How to Plan a Coastal SUP

Learn to paddle the coast independently

Stand Up Paddleboard Camping Weekend

Price £175

£20 own board discount

27th, 28th & 29th September

Accommodation not included

You will learn as we explore the stunning coast of Cornwall at a relaxed pace.  Aimed at competent paddlers wishing to gain a better understanding of the issues involved in planning a coastal adventure. 

Headlands, underwater features, useful resources, tides and wind will be studied.

There’s nothing like sitting on a secluded beach in good company, enjoying a snack, reflecting on the paddle with stunning views.
— Amanda Leonard
'You know when you've arrived'

'You know when you've arrived'

At the end of the weekend

You will understand the issues to consider when planning a coastal journey from 2 hours to 1 day.

You will put theory into practice getting involved in journey planning over the 2 days, devising 2 days of stunning paddles.  You will identify coastal features such as headlands which affect a paddle, examine equipment,  investigate how a weather forecast translates into localised sea state and much more. 

Visit our Blog: How to Plan a Coastal SUP to find out more about the course content. The 10 sections include Wind, Tide & Sea State, Emergency Planning, Research and what to wear.

While you learn you will paddle along stunning stretches of coastline, enjoying the far reaching views, spotting seals, keeping an eye out for dolphins, picnic on a secluded beach and hanging out with like minded people.


A bit about your host

The course is designed and delivered by Amanda Leonard - founder of SUP in a Bag.  Amanda has 25 years of experience on the water aboard canoes, yachts and more recently SUP's.  After 4 years of operating SUP Tours across Cornwall, Amanda has developed an in depth knowledge of paddle boarding the coast.  Amanda has Guided groups from over 20 locations across Cornwall last year, this continues to challenge and ensures a freshness, particularly with such variable Cornish weather, tides and swell. 

The Location

A weekend of escapism, wake up with the water on your doorstep.  Enjoy Cornwall, discover secret coves, wildlife and hang out with some great people.

Every weekend is different, paddle days will be planned to find the best possible journey in the given conditions and deliver plenty of learning outcomes.  All involve a sheltered route with far reaching views, a high chance of seeing seals, features such as rocky outcrops and caves to explore, and there's always somewhere stunning to take a break.

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There’s a choice of accommodation to suit you including camping, bungalows and B&B’s.


A weekend to remember

In small groups, there are options to further develop your techniques, checkout our favourite starfish spotting sites, wild swim and enjoy Cornish traditions such as a pasty lunch, cream tea and post paddle refreshment with a view.


SUP in a Bag provides

  • 2 day's guided SUP / practical on the water Coastal Journey Planning (6 hours / approximately 4.5 hour paddling)

  • Stand Up Paddleboard kit including a buoyancy aid (optional)

  • Transfers to and from launch sites

What's not included

  • Accommodation

  • Food & Drink (bring a reusable water bottle for the paddles)

  • Transfers to launch sites (let us know if you would like to discuss this)

Optional extras

  • Pre-order a Pasty for lunch £3.50

  • Extra day’s paddling

  • Pub meal on Saturday night

  • Wetsuit hire £10 (by prior arrangement)

If you have any questions visit frequently asked questions or contact us.

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Typical Schedule

A detailed schedule will be available once the weather forecast is certain, usually the Wednesday before.

Friday evening

Meet and greet at the campsite, there will be a hot BBQ running (bring your own food) and plenty of time for introductions and any questions around the fire pit.

Saturday & Sunday

9.15 am Briefing & faff time

9.45am head to the launch site (if the conditions allow we aim to launch from the campsite or nearby)

10.15 am Kit allocation, changing and site specific briefing including a safety

10.30 am Launch


11.45 pm Break & Snack

1.00 pm Lunch

2.30 pm Break

4.00 pm Off the water & load up 

4.30 pm stop for refreshment (Saturday) /  Return home (Sunday) 

8.00 pm Saturday Pub Tea (optional)

To find out more about what customers say about their experiences with SUP in a Bag visit out Testimonials

For more information, if you are interested in a Group Booking or alternative dates contact us

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