Master advanced paddle strokes, learn how to carve up the bay or just feel safe with an instructor by your side while you learn to SUP. Stand Up Paddle HQ guarantees to have you up standing by the end of your lesson.

With all action sports, it is important that you learn thecorrect technique from day one and Stand Up Paddle Boarding is nodifferent.

Our instructors will have you paddling effectively in a shortspace of time, and ensure you leave us with adequate knowledge to paddleon your own. Our Private Lessons are conducted in a safe and nurturing environmentand in a format.

What's covered:

  • Safety on the water
  • Familiarity with SUP equipment
  • Safe carrying of your equipment
  • Basic paddle strokes and turns
  • Correct posture and position whilst paddling
  • Safe entry and exit from the water
  • Using the paddle for stability
  • Advanced strokes for turning and catching waves
  • The St Kilda paddling environment
  • Basic core fitness workout

+ More
Class Schedule

Duration: 90 Minutes

What you will learn
  • Safety on the water
  • Familiarity with SUP equipment
  • Safe carrying of your equipment
What you will get
  • SUP Private Lesson; 90 minute session, including 60 minutes of instruction
  • SUP equipment provided: Stand Up Paddle board, leg rope, paddle, wetsuit (if required), lifejacket (if required) and rash vest.

What to bring
  • Your interest to learn!
What to wear

Wear clothes suited to the weather on the day


Stand Up Paddle HQ

Vendor since 2016

Stand-up Paddle (SUP) is the fastest growing water sport in the world, and it's little wonder why. The low-impact sport encourages general fitness through strength and balance exercise, all while having fun in the water. Better yet, the leisurely sport requires no existing level of skill to be able to have a great time.

At Stand Up Paddle Boarding HQ we provide lessons, Yarra tours, penguin tours, hire, core fitness classes, equipment sales and advice. We have boards and paddles to match your skill level and instructors who are passionate about SUP and excited to help you learn and master the sport.

We operate from two great locations, St Kilda beach and the boatsheds on Melbourne's Yarra River. Both locations are perfect places to learn SUP in a safe, fun and protected environment.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding HQ offers much more than your first lesson or tour. As full supporters of a growing SUP community and the founders of the Port Phillip CUP SUP race, we provide a range of other experiences for individuals and groups, whether social or corporate. Night paddles, tours, 'Down Winder Paddles' and team building exercises are among our offered activities. Races and social BBQs are also no problem to organise. Tell us what you'd like to do, and we'll do our best to facilitate it.

+ More