Paddleboarding Lessons and Hire in Norfolk

Hunstanton Watersports has been running stand up paddleboarding including paddleboard hire and rentals for the past 10 years.  In 2013 we gained our BSUPA recognition making us one of the first regulated centres offering paddleboarding in Norfolk. We are now accredited with The British Canoeing Awarding Body as they now the National Governing Body for stand up paddleboarding.   

Paddleboarding has witnessed huge growth over the last few years and has recently become the most popular paddle sport in the world.

Beginners Paddleboard Courses in Hunstanton

Paddleboarding or Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is fun, active, sociable and at the same time a fantastic all over body workout. Great for keeping in shape without putting too much stress on the body. Paddleboarding is also a great way to explore the Norfolk coastline and is perfect for any age.

Paddleboard Hire at Hunstanton Watersports

Paddleboard hire and rental costs only £20 per hour. Paddleboard hire will need to be booked in advance, all you need to bring is a towel.  If you feel you would benefit from a two hour intro lesson then please select the details of our courses below.  It’s only £50 for a two hour taster session and the perfect introduction to the world of stand up paddleboarding.

Paddleboard Taster Session

Group Lesson
Experience Required:
 No experience is necessary
Duration: 2hrs
Cost: £50
All Equipment Provided, including wetsuit.
Qualification Gained:
 Discover SUP
Minimum Age: 12yrs – Under 18yrs need to be accompanied by an adult

Our paddleboard taster session is the accredited BCU course which is aimed at people who have never been stand up paddleboarding before or people who have had a go but want to learn the basics, the correct way.

Learning to paddleboard is a fast and fun process with a qualified BCU instructor. The course structure is designed to give you the information you need to get on the water safely, have fun and learn the technique of paddleboarding.

During the group course, you will be given an introduction to how the weather and environment affect you, how to carry the board and paddle, paddling technique, different types of turns, self-rescue, how to fall safely as well as how to plan expeditions and the basics of stance in the surf.​

The two hour course is run on the sea, at the end of it you will be presented with your qualification.

​Please note, this is a group course where you will be participating with other customers.


Stand Up Paddleboard Hire –

Experience Required: Basic paddling ability
Duration: Minimum 1 hour
Cost: £20 per hour
All Equipment Provided
Minimum Age: 12yrs – under 18 years need to be accompanied by an adult
What’s included: Buoyancy Aid and Wetsuits if required.

After you have been shown the ropes and completed our paddleboard taster session you will be able to hire paddleboards from Hunstanton Watersports.

All our rental paddleboards come with lightweight paddle, pump, leash, backpack and buoyancy aid.
A basic level of paddleboarding and understanding of tides is required, if you are a complete beginner you will benefit from joining our paddleboard taster session.​

Stand up paddleboard hire and paddleboard rentals available to explore Norfolk’s coastline by sea.
The abundance of wildlife and contrasting coastline makes Hunstanton – Brancaster across to Wells-Next-The-Sea and surrounding areas some amazing paddleboard conditions.

Booking is essential to reserve your paddleboard(s)

Social SUP: We sometimes plan last minute paddles (weather permitting) whether you have a kayak or SUP you are welcome to join. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages for updates!

Why book with Hunstanton Watersports?


We have a 100% safety record since our opening as a centre for Kitesurfing lessons in 2006. This is something we pride ourselves on. Whether it’s Kitesurf, , SUP or Powerkite lessons – we will ensure your safety.


During our lessons we take good care of our clients. Our UK qualified instructors are here to guide you every step of the way. We provide professional advice on kitesurf, sup and windsurf kit choice, weather, safe locations etc

Fully Certified

Our School is accredited with the BKSA and all our instructors are fully qualified with the National Governing Bodies along with a wealth of teaching experience


Hunstanton Watersports school has been running for over 15 years. We have taught hundreds of students to Kitesurf, SUP and Windsurf in that time. We hope you might be next to book a lesson with our qualified instructors

Where is Hunstanton Watersports Located?

We are based on North Promenade in Hunstanton, next to Hunstanton Sailing Club – PE36 6GB