Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP)

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is the fastest growing watersport in the world. A mix between punting, surfing & canoeing. In other words, participants stand up on a wide & stable paddle board using an elongated paddle to power them forwards!

SUP is A form of slow tourism. Therefore it is a great way to enjoy the scenery, improve balance, fitness and technique. In Other Words it is a great way to explore some of the most picturesque parts of the country. Above all, this fantastic adventure sport is suitable for all ages and abilities. Simply put on a wetsuit & buoyancy aid and grab a board and paddle and follow our experienced instructors on a guided tour through remote islands and amazing scenery.

Using only the finest equipment, SLAC offer participants bespoke tours through the drumlin islands of Strangford Lough. Indeed, Red Paddle Boards are thought to be the leaders in the market place.

Try a taster session, join us for one of our quirky events, sign up to a course or just join your friends for a fun day out, the choice is yours.

Group Sessions

Do you have a group of friends who like to try new things? Enjoy the craic with our likeminded instructors. Group sessions can be organised to suit you, subject to availability.  Nb. Currently due to Covid Restrictions we can only operate with groups of 9 max.

Taster Sessions

We run open weekly taster sessions where individual participants can see if they like the sport before plunging into a course. These run on a Saturday and Sunday with both morning and afternoon slots available.

Skills Courses

Join our Instructors and learn all the techniques of paddle boarding including strokes, turning, balance, rescues, safety and the theory of tides and weather. Book your taster session or skills course below (meeting at the green boat shed at the end of Whiterock Road).

Please read our booking terms and conditions before booking.

Social SUP

For experienced paddlers where they join like minded individuals to explore more.


We organise a number of events throughout the year including the ever popular Sunset SUP & BBQ or Sunrise SUP & Yoga.

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