Paddle Boarding Suffolk

The sport of paddle boarding Suffolk has been growing significantly over the last decade. It is now one of the most popular water-based sports in the world and can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

Paddle boarding can be traced back to the 1940s in the Hawaiian Islands as surf instructors stood on their surfboards to enable them to view their students more effectively.

Paddle Boarding is a great spring or summer activity in Suffolk – or indeed during the colder seasons too if you are adequately experienced. The River Alde and the River Stour are fantastic paddle boarding venues in Suffolk.

Lets take a closer look at the best places in Suffolk to hire paddle boarding equipment, book lessons or just enjoy the sport.

Where To Go Paddle Boarding Suffolk

Stour Valley Adventure Centre

 42 Cross St, Sudbury CO10 2DL

At Stour Valley Adventure Centre you can choose to either take a guided or self guided tour of the River Stour via paddle board.

The river Stour is a tranquil waterway that’s perfect for families and couples, whether they are experienced or new to the sport.

The landscape that inspired some of the country’s best artists can be explored by taking in the views from the water, a truly idyllic way to spend a couple of hours.

There is an excellent selection of paddle boarding options available on the Stour Valley website including “Paddle’n’ Pub” and the “Mini Adventurer” option designed with younger guests in mind.

The Paddle Company

The Henny Swan, Henny Rd, Great Henny, Sudbury CO10 7LS

At The Paddle Company in Sudbury they offer a range of paddle activities. There is something fun and exciting whether you are an experienced paddle boarder or a complete beginner.

Choose from some fabulous paddle options including a Sunset Tour, a Guided SUP Tour, and a LED Night Tour!

The Paddle Company are also soon going to be offering SUP Yoga classes and SUP Camping trips, so keep an eye on the website for updates!

Three Rivers

Station Rd, Geldeston, Beccles NR34 0HS

Three Rivers is a tranquil site, surrounded by water and and stunning wildlife. It is the perfect spot to visit, relax, unwind and enjoy the scenery.

In addition to paddleboard hire you can also choose to book a kayak, canoe or a rowing boat. There is also an on-site shop that is now open for all your water based adventure equipment.

There is a campsite at Three Rivers, so it is an ideal spot for a few days away recharge and enjoy some adventures on the river. The paddleboards available to hire at Three Rivers are 10`6″ stable boards.

They take an adult or an adult and a small child. These can be paddled from a kneeling, seated or standing position.

Alton Water Sports Centre

Holbrook Rd, Stutton, Ipswich IP9 2RY

Situated in the beautiful countryside of Suffolk, the Alton Water Sports Centre is an ideal place to spend a day with friends or family.

Explore the surrounding 400 acres of countryside filled with various walking trails and nature treks. If you are looking for more adrenaline-filled activities, then head over to the eight-mile cross-country cycling track or to the water sports section where you can enjoy paddle boarding among other things.

You can arrange for paddle board, tuition, tours or just equipment hire, dependent upon your individual requirements.  The staff members at the Alton Watersports Centre are always ready to help you with any questions or concerns that you might have regarding our facility.

Whether you are just visiting for the first time or have already asked for more information, they are always there to help.

Watsup Paddleboards

60 Fairfields, Thetford IP24 1LB

At  Watsup Paddleboards, they teach stand up paddlers and are an approved school of the American Society for the Advancement of Surfing.

They additionally support local charities such as The River Trust and the RNLI by planting trees for every board sold. Their ethos is to use recycled materials where possible in their products too.

They teach SUP to people from beginners and improvers through to more experienced boarders. They also design and sell both inflatable and rigid SUP’s, as well as water sports clothing and accessories too.

Oulton Broad Water Sports Centre

Nicholas Everitt Park Oulton Broad, Lowestoft NR33 9JR

At Oulton Broad Water Sports Centre they run a variety of water sports sessions for children and families at their Centre in Oulton Broad.

These include sailing, kayaking, and raft building, not forgetting paddle boarding too. All sessions are run by a fully qualified team of instructors.

There is a wide range of canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards available for hire for people who are looking to get out, enjoy the water and soak up some fresh air and exercise.

There are lockers, changing rooms and shower facilities on site too.

Looking for Paddle Boarding in another area, check out Paddle Boarding Norfolk and Paddle Boarding Essex.