Fun, informative, and in a lovely location, it was a great experience, something slightly different to the usual activities, and was overall an enjoyable morning. Adam was supportive and patient and very good at explaining all the fundamentals. Will definitely be paddleboarding in the future thanks to Adam and the confidence he inspires!
I visited Blue Coast for a first go at surfing and loved it. Adam was brilliant with the group, knowledgeable and a great instructor. I enjoyed myself and the instruction so much I went back up two days for stand up paddle boarding. Top notch
Adam is very knowledgeable and reassuring and was an excellent tutor. We were both quite apprehensive but Adam made it an excellent experience. Would highly recommend .
Booked both a surf lesson for my son and a SUP lesson during the summer, both were great days out. Adam is a great teacher, read the abilities of everyone in the group and ensured all had a great time. All equipment was in perfect condition and had great photos emailed though after the lesson.Would highly recommend, and will be back next year.
Brilliant morning with Adam who made it fun from the start. Two paddle boarding novices who thoroughly enjoyed his tuition and company. Fair play to him. He had us both standing and paddling by the end of the session. Can only highly recommend him and we are happy to visit him again.
Fantastic location, great experience, Adam made us feel very welcome and is extremely knowledgeable about surrounding area.
Had a fantastic adventure with Adam along Cullen Beach and through Bow Fiddle Rock, i would never have tried it without such a competent guide. Even seen dolphins on the return leg. Such a brilliant experience 10/5!
My husband and I had a wonderful experience on our SUP lesson and coastal tour with Adam. What a calm, experienced and understanding instructor he is! I went from being terrified saying “I can’t do this” to actually doing the coastal tour. We made some lovely memories and Adam took some great photos for us. Thank you Adam for making it such a great day for us. You are a star!
Got this experience as a gift for my dad for his birthday as neither of us had every tried paddleboarding but always wanted to - would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to give paddleboarding a go as Adam was very informative and made sure that the lesson was thoroughly enjoyable at the same time! Our group had a mix of abilities but Adam made sure everyone was involved and had challenges to suit their ability.
Our family group of 10 adults had a fantastic afternoon Paddleboarding with Adam and his helper Isla. Both new and returning boarders had a great time learning new skills and perfecting previous experience. Adam has a lovely manner. He is thoughtful to those who are a bit nervous and encouraging to those who are up for a challenge. It was my own 4th time and I will be back. All equipment is of a high standard and comfortable. Great value day out.
Paddle Boarding Lesson with my daughter who had given this to me for my birthday. What a fantastic gift and a huge thank you Adam our instructor. The two hour lesson was perfect. Information was delivered in a simple easy to understand manner and Adam kept us all involved in various activities at all times. Highly recommended.
Adam was an excellent teacher for our beginners paddleboarding session. He was really good with both kids and adults. Also used the company for wetsuit hire another day. Next time surfing lessons!
Had a brilliant introduction to SUP session with Adam, 4 of us (50 something females) a bit apprehensive and Adam put us all at ease and made the whole experience great fun. He is so patient, especially with one of our group who was a bit concerned about falling into deep water! We all did of course (fall in!) but managed self rescue under Adam’s close instruction and supervision and felt very safe. By the end of the session we even all managed to stand up at the same time. Excellent! Highly recommend 👏👌
Our SUP lesson with Adam was fantastic. He put us all at ease very quickly. He is very knowledgeable and we felt safe at all times. The lesson was fun with lots of different activities to try and we learned so much - even how to rescue someone on a board. He had so much patience with me and offered so much support. Thank you!
Absolutely brilliant experience.
All equipment provided and Adam was an excellent instructor who also made it really fun. Not only did we have a ton of fun and laughs (mainly the kids laughing at the amount of times I fell in) but we also learned invaluable safety/ rescue tips.
Great session, great instructor, great memories.
100% recommend booking paddle boarding, we will be booking again.
Adam is brilliant. His mastery of the surf and paddle board, is like first class. How the hell does he stay in those waves? Must be witchcraft or thousands of hours and skill. We did 3 sessions with Adam. SUP family session, SUP Tour and Surfing lesson. All very fun, informative and safe. Adam is an excellent instructor and very knowledgeable about the sea/wild life.
Absolutely brilliant experience. All equipment provided and Adam was an excellent instructor who also made it really fun. Not only did we have a ton of fun and laughs (mainly the kids laughing at the amount of times I fell in) but we also learned invaluable safety/ rescue tips.
Great session, great instructor, great memories made.
