Standup Paddleboard / SUP

Standup Paddleboarding / SUP

Want to SUP on the sea, then this package will get you ready.  More info…

The flat, shallow water of Hove Lagoon is ideal for beginners to learn to SUP. More info…

Learn to SUP

Learn to Standup Paddleboard ( SUP ) at Hove Lagoon, Brighton is the perfect way to start SUPing.

SUP Taster

Try Standup Paddleboarding ( SUP ) at Hove Lagoon, Brighton is the perfect location of shallow calm water of Hove Lagoon. Success is guaranteed.

SUP Improvers

Had your first SUP lesson with us, self-taught or taken a beginner/intro course elsewhere? We’ve got the rest of your SUP journey covered from here…

Private Tuition

Join the Club and SUP to your hearts content for no extra charge. More info…

SUP Practice Clubs

Ladies SUP Club, Improvers SUP Club & Race Training…Free to Beach Club Members. More info…

Private Lessons

1:1 or small group tuition for all abilities on Lagoon or Sea. More info…

SUP Yoga

SUP yoga provides great benefits to the mind and body, join us on the water…. More info…


Hire on the Lagoon, regular users may hire on sea or join instructor led clinics. More info…


This venue is wonderful as there is a lagoon for initial instruction and practise but is beside the sea for the next stage.


Just wanted to that it was a great day and I felt that Naomi was an excellent trainer and got all of us in the session involved and up on our feet very quickly.

Alan Turnbull


Ladies SUP Club, Improvers SUP Club & Race Training…Free to Beach Club Members. More info…

SUP Yoga

SUP yoga provides great benefits to the mind and body, join us on the water…. More info…


Hire on the Lagoon, regular users may hire on sea or join instructor led clinics. More info…

Flexi Pass

Save money on hire, SUP Yoga and instructor lead clinics. More info…

Really patient instructor and explained things really well and clearly. Absolutely brilliant fun, a must do


Save money on hire, SUP Yoga and instructor lead clinics. More info…

Join the club and SUP for free, free clinics , even take boards away to other venues. More info…

BSUPA SUP Instructor training course run at Hove Lagoon. More info…

Existing BSUPA instructors can upgrade to the BSUPA level 2 qualification at Hove Lagoon. More info…


Start Your Adventure…

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    Hove Lagoon is an old Victorian boating lake so has a solid bottom and is only waist deep. This means that any time you need to you can stand up. It is also right next to the sea so on those hot sunny days when there is little wind we can usually expect a sea breeze. Being next to the sea when people are ready we can move their learning away from the lagoon and on to the sea itself. The lagoon is in the middle of a public park so not only do you have the beach near by but you also have a kids play area and a skate park so anyone not taking part will have something to do. There is also an onsite licensed cafe for spectators and participants.

    If you have your own board you are welcome to bring it to one of the instructor lead clinics. There are training sessions and social sessions depending on your ability and what you want to get out of the session whether it be the ladies session on a Sunday morning, the race training session or the more intermediate session. If you bring your board the price will be £5. These sessions are quite sociable so you will get to meet other like minded people to carry on paddling with or to go in to the bar or cafe afterwards.

    Most people tend to wear fitness clothes so that it is easier to move and bring a change of clothes in case they fall in. However, it is perfectly acceptable to wear a wetsuit if you prefer. If you do not have your own that is not a problem as you are welcome to use one of ours (included in price).

    Swimwear and a towel. We will provide wetsuit, buoyancy aid and wet shoes. If you have any of the above you are welcome to bring them. The towel is for showering off afterwards.

    We have lockers that are free to use or if your bag does not fit in the locker we will look after it for you. Please do not bring massive suitcases as space is a little limited.

    There is a variety of boards depending on peoples, size, ability and what they are doing? If you are learning to SUP you will use one type of board, if you are learning to surf or race you will use different boards, if you are a group wanting a laugh or a challenge we have an XL SUP which will take up to 8 people.

    All beginners will start on the board by kneeling. As and when people are ready to stand up they will do so but if it takes some people a little longer that is not a problem.

    The lagoon is ideal for learning as it is waist deep. Once people are confident and have grasped the basics we will try and get you on the sea but obviously this is subject to the sea conditions. There is nothing better than cruising along the Brighton coast but it can be a challenge if there are big waves.

    It is very unusual for us to cancel due to bad weather. You will be getting wet so rain is not a problem and if you have people coming to watch they can watch from our cafe which looks out over the lagoon.

    Hove Lagoon is only waist deep so if you do fall off your board you will be able to stand up and then get back on your board. You will also be wearing a buoyancy aid for added confidence.

    We have wetsuits in all shapes and sizes to suit everyone. You are very welcome to borrow one of these (no additional charge).

    Please click here for our full booking terms and conditions and ensure that you understand our cancellation policy.

    Alterations to Bookings
    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.

    You may wish to take out course cancellation insurance which you should be ale to find searching online or by calling Guest First on 0345 90 80 101.

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