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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.

Stand Up paddle beautiful coves

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, so if you're looking for a lesson or to hire we can cater for you.  We also have 2 XL SUPs - guaranteed to be the funnest thing you do all summer!  These boards can accommodate up to 8 people per board and are fun for cruising or catching small waves.


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

Group SUP

Discovery Surf School is AALS (Adventure Activities Licensing Service) registered and can take groups of all ages (8yr and older) and abilities.  All of our instructors are extremely experienced and will ensure you have a fun and safe time with us.  Buoyancy aids are provided, as well as wetsuits for the lessons.


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.


We use Red Paddle and Starboard paddleboards, which are both regarded as the best in the sport.  They are super stable and versatile and great quality. If you are looking at buying your own paddleboard after your lesson with us we can give you loads of advice and Triocean in Kingsbridge sells a wide range of boards.

SUP around Burgh Island


1.5 hours

1-1 is £79

2-1 is £99

Age: adult and age 10+

Level: any level

What’s next: hire out the kit


Paddle boarding is a great activity for Birthday, Hen, stag, or corporate do’s. Or just get some friends together and try it out.

2 hour £34 per person

1.5 hour £28 per person



Hire - you can also hire out our kit too.

£20 - 1 hour                      £25 - 2 hours      £35 - 3 hours

£45 - Day                          £149 - 1 week

(includes buoyancy aid)

Group SUP

Private Family SUP Lesson

2 or 1.5 hour

You can also add family friends to the session.

The 2hour lesson is £136, this is for a family of up to 4, add £34 pp for extra pupils. And we also have a 1.5 hour option, which is £112 for up to 4 of you, add £28pp for extra pupils.

Age: Adults and Children age 10+

Level: any level

What’s next: hire out the kit



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