Book your Stand Up Paddleboard lessons here

Choose between our 2hr Stand Up Paddleboard introduction for adults
Our 1.5 hour Family Friendly Introduction for parents and children

*Please note children under the age of 6 are not permitted on the water. Children aged 6 to 17 inclusively can attend any session and must have either a parent or legal guardian accompanying on the water during a coaching session, or 1 adult per 5 children on a Hire session. Over 17's can attend without parent or guardian supervision.

Turtle Bay @ Bewl Water offers you the perfect location to learn how to Stand Up Paddleboard. Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty ,you can enjoy the stunning far reaching views across the water as we meander along Hook Straight. Starting on the bank of the reservoir, tuition will be given by a qualified British Stand Up Paddleboarding Association (BSUPA) instructor.

The BSUPA Level 1 “Ready to Ride” Introduction course is aimed at people who have never stand up paddled before or people who have had a go but want to learn the basics properly. The lesson provides a steady, unrushed progression through a number of skills to give you the information you need to get on the water safely, and have fun!

Your 2hr Introduction Session starts on the bank of the reservoir for a debrief and short talk about the equipment you'll be using, followed by approximately 1hr 45 on the water. Your booking includes a Stand Up Paddleboard, paddle, leash, a wetsuit and buoyancy aid. It is advised that you bring with you your own swimwear to wear underneath the hire wetsuit and your own suitable footwear. We recommend wetsuit boots, beach shoes or a pair of trainers that you don't mind getting wet.

Your 1.5hr Family Introduction Session is the same as our 2hr course, but covering less padding distance on the water.

Please be sure to fill out the waiver/disclaimer for each participant prior to your visit.

Please check in 30 minutes before your session start time. Your visit will usually last around 2hrs 45minutes (2hrs 15 for our Family Session) – for example 10am Intro Session time : Check in at 9:30, finished and changed by 12:15. 

All property is left at owners’ risk. Turtle Bay @ Bewl Water accept no responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged property.

Cancelations and postponements must be made at least 24hrs before your session is due to start. Refunds will be subject to a 50% transaction fee if you cancel within 24hrs of your session start time. We reserve the right to cancel a session at anytime we feel the conditions aren't safe. In such case a full refund or alternative session will be offered.

Please be advised that it is compulsory to wear the supplied buoyancy aid and leash for the whole duration of your time on the water. Without these you will not be permitted to paddle on the water.