Stand up paddleboarding courses

SUP taster intro sessions at the Cuckmere.

Stand up paddle boarding introductions give you a 2 hour intro to the basics of paddle boarding, from getting on, balancing, paddling and steering. This session is 2 hours of tuition.

The sessions are available for juniors, though they must be supervised by an accompanying adult who is also booked onto the session.

If you would like a junior specific session, book the junior SUP taster

Please check dates and availability by clicking the book now button lessons must be pre-booked to guarantee a place.

Run at weekends April to October and evenings during the height of summer.

£35 pp

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Family Paddle Taster – For all ages from 6 up.

Saturday afternoon 1400-1600
dates TBC

£150.00 for up to 6 people of mixed ages in any craft including SUP’s

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If you would like a bespoke experience we run taster sessions for many of our water sport activities, including kayaking and canoeing at a time more convenient to you. These can be taken singly or in any combination of two or more activities. See our taster sessions for more details and prices.

SUP Safer Award

the British Canoeing Awarding Body (BCAB) SUP safer course is designed for anyone new or relatively novice to Stand Up Paddle boarding who has completed an initial taster session, wanting to gain knowledge and raise their awareness of their personal safety in a sheltered water environment. Encouraging individuals to consider where they paddle, the equipment they use and provide practical solutions if they get into difficulty.

£66 pp

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Private tuition

Bespoke sessions available on request, see our taster sessions for more details and prices.

We can offer private lessons from 1:1 to a whole group of up to 30. Please contact us for details and bookings.

SUP hire evenings

We will be opening the Cuckmere centre for Tuesday and Thursday evening session in the height of summer.

Tuesday evening 1830 to 2030

Thursday evening 1830 to 2030

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Are you a school or constituted group interested in paddle boarding? Check out our school groups section for more details.

“Wow, what a great experience of a 4 day adventure of sailing and windsurfing for the kids and HAF this week.
Special thank to Jacob and Ellen from BUZZ. Amazing teachers and so kind and patient with all the kids on the course.
Jasmine had the best week with you guys.
BUZZ Active is just so amazing. Thank you so much, Anita and Jasmine x”

“I just wanted to say an enormous thank you for all those who helped to run the woodland camp at Bushy Wood this week. Our little one is 8 and had a tough start in life, so can be very anxious. He really didn’t want to go the first day as it was the first time doing something like this, but he came home absolutely bubbling over with excitement! He tried new foods, made new friends and tried out activities that he wouldn’t otherwise get to do. Two things he said about the camp have stood out for me; ‘they trust us to do everything if we do good listening’, and ‘can I go again next week, and the week after, and the week after?’. What more can we say? Thanks again for making an anxious little boy more confident and giving him a week of activities that he’ll remember for a long time to come 😊”

“I wanted to pass on the excellent feedback I have received from staff after they attended the Powerboat Level 2 course at the start of the week. I don’t think I’ve ever had staff return to work after a training course with so many good things to say, so credit to the instructors and staff. Please pass on my thanks.

Sam, Rother DC, Coastal operations team.”

“We just wanted to provide some feedback on our week with Buzz Active Eastbourne. We were really impressed with the confidence, enthusiasm, knowledge and skill of the instructors. They were fantastic at engaging and enthusing our pupils, some of whom were a little nervous of the water! They were incredibly patient and kind and as a result our pupils had the most amazing week. The versatility of the instructors to switch activities based on the changing weather conditions whilst still ensuring our pupils didn’t miss out and had a great time was admirable. The vast majority of our pupils picked their day with Buzz Active as their favourite experience of the week (no mean feat when it has included activities such as Thorpe Park amongst others!) Thanks so much for having us and we have already emailed to book in again next year!

Claverham Community College
Miss. L. Daines/ Mr A. Stoakley”

“Just want to say ‘thank you’ to all the staff who made last night. ‘ hottest day on record!!’ 🥵🤩 such fun/ a pleasure. FABULOUS wonderful experience.  I’m Grandma to eight year old Rowan and just to see the smile on his face from the thrill he got out of last night was pure magic.


