Margate Sup and Surf is an accredited British Stand Up Paddle Association, Sup School. Working in partnership with Margate Yacht Club, we offer lessons, group sessions, club paddles and guided rentals in Margate. The flexibility of also being mobile gives us the advantage of being able to offer the best location for our clients needs and the flexibility to move location to suit the prevailing weather conditions and tides.
We only run lessons when the weather is suitable and safe.
Our session availability is planned around the most suitable tides giving us shelter from most wind and swell directions, click Book Now to see our availability. If you can't find a session at a time that works for you, Contact us directly so that we can discuss and create a session tailored specifically to your needs and preferences. Keep an eye on our socials for upcoming club sessions.
Owner and BSUPA qualified instructor, Lawrence has been teaching water sports for over 20 years. Growing up on an activity centre in the uk he has gone from guiding canoe and kayak river descents in the Ardeche France to coaching Surfing, Windsurfing and Kitesurfing over a 9 year period in Fuerteventura on the Canary Islands. Water sports are in our DNA with 3 generations of our family getting out on the water together when we get the chance. Now we are bringing all this experience and love of paddleboarding together to offer fun and informative Sup lessons to Margate and surrounding areas.
FAB SUP lesson! My very first time and it was SO MUCH fun! Lawrence is very chilled, encourages you to give stuff a go and supports you every step (and splash!) of the way. I'll be back - Guaranteed!
Linnea - Google
Great Introduction to the sport I thoroughly recomend Lawrence who was both professional and fun, thank you for a great couple of hours.
Liane - Facebook
Excellent teaching from Lawrence. Small group size, and really well paced. Learnt loads and really enjoyed it.
Jude - Facebook
A great session. Lawrence was patient and explained everything clearly in a relaxed and enjoyable lesson. I certainly will continue SUP.
Eddie - Facebook
Really loved the lesson today! Lawrence was a great instructor. Lesson was well paced with plenty of opportunity to practice all manoeuvres. Loved paddle boarding!
Amanda - Facebook
Having sold m SUP a few years ago after a disastrous lesson with a terrible teacher, I was rather dubious when my husband said that he had booked a lesson for us both with Lawrence. What a contrast! Lawrence is a great teacher. When I felt I would never master standing up on the paddle board he was extremely patient and gently took me out of my comfort zone to master the technique. Within half an hour I was standing up and paddling around independently. We both had a great time and the lesson flew by. We are already planning our next trip to the beach with own board and I am very pleased to have overcome a fear and gained my confidence. With most things in life, if you have a good teacher you can achieve anything. Thanks Lawrence.
Kim - Google