sup surfing

Our sup surfing lessons cover how to paddle out, hover, stances and catch waves at our home spot of Bracklesham. We'll also talk about etiquette and staying safe.​

What is sup surfing

SUP surfing is such a rush, from ankle nipping waves to giant overhead monsters, but you need to get started on the right foot.

Our sup surfing lessons not only teach you how to surf, but also how to stay safe as well as recognising the surfing rules.

If you just turn up, jump on a wave and plough through the line-up you’re not going to be popular, so let’s get you skilled up to be a better sup surfer.

If you want to enjoy some family time then check out this sup session.

The Family Group booking allows 2 adults and 2 kids to either relax and play a few sup games or spend the time learning to paddle.


2 hours


£150.00 for 2 adults and 2 children (no discounts available)

Additional family members

£25.00 per person

The Group booking allows up to 7 people to join us on a training and social paddle session.

These sessions are split into Beginner and Improver lessons with time to then practice what you have learned.

We can also provide homework and drills for those who want to progress further.


2 hours

Min-max group size

2-7 people (less than the min will see the paddle cancelled, or you can opt for a private session)


£60.00 per person

The Private booking gives you exclusivity to the lesson slot.

This is used when someone wants to completely focus on certain things or may simply prefer to paddle with on other and not a group.


2 hours

Min-max group size

1 person only


£85.00 per person

The Stag and Hen Parties gives you exclusivity to the session slot for your party.

It is a fun way to let your hair down before getting hitched or seeing your friend tie the knot.


2 hours

Min-max group size

4-7 people


£60.00 per person

How do our sup surfing lessons work

How lessons run

Our aim is to get you up and paddling quickly, as water time is where you really experience SUP, so we have a quickstart process for our lessons:

Meet and greet at start time (we start on time, so please arrive early)

  1. Gather with all kit on the water’s edge.
  2. Quick safety briefing from the instructor.
  3. On water  / land demo.
  4. All onto the water.

This whole process should take no more than 15-20 minutes, giving us a paddling time of around an hour and a half.

What to bring
  • A towel and some warm clothing, even in the summer, is recommended.
  • Wetsuit and jelly shoes if you have some.
  • Asthma spray or epi pen if you use them. Please read the rules regards this.
  • Light food and drink for after the session.
Kit supplied
  • All equipment and tuition are included, but it is preferable if you have a wetsuit of your own and booties. Buoyancy aids are supplied unless you have your own.
  • Wetsuits must be prebooked.
  • Please do not bring any valuable items.
  • You must manage any meds and make us aware pre-joining the session.
  • Sessions can be weather dependent and may be rescheduled if conditions are not suitable, especially open water and surf.
  • Your session starts at the agreed lesson time advertised and cannot be offset or delayed on the day.

Trip advisor reviews

    star rating  What a fun afternoon - totally got the bug! Ian was a great coach and made the whole session so much fun. We were standing up in no... read more

    Ally A
    August 29, 2021

    star rating  Had a fabulous afternoon SUP up the Chichester canal. Ian was a great tutor, had us in the water within 5 minutes. Showed us what we needed to... read more

    August 27, 2021

    star rating  Thanks to you for your time on 18 July 2021. Our family of 4 had a great time. From the get go, you determined experiences leveles and... read more

    August 2, 2021

    star rating  Excellent lesson from Ian, explaining in detail each movement in a way that will allow me to move to the next level. Great fun as well, I hope to come... read more

    Elena M
    August 1, 2021

Are SUP surfing lessons for you?

SUP surfing lessons can be done by anyone be it on isup or hardboard, but life does get easier with the right technique and kit.

We sell surf sups that are specifically for sup surfing,  but you can also use general boards whilst learning.

iSups are ok for paddle surfing at the beginning, but they don’t quite have the performance as you progress further, so you will start to look at hard boards if you get hooked.

Our sup surfing session are fun, but we like to think that they’re also quite serious you really are learning to be a capable surfer and help to keep others safe as well, so be prepared to learn.

Click here to view our calendar of sup surfing lessons and get you or your friends and family booked in to have a great time on the water now.

sup surfing lessons