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Stand Up Paddling

Discovery Surf School was the first surf school in the UK to offer SUP lessons (Martin and Annika enjoyed trying the sport while on Honeymoon in Kauai in 2006!)

Stand up Paddle Surfing (SUP) is a traditional Hawaiian style of surfing where you are permanently standing on a large longboard and use a long paddle to move across the water and catch waves. The great thing is you only need a tiny wave to have lots of fun, or just exploring Bigbury/Burgh Island is great fun.

Annika stand up paddling down the Avon

SUP has exploded in popularity in the last couple of years - it is such fun and really accessible (anyone can do it!)  Why not give it a go!  Here at Discovery we have a huge range of kit, currently in excess of 15 boards - so if you're looking for a lesson or to hire we can cater for you.


1 Hour

1 to 1 £49 

1 to 2 £75 (£37.50 pp)

1 to 3 £90 (£30 pp)

1 to 4 £100 (£25 pp)

5+ People £20 pp

2 Hour

1 to 1 £90 

1 to 2 £98 (£49 pp)

1 to 3 £120 (£40 pp)

1 to 4 £140 (£35 pp)

5+ £32 pp

Group Discount - SUP is popular with Hen, Stag and Corporate parties, please enquire for group discounts.

Stag groupp enjoying a SUP lesson

Family lesson - private and for 2 hours - £125 (for a family of up to 4, add £30 for additional pupils, e.g £155 for 5)

Hire - you can also hire out our kit too.

£16 - 1 hour                      £25 - 2 hours

£40 - Day                          £150 - 1 week

Big Groups too

Learn to Stand up Paddle with Discovery Surf School, at Bigbury the lessons take place away from other water users to ensure everyone's safety. Lessons are normally in the lee of Burgh Island. 


Your first lesson involves flat water basics (standing up/turning/getting in safely/etc), and then either some small wave catching or a exploration paddle.

SUP is a lot more weather dependent, light winds are ideal.

SUP is a perfect way to explore the unique and stunning coastline around Bigbury Bay.

Get out there!

I meant to drop you a line to say how much we enjoyed both the surfing and paddleboarding. Rosie was a great surfing teacher and I was amazed that she really did get us all standing on our first lesson - something I didn't think possible." Anne Hoar