SUP training workshops and courses
Stand Up Paddleboarding, like any sport, is great to throw yourself into, experiment and have fun with as you build your skills – but a little input from an expert can really help you take your sport to the next level.
Stand Up Paddle Gear Australia is affiliated with the Academy of Surfing Instructors (ASI), the world’s leading professional membership training, education, and accreditation organisation.
We run an ASI accredited Stand Up Paddleboard school at Middle Creek Reserve, Narrabeen, NSW, with alternative locations across Sydney from Rose Bay on the eastern shore of Sydney Harbour to Balmoral Beach at Mosman, just around from The Spit Bridge. All locations are close to cafes, bathroom facilities, tables and shady areas so you can make a day of it – learning to paddleboard, practising and hanging out.
When Mark and Kieran decided to open Stand Up Paddle Gear Australia it was in answer to one burning question: “because this is the coolest sport in the world, how can we let as many people as possible get into it and enjoy??” And one thing they knew was absolutely necessary was to offer SUP training to ensure people were able to have the best possible experience on the water.
Because the right technique, and careful tips and advice, can make all the difference to your competence, enjoyment and safety on the water.
For fun, for fitness, for family and friends
We provide group and private stand up paddle lessons on calm water for kids, adults, parties, school groups, corporate functions and family events.
And if you want to combine your workout with your favourite sport, we also offer SUP fitness classes. What an amazing way to lose weight, tone up and get fit, either pushing yourself hard or just cruising along you will use almost all the muscles groups in your body.
Mark and Kieran have adventure sports backgrounds, regularly compete in SUP events from flat water, to distance downwind racing, and are active members of the biggest stand up paddle boarding club in Australia (SPSC).
They both started their accredited ASI SUP School to share their passion and enthusiasm for this great and rapidly growing sport with others so they too can feel the SUP stoke!
Mark is our chief instructor and trains other instructors for the ASI. Mark has an ASI Level 3 Stand Up Paddle accreditation for instructing in enclosed water, exposed waters and beginner surf locations. He is assisted in the SUP school by team of experienced and accredited SUP instructors.
Stand Up Paddle Australia’s SUP school is an accredited Level 1 and Level 2 school offering lessons in both enclosed, flat-water locations and exposed waters.
A little background on the ASI
ASI caters to career instructors and commercial school operators in the adventure sports industries of surfing, stand up paddle and body boarding activities.
The organisation trains and accredits instructors, surf schools and