Stand up paddle boarding along the North Pembrokeshire coast from Lower Town Harbour to Needle Rock

Frequently Asked Questions

….Your questions answered….

What is Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)?-

Put simply, Stand Up Paddle Boarding involves standing on a large surfboard propelling yourself along with a paddle. For more information take a look at our SUP page.

What are your safety standards?+

All our surf instructors hold current coaching and lifeguard qualifications or have been in house assessed. Our team take part in regular training sessions and have full first aid certificates. All surf equipment is regularly inspected and locations are frequently risk assessed.

Do I need to be a strong swimmer?+

No, if you are new to this you don’t need to go into water deeper than your waist. Your surfing coach will be close at hand throughout the session.

Are surfboards and wetsuits provided?+

Yes, we will supply you with a board, warm winter steamer wetsuit and boots. We also have wetsuit gloves and hoods if it’s chilly. This is all included in your experience.

What do I need to bring with me?+

A towel, something to wear under your wetsuit (swimsuit, shorts etc), sunscreen and any medication you may need. If you are with us all day, don’t forget a packed lunch!

Can I use my own surfing equipment?+

Yes, you are welcome to use your own gear. If you have a wetsuit or a surfboard, your surf coach will check its suitability. If they are happy it’s appropriate for the conditions then, of course, you can use it!

What time do sessions start?-

Mar-Oct daily at 9:30am & 2:00pm Nov-Feb 11am or 1pm.

Where do I meet you in Pembrokeshire?+

Our favourite locations are Newgale beach for surfing & Lower Town Harbour Fishguard for Paddleboarding. We’ll confirm the location of your activity when you book. If weather and sea conditions aren’t appropriate, we have the option of relocating to another venue to give you the best experience.

What's the minimum age limit?+

As a guide, the youngest we take surfing and stand up paddle boarding is 8 years of age. They need to be big enough to fit in our wetsuits (approx minimum height 1 metre). There is no upper age limit!

What if there are no waves or it's too rough?+

If the weather or sea conditions are not quite right on the day we may move to a more sheltered location.

Surfing….no waves?

We can go for a SUP instead. Our Stand Up Paddle boards are perfectly suited for exploring the Pembrokeshire Coast.

Surfing….tiny waves?

Drop in on a SUP instead. Our Stand Up Paddle boards are over 9ft long, so you’ll be able to catch the tiniest of waves and be SUP surfing like a hero in no time!

SUP….too rough?

Your safety will always come first. If you’ve booked a Stand Up Paddle board session but the sea’s just too rough to go out, we can offer you surfing instead (seems a shame to waste the waves!) or an alternative date.

How many people are in a group?+

We work on a ratio system of 1 surf coach to a maximum of 8 clients surfing.

Do I need insurance?+

We hold public liability insurance up to £5 million and are happy to provide a copy of our certificate should you need one. Bookings with Board Games Surfing DO NOT include personal travel or accident insurance. Please ask your insurer for details of the necessary cover for taking part in Surfing and Stand up Paddle Boarding.

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