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Ocean High is West Cornwall's longest established kitesurf and paddleboard school offering lessons and coaching as well as paddleboard and kayak hire. Run by Lawrence Smith a Marine Biologist, we also run Eco SUP tours around the stunning St...more
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We had a fantastic time paddle boarding around st Michaels mount with Adam our instructor who was really patient and helpful and also a great laugh, literally 5 minutes on the beach learning how to stand up and then the rest of the time on...More
We did the 2hrs course, and Lawrence was an intuitive and attentive teacher.
We started with basics on the beach, followed by a "pop up" lesson in calm waters. We travelled to the choppy side to practice paddling, and back to calm waters for rescue...More
Much alike young Daniel Son in "The Karate Kid" I was struggling with water starts and longer, sustained rides before I had a lesson with Lawrence, a.k.a. the Mr. Miyagi of Cornwall Kiteboarding. I have had about a dozen lessons beforehand in the states but...More
Date of experience: September 2018
Lozkiter, Owner at Ocean High, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018
Hi Ryan. Thanks for the kind comments. So glad you had fun and felt the progress. It was amazing to see how far you came in that short time and most of that was down to you listening and concentrating and 'feeling' the kite and...More
My friends and I decided last minute to try out paddle boarding whilst on holiday in Cornwall and messaged Ocean High to see their availability. Lawrence met us on the beach and was super accommodating. It was an amazing experience which I would highly recommend!...More
After a couple of land based kiting lessons I finally got in to the sea with kite and board at Gwithian. It was purely thanks to Lawrence's calm and superbly clear instruction that he managed to get me (a desk bound over-weight middle-aged father of...More
I had my third Kitesurfing lesson with Lawrence(owner and chief instructor) last wednesday and i just had to put in a review. What can i say other than fantastic experience with an instructor, who is the Yoda of kitesurfing. He manages to put one at...More
From the start Lawrence was a delight to deal with so we arrived at Marazion (late .. which Lawrence was very charming about) with typically unpredictable weather. We were a family group that spanned 6 decades and had booked the SUP lesson as a birthday...More
Fantastic experience- great instructors (Adam and Hannah) who showed us what to do and gave us lots of confidence to stand up and paddle in the waves ! Lots of laughter and falling off in fits of giggles! Great bonus photo album provided too so...More
First timers for Stand Up Paddleboarding. Lawrence made me feel at ease from the start with his friendly emails and flexible approach with booking for the best conditions.
So two adults, two fifteen yr olds & one eleven yr old were put in the friendly...More
Hired a kayak for an hour on a beautiful, hot, sunny, summer's day. Paddled out to St. Michael's Mount and around the rocks looking for wildlife, really great fun and super nice people. Highly recommended.