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sup hire in Ilfracombe in North devon

SUP Hire

WHERE: Larkstone Watersports Hub (Ilfracombe) & Lee Bay


COST: £30pp

WHEN: daily (see bottom of page for availability)

BOOKING: see bottom of page

Stand Up Paddleboard Hire

Grab a SUP and head out onto the sea around North Devon. 

We have two locations in which we hire our Stand Up Paddleboards from.

You'll pick up your board, paddle and buoyancy aid from our HQ at the watersports meeting point or Lee Bay.

Our team will let you know the places you will want to paddle and places you really don't want to paddle. There is no better way of exploring it than on a calm day on a Stand Up Paddleboard. 

If you've not done paddleboarding before or want a bit more help and guidance then check out our Paddleboard Skills.  On these sessions we'll teach you how to paddle and manoeuvre your board; self-rescue and rescue others; or, if you've done it before, then we can help enhance and hone your technique. These sessions are designed to teach people how to paddleboard in a fun and exciting way, while also equipping them with the skills to paddle safely.

We love Stand Up Paddleboarding so much, when we're not teaching, we're out exploring on them ourselves.  As well as being a British SUP Association recognised school we're all SLSGB lifeguard qualified and know our bit of coastline inside out.


Minimum age: 16 years old


Please note that the Stand Up Paddleboards are for INDIVIDUAL USE ONLY

        - If you wish to share a board/your child is below the minimum age, check out our Double SUPs

All participants must be able to swim and be confident in the sea


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How much does it cost?

A two hour SUP hire costs £30pp, including buoyancy aid and advice on the area. 


We also hire wetsuits for an additional £5pp (this can be paid for with cash on the day). Please arrive 15min earlier if you require this option.


What do you need?

We’ll provide the SUP and all the kit. All you need to bring is:


A towel to dry off after

Change for the car park

A smile (we guarantee you’ll have one by the end, even if you don’t have one to start with!)


If you require a wetsuit, we hire them for £5pp (to be paid on the day)


Due to the nature of the environment this activity takes place in, you need to be able to swim and be water confident


Where are we?

We are running our SUP Hire sessions from two locations, please check the location you have selected before completing your booking as errors might not always be able to be catered for.


Our two locations are:

The NEW Larkstone watersports centre in Ilfracombe

Ilfracombe Water Sport Centre

Larkstone Lane


EX34 9FQ

Alternatively, using the What3Words: ///nuzzled.marzipan.dock will bring you directly to us.


There are plenty of carparks around the watersports centre, we suggest either parking in the harbour or at Larkstone Lane carpark.


And Lee Bay

EX34 8LR 

If following the postcode, continue down the road after the 'destination' to the sea front where you'll find a free public carpark.  If this car park is full there are more spaces in the village hall car park which is a 4min walk away.  The village hall car park requires a donation for parking and is situated next to the lovely cafe, where you can get you after activity drinks and food from.


Alternatively use the What3Words: notices.drizzly.boating


Be prepared for driving down some propper Devon lanes!


Larkstone provides a bit more shelter and is often a calmer location where as Lee offers a bit more of a rugged adventure. 


We're only a short 15-25 minute drive from popular holiday destinations like Croyde and Woolacombe. We used to run activities in Croyde, around the Baggy Point headland. It can be an amazing location for extreme sports, but is very tidal and swell-dependent and due to the fact that we had to share the route with lots of other companies, we now use the picturesque route around Hele Bay, which is only a 25 minute drive from Croyde.




Make a booking

We advise booking for this activity in order to avoid disappointment

Use the booking widget below to get yourself on an activity.  If you can't find the date you're after or are a large group then just use the Contact Us page to discuss options - especially if booking in winter months as changing conditions mean that dates are not always advertised.


Please be aware that due to the high demand for this activity we are unable to offer refunds or reschedule if you choose to cancel/are unable to make it, so please check your booking before making payment.

We are run SUP Hire sessions from two locations, please check the location you have selected before completing your booking as errors might not always be able to be catered for.

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