With all action sports, it is important that you learn the correct technique from day one and Stand Up Paddle Boarding is no different.  Take part in a  90 minute group lesson, comprised of 30 minutes of instruction, and 60 minutes free paddling and then come back on a seperate occasions for a 60 minute SUP rental.

Our instructors will have you paddling effectively in a short space of time, and ensure you leave us with adequate knowledge to paddle on your own. Our lessons are conducted in a safe and nurturing environment and in a format that all family members can enjoy. 

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
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What you will learn
  • Safety on the water
  • Familiarity with SUP equipment
  • Safe carrying of your equipment
What you will get
  • 1 x SUP Group Lesson for two people; 90 minute session, including 30 minutes of instruction
  • 1 x 60 minute SUP rental for two people
  • 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.

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