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Skydiving in Dorset

Dorset’s glistening coastline attracts adrenaline junkies of all ages who want to discover a new hobby. Whether you’d rather surf, paddleboard or take to the skies above this glorious stretch of shoreline, there’s sure to be an option that suits your style.

In this post, we’ll look at the best adrenaline-pumping activities in Dorset and provide you with details of the companies you can learn from.

1. Learn to Surf with Surf Steps

Surf Steps

Dorset’s waters are the perfect place to learn a new skill. Many people learn to windsurf while they’re in Dorset, but traditional surfing is just as popular.

If you’re interested in learning how to surf, then visit Surf Steps. Whether you’re 8 or 88, Surf Steps know how to get you started. They’re based on Bournemouth Beach, only 500m from Boscombe Pier. They’re also the only Surfing England Centre of Excellence based on the South Coast, so you know you’re in good hands.

2. Learn to Surf and Watch Paddleboarding Dogs with Shakasurf

Shaka Surf

When you visit Shakasurf, you have a range of surfing options to choose from, including hire, hire plus assistance and even lessons. The company’s fun and friendly, so they also happily provide lessons for children’s parties or stag and hen groups. No matter why you’re down in Dorset, they have a lesson that’s appropriate for you and your group.

If you’re in Dorset during July, then you can also visit Shakasurf and watch the UK Dog Surfing Championships. As well as paddleboard owner and dog tandem races, you’ll even be able to watch solo dog surfing, listen to live music and enjoy some food and drink. Spaces are limited, so contact them today to learn more.

3. Learn to Paddleboard with Easy Riders

Easy Riders

Easy Riders are a dedicated kiteboarding and paddleboarding school based in Poole Harbour. As a recognised BKSA Kiteboarding, BSUPA Stand up Paddleboarding and AALA School, they’re able to offer tuition for beginners and experts alike. If you catch the bug, they also run international holiday clinics around the world.

Whatever you fancy trying, you’ll love spending time with them out on the water and, thanks to their years of experience in the industry, you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands with Easy Riders.

4. Try Sky Diving with Netheravon

Netheravon Skydiving

If you’re looking for something even more adventurous and want to make the most of Dorset’s gorgeous scenery, then consider a tandem sky dive with Netheravon.

Tandem skydives are a great introduction into the world of parachuting, and you’ll always have a qualified instructor to show you the ropes. Netheravon’s instructors have parachuting experience from some of the world’s most challenging environments, including military situations. From over 13,500 feet in the air, they’ll expertly guide you to the ground, calming any nerves on the way.

If you want to try solo, then you can also complete courses in order to get your licence. Are you up for the challenge?


No matter which adrenaline-pumping activity you fancy while you’re on your holiday to Dorset, there’s sure to be an option close by. We have over 300 properties in Dorset to choose from, so you can even select a let that’s close to your activity of choice. All you need to do is pack your camera and get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime.

Image Credits: MrDog; CC-BY-NC 2.0