Paddleboard Lessons near John o’Groats

If you want to combine a road trip with paddleboard lessons, check out North Coast Watersports. They offer private and group SUP lessons and are based on the North Coast 500 road trip route.  Lessons are provided by fully trained ISA coaches – the amazing views are free! Sessions are dependent on very little wind and swell. North Coast Watersports will contact you 4 days in advance to confirm lessons.

Where can I learn to paddleboard on the North Coast 500?

Based close to Thurso, North Coast Watersports offer paddleboard tuition for groups and private sessions.

All equipment is provided, which will benefit those travelling light or touring by bike.  The group session is a 1.5-hour introduction to SUP with the aim of learning paddle techniques and tips. Groups run with between 3 – 8 people. Private sessions are also available, where tuition is tailored to your experience level.

If you are an experienced paddleboarder, you can hire, their top quality inflatable stand-up paddleboards for 2 hours (£20) or a day (£30). This is suitable for adults only.  Please bring your own wetsuit which you are required to wear if you a renting a paddleboard. Wetsuit hire is also available for those who require a suit.

  • Group SUP lessons £35 per person for 1.5 hours – all equipment provided
  • Private SUP lessons £100 for up to 2 people for 1.5 hours – all equipment provided
  • Extra people can be added to private lessons for £35 per person
  • Suitable for ages 12+ (under 18s need an adult observing at all times)

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