100% recommend booking paddle boarding.
Had a great introduction to SUP lesson with Adam. The water and location are perfect, the lesson gave us a good grounding of safety and basic skills. Adam is a very patient, helpful guy and we'd recommend to anyone. Hope to get back again and try coasteering!
Did a paddle board lesson followed by a tour round the coast. All necessary equipment was provided and of very good quality. Adam was an excellent instructor providing safety information and basic skills onshore before entering the water at Portknockie Harbour. After the group were managing on the board ventured out from the harbour for a scenic tour round the coast. Beautiful scenery and a fun day out with a friendly instructor. Highly recommend.
Did a paddle boarding lesson with Adam down at portknockie very friendly and knowledgeable, and the kids (9-14 years) loved it. Have done a bit of paddle boarding before, and this is the best lesson I've had. There were lots of tips and tricks I have never been shown before, eg. How to rescue someone on to the paddle board.
From sheltered harbours to coastal excursions, our local coastline ranges from Cullen to Portknockie, Findochty, and Sandend; the ideal playground for your SUP experience. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins & seals! Our instructors are qualified beach lifeguards, in the water with you to keep you safe, give feedback, and have a good time.
Please bring a towel, sunscreen, and water. We recommend you arrive with swimwear on (for under your wetsuit) as it makes it easier to get changed at the beach.
Once you're a competent paddler, we have multiple routes that take in parts of our local coastline, including Bow Fiddle Rock, Port Long Bay, and Logie Head. If you have a particular destination you'd prefer please let us know, however this is always dependent on the suitability of the day's conditions. Look out for playful dolphins and curious seals!
We only use the highest quality equipment; warm 5mm thick wetsuits, buoyancy aids, and top-of-the-range inflatable paddleboards.
All of our coaches are qualified lifeguards, in the water with you to keep you safe, give feedback, and have a good time!
1:8 maximum instructor to student ratio. We teach you to paddleboard safely and independently.
From sheltered harbours to coastline excursions, the local Cullen coastline is perfect for your SUP experience.
We offer paddleboarding to all, no matter experience or ability. Our instructors will take the activity at your pace, making sure everyone progresses and has fun.
Give the gift of the sea to a loved one. Not just a memorable experience; it might change their life!
First time paddleboarding and want a structured lesson in a safe environment? Have questions about equipment? Tried paddleboarding before and want to give it a go in the sea? How about an introduction and tour combined?
Whether you're on your own or with a group of friends, all are welcome at Blue Coast. Enjoy our beautiful coastline from a fresh perspective on the water.
Paddleboarding is a brilliant group activity for the whole family. Lessons can be adapted to include challenging games and races for the kids while the adults find their feet.. or maybe it will be the other way around?
An ideal way to make memories together on your visit to Cullen.
See our booking system for special prices on family group lessons.
Paddleboarding is a great way to spend some time together in the sea. Imagine a tour in calm glassy conditions, idly paddling the metres away with your partner; the perfect way to relax together (until one of you falls in)!
As a bonus, it's not uncommon to see playful dolphins and curious seals when out on a tour, which makes for an unforgettable experience.
See our booking system for special prices on couple's lessons.
Providing you are able to swim (unaided for surf lessons and 50m for paddleboard activities) and you have no current health issues or injuries preventing you from taking part in physical activity you can participate.
You will be able to progress at your own pace and all activities can be adapted to you; fun will be had by all.
We have a wide range of wetsuits to cater for all shapes and sizes.
The minimum age limit for our group activities is 8 years old. For paddleboard coastal tours, the minimum age limit is 12 years old.
You're never too old to get in the sea and have a go!
The water temperature in the Moray Firth ranges from 7-15°C. We find our high-quality 5mm thick winter wetsuits keep our customers toasty, as well as gloves, boots, and hoods if needed. We've had no complaints! You should be warm and comfortable for the duration of your lesson with us.
Don’t worry, every SUP session starts by learning how to paddle on your knees and you can still enjoy all the elements of the session knee paddling.
This is all part of the fun. The main thing is not to panic; you're attached to a big float which you'll be able to climb back on to relatively easily. If you have any problems, your instructor will be there with you to help.
We aim to teach you the skills to go out paddling safely and independently. This will include precautions to take when going out unsupervised, self-rescue, and important knowledge about suitable weather & sea conditions.
You must already be a competent paddler to join one of our SUP tours. This means being able to confidently control the direction of your board and make steady progress. If you're in any doubt, consider taking one of our Introduction to SUP lessons first.