At Summer Stand Up Paddle Boarding & Kayak we want you to experience the very best day out. We do things a little different than most water sports schools in that we want to help plan your day out so that you don’t miss the very best time to be on the water. We supply all the equipment you need so all you need to do is give us a call, book a spot an arrive with a happy face. We do all the rest.
What we do
We have the most beautiful beaches filled with coves, cliffs and caves just waiting to be explored. We are open from between the months of May to September (from sunrise to sunset) and outside of these times for school tours and private bookings (by appointment). We love what we do and with over 25 years of experience we want to show you two of the most beautiful places to visit in Ireland.
All our staff are highly qualified beach lifeguards who are trained in first aid, Life-support and AED by Atlantic Coast Lifeguards.
We take safety seriously, and on each lesson we teach you how to understand the wind and tide so that when you are in the water – and not with us – you are still safe! We also teach lifesaving to our summer camps!
We are an accredited Academy of Surfing International Summer Stand Up Paddle Boarding school, which means we follow very strict criteria for our staffing and training of stand up paddle boarding. The ASI are an international stand up paddle boarding coaching organisation and have schools all over Europe/America and the southern hemisphere with their main base on Bondi Beach! We follow their guidelines in the way we teach stand up paddle boarding and find that the structure is perfect for learning.
At Summer Stand Up Paddle Boarding & Kayak, we offer you the opportunity to explore, experience and learn new and wonderful activities on the Wild Atlantic way. We have daily sessions at 9am/11am/1pm/3pm/5pm – however we encourage you to contact us so we can advise you what the best session will be based on that days weather. From years of experience we can read the weather for 3-5 days in advance and don’t take bookings prior to this because we want you to have the best possible experience on the water.
one life, one world, explore it
Stand-up paddleboarding is a water sports activity where an individual stands up on a large board and uses a paddle to move through the water. Stand-up paddleboarding is one of the fastest-growing board sports in the world.
Paddle boarding is a fun way to be close to nature with the added benefit’s of a full-body workout, meditation and also socialization. SUP is a low-impact sport and with wide board versatility, makes it a good sport for everyone to enjoy, no matter your skill level.
When standing you can see everything around you but can also watch the world under the sea. We at Summer Stand Up Paddle Boarding & Kayak are primarily a stand up paddleboard school and only use qualified coaches to ensure you learn how to paddle correctly and safely.
Kayaking is a fun activity that involves moving through water in a small water vessel with the aid of a double-bladed paddle. It allows the boat driver to maneuver through waterways by sitting face-forward and propelling ahead with alternating side-to-side paddle strokes.
We use sit on top kayaks which are very user friendly, they are very stable and are very easy to climb into, and there is no feeling of confinement. This means it is accessible to everyone. We use both single kayaks and double kayaks. Our double kayaks can also take a smaller third child in the center. This helps the whole family get out on the water.