Stand-up Paddle Boarding

or just Paddle Boarding

Stand up paddle boarding Cardigan in the Teifi Gorge

Session Details Option 1

Our guided paddle board trip is a relaxed trip down the river Teifi

Duration: 3 - 5 Hours, this depends on the river flow and how quick you wish to paddle.

Sesion times: 1000 -1300/1500 (arrivals to farewells)

Distance: 7.10 KM

Location: We will send the meeting location in the conformation email

Minimum age: Recommended age of 13+ but this is flexable as every person has different abilites.

Session Details Option 2

Our guided paddle board session in Cardigan

Duration: 2.5 - 3 hours

Sesion times: 0930-1230 1330-1630 (arrivals to farewells)

Distance:Varied we go by the groups ability on the day

Location: This is based from Cardigan, we will send the meeting location in the conformation email

Minimum age: Recommended age of 10+ but this is flexable as every person has different abilites for solo paddling. We are happy for smaller ones who struggle to join a parent on a board.

We will provide you with:
  • full winter wetsuit
  • buoyancy aid
  • helmet
  • Paddle board, paddle
  • (in the colder months we add more neoprene to more skin to make the session even better)

  • You will need to bring:
  • Shoes which will get wet, old trainers are best, idealy they have a good sole and dont come off easily.
  • Towel
  • Swimming costume
  • We provide wetsuits, but in the summer where it is nice and warm, shorts and teashirt are fine if you prefer.
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream
  • Water
  • Adverse condition

    If the river is to high to make a safe trip we will adapt the session or change to an alternative session / location. We can still do the session in the rain.

    Swim ability:

    None requried, please let us know if you may struggle in the unfortunate event you fall in, the banks of the river will never be far away. However the closest thing will be the kayak if you fall in and you will will have enough kit on that you will float.

    Our paddle boarding sessions are growing in popularity, as is the sport itself. If you're looking for a more sedate activity or an activity with lots of splashes and excitement then Stand-up Paddle Boarding is for you.

    Option 1 is a 4 - 5 hour trip down the Teifi gorge taking in the stunning scenery in this wild life haven. This trip is a lovely adventure day out, we ask that you bring a pack lunch so we can stop at a suitable place for a recharge and dip in the river. The sup are ideal for over 13yrs as it can be demanding for younger children, we can take younger if they are on the same board as an adult.

    Option 2 if you would like a 2.5 - 3 hour session, we offer these at Cardigan where we head up the Teifi marshes checking out the wild life towards the bottom of the Gorge. We play around on the boards during this trip having fun in the sun. This is better suited if you have younger explores with you.

    Or we can take you out on the sea when the sea state is fairly calm, this is a great way to get up close and see the sea life and check out the coast line from a new angle. These session will be last minute as we have found to get the right conditions in advance is near imposible to predict.

    New for the 2023 season we have Super and Monster paddle boards.

    They are multi person versions of the paddle boards. With the ability to host 4 to 12 persons these make it a great craft for family and friends to enjoy. Whether you are looking for a afternoon fun or a place to have a childrens birthday party in Cardigan these are a fantastic way to get into nature. We have found that there are lots of options available for these craft from having a relaxing trip down the river Teifi to having a more static session where they can be used for games.

    Stand up paddle boarding in Cardigan in the Teifi gorge

    Teifi Gorge

    Just before the wildlife centre

    Stand up paddle boarding through Cardigan town

    Cardigan town

    Paddling past the castle

    Moster paddle board

    Moster paddle board

    Ready for groups to play games

    Why SUP?

    Stand-up Paddle Boarding is an activity which can be enjoyed in many ways, whether it involves surfing, yoga, racing, or even white water. Once you get into it there are many avenues that you can go down. SUP-ing is great for fitness as it uses not just your arms but your legs, back and core too. It's a great activity for all abilities.

    As things are evolving within the sport it is becoming more typical to call the sport, just paddle boarding instead of stand up paddle boarding. Its not essential to stand and some of the boards even come with a seat now where a kayak paddle can be used.

    First time paddle boarding with friends

    Playing on the river

    With group of teachers

    Stand up paddle boarding Cardigan bay

    Coastal view

    in Mid Wales

    SUPing past the wildlife centre Cardigan

    Nature reserve Cardigan

    Time for a relaxing float

    What to bring for the session

    We provide you with:

    All required safety equipment for your Session. Wetsuit, Buoyancy aid, Helmet, (Wetsuit, hood, gloves, socks depending upon season ).

    Qualified Stand up paddle boarding Instructor.

    We would like you to bring:

    Sensible footwear which will get wet (if you are unsure please ask). We recommend old trainers, we will bring a assortment of old ones but can not guarantee they will fit.


    Bather's to go under the wetsuit

    Sun cream (yes, even in Wales)

    Camera (optional) We can not guarantee it will stay dry or safe.

    How do we get back to our car

    We return to the start where we left the cars. If there is a A to B trip we will arrange a shuttle at the start of the session.

    Questions and answers

    Can we do the Activity in the rain?

    Yes - Stand up paddle boarding can be done in the rain.

    What happens the river levels get really high?

    If we have a lot of rain and the river levels increase and we feel it would make the session not very good or unsafe we will make an alternative plan, like using the sea or a different craft like a raft. But the location we use for the session can take a lot of water with little difference.

    Can we change our Activities?

    Yes, you would just need to let us know in advance, and the more notice you give us the more flexible we can be.

    Can I wear contact lenses or glasses?

    Yes: people do wear contact lenses and say its ok but I don't where them so just go on others word. Glasses can be worn but its best to have a leash attached. If they fall off or get broken we can not be held responsible. If they are important to your driving think wisely before taking on session.

    What group sizes can you accommodate?

    Large and small groups can be accommodated please contact us for more information.

    Do we need to be able to swim?

    No it is unnecessary we provide you with enough floating kit that all you need to do is move your arms to move around.

    Do you have equipment to fit all sizes?

    Yes - we have a wide range of sizes in all of our equipment. Before you head out on your activities our Instructors will ensure that all equipment fits correctly and they'll make any necessary changes.

    What if I have a medical condition?

    Our Instructors are trained to deal with different situations, so we can easily accommodate people with diabeties, asthma, mild epilepsy, autism and more. Please contact us if you have any questions. If you require a waterproof container to bring medication please let us know in advance.


    The wetsuits are made out of Neoprene which is a synthetic rubber.

    We clean the Wetsuits with disinfectant which:

    • Does NOT contain harmful Phenols, Aldehydes or Alcohol
    • Is NON-toxic, NON-staining, NON-tainting and a NON-irritant at all working dilutions
    • Is kind to the environment, as it is water-based and biodegradable
    • Is manufactured in the United Kingdom and efficacy tested by recognised UK laboratories

    How the session runs:

    • You will meet your guide, and get kitted up in full winter wetsuits and some protective equipment for water activities.
    • Then listen to the safety briefing.
    • We start the session by teaching you how to control the board and get your balance before we then head off.
    • With our experienced Instructors we can have you standing and playing on the board by the end of a taster session.
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