sup surfing

Our sup surfing lessons cover how to paddle out, hover, stances and catch waves at our home spot of Bracklesham.

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.

Prices 2022

Lessons are now running for 2022

Family group: £175.00 (4 persons) +£25.00 pp extra

Group pp (min 2): £55.00

Private: £85.00

2 hour water based

A family sup surf lesson is great fun.  You’ll find the kids beat mum and dad into the ground as far as skills go, and that is great to see the kids making the most of it.

Everyone must be able to paddle and swim, to join us on these sessions, but that said. we’re not taking you out in tricky conditions, it is just easier for everyone.

The Family Group booking allows 2 adults and 2 kids to be on the session.

2 hour water based

The Group booking is a great way to join other on starting out or improving in the sup surfing discipline.

We try to make sure everyone is at a similar level so we can all work together in the waves.

Our sessions run at Bracklesham or East Wittering and sometimes West Wittering or Hayling Island.

The sup surf lessons allow up to 7 people to join us on the water.

2 hour water based

This is the best way to really focus your time in the surf. We will be using either inflatable boards or proper hard boards on this session, and you can pick and choose what you want to cover.

The private sessions run at Bracklesham Beach, West Sussex.

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  Ian was very relaxed and friendly - I made a last minute change to the lesson timing which he was happy to accommodate. As for the lesson... read more

    Leanne H
    October 1, 2021

    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

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