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 can run trips on the river, which is all about having a nice relaxing time, or we can take you out on the sea when the sea state is fairly calm, where you can test yourself against the waves.


Stand up paddle boarding in Cardigan in the Teifi gorge

Teifi Gorge

Paddling from Cardigan

Stand up paddle boarding through Cardigan town

Cardigan town

Paddling past the castle


First time paddle boarding with friends

Taster session

With group of teachers

Why SUP?

Stand-up Paddle Boarding is an activity which can be enjoyed in many different ways, whether it involves surfing, yoga, racing, or even white water. Once you get into it there are many different 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.

Towel

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.

Questions and answerers

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 where 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.


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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