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Surfing Lessons, Coasteering And Paddle Boarding In Pembrokeshire, Wales

Surfing Lessons, Coasteering And Paddle Boarding In Pembrokeshire, Wales


Tenby premier water sports centre, and the number one choice for you in Wales. Since 1999 we have been running the ultimate water sport centre offering a wide range of water sports, from Kayaking, Surfing, coasteering to Paddle Boarding for all ages and abilities A good surf, Kayak, & Sup lesson and positive experience is the best way to enjoy the beautiful iconic Tenby North Beach. We are the only approved ALAA licensed water sports centre and school running from the North Beach in Tenby. This really is a stunning location and Pembrokeshire's best Blue Flag beach buy far. We offer Kayaking Stand up paddle boarding lessons and hire for solo travellers, families, groups of friends and we offer great rates for team building corporate groups. We do recommend you have a lesson before you hire our water sports equipment, unless you already have had experience. Your booking will include all the equipment, we offer hire wetsuits and buoyancy aids if required. With the guidance of our fully accredited water sports instructors. We are licensed by the Adventure Activities Licensing and Pembrokeshire County Council. 

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Paddle Boarding Courses In Tenby, It took us years of exploring the coast on our Paddle boarding adventures to discover the beautiful location. The routes we created are totally unspoiled and fully of Hidden wonders that make our tour completely unique experience. Paddle Board Courses Pembrokeshire, Wales. We offer Stand Up Paddle Boarding Lessons in Stunning Blue Flag Award winning locations including Tenby North Beach, Stockpole Quay and Barafundle Bay. We also offer Kayaking and Stand up paddle board hire for solo travellers, families, groups of friends and we offer great rates for team building corporate groups. We do recommend you have a lesson before you hire our water sports equipment, unless you already have had experience. Your booking will include all the equipment, we offer hire wetsuits and buoyancy aids if required. With the guidance of our fully accredited water sports instructors. We are The Official Activity Provider for the National Trust & we are licensed by the Adventure Activities Licensing and Pembrokeshire County Council. 


2 Hours & All Equipment Provided

We have sensitive approach to recreational activities in Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park. 

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2 Hours & All Equipment Provided



Tenby Paddle Boarding School. We offer Kayaking & Paddle Boarding Hire On Tenby North Beach. Learn to surf Kayak & SUP in Pembrokeshire at your own pace with your own surf instructor is the best way to develop existing skills or be introduced to new ones & to the sport of kings! So come & enjoy the Pembrokeshire coastline with us....



Learning to surf Kayak and paddle boarding at your own pace with your own instructor is the best way to develop existing skills or be introduced to the sport of kings...





Surfing lessons, Kayak & Paddle Boarding in the Tenby. If your looking for a safe, fun easy to pick up activity for the whole family, there's not much that'll beat our Kayak or Paddle Boarding tour around Tenby. North Beach in Tenby is probably the most iconic seaside town in Wales, It was awarded a Silver award for the best UK coastal resort at the British Travel awards in 2016,  Why not sample the delights of this award winning town by spending 48 hours in Tenby & try our Surfing, Kayaking and paddle boarding - once you get here you'll be hooked for life. We are also the activity provider for the National Trust & are licensed by the Adventure Activities Licensing Come & explore Pembrokeshire’s unspoiled National park coastline, Kayak and Paddle Boarding into hidden caves. Play alongside magnificent cliffs and jump in to crystal clear water. This is an experience that will help you reboot & feel alive! So why not throw yourself into something you'll remember forever, an experience where you'll connect with the elements of nature... & then end up talking about them for weeks! It took us years of exploring the Pembrokeshire coast to discover the beautiful location for our SUP courses. The routes we created are totally unspoiled and full of hidden wonders that make our Paddle Boarding adventures a completely unique experience. Our Kayak and paddle boarding courses & tours are suitable for all abilities.




Tenby has been voted as one of the prettiest seaside towns in Europe. And in 2014 Tenby’s harbour beach was ranked the most beautiful beach in Europe. It’s name in Welsh means little town of the fishes. So unsurprisingly, it has a fisherman’s church right in the harbour by North beach.

Tenby has three fabulous beaches: north beach; south beach; and castle beach. All three have wide stretches of golden sands.

North beach has the added attractions of a picturesque harbour, and Gosker Rock, a huge rock outcrop. Because of the harbour it is a lot more protected from wind than the other two beaches.  From the harbour you can board one of the cruises to nearby Caldey Island, or take a trip in search of the plentiful wildlife of this South West coast of Wales.

