Stand up paddleboarding courses

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

2021 SUP social evenings

We will be opening the Cuckmere centre for Tuesday and Thursday evening sessions from 13 April to 16 September 17:30 and 1800 arrival slots are available to book online. Hire will be available at a special rate of £16.50 for two hours hire on the meander.

We have boards available from Red Paddle Co and a full fleet of wetsuits to use as part of the deal, If you have not paddled before we recommend an introductory session. This is only £21.60 on a Tuesday or Thursday eve starting week beginning 13th April 2021 for an hours tuition and a free hours use of the equipment on the meander after that. We will have staff on hand for tips and hints both on and off the water.

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SUP taster intro sessions at the Cuckmere.

Stand up paddle boarding introductions give you a1 hour intro to the basics of paddle boarding, from getting on, balancing, paddling and steering. This session is an hour of tuition, followed by an hour of free paddling time which is unsupervised. The sessions are available for juniors, though they must be supervised by an accompanying adult. Sessions run on a Saturday morning 10 -12 AM, Sunday afternoon 2 – 4 PM and  Thursday evenings 1830 – 1630. Please check dates and availability by clicking the book now button.

Tuesday evening sessions 630-830 pm.

20 April to 7 September.

Thursday evening sessions from  630 – 830 pm.

22 April to 9 September

Saturday mornings 10-12 am.

3 April to 23 October

Sunday afternoons  2 – 4 pm.

4 April to 24 October

£21.60 pp

If under 16 years you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, or book the junior SUP taster

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SUP Improver sessions at the Cuckmere.

For all SUP clients that have done the sup taster intro session, and are confident paddling some distance on a paddle board on flat water. This session will improve technique, skills and include a loop paddle introducing paddling on a tidal stretch of the Cuckmere river (weather permitting)

If weather does not allow for the tidal section then other focus will be made on using different equipment, rescue techniques, improved paddling technique, turning and steering skills, timed paddles and or short sprint races, giant sup experiences.

Saturday afternoons 2 – 4 pm

3 April to 23 October

Wednesday evenings 6 pm to 8 pm

21 April to 8 September

£21.60 pp

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Beach Trips – paddle in company to the Cuckmere Haven

Paddle down to the beach with our staff to see the iconic Seven Sisters and coastguard cottages from the river! We will be offering guided paddle sessions taking customers to the beach at Cuckmere Haven. The trip is for those who have done some paddling on flat water and will be approx. a 3 hour round trip.

A sea paddle in the haven may be possible dependant on tide height, wind and sea conditions on the day.

This trip runs on selected Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings in season on appropriate tides with suitable windspeeds, if cancellations occur we can move dates.

Saturday Mornings 0930-1330

3 April to 23 October

Wed Eves 

21, 28 April ( 5-8 pm)

5,12,19,24 May (530-830 pm)

2,9,16,23,30 June7,14 July (6-9 pm)

21,28 July 4,11 August (530-830pm)

18, 25 August (5 – 8 pm)

Cost: £36pp

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Alfriston trip on the River Cuckmere.

We will be offering a guided tour with one of our British Canoeing coaches up the river towards Littlington and Alfriston when the tides suit the journey, typical journey times are approx. 4 to 5 hours including a lunch stop. Starting and finishing at the Cuckmere center this return journey is a trip up the idyllic Cuckmere Valley, you can paddle a kayak, sit on top or a Stand Up Paddle board. This is a days paddling, You must be able to paddle a kayak or SUP to embark on this trip. We will assess your ability before leaving the meanders so please be honest when you book or you may be turned away on the day! Taster sessions are available, please see above.
2021 dates TBC

Cost: £36 pp inc. equipment. 4 -5 hour trip.
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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.

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

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