There can be few North Devon experiences quite as magical as exploring the coast on Stand-Up Paddleboards. You are as close to nature as you can be. At the Academy we offer guided S.U.P. tours and Intro sessions.
This part of the North Devon coast is as beautiful as you will find and there is no better way of exploring it than with the Academy Team.
This is a completely different kind of experience from surfing – Devon at its most serene and peaceful taking in secluded coves and hidden caves.
To take part in this wonderful adventure activity, you will need to have a reasonable level of fitness, acquired basic paddling skills and completed our Intro session or have had lessons elsewhere.
* Please note that our Coastal Tour is not continuous paddling and whilst we expect you to have a reasonable level of fitness we are not expecting you to be an Olympic athlete!! What’s more you can be rest assured you will be guided by fully qualified S.U.P. instructors with exceptional knowledge of not only their operating environment but also highly skilled teachers and safety officers. *
If you are new to S.U.P. then please try our Intro course first which will teach you the basics, refine your paddling technique and introduce a variety of equipment.
INTRODUCTION TO S.U.P - £40 p.p.
Our SUP intro lessons are conducted on an enclosed private lake (15 minutes from the Academy) which means you are not affected by adverse sea conditions.
We run these lessons every Wednesday & Saturday morning at 10 a.m.
This is an ideal way to introduce you to the techniques and skills require to advance to SUP open water paddles and touring.
Approximately 2.5 hours long
Wednesdays and Saturdays only (unless private party booking)
Good for beginners
S.U.P. COASTAL DAY TOUR - £105 p.p.
The Coastal Day Tour commences at 10am and will encompass the stunning North Devon Coastline, entering bays, coves and caves – not normally accessible from dry land. Lunch will be provided along your route.
This day tour is not suitable for first-timers.
You must have had a lesson and/or be confident with the basics of paddle boarding. Namely be able to paddle correctly, turn, demonstrate self rescue (see Intro lesson).
Approximately 6 hours duration
6 people per instructor – includes all equipment, sunscreen & water
Lesson timing may change slightly due to tide conditions