Ocean Sports

Welcome to the Ocean Sports Centre, located in the stunning St. Ives Bay on Carbis Bay beach. Relaxing in the sun or getting on the water could not be easier. We have everything you need the moment your toes touch the sand – from lessons, beach hire (deck chairs & windbreaks) SUP safari’s, eco tours or splash and dash equipment hire (kayaks or stand up paddle boards). And if all that was not reason enough to come and visit us, Carbis Bay Beach is the only privately owned Blue flag beach in the country.
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The Centre

The Ocean Sports Centre opened in 2004 in a rented beach hut on Carbis Bay beach. Initially, the centre’s main focus was mainly renting kayaks, but it quickly grew to include SUP’s and outriggers. Since 2010 we have been offering class-leading instruction in SUP as well as building up our OS clubs, where we have over 100 members regularly participating in competitions and social events throughout the year.
In 2017 we moved to our purpose built activity centre on Carbis Bay Beach. We now have heated changing rooms, a function room, bespoke training facilities and a shop right on the beach.

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Our Instructors

Our team of coaches and instructors coach at a national level, we are an accredited centre by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA) and an accredited centre of excellence by the internationally recognised Association of Surfing Instructors (ASI).

Glenn Eldridge

My family and the ocean are my passion. I firmly believe that everyone is capable of getting out in the sea experiencing things they would never have thought able to when given the right tuition and support – the Ocean Skills Clinic is the perfect way to do this.

The foundation for what I do today all started with Jam sandwiches! As a grommet I would take every opportunity to get in the sea, cycling six miles to Fistral beach armed with a boogie board, fluorescent zinc sunblock and enough jam sandwiches to keep me going for twelve hours!

Who could want for a better cornerstone to become a Waterman – I have spent a lifetime immersed in the ocean, competing, working as a professional beach lifeguard in the UK and Australia and surfing whichever craft I could get my hands on in a variety of conditions. As a result, I have developed a unique set of skills; together with my Sports Science Masters degree, I am able to pass on a wealth of practical information combined with the latest in sports science research.

Elle Veal

Elle is our first generation grass roots senior instructor. Having joined our paddle sports club over six years ago Elle blossomed from a full beach urchin never out of the sea or off her board to representing Great Britain at the Stand Up Paddle board World Championships in China.

The Ocean Sports Ethos runs deep within Elle, obviously a highly accomplished paddler, passionate about the ocean and has studied Marine Ecology at Foundation Degree level – it is for good reason then that Elle is our most highly valued Senior instructor at the Centre.

Tilly Sanders

Like Elle, Tilly has salt water coursing through her veins. It was clear from when Tilly first joined our paddle sports club from an early age that paddling on the ocean or swimming in it was where Tilly is most at home.

Tough as nails. I remember one winters day paddling our Hawaiian canoe at low tide past Porthkidney only to see two youngsters striding for the ocean, in February, nearly a a mile walk, clad only in nothing more than nylon swimsuits! Not knowing it was Tilly I recalled the amazing sight of bravery to our club members to which Tilly pipped up and said “that was me!” With a wry smile I knew Tilly was the girl for the job.

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Our Accreditations

At The Ocean Sports Centre we take the safety of our customers and staff extremely seriously. We are proud of our Accreditations and are committed to providing the best and safest watersports facilities in Cornwall.

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Opening Times

Full Season:

Easter through to October Half Term

Peak Season:

English Summer School Holidays, Open 7 days a week
9-00am to 6-00pm (first hire is at 10 am and last hire 16:15pm)

Outside of Summer School Holidays:

Advanced Bookings for Tours and Lessons only, weather dependent last hire 3pm


Phone 1: 07533 695 031

Email: thebeach@oceansportscentre.co.uk

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