Boardskillz was the original stand up paddle boarding provider in the North of England. Almost six years on we continue to be at the forefront of all things SUP, whether you're looking for an easy to master outdoor activity for families, couples or groups or you're looking to hire a performance paddle board while you're visiting the North East of England we have options for all ages, abilities and budgets. Our programme includes BSUPA Ready to Ride courses, taster sessions, stag and hen sessions as well as 1-2-1 specialist paddle surfing coaching from one of the UK's leading SUP surfing athletes.

Although our spiritual home continues to be Tynemouth we run sessions at a host of beautiful locations including river paddles in Durham & Yarm-on-Tees as well as SUP-Surfaris for more experienced paddlers up in Northumberland.

Those looking for an alternative fitness regime should check out our midweek Paddle Fit sessions which promote improved core strength and stability, better posture and balance and make a refreshing change to the gym.

Anyone with a competitive streak can get involved with our SUP Race Events which will be happening at a variety of North East venues throughout the summer months. We also have an active club where you can arrange paddles with like-minded people.

Alongside SUP Boardskillz also offer 1-2-1 tuition for Windsurfing and WindSUP at a variety of locations including QE2 Lake, Mouth of Budle and Beadnell Bay around a suitable forecast.

Opening Times

2020 (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)



Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Friday-Sunday Board + Paddle only£120.00 course
Full Day Board + Paddle only£40.00 course
Full Day including all equipment (add 1 friend £100, add 2 friends £150)£200.00 course
Half Day Board + Paddle only£25.00 course
Half Day including all equipment (add 1 friend £65£125.00 course


4 x Adult midweek taster for £25 per person (£100 saving)
4 x Ready to ride course for £45 per person, plus 25% off Paddle Surfing Course

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  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Toilets for disabled visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

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  • Education Groups Max
  • Education Groups Min


  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age)

Group Travel

  • Out of Hours Visits

Languages spoken

  • German spoken

Leisure Facilities

  • Fishing
  • Health/Fitness/ Beauty Facilities
  • Water sports facilities

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge)
  • Parking (free) - available at Longsands but can be busy on sunny days (pay & display also available

Payment Methods

  • Booking essential
  • Groups Accepted
  • Max group size - 10
  • Min group size - 4
  • Open by appointment only
  • Special group rates

Provider Facilities

  • Cater for Corporate events
  • Cater for school groups
  • Experience level - beginner
  • First Aid
  • Fitness level required - low
  • Fitness level required - medium
  • Fully qualified instructors
  • Lessons/courses available
  • Lifeguard
  • Toilets
  • Welcome single sex groups, eg stag/hen parties

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  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction

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  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Students / Youth

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  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

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