There are many words describing this SUP experience. Amazing. Hilarious. Fun.
All the good words.
We were a mixed group - my husband and I (not exactly youngsters) our 8 year old daughter and our friend's lad also 8.Being a mixture I was certainly apprehensive as to how it would all work.
However, when we met Julius (following emails and phone calls to make sure all was well re weather / conditions etc) we were massively reassured. His manner instantly reassured and his enthusiasm was infectious.
As expected there were differing abilities - annoyingly the kids didn't have to worry about where they stood or their balance etc - some of us were able to stand on the board longer than others (hee hee no wet hair for me!) - but by the end of our session Jules had each and every one of us up on the SUP and smiling.

If you are in doubt - give it a go. His reviews speak for themselves.

“O My Word”

“Great fun paddle boarding!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 25 July 2015 NEW

My teenage daughter and I are keen swimmers and love water, so we had to give paddle boarding a go. We had our lesson in St Ives Harbour on a lovely sunny day, just the two of us with our instructor who was excellent; very knowledgeable, showed us a lot of techniques and put me at ease as I was worried about falling in! Well I did fall in a couple of times but totally got the hang of it by the end. My daughter was a natural and was way ahead of me, and thoroughly enjoyed herself...this was the highlight of her holiday.

We even saw a seal in the harbour as we paddled close by which was an added bonus...maybe he came to laugh at my paddle boarding attempt!

Would recommend to all and we will be back again next time!

“Great fun paddle boarding!”

“Kite Surfing - Excellent Instruction”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 23 July 2015 NEW

I had a mornings private 1 - 1 lesson with Julius. I would highly recommend him as an instructor. All aspects of dealing with Julius was easy. Having not been on the water for a few years - he was very thorough and ensured that he covered all aspects of getting back in the water and there was a thorough safety briefing at the start of the session. He game me some good tips and by the end of the 4 hours I was riding well and fully back in the swing.

A really fun morning - well organised by a great guy. I would highly recommend a kite lesson with Julias. When I am back down I will certainly be in touch!

Kite Surfing – Excellent Instruction – 5 of 5 stars

“Kitesurfing at Penzance, Absolutely Fab!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 7 July 2015 NEW

Having already done a couple of kitesurfing lessons a couple of years ago we wanted to have a refresher class and get water starting and we were not disappointed. Julius was a really brilliant instructor, helping us get on the boards in no time! Can't wait to come back for our next session to get more confident with it. Cannot recommend them highly enough!
Visited July 2015

“Kitesurfing at Penzance, Absolutely Fab!” – 5 of 5 stars

“Paddle Boarding St Ives”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 July 2015 NEW

We wanted to try paddle boarding in St Ives and found Julius via a web search. What a great find! Julius is one of the nicest chaps you could wish to meet. A great instructor with superb humor and patience. We felt in safe hands and he made it a very enjoyable experience. I'd definitely recommend booking with Julius, if you want a great paddle boarding experience. We will go back for more when we next visit. - Simon and Mo Foley
Visited July 2015

“Paddle Boarding St Ives” – 5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 July 2015 NEW

Kalani Kuruppu – 5 stars

I had a SUPB lesson with my fiance and had such a fun experience. Julius is a really great teacher and makes you feel comfortable on the board in no time. I would definitely recommend trying this out if you're in the area!

Kalani Kuruppu – 5 star

Letty Edwards – 5 star

Fabulous day Julius thank you from The Girls xxx

Letty Edwards – 5 star

Alan Thomas – 5 star
A great session. All involved learned new skills and had a great, memorable day.

Alan Thomas – 5 star

Charlie Stockford –5 star

Had a brilliant taster SUP session with Jules on Friday. He is a superb coach and teacher and I really really enjoyed the lesson. Amazing feeling when you can stand and really get a sense of the peacefulness. Even managed to hold a down dog pose and now know how to practice my yoga on a SUP board.

Brilliant Jules thank you.

Charlie Stockford –5 star

Tim Bromley – 5 star
Arrived for a kite surfing lesson having had a conversation with Julius explaining my previous experience flying de power kites.
He was able to tailor the one on one session to get the most out of the perfect conditions to practice. Covering everything from the basics to body dragging and even covering some material in the next lesson to practice before my next session.
Excellent safety, control and advice. Will definitely be using them again when I come to board starts and would recommend anyone thinking about a kite surfing lesson to use them also!

Tim Bromley – 5 star

Linney Nut – 5 star

Fabulous morning learning the SUP basics from Julius - he made it fab fun and very straight forward - I shall be back for lesson number 2 as soon as I can - THANK YOU - Linney xxxx

Linney Nut – 5 star

Amazing morning having an SUP lesson with @jb_adventure He's a great instructor. Kids loved it.

Viv Hayes on SUP

What a great day, really made our holiday special, see you next year


“Julius is a great instructor! Very Patient and well experienced. Very Happy JB Rocks !!”

Very Happy JB Rocks

“Excellent lesson again from Julius, great beach wind was good. Made good progress from body dragging to finally getting on the board. This is the ideal session if you want to get your skills back up to speed, recommended ”

Excellent lesson again from Julius

“Experience is super fantastic! The fact that J teaches patiently and tries different approaches makes it easy. He is a very experienced instructor with a great sense of humor.

Experience is super fantastic!

“Glad we went kitesurfing with JB, best thing I’ve done in years! Excellent hands on instruction”

David Meaden

Hi Julius

It has been very hectic since we got back but I have meaning to drop you a line to say a big thank you!

Where to start? For a short trip we certainly managed, with you help, to pack plenty in. Firstly please give our thanks to Paul for a great mountain biking adventure! He was really great and managed to keep all of us large and small boys, not to mention Mum, in the saddle and learning new tricks the whole time. Rain and mud made it all the more fun and the emergency Haribo boost hit the spot perfectly. Great Job.

Also a big thank-you to Zap-Cat Graham who produced some seriously wide grins from the usually hard to impress teenagers! That thing can really go and is quite unlike any boat any of us had been in before! Loved the sound of the blowcarts and all the other great toys. We also thought his plans for adventure camping sounded really great. All the kit, comfy camping and no need for a massive garage back at home!

For me my day of Kite-surfing was the highlight. I have been meaning to try this for years but was a bit nervous after 3 decades of windsurfing. I am completely sure your one-on-one instruction made all the difference and was responsible for a great start. I am certainly now am raring to have another go at it and have something great to daydream about at work! I was especially impressed by your enthusiastic and reassuring approach and I never felt I was about to loose it despite plenty of breeze!

I should also say that when I arrived back at the St Ives town beach the boys were still surfing away and had to be dragged out of the water (now serious aficionados)!

Many thanks for you faultless organisation and endless adaptability - we had a really great break and are planning our next trip already!

Good luck and best wishes!


Simon Padley

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