Stand up paddleboarding, or SUP, is a water sport born from surfing with modern roots in Hawaii. Stand up paddle boarders stand on boards that are floating on the water, and use a paddle to propel themselves through the water.
Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)
TYF’s one-day masterclass introduces beginners to the techniques for safe, low-effort and enjoyable stand up paddleboarding.
We share the magic of nature on the secluded, sheltered and slow-flowing rivers of North Pembrokeshire, using top quality inflatable stand up paddleboards (SUPs).
Highlights include the beautiful Teifi Gorge, paddling through serene ancient woodland and historical sites.
SUP Paddle Boarding at St. Davids
bobgriffiths057, 17th July 2017
Our guide Matt did a great job of introducing us to SUP.He is very knowledgable and enthusiastic and answered all our questions.
Matt had endless patience with us two old codgers and he gave us a enjoyable experience and introduction to SUP.Pulling the wetsuit off my ankles when we finished was above and beyond the call of duty.
SUP-ing (Stand Up Paddleboarding) is great
Gillian R B, 30th August 2017
My partner signed up for an introductory SUP session and enjoyed every minute. The session was led by Dean who was great. Everyone was standing up by the end of the session. Can't wait to watch him have a go on the sea next time. Really recommend this session to get confidence to take it further.
Stand up paddle boarding
WillM1690, 31st May 2017
Dylan & Levi were superb instructors, staff at Tyf offices very friendly & helpful, SUP experience FANTASTIC! We were part of the 1st set of clients on TYF paddle boarding and their openness to customer feedback and input will see this part of their business flourish. Thanks for a great time guys- we'll be back!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Stand Up Paddleboarding?
Which SUP session is right for me?
Our Discover sessions are perfect for beginners of all ages, so whether you are taking your first steps on a board, taking your first few strokes with a paddle, jumping off your first cliff or just fancy a slightly slower pace, then this option is for you.
Children who are 12 and under will need to be accompanied by an adult. Children aged under 8 may need to be booked onto a private session, call the Booking Office on 01437 721 611 to discuss.
These progressive sessions are for the more adventurous and are suitable for ages 13 and above. You should be comfortable in the water, enjoy a challenge and you can expect a slightly faster pace to the session.
How long is a SUP session?
Our SUP sessions are 6 hours from door to door and you can expect to spend around 4.5 hours on the water.
What equipment do I need?
What if I can't swim?
When stand up paddleboarding you have to wear a buoyancy aid, so being able to swim is not a requirement. We run these sessions at a small ratio of 1 guide to 8 participants which enables close support and supervision.
Where do SUP sessions take place?
Our SUP sessions usually take place on the River Teifi, when conditions allow we also run sessions on the coast around St. Davids.
What is the youngest age allowed on a SUP adventure?
We take any age from 1 to 100. Participation is more to do with size and ability rather than age. As a general rule under 8s will need to be booked on as part of a private/closed session. To book under 8s please call the booking office on 01437 721 611