Stand Up Paddle Board 

Our blue flagged beach at Whitby provides perfect conditions to immerse yourself in the bracing North Sea. A flat, sandy beach – when there is no surf, the sea becomes a calm oasis. Once out on the ocean, you get idyllic views all the way down to Sandsend beach.

We’re passionate about providing our customers with unforgettable experiences, and we have no doubt this stunning way to explore our coastline will stay with you for life.

Throughout the summer, when the sea is calm and the skies area blue, we are sometimes even graced with a visit from playful dolphins. If you’re out on our paddleboards, its always worth keeping an eye out for the wildlife – you never know what you might see!


Paddleboards are available to hire from the Surf School when the conditions are right, we believe there is no better way to experience this coastline than by spending a peaceful sunny day out on a calm sea, so feel free to get in touch to find out whats available.

At Whitby Surf School we run a variety of paddle boarding activities, so whatever your ability you’ll be able to enjoy paddle boarding on the North East Coast.

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Sunrise and Sunset Paddles

Throughout the season we will be running sunrise and sunset paddle boarding sessions. These will be hire only, so if you’re experienced and confident on the water you can get out at the most beautiful time of the day. Each session will have space for ten people, which means you can bring as many or as few people as you like. Come down as a family or group of friends and experience a jaw-dropping morning or evening with like-minded people that also have a passion for our stunning Yorkshire coastline. 

On a calm day, Whitby beach provides perfect paddle boarding conditions. Brush up on your technique, experience a quiet and peacefulness like no other, and make plenty of unique and one-of-a-kind memories. To make sure you get the best of our sunrise and sunset sessions, we advertise them the week before so that we can take the weather and sea forecast into account.

£15 for Paddleboard hire and £5 for a wetsuit

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Introduction to Paddle Boarding

At Whitby surf school we also run an Introduction to SUP on the Sea for anyone (Aged 8+) wanting to learn to paddleboard for the first time or looking to build their confidence before hiring.

Each session is 90 minutes long and run by one of our fully qualified instructors. Our expert team will make you feel completely at home and will ensure a fun and thrilling experience. With five people in each lesson, you’ll get lots of time to experience the sport and will come away feeling like you can conquer the seas.

There is a strong RNLI lifeguard presence on the beach through May to September, and all our instructors are Surf Lifesaving qualified, so you can ensure a safe and fun session of paddle boarding with no worries

Safety is, of course, our main priority and we always check sea conditions before running a session, so you can try paddle boarding in confidence. 

Paddle-boarding along our beach is condition dependent so get in touch with us to find out when we are offering these sessions, alternatively, keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages to find out whats available and when!

£35 per person for each 90 minute session (all equipment included)

What to Bring

All equipment will be included but you might want to bring with you;

  • Swimwear
  • Towel 
  • Warm clothes for afterwards
  • Suncream
  • A drink

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