2nd Willingdon Cubs and Scouts

“I just wanted to say thank you to all the staff at the Cuckmere. All the Heathfield Community College students and staff had a wonderful couple of days on the water.The staff engaged with students, supported them and gave them an experience that they will always remember when they think back on their school days.


K Hatchard

“thank you for running/organising yesterdays First Aid Course.

As always these are long days due to the considerable amount that needs to be covered, but I though that Andrew was excellent in terms of the pace of delivery and of equal importance, keeping it interesting,  informative and of course very relevant to the environment that we all operate in.

It was also nice to have a good amount of time to practice CPR and then to be tested/assessed using the realistic ‘scenarios’ that Andrew presented each of us with at the end of the day.

As always I learnt a few new things and re- learnt an awful lot.


“Dear Buzz team ,

Thank you so much for the half term week Frazer and his friends have had an amazing week . Frazer has learnt so much and made new friends . He’s generally had a load of fun .
Thanks again

Marie Kay and Frazer”

“Just a quick note of thanks for the 2 trips we had with you this month.

Everyone loved them, and yesterdays was really special, going up the river a little.

All of the instructors have been wonderful and kind to all our people, and we have managed to see everyone get up on a SUP that has come this year.

Warm wishes,


Tilton House.


“I wanted to let someone know how amazing the Haf programme has been for myself and my two boys,

I took on my two grandsons 10 years ago as a single parent with two girls still at home, I had to give up work to care for them , the older one has a few problems due to early trauma but he is coping well and the Haf programme has helped him to grow,

The boys now 11 and 12 have been involved with buzz active , first was bushy Wood then Eastbourne for water sports, I could never have afforded any kind of experience like this for the boys!

They have loved the watersports the most and to have lunch at the perch in Princes park has been a real treat for them.”

“my son and 5 friends took part in a Fun Friday and they had an absolute ball. They did 3 activities on Princes Park lake which were very well organised and a lot of fun. I just wanted to say thank you for this great opportunity to try something new, that us parents might not have done with them had Buzz not been there.
Kind regards, Claire”

“Courteous, friendly, helpful, engaging. An enjoyable experience.

D Royce”

“excellent facility, team and instruction, Thank you!”

“Had a brilliant day. Instruction was tailored to what we needed with lots of useful information. RIB was great, instructor very helpful and friendly

Thank you!”

“Amazing first aid course. Very interesting using a lot more practical examples rather than being bored to death by PowerPoints. Ben and Gary make it very enjoyable with there many years of experience showing. Thanks guys!”

“Great first aid course! Very professional, friendly and detailed, Garry pays close attention to each individual, ensuring everyone has understood the course. Would highly recommend to anyone.”


My daughter, who is twelve, had a whale of a time on the Buzz Cuckmere Adventure week.  She had a great time kayaking, den-building and orienteering and particularly enjoyed stand-up paddle-boarding.  She said that the staff were really friendly and enthusiastic, and wanted to go back for more, so that we ended up sending her to another session of kayaking the following week.  When she got there for the second time she was very impressed that the staff remembered her name and welcomed her back.  Again she had a great time and I think she will want to return again in future holidays.  Thank you very much to all at Buzz Active!



“I wanted to pass on how much my 8 year old son enjoyed the Half term Taster Sessions. This was in large part due to the wonderful staff and the friendly, professional and supportive atmosphere that you and the team create. The sessions were astonishingly good value for money and provided a high standard of safety and quality equipment.”

Katharine Finnigan, Parent

“Just wanted to pass on our thanks to Buzz – especially to our coaches, Craig and Hannah – for our paddleboard session. It was brilliant fun. We all really enjoyed it and it was definitely a highlight of ‘Helen’s Hen Day’”

Claire, 'hen party organiser’

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