Get on Board SUP is ownd by a husband and wife team, Luke and Lucy. They have both been on the water in one form or another with paddle, sail or kite for most of their lives.
Realizing the potential for surfing and flat water touring and cruising, Luke and Lucy purchased their first SUP boards in 2008 and have been paddling around the Carrick Roads and various spots in Cornwall extensively since then.
Luke is a qualified beach lifeguard, SUP, surf and kitesurf instructor and has a background in coaching and teaching. This is combined with Lucy's health and fitness background to form GetonBoard SUP. Our courses aim for participants to progress quickly with an emphasis on safety and fun. Allow them to introduce you to this exciting new sport.
Get on Board is a mobile SUP school and like to paddle in the best conditions. They are generally based in St.Mawes harbour and surrounding beaches during peak season, however, operate paddle evenings and lessons all over mid Cornwall and the Fal River, including Malpas near Truro as tides and weather conditions dictate. They are also bookable as a mobile service, so if you have a location in mind, give them a shout. Like them on facebook for more information about paddle club nights.
Why they love SUP:
'I've been totally bitten by the SUP bug. In the spring of this year I paddled in a European tour race in St Ives against the worlds best. To see the world number 1 cross a start line and round a buoy and be part of that was an experience I'll never forget. I also love surf paddling, and have tried to get to as many of the UK SUP surf comps as possible this year. I've always been active, but found exercise boring, especially in a pool or gym. With SUP i get the satisfaction of a good workout, but more importantly the connected experience with the water that I've always sought from other water based pursuits.'
'I love the freedom and chance to explore quiet back waters on a beautiful sunny day. Some of my favourite places to paddle are quiet beaches and headlands when its flat calm. Getting a decent wetsuit on, and finding some unspoilt little swimming spots is such a great way to spend a few hours. I also love to surf the SUP's when it's too small to prone paddle, its amazing how maneuverable some of the new surf shapes can be, and it's a great way to cross train and keep the prone paddling muscles in shape throughout the summer or flat spells! Cornwall is such a beautiful place, and seeing it from the perspective of a SUP, it doesn't get much better!'
stand up paddle boarding St.Mawes Cornwall SUP