Kayak and Stand Up Paddle Board SUP Hire
Covid 19 - Hiring kayaks, stand up paddle boards and kayak guided tours with the OSKC
Owing to the current situation and in order to protect customers and staff, minimise contact and maintain social distance we have adjusted our operating procedures as follows:
Hire kayaks and SUP's will only be available to one person/household group per day. The kayak/sup and equipment will then be thoroughly cleaned and sanitised before being made available the following day. Wetsuits will not be available for hire.
All hires and tours must be booked and paid for either over the phone, via the internet or by bank transfer.
Customer changing rooms, showers and toilet facilities are currently not be available.
Single kayak and SUP hire charge £30 for up to 3hrs. Double kayak £45 for up to 3hrs.
It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that the group size meets current regulations. Please contact us if you are unsure.
Kayaks will be ready for you on the beach. Paddles and buoyancy aids will be collected from a collection point at the centre, customers will be required to fit their own equipment under the instruction/supervision of a staff member.
A safety briefing will be conducted at the waters edge, this will include launching instructions as staff will not be able to assist.
Customers will be required to acknowledge they have been Covid 19 symptom free for at least 7 days prior to booking date.
It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure they are suitably dressed for conditions on that day. The OSKC reserve the right to refuse a hire and withhold payment. Please contact us if you are unsure.
On return please report to a staff member and drop equipment off at the designated "Drop Zone" only leave the kayak/sup on the beach.
For guided tours all information will be emailed to you.
Explore, discover and enjoy the creeks and coves around Combe Martin bay on your own kayak or stand up paddle board. Sea kayaking in Combe Martin has become one of the must thing to do whilst on holiday in Devon. Combe Martin bay is perfect for kayaking and stand up paddle boarding for all levels. There is around 3km of coastline to safely paddle, along with having one of the most beautiful and scenic coastlines in the South West, best viewed from the sea. There is also plenty of wildlife to spot... fulmars, oyster catchers, peregrine falcons, seals, porpoise and dolphins can be often seen here. For the more adventurous and experienced paddler there is even more to explore... get in contact to find out more.
We use sit-on-top type kayaks which are very stable and easy to use. They are new at the start of every season and are fitted with luxury seats for your ultimate comfort and best experience. We have a range of sizes to suit all paddler weights, sizes and abilities. Cockpit kayaks are available to experienced kayakers only. We are the only company operating from Combe Martin that have fully qualified kayak instructors for your ultimate safety and best advice.
Stand up paddle boards - SUP's
We have a rage of SUP's to suit all sizes from small hard (soft top) boards for children, small adults or advanced paddlers to very large inflatable paddle boards for the larger person, beginners or the novice. We also have the "Explorer" suitable for up to 4 paddlers and the "Super Tanker" which will take up to 10 people. We are the only company in Combe Martin with qualified and experienced SUP instructors.
Hassle Free Expert Service...
The Outdoor Shop & Kayak Centre - OSKC is ideally located just 50m from Combe Martin beach, your kayaks / paddle boards will be either on the beach waiting for you or taken to the waters edge for you. We have full changing, shower and toilet facilities at our centre so just bring what you need. Once changed and kitted up you will be taken to the beach, given a short briefing on safety and the best areas to paddle. We are the only company operating in Combe Martin that: is licensed by AALA, that have qualified instructors for kayak and stand up paddle board and with qualified sea kayak leaders (required for sea kayak tours) We have decades of unrivalled professional experience and expertise so be reassured, you are in the safest of hands at the OSKC.
The sea and weather can be very unpredictable and unforgiving, the Bristol Channel also boasts the second largest tidal range in the world!! It is very important that you receive the correct advise from people with relevant qualifications and experience!!
We are the most qualified and experienced company operating in Combe Martin by a long way...fact! Owner and head instructor (Vince) has lived in Combe Martin all his life, he served with HM Coastguard search and rescue service for 18 years - the last 9 as the full time manager and instructor for the North Devon and Somerset area and was based in Ilfracombe. He is also a qualified British Canoeing level 2 instructor and sea kayak leader along with being a qualified RYA yachtmaster. All staff members are first aid trained. For the best and safest kayaking and kayak / stand up paddle board hire, paddle with us at OSKC.