Standup Paddleboard / SUP

Standup Paddleboarding / SUP

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

Improve your SUP skills, and get ready for SUPing on the sea. More info…

BSUPA SUP instructor Course

27th & 28th May : £225  

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SUP Practice Clubs

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…

5 Hour Hire Pass

5 or 10 hour hire membership pass enable you to hire on Lagoon, sea and enjoy club sessions. More info…

Beach Club

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

Bingwray

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

Monica

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

Annette

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FAQ

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.

Be aware rebooking fees are charged for cancellations made with less than 4 weeks notice.

Our cancellation policy applies in all circumstances including no shows, illness, relocation, transport failure and bereavement.

The reason for this is when you make a booking with us we assign staff and equipment to deliver the booking, we are therefore unable to offer that space to anyone else. We will have made commitments to staff for your booking and we may have turned away other bookings. Unfortunately we are unable to get insurance that covers us for this loss. We therefore do not offer refunds for cancellations as we are likely to incur costs.

Course Cancelation Insurance

You can take out insurance to cover the cost of your course against cancellation through CancelSure. Guide cost is £12 for the first £100 of cover and then £6 per additional £100

of cover and an excess of £25 per claim.

Our Advice

  • If you pay by credit card your cancellation maybe covered by your credit card provider.
  • Consider taking out course cancellation insurance.
  • Your holiday insurance may cover you for course when you stay on our boats.

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