Stand up paddleboarding taster

New to stand up paddleboarding? This experience is perfect for beginners and anyone who’d like to get out on the water. Once on your board, your host, Tim, will show you the basic strokes you’ll need to get moving - and you’ll be standing up and paddling in no time. While you paddle, you’ll also get to take in some of Bristol’s iconic sights by water.

Stand up paddleboarding is fun and safe and SUP Bristol believes everyone should give it a try once! This experience is tailored to the ability of the group and everyone is welcome to join.

Age restrictions: 18+

Adult £30

What people are saying

Joshua McNeill
Aug 2022

Genuinely fun experience and would do it again. Huge thanks to Katy for taking us out, she was fu...

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Chloe Raikes
Aug 2022

Really great day out. Katy our host was friendly and helpful and able to inform us of all the tec...

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Linda Williams
Aug 2022

Mick was a patient, calm and fun instructor.
We really enjoyed it!

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Charlie Vivante
Jul 2022

Really lovely time, will be back!

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How to get there

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Outdoors

COVID-19 guidelines

  • You'll be paddleboarding in smaller groups than usual, of up to 8 people
  • Changing rooms and toilets are still closed at the moment but any bags can be locked away securely

On the day

You'll meet for your experience on the quayside next to the Cottage Inn, five to ten minutes before your session start time. You’ll see a row of boards all set up and ready to go. Come along for your experience in comfortable sportswear and ready to go. Wetsuits are available but whilst it's warm your own sportswear is preferable. The team can lock any bags away securely whilst you're on the water.

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 14 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 14 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by

Kate

Kate first tried her hand at paddleboarding in the serene landscape of Nelson lakes, New Zealand. A few hikes and long distance bike rides later and she returned to the UK and co-founded SUP Bristol. When not on a board, Kate loves open water swimming, competing in distances up to 10km. Trained and experienced in youth work, adult education and volunteer management, Kate is passionate about creating accessible, fun adventures and opportunities for others to develop. Ask Kate about the GB racing scene and SUP’s work with youth and the community.

Tim

Tim discovered stand up paddleboarding in 2011 whilst paddling in New Zealand, and in 2014 co-founded SUP Bristol, with partner Kate, to bring the outdoors to the city. His enthusiasm for sharing his passion for the water has led him to become a leading provider of SUP Bristol coach education. Tim’s watersports career began with competitive freestyle kayaking, in which he competed for Great Britain. He is a British Canoeing 5* Leader and is Rescue 3 trained and if you really enjoy your experience he’s always happy to talk about how you can take your paddling further.

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