South beach stretches for miles towards Giltar Point and is backed by sand dunes and a golf course. Walk along Tenby’s South Beach toward Giltar Point and the start of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path for fantastic views of Caldey Island and look back to see the colourful houses of Tenby from a different perspective

Castle beach sits between the north and south beaches and is a narrow beach that lies between St Catherine’s Island and Tenby castle. It’s a great beach just to chill out or to explore this beautiful location, The excellent water quality makes castle beach popular for swimming and paddling, and a bit of surfing takes place on stormy days too.

Tenby can be a serene, attractive destination sure to charm you, and those in search of spending time by the beach are spoilt for choice here, but Tenby can also offer plenty to do for the more active holidaymakers with yachting, sea kayaking, paddle boarding, windsurfing, surfing and for the more extreme sporting enthusiasts coasteering (jumping off the cliffs into the clear blue seas!). Let’s have a look at how we can get you into one of those sports in Tenby.


For yachting in Tenby the Tenby Sailing Club is your place to go to. The Tenby Sailing Club is situated in the heart of the harbour at north beach. Sailing takes place all year round in dinghies and cruisers with a regular racing, regatta and training programme. It is also a very popular venue for National Championships and has been hosting national competitions nearly every year since 1960. Boat storage facilities, parking, safety equipment, changing facilities and a well stocked club bar with stunning views over the Harbour and North bay, all help to make this a very popular and welcoming sailing club.

Visiting sailors are always welcome as are potential new members, regardless of sailing experience.

Sea kayaking & Paddle boarding
To go for a paddle in Tenby can be breathtaking and another way of discovering the coast and the wildlife. You could go on a longer paddle tour and use the wind in your favour to get from Tenby to Saundersfoot or explore the area around St Catherine’s Island. However, it is not easy to get your kayak or your paddle board to those spots as the centre of Tenby is closed for public driving during the summer and north beach is only accessible by walking down steep steps from the parking area. Save yourself the hassle and rent a kayak from OUTER REEF instead.
It’s not recommendable to go for a paddle on south beach mainly because of the strong rip tide between Caldey Island and the mainland and the shore-break at high tide, which can make launching difficult at times. Stay close to the shore if you decide to take your kayak or paddle board to south beach in Tenby.

Tenby South Beach faces SE and offers good sailing at all states of the tide. The best conditions are at low tide and in SW, as the wind is clean and the water is generally flat you should be able to blast out to Caldey Island. The beach on Caldey can offer ideal wave riding conditions in W winds and low tide can also bring good waves from the sand bar at the far end of the bay. Tenby will also work in E and SE but these directions can bring lumpier waters. The main dangers for this location are the strong rip tide between Caldey Island and the mainland and the shore-break at high tide, which can make launching difficult at times. 

With Tenby Coaststeering Tenby has it’s own coast steering tour right by St Catherine’s Island. You’ll find yourself swimming into sea caves, climbing up through natural rock arches, and flinging yourself from towering vertical rock faces. Coasteering in Tenby is open to everyone over the age of ten and to all ability levels. The qualified coasteering guides will tailor your coasteer session to suit you, your family, or your group.
Note: Tenby north and south beach have RNLI during the summer month. Plus, if you do get into trouble, the locals who usually watch from the cliff top will hopefully call the emergency services.



About our guided Sup tours

  •  Very easy
  •  No crowds
  •  Top quality equipment provided 
  •  Photo of your tour can be arranged

Price per person £35 

includes: 2 hours guided Tour, all equipment provided, fully qualified & insured guides & photos of your tour can be arranged.

What about the conditions

Pembrokeshire has a unique coastline which provides almost perfect conditions most days, if they're not perfect we can re-arrange your booking and make sure that your adventure is as magical as it should be.

"The whole tour was incredible such a beautiful peaceful place & the colours from the sunlight in the caves were absolutely brilliant. Dean was a really helpful & an excellent guide" Relaxing or adventurous you can have it all we'll take you on an otherwise untouchable section of our coastline far from any signs of inhabitation. As you paddle, the natural beauty of rock formation & imposing caves is so breathtaking your feel as if you have left the real world behind you.

When and where?

  • Twice daily sessions – Venue can change due to weather but we run our sessions all over Pembrokeshire 
  • Morning outings start at 9:45am
  • Afternoon outings start at 1:45 pm
  • How much does it cost? £35
  • Parking at the venue, Our staff will take your details and look after your keys then show you where to go from there. 

We’ll provide:

  • A friendly and fully qualified ISA guide
  • Wetsuit and the stand-up paddle board
  • Safety Equipment 

You’ll need to bring:

  • Towels
  • Swimwear
  • Sun tan lotion
  • Warm clothes to change into after the session

We can't wait for you to join in on this adventure call today!  

