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Stand Up Paddleboarding Experience

Durban, South Africa

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Experience hosted by Brandon

90 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

When was the last time you tried something for the first time? Get ready for an unforgettable experience. You don’t need ‘good balance’ or ‘great fitness’ - this is a sport for everyone. We have wide stable boards that do the balancing for you. All you need is to be able to breathe and relax so you become one with the movement.

Myself and Coach Charlotte will meet you at our SUP beach. We have space for you to store your belongings. This beach is a very calm and safe beach without waves to get out.

The first 10-15 minutes will be spent on the beach learning about the ocean, about how to stay safe in the ocean and the stand up paddling technique. You’ll feel relaxed and orientated to the ocean before you even get your feet wet.

We paddle out on our knees, orientating your body to the movement and the SUP. Once you’re comfortable we stand and experience the ocean from a unique vista – standing on water. We paddle together for an hour and explore the beautiful view of the Durban coast - it’s magical being out there and taking it all in. We often see dolphins, rays, turtles and a vast variety of fish.
Other things to note
We have wide stable boards that do the balancing for you!
You can sit or kneel and paddle. Standing is not essential for an amazing experience.
We have storage for bags and showers and changing rooms.
When was the last time you tried something for the first time? Get ready for an unforgettable experience. You don’t need ‘good balance’ or ‘great fitness’ - this is a sport for everyone. We have wide stable boards that do the balancing for you. All you need is to be able to breathe and relax so you become one with the movement.

Myself and Coach Charlotte will meet you at our SUP beach. We have space for you to store your belongings. Th…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Paddle & Leash
From $24
/ person
Wed, Mar 3
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
$24 per person
$24 per person
Sat, Mar 6
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
$24 per person
$24 per person
Wed, Mar 10
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
$24 per person
$24 per person

Meet your host, Brandon

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 86 Reviews
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I first began SUP to help with rehabilitation after an operation and discovered this sport is an incredible fitness and haven’t stopped since. I surf and race a SUP and have won many races. I own a SUP School in Durban and teach many people of all ages and abilities to SUP cruise and experience the ocean – many for the first time. It’s an unforgettable experience.
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Where you'll be

Depending on conditions we choose the location accordingly.
Just five minutes walk along the beach is a calm area without surf. It’s a beautiful place to SUP. It’s incredible to watch huge ships come into port and take in the Durban bay.
Alternatively we have exclusive access to the Point Waterfront - a magnificent waterway that is part of UShaka Marine’s aquarium. It’s clean and peaceful with lots of fish - one of Durban's hidden gems!

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 86 reviews.

Erin
December 2020
I can’t thank Brandon enough for this awesome experience!!! I was very nervous but he put me at ease straight away. My husband and I will definitely look out for Brandon’s SUP experiences in future. Would 100% recommend this to anyone!
Thembile
December 2020
We first started off with tutorials, precautions and practical demonstration. Secondly, each of us got in and got the experience of a life time 😊😊... Brandon and co. Paddle next to you till you gain enough confidence to sail on your own. I enjoyed every moment of it.
We first started off with tutorials, precautions and practical demonstration. Secondly, each of us got in and got the experience of a life time 😊😊... Brandon and co. Paddle n…
Mohamed
December 2020
We had a blast stand up paddling in the Durban Canal. We were worried about balancing standing up but Brandon and Charlotte had us paddling away in no time. Highly recommend this and will certainly be back next time we’re at the coast.
Kay
December 2020
Brandon and Charlotte were very nice and we had proper tips on how to paddle better. The canal is not very big so perfect for amateurs like us.We had a good time!
Ntshembo
December 2020
What a great experience!!! I was really scared because I can't swim, but Charlotte was so patient and was with us all the time... Bonus points for the beautiful pictures, definitely something I would do again.
Hassan
November 2020
Had a blast! Charlotte and Brandon were both excellent hosts, and took the time to explain everything to make the experience easy (even for a beginner like me). Would highly recommend for a fun activity!

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  • Wed, Mar 3
    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    $24 per person
  • Sat, Mar 6
    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    $24 per person
  • Wed, Mar 10
    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    $24 per person
  • Sat, Mar 13
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    $24 per person
  • Wed, Mar 17
    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    $24 per person
  • Sat, Mar 20
    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    $24 per person
  • Wed, Mar 24
    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    $24 per person
  • Sat, Mar 27
    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    $24 per person

Activity advisory

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Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Something comfortable to wear (swimwear or active wear)

Towel