Stand-up Paddle Boarding

Stand up paddle boarding Cardigan in the Teifi Gorge

Our SUP 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.

We run 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. 

If you would like a 2.5 - 3 hour session, we offer these at Cardigan where we head up the Teifi mashes 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.

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.

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

First time paddle boarding with friends

Playing on the river

With group of teachers

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.

SUP Session rafting up to play games

Rafting up

Ready to play games

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:

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