Want adventure but a tad nervous? Try Saltwater Safari.
A softly-spoken Geordie, owner Pete Smith has been an outdoor pursuits instructor in Cornwall for the last 15 years. He has never lost his sense of adventure, but is also very safety conscious as a result of all his training and experience, so don’t be nervous. You are in safe hands, but will also have loads of fun.
Pete calls coasteering the “most fun you can have in a wetsuit”, taking you out along Cornwall’s awesome rocky coastline which he knows like the back of his hand. He specialises in working with small family or friend groups. Venues include Newquay, Polzeath, Bossiney, Tintagel, Port Gaverne and Port Quinn, depending on the conditions.
Meanwhile, SUP (stand up paddleboarding or ‘beach boy surfing’) which originated in Waikiki, is open to all, from those seeking the thrill of the ocean to those wanting a flatter SUP along the canal/river. Options include Bude, Camel Estuary, Port Quinn, Daymer Bay, and Siblyback Lake on the edge of Bodmin Moor.
The surfing option takes place at Crooklets Beach, Bude, during the main holiday season, with the ethos again being small, closed groups. You will spot his trailer in the car park there.
Sessions can be 1 to 1 or group family fun. He brings special skills and knowledge of the local wildlife to his activities. His ethos is ‘small’ and his approach, tailoring your activity to your ability level, inspires a sense of safety and confidence.