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 days.

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.

The ideal opportunity is to enroll on our 3 session S.U.P. special course which will introduce you to S.U.P, teach you the basics, refine your paddling technique, introduce you to a variety of equipment and culminate in our guided S.U.P. tour.

* Please note that whilst this is a 2/3hr session it 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. *

INTRODUCTION TO S.U.P

Our SUP intro lessons are conducted on an enclosed private lake which means you are not affected by adverse sea conditions.

We run these lessons every Wednesday & Saturday morning from 9 a.m. (Meeting point the Academy’s big blue bus).

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

  Lesson slots will be scheduled according to tides and your itinerary

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S.U.P. OPEN WATER PADDLE EXPERIENCE

The experience will last for approx. 2.5 hours and will encompass the stunning North Devon Coastline, entering bays, coves and caves – not normally accessible from dry land.

This SUP Open Water Paddle Experience 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 2.5 hours long

  6 people per instructor – includes all equipment, sunscreen & water

  Lesson slots will be scheduled according to tides and your itinerary

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S.U.P. COASTAL DAY TOUR 

The Coastal Day Tour 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 2.5 hours long

  6 people per instructor – includes all equipment, sunscreen & water

  Lesson slots will be scheduled according to tides and your itinerary

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