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Bournemouth and Poole offer a wide range of watersports from surfing to sailing, canoeing to coasteering.

With miles of clean clear waters there is a water sport to suit all ages and abilities from a gentle paddle in a kayak in Poole Harbour to being pulled along at speed on water skis.

And if you’ve never tried it before, don’t panic! The waters around Bournemouth and Poole are some of the safest and there are plenty of lessons and courses available.

So step off dry land and lets go get a little wet!…

Surf Steps – Bournemouth Surf School

Bournemouth Surf School
Learn to surf and stand up paddleboard with Surf Steps with lessons available for all ages and abilities. Located just 500 metres from Boscombe Pier they are the only Surfing GB (SGB) Centre of Excellence based on the South Coast. Equipment hire also available plus get discounts on standard and group surfing lessons!
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The Big Canoe

The Big Canoe
Explore Poole Harbour, Brownsea and other islands on the Dorset coast in a Big Canoe! These unique Big Open Canadian Canoes can hold up to 12 people and offer a fantastic and fun way to see the natural habitat of our area. Available for half and full day charter this is a great activity to get you outdoors!
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Harbour Challenge Outdoor Education Centre

Harbour Challenge Outdoor Education Centre
From jumping off Dorset cliffs to kayaking around Poole Harbour, Harbour Challenge Outdoor Education Centre offers a range of adventure watersports guaranteed to get the blood flowing and the heart pumping! One to one tuition is available from beginner to advanced levels for all their activities plus various courses.
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Rockley Watersports

Rockley Watersports
Rockley Watersports offer a range of courses and taster sessions to get you out and enjoying the water. Learn to sail in the beautiful calm waters of Poole Harbour, pick up the pace a little on a powerboat course or simply hire a kayak in Poole Park and gently paddle around the lake. They even provide school activity holidays!
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Sorted Surf School

Sorted Surf School
Sorted Surf School is located next to Boscombe Pier and caters for all ages and abilities wishing to learn to surf. But in addition to surfing they also teach paddleboarding (SUPing), windsurfing and kitesurfing. Surfboard hire, wetsuit hire, kayak hire and a kids club are also available at their beachfront watersports centre.
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