opens up including coastal, lake and river touring, racing and even SUP surfing.
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!

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

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

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.


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


Hove Lagoon, BN3 4LX

Suitable for:

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


Courses are run most weekends from April to the end of October and some weekday evenings. 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.


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“Fantastic course to get you on the water and gaining confidence regardless of your experience. Thanks so much for another great experience.”

Gillian Donaghy

“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!”

Debbie Riviere