Founded in 2003, Bude Canoe club celebrates its 20th year this year!
We are a group of paddlers of all ages, that come together from all over Cornwall & Devon.
The club has offered Surf Kayaking and Canoe Polo over the years, but we have recently branched out to offer more...
The club is very proud to have trained and been home to many National and World Champions too!
We offer Winter & Summer sessions, with something for everyone.
Take a look at what we get up to!
The club offers various types of kayaking, with some of the best paddlers in the sport!
Take a look below!
What we do...
Everyone has to start somewhere.... We all did!
Thats why our Winter Sessions are fantastic for new paddlers and those who want to brush up on their skills.
Come and join us at one of our pool sessions where one of our friendly coaches will assist you where you need some help.
The club has a history of producing world class Surf Kayakers, and we have some that coach our club sessions.
Who knows, you could be next!
Its fast, its crazy, but such great fun for everyone!
No matter your paddling experience, come and give it a try!
A great way to explore whilst kayaking. Different grades create different difficulties, meaning once you’ve got your core skills, you can work your way up.
Stand Up Paddleboard
A relatively new form of paddlesport which is accessible to all.
Whether its flat water or in the sea, its definitely worth trying!
All - Inclusive Membership
All of our memberships include entry to our sessions.
No need for Annual membership, Just pick and choose which is best for you from below.
No sneeky hidden costs, as it says below, is exactly how it is.
Valid from October 26th - March 28th
Valid from 11th April to October 2024
Annual Memberships will be available on a rolling basis throughout the year.
Adult - PAYG
Use of club kit
Sign up to any session
£6 per summer session
£10 per winter session
Pay via Spond
Adult - Summer
Sign up to every Summer Session
(Polo & Surf)
Andy Hambley Trophy - Entry
£20 per month - Direct Debit
Adult - Winter
Use of club kit
Sign up to every Winter Swimming Pool Session
(General Skills & Polo)
Christmas Meal & Awards
£25 per month - Direct Debit
Annual - Competitor
Sign up to all
Summer & Winter Sessions
Free entry to;
Surf Comps - TBC
Andy Hambley Trophy
Div League Polo Tournaments
£23 per month - Direct Debit
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Junior & Concession Membership
18 & Under | 60 & Over
£12 per month - Direct Debit*
Junior - Winter
£15 per month - Direct Debit*
Junior - Competitor
£13 per month - Direct Debit*
Free ‘Come try it’ Session
Come along and try it!
Every one gets a free taster session to see what we offer.
Why not bring a friend!
Just get in touch to let us know you’ll be coming along
Friends of Bude Canoe Club
Perfect for those that still support us, don’t paddle as much, but are still very welcome in the club
Pasty & Pint - Andy Hambley Trophy
£40 per Annum*
A great evening of stories, awards and terrible jokes.
Eat lots, be merry, and you might even win something!
£30 - 3 Courses
£25 - 2 Courses
Prices approx - Subject to change)
The club highlight of the summer!
A sunset BBQ on the beach
All club members and their family and friends welcome!
£15 per Adult
£10 per Junior
Prices approx - Subject to change
PAYG - Polo Tournament Entry
Cardiff Uni | Hull | London | Nottingham | Nationals
£20 per Player
Per Tournament Day
(British Canoeing Membership Required)
Terms & Conditions
PAYG Membership - Purchase anytime via Spond
*All Bi-Annual & Annual memberships subject to a £2 Transaction Fee at time of payment
Winter & Summer memberships - Purchase required for the entire season
Those joining part way through a season are advised to PAYG via Spond
Competitor memberships issued on a rolling basis - Purchase anytime - Renew each year
Prices based on 46 sessions per year - Allowing for AGM, Christmas Break & Some cancellations due to weather
No Refunds will be made unless explicitly agreed upon by the Core Committee
We recommend you check out the British Canoeing website where you can also sign up for their Membership which allows you to compete in competitions, gives you personal paddling insurance and much more
Where we paddle
Indoor Pool Sessions
Holsworthy Swimming Pool
General Paddling: 6pm - 7pm
Canoe Polo 7pm - 8pm
Check Spond for further details
Summerleaze Car Park
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Canoe Polo Sessions
Bude Canal, Breakwater Road
Meet the paddlers...
Jack has been our Chairman for 6 years and is a British and World Surf Kayaking Champion.
He’s basically paddled his whole life!
Ed paddles everything! Surf, Whitewater, and Polo
Across these disciplines, he's got about 15 years of experience
Alan has played Canoe Polo in London & the Southwest for the past 15 years.
Andy Hambley Trophy
Bude Lifeboat Day - Canoe Polo Tournament
August Bank Holiday Monday
We are so pleased to announce that we have named this competition in memory of Andy Hambley.
Andy was a member of Bude Canoe Club since it was formed, and contributed so much during his involvement.
He was an incredibly talented paddler, where he would be most comfortable; surfing, playing polo or running rivers.
But it was the energy and love that he had for inspiring and teaching those around him in the most natural and chilled-out way possible.
In 2015, Andy sadly passed away and left both the club and its members greatly missing his light-hearted, bubbly, and incredibly generous personality.
He would always attend the Bude Lifeboat Day Canoe Polo Tournament and is jointly responsible for there being a Polo team at Bude at all.
For that reason, we are so incredibly grateful to his wife and family for allowing us to honor him and his love for the sport and the club by naming this tournament's trophy,
The Andy Hambley Trophy.
2023 - 1st Wellington Canoe Club
2nd Exeter University Canoe Club
3rd Rest of the World
Next Tournament Date : Monday 26th August 2024
Come & Join us!
Bude, Cornwall - (Summer)
Holsworthy, Devon - (Winter)
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