We will give you a:

Brief theory & safety covering the sea / river, weather & local sites

  • SUP equipment
  • Stance and Balance
  • Paddling styles
  • Paddle strokes & techniques
  • Board control & steering
  • Paddle and board stability

Once you have learnt the SUP basics you can progress onto the river tours or wave surfing lesson:

We are also an ISA Training Centre

We are also the only ISA-Surfing GB training centre of excellence in Wales and train instructors from many water sports centres throughout the UK and Europe. Training surf coaches, Sup instructors & Beach lifeguards.
We have also received awards for having a sensitive approach to recreational activities in Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park.

Stand up paddle boarding is one of the fastest growing watersports in the world. We are one of the first schools in the UK to teach stand up paddleboarding and we are the only ISA training Centre in Wales. Our Sup coach Dean Gough, who is a UK Team rider & Ambassador for Star Boards & Red Paddles has been a true water man for over 30 year and travels all around the world training up Beach life guards, Surf & Sup instructors for the ISA. We are one of the only ISA Accredited Stand Up Paddleboard school in the UK. 

Wales is one of the best locations to discover this new exhilarating experience. Stand up paddleboarding has origins in West Africa and in Polynesia and people are paddling on rivers, lakes, and oceans all over the world. Stand up paddle surfing is just one small discipline of the sport with the fastest growing areas being on lakes, estuaries and rivers with individuals paddling recreationally, downwind or racing.

In fact, we are so convinced that you will take to stand up paddleboarding at Outer Reef Surf School, we guarantee you will be paddling by the end of your very first lesson! Who could say fairer than that? We would love to introduce you to this amazing new way of enjoying Pembrokeshire's stunning inlets & estuary or even in the ocean. Wales & the UK is set to become world famous for stand up paddleboarding too, so get down here and take part in this incredible experience!

The ISA’s International Surf Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) Instructor Accreditation Program is designed to develop the skills, knowledge and abilities of these individuals who wish to try and master the SUP. 

What is stand up paddle boarding?

The main thing that makes this different to surfing is the fact that you stand on the board and have a paddle to propel yourself along the coast. Stand up Paddle Boarding is often shortened to SUP as it makes it easier to say. The boards are generally much bigger than a surfboard, ranging from 8ft in length! SUP has taken off around the world since it started to hit the media in 2003. So what are you waiting for? Book your Sup adventure today with Outer Reef Surf & Sup School and find out about this awesome sport.

Why SUP?

If you have only just heard of this new craze or if you have been thinking of trying it for a while then don’t delay…come on down and have a play. Paddle Boarding is great fun and is fast to pick up. If the sea has run out of waves then this is perfect for an adventure along the Pembrokeshire coast. At Outer Reef we aim to make sure you feel at home on your board within the first session and you will undoubtedly get a unique view of Wales’ coastline!

Why SUP with us?

We are passionate and enthusiastic about what we do. We take the time to make sure that although you are within a group environment everyone gets individual attention. And if you need it we can make a bespoke Paddle Boarding experience just for you or your group.

How we rock?

You will meet a member of our SUP coaching team at the beach or harbour. From there they will take the time to find out if you have paddled before and what we are planning to get up to in the session. 
Our SUP adventures will be broken down into a few parts; learning a few skills, then getting out and about on the Pembrokeshire coast. The most important thing we will do is have some serious fun! 
You will have a member of our team there alongside you, to help you get going and improve your technique. 
With an intimate knowledge of the Pembrokeshire coast, your coach will guide you on an unforgettable adventure.

What about kit?

So if you fancy having a bit of a paddle about we have everything you need! We have full wetsuits,  paddle boards and of course some paddles. Our SUP coaches always carry a first aid kit in a bag so if you need to take anything with you this is no problem. The only thing you will need is your swimwear, a towel and maybe some sunscreen!

Paddle Boarding locations?

We use many locations on the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast. We will generally start off in Stack Pole harbour to get your skills up and then go out and explore the Welsh coast. If you have been out before with us, we could start from a beach instead (weather conditions allowing). This activity is controlled by what the wind,swell and tide is up to. Most Paddleboarding tours start at StackPole then we head along the south Pembrokeshire coast, exploring hudden caves and beaches.

At Pembrokeshire and West Wales' Premier Surf & Sup (Stand up Paddle Boarding) School we offer a full range of surfing and SUP stand up paddle boarding lessons and equipment hire, from a half day tuition to week long courses, Kids' Clubs, surf camps and more.

The surf courses are run at:
Newgale, Broadhaven, Freshwater West, Stackpole & Manorbier.


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