SUP Hire Southampton

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Would you like to hire an inflatable paddle board? Well, if you live in Southampton or surrounding areas such as the Hamble River, Warsash, Swanwick, Botley or even as far a field as Portsmouth, Winchester, Bournemouth or Poole then you have come to the right place.

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We offer a range of inflatable SUP’s from Red Paddle Co and Starboard via our partner Active Nation from our shop at Woodmill Activity Centre on the River Itchen only minutes from junction 5 on the M27 and only 1.5 miles from Southampton city centre. With direct access to the River Itchen metres away from our front door as well as use of our lake which is surrounded in quiet woodland. Whether it is your first time or you are looking to progress your skills afloat, The SUP Company is the most perfect location for your SUP adventure.


Take a look at our frequently asked questions here or why not give the hire desk a call on 02380 915744.


How do I hire a SUP?

Arrive at the SUP hire desk and choose from 1 hour, 4 hour or all day hire, then simply complete our booking process which takes roughly 10 minutes. We will then have you on the water in no time for your SUP hire session. Please bring some recognised photo identification with you such as a driving license or passport as this is required to complete our booking process.

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What are your opening times for SUP hire?

Monday – Sunday = 0930 – 1700hrs

Please note last hire is no later one hour before closing.

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What does SUP hire cost?

1 hour = £12

2 hours = £20

3 hours = £30

1 day = £40

Prices are per SUP and limited to one person per SUP.

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What’s included?

When hiring a SUP you will receive an inflatable paddle board, paddle and leash as well as a buoyancy aid. Should you wish to wear a wetsuit when paddling, these are available to hire at £3 per person per session.

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What should I wear?

Paddle boards are surprisingly stable, yet as with any paddle sport there is the possibility you might get wet. So we recommend some loose fitting clothing as well as some trainers that you do not mind the prospect of getting wet. You can of course choose to hire a wet suit for £3 per person per session.

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Is there a minimum age for hire?

No, however under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.

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What is the address of Woodmill Activities Centre?

The SUP Company is located Woodmill Activities Centre, Woodmill Lane, Southampton, Hampshire SO18 2JR. If you need any assitance finding us for SUP hire, then please call 02380 915744

Is there parking onsite?

Yes, there is parking onsite at Woodmill Activities Centre immediately opposite the large brick Woodmill building up a gravel road signed Woodmill Activities Centre. There are also two free public access carparks next to Woodmill Activities Centre.

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Where is the SUP hire desk?

The SUP hire desk is located in the main Woodmill Activities Centre building adjacent to Woodmill Lane. Once parked in either the Woodmill Activity Centre car park or either of the two public car parks, make your way to the large brick building at the narrow road bridge and follow the signs for The SUP Company shop. As you enter through the front door, turn right and you will find the hire desk.

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Do you have somewhere I can get changed?

Yes, there are changing rooms and showers onsite which you are welcome to use.

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Do you have somewhere I can leave my belongings?

Yes, there are lockers at reception where you can leave your valuables such as car keys, phones and wallets. We also have a selection of waterproof cases to purchase should you wish to take your valuables or phones with you.

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Where will I be paddling?

On a week day you will be paddling in the upper part of the River Itchen between Woodmill and the White Swan pub. If the tide is high enough during opening hours and your have some previous experience, you will be able to paddle two hours either side of high water on the River Itchen between Woodmill and Cobden Bridge. In the evening after 1700hrs and all day at weekends you also have the option of paddling on our lake.

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Can I take what I have hired offsite?

At this time we do not allow our hire SUPs to leave our designated paddling areas. We however hope to expand this option in the future.

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We look forward to seeing you soon!