(Workshop) SUP Tour Guide (Exposed Waters Coastal)

Training Venue

Carbis Bay St Ives, Cornwall England UK



Times and Dates

9:00 am - 17:00 pm

02-October-2023 - 03-October-2023

Closing: 10-September-2023


Training manuals
ASI T-shirt
12 months ASI membership​

Bring to Workshop

SUP board-leash-paddle
SUP clothing
SUP touring equipment
Food and refreshments



Refund Policy

Workshops.  Full refund less  £50 administration fee provided on minimum notice of 21 days prior to workshop date. Online courses, no refund paid once application has been processed.  More info

Course Fee

Usual Rate: GBPGBP £ 395

Ocean Sports Centre 
Carbis Bay Beach
Carbis Bay, Cornwall TR26 2NP
England UK 

Training room
ASI office. 3-5 Foundry Lane
Hayle Cornwall TR27 4HD  England UK

The ASI SUP Tour Guide course will take place along the Atlantic coastline of north-west Cornwall, in the Carbis Bay/St Ives area.  

This course will give you the opportunity to get on the water and experience what a true SUP adventure is.  It includes an extended paddle with an overnight stay. 

The first day will be practical covering both theory and paddling on the water to your overnight location. The next day will be a return to the training venue to put together everything you have learned and give you the opportunity to apply this to your very own guided SUP tour. 


Day 1 – Monday, 2 October 2023
9am to 4pm: on water paddling to accommodation 
6pm: group meet up and dinner 

Day 2 – Tuesday, 3 October 2023
8am to 9am: breakfast at accommodation 
9am to 5pm:  on water and classroom 

Overnight accommodation is included in the course fee.  
For this course, you will be staying in B&B or hotel or Holiday Park accommodation, with your own private room.

Breakfast is included on day two. 
Lunch and dinner costs are your responsibility.
Lunch various options  eg purchase from cafe/restaurants or bring yourself.
Dinner will be organised at / near the accommodation.

Some personal effects will be carried on your board.
And some will be transported by support vehicle.  

Ocean Sports Centre are providing local support for the ASI training, providing a wealth of local area knowledge.   

Read the course information and requirements before enrolling.   
Experienced paddler in ocean locations, able to negotiate swell of 2ft.    
Hold ASI Level 2 SUP Instructor (Exposed Waters) certificate or equivalent.
See SUP/Courses. (or click on link at top of this page) 

Glenn Eldridge  Biography

Glen is highly experience waterman and sports athlete with a wealth of touring experience on SUP and other watercraft.  
Among other events, he created the Celtic Crossing, paddling from the Isles of Scilly to Sennen, UK. - 52 km of open ocean.  The distance is not only long but the navigation is difficult.  

This course includes overnight accommodation on 1 October 2023. 

Accommodation type for this course is:  hotel or holiday park. In your own private room.

If you are arriving early, please organise your own local accommodation.  Some options are:   

Some accommodation options are listed below, distances to training room in Hayle: 

  • Travelodge, Hayle   TR27 5DG  (5 min drive)    website
  • Premier Inn, Hayle. (5 min drive)    webiste
  • White Heart Hotel, Hayle - TR27 4HQ  (5 min walk)    website
  • Gwithian Holiday Apartments, Gwithian - TR27 5BW  (10 mins drive)    website
  • Red River Inn, Gwithian - TR27 5BW  (10 mins drive)  website 
  • Cohert Hostel, St Ives - TR26 1FF  (15 mins drive)    website
  • Hellesveor Holidays Caravan & Camping - TR26 3AD (15 mins drive)    website
  • Carbis Bay Hotel (luxury)- TR26 2NP (10 mins drive) website


Closest airport: 
Newquay.  (Approx. 38 miles, 50 minute drive to training venue)
Taxi's and car rentals available at airport.

Closest train station: 
Carbis Bay Railway Station.  Next to the training venue at Carbis Bay hotel. 5 minute walk.
Hayle – 5 min walk to Hayle training venue 

Closest bus station:  
Carbis Bay, Count House Lane (stop).  10 minute walk
Hayle – 5 min walk to Hayle training venue.

Please bring the following to the training: 

  • SUP Touring board (suitable flat water board) 
  • Paddle
  • Leash 
  • SUP clothing suitable for longer distance paddling.
  • Hydration - camel back or water bottle
  • Energy food and water (whilst paddling) 
  • Personal protection e.g sunscreen 
  • Watch – ideally a GPS watch
  • Clothing and personal possessions for overnight stay. 

If you are travelling and don’t have your SUP board/paddle you can hire it from the trainer. 
Ph:  +44 7533 695 031 
Email: glenn@oceansportuk.com

Please contact the trainer in advance to ensure availability.

The training takes place in the Atlantic coastline of north-west Cornwall, in the Carbis Bay/St Ives area - home to stunning scenic coastline.  

Small bays and coves, with white beach sand and azure blue waters are dotted along the coastline.  Some you can only access from the water. 

Small villages and towns, with historic harbours, cute cafes and restaurants and accommodation are also found along the coast. 

There are historic sites to see from the water / or visit, an abundance of wildlife including the playful seals and dolphins and the occasional basking whale can be spotted at times.

There is a range of SUP tours options, and all offering their own unique sights and experiences in this special part of England.