Stand up Paddleboarding Lessons, Clinics and Tours

Carbis Bay beach is the perfect location for Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP). We offer taster lessons as part of our SUPwise approved programme plus, guided tours in Carbis Bay. a private Blue Flag beach, part of the stunning St Ives Bay, Cornwall. Where-ever you are from and however you like to learn, we have the perfect SUP lesson for you.

Whatever your Stand Up Paddle board ambitions our private and group lessons will quickly get you up and riding and improve your skills. Get exactly what you want by having either a private group, one to one lesson or lower the cost and meet new people by joining in on one of our group lessons running daily throughout the summer season.

If seeing the coast is more your thing then why not try our guided SUP Tour of St’Ives bay – its perfect for families, friends and groups to get out on the water at your own pace. We travel at your pace exploring the coast as well as discovering some of the basics of paddling a SUP. Alternatively, if loafing, floating and laughing your socks off is more your pace then our legendary Mega SUP, an 8 person paddle board, will be just the ticket. Feeling a little more competitive? Hire both of our Megg-SUP’s and the race is on!

The Ocean Sports Centre is the UK leader in developing progressive ocean skills and technique; our bespoke Ocean Sports SUP Clinic’s are a great  way to hone your skills in the company of like-minded people.

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Stand Up Paddleboarding Lesson on Carbis Bay

Stand Up Paddle boarding Group Lesson

A 2hr group (13yrs+)* lesson giving you the bare bones of how to get out on the water, up onto your feet and keep safe.

We will take you through the basics of ‘popping up’ and how to paddle your board in a straight line. This is a nice way to try your hand at this amazing activity and explore the sandy coves of Carbis Bay safely while meeting a group of people with a similar ability.

This session is also a great little refresher to get you going again.

£35 per person

* Under 13 yrs no problem – simply select either the one or two hour private lesson option at booking (minimum age 8yrs)

  • Wetsuit
  • SUP Board
  • SUP Paddle
  • Changing facilities on the beach

Private Stand Up Paddle boarding Lesson

Whatever aspect of your paddling you want to develop, one to one private lessons are the quickest way for you to learn, progress and make the most of your time on the coast. From a complete beginner looking to learn the basics to advanced riders who want to polish up their down winding skills or focus on a bit of wave riding, private lessons allow you to dictate the pace and content of your lessons.

Private lessons are also the only option for ages under 13 yrs (minimum 8yrs).

Choose from either 1 or 2 hour lessons with an instructor. You can have up to 5* additional people of similar skill levels join you.

Private One Hour £65 (one person)*

*£20 per additional person, up to a maximum of 6 people per lesson.

Private Two Hour £130 (one person)*

*£25 per additional person, up to a maximum of 6 people per lesson.

  • Wetsuit
  • SUP Board
  • SUP Paddle
  • Changing facilities on the beach
Stand up Paddleboarding Clinic's with Ocean Sports Centre

Stand Up Paddleboarding Clinic

Our SUP Clinic’s are a great way to build your skills on the water.

The Ocean Skills clinics develop specific skills to become a more well rounded paddler –  Our ethos is to share our combined knowledge to help develop both confidence and skills in a safe, but challenging environment.

If you want to hone your rough water paddling, we can do that; if you would like to learn how to catch more waves on a SUP, we have a clinic for you or learn the art of downwind paddling we have clinics which will teach you all of these skills.

Clinic formats can be stand alone sessions, one to one, small group or a more structured multi session package. Why not  give us a call to tailor your clinic, holiday or  short break around paddling with our multi day ocean skills option.

  • Wetsuit
  • SUP Board
  • SUP Paddle
  • Changing facilities on the beach


Do something different with your family, friends or colleagues, get them outside and in the ocean. The Mega SUP group activity is the most fun you’ll have on the water and is a great opportunity to get everyone outside, reconnecting with nature and on the water in a safe, enjoyable way.

All our group activities start with a safety briefing, a quick lesson, and guided kit tour. Once on the water we can spice things up with the option to add extras such as; racing and team games.

  • Safety Briefing
  • Giant SUP Board
  • SUP Paddles
  • Changing facilities on the beach

Stand Up Paddleboard Hire

SUP, or stand up paddle board, is an extremely social way to enjoy the ocean. Unlike surfing, learning to stand up can take minutes and gives paddlers a unique perspective out on the water allowing you to see deep through the water and coves.

Stand-up-paddleboard One Hour Half Day
SUP Board £10 Please ask
  • SUP Board
  • SUP Paddle
  • Changing facilities on the beach
  • Reduced wetsuit hire if required

Please be aware all our ocean-based activities are weather dependent.

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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

Outside of Summer School Holidays:

Advanced Bookings for Tours and Lessons only, weather dependent


Phone 1: 01736 794782
Phone 2: 07970629493