We are sorry but we are closed from 18th June 2021.
A huge thank you to all our customers who have supported us over the past 3 years but our time on the riverbank here in Coltishall is now up. We are starting a new family adventure down in sunny South Devon from June 23rd and so we are closing our Norfolk doors for good.
Will there be a Secret’SUP Devon? Quite possibly but we are going to find our feet first. Do follow our adventures on Instagram if you’re keen @secretsuppaddleboarding
We have absolutely loved teaching so many of you the joys of paddle boarding and will be sad not to be able to finish the 2021 season with you all.
For those of you still hoping to get out on the water here in Norfolk, do try the following spots for lessons and board hire options:
Norfolk Outdoor Adventures at Hickling Broad
Go Paddle at Horning
Norfolk Paddle Boards in Norwich
Norwich Paddle Boards and…
If looking a little further afield, Barefoot SUP which can be found in Ely or Wells-next-the-Sea – ace!
Thanks again for visiting and enjoy your water time. Keep safe…
Sarah and Giles Bradford
What others have said.
My huge smile was due to Sarah’s encouragement and calm competence – she knew exactly where everyone was and how they were doing at all times – thank you!!! – Niki Oct 2020
Niki – Oct 2020
Amazing morning - Sarah is the most superb teacher. So patient. Thank you so much. Cannot recommend enough – Sara Aug 2020
Sara – August 2020
We would just like to say a huge thank you for a wonderful morning paddle boarding, after a few butterflies before setting off we both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Sarah, you were so patient and wonderful company.
...thanks for a fantastic day on Saturday. We all loved it. We had a brilliant time going up the other bit of river (despite the rain) - totally stunning and we all absolutely loved it. Lucky you to have that on your doorstep - it was quite magical… We are all paddle boarding converts - we went canoeing yesterday and all agreed that it wasn’t a patch on paddle boarding!
Louisa & AJ
...just wanted to write to say thank you so much for last night's session. Your kindness and hospitality were so appreciated, and I needed that rest and time to clear my mind so much yesterday. I am very grateful to you all for welcoming us...and making the evening so enjoyable.
...thank you for a fab morning on the river. The talk in the car on the way home was all about the next time! Oh and Richard declaring that he had first dibs on the shower.
Had such a fantastic morning this morning with both Giles and Sarah. Thank you for making me feel so welcome and for helping me try out my new board. I shall definitely see you both again soon.
We had a fantastic afternoon on the water with Sarah! She is a brilliant instructor and made us feel totally at ease. We can’t wait to go back! Highly recommend.
Wonderful afternoon spent on the water with Secret’SUP. Idyllic location away from the bustle and noise - just perfect for taking your first paddle strokes or for experienced SUP’ers wanting to find space and reflection time. Giles and Sarah are consummate hosts and guides: convivial conversation and excellent qualified instruction makes for an enjoyable experience for all. Highly recommend! We’ll be back!
Me and a friend booked a Sunday morning lesson with Secret’SUP to catch up with each other whilst trying something new. It certainly didn’t disappoint! We had an amazing time floating down the Bure, feeling quite smug with ourselves for getting up and out on a Sunday morning! Our instructor was Sarah and she was really lovely and encouraging. She met us on arrival and took us through a short intro about the equipment before heading out on the water. We practiced getting up on the board, paddling and turning before heading down the Bure to Horstead Mill. It is a real whole body workout but you don’t realise you’re exercising: you’re too busy looking at the stunning scenery and having a laugh! If you think it’s a warm weather activity, think again! Despite it being November we were stripping off the layers! We can’t wait to book again - thank you Secret’SUP
I have wanted to have a go at SUP for such a long time and when I discovered that there were lessons in my village, I jumped at the chance! I went a long with a friend and we had the best start to a Sunday morning. Sarah puts you at ease from the get go. Which is great, because sometimes learning new things can be daunting. It was all about relaxing and enjoying the experience whilst sharing techniques to allow you to learn the best ways to meander down the river Bure. If you enjoy the tranquility of the river I would definitely suggest going down and having a go, as it’s a wonderful way to take in the beauty of the river.
The wonderful part of the river we paddled on...the moonlight view..the friendliness of Giles and his wife...the ease of the paddling...the enthusiasm...the location. Thinking about it? Try it!! 😁
We had a fantastic morning with Sarah! I didn't realise that you can SUP in colder weather but with a wetsuit and hat I was very cozy! It's beautiful along the river, we saw swans, otters, heron to mention a few! I felt really calm and relaxed during and after and I think it is a fantastic sport to get some head-space and connect with nature. Sarah's kind and gentle nature makes you feel instantly at ease and her genuine passion for the sport really shines through. Her background as a teacher really shows and I can really see why SUP is fantastic for mental health and wellbeing for children. It was so good I brought my family along for a SUP session a few days later, we had such a laugh and no-one fell in thankfully! Highly recommend!
Gemma (via Trip Advisor)