Stand up paddleboarding (or SUP) is one of the fastest growing watersports in the world. 

Paddleboarding can be really relaxing – and yet it gives you a total body workout, particularly your core. SUP offers a unique way to start something new on the water and some great photos for your Instagram.

Come and join us on a SUP Taster where your Trained Instructor will take you through some of the basics of the sport during a short paddle along the shores of the harbour. During the 90 minute session you will learn the following:

  • Paddling forwards
  • Basic turning
  • Standing positions
  • How to gain more confidence

After completing this taster with us you will feel more confident on a board and you should be able to discuss your next steps with your Instructor. Paddleboards are also available for hire through the centre.


  • Adult £30
  • Child £20

Money from every activity you purchase goes directly to helping those less fortunate to try the same activities. You can see where your money makes a difference by checking out our charity page for our latest projects.

Stand up paddleboarder at sunset young man paddleboarding in poole harbour

Harbour Challenge is easy to find - we are in the centre of Hamworthy Park in Poole. You can leave your car at Hamworthy Park Surface Car Park, take the main path through the park, past the cafe, and we are located near to the water’s edge.

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  • Useful Info

    Experience Level Required

    Swim 25 metres with a buoyancy aid

    Aged 8 Upwards

    Make Progress

    Other paddlesports


    90 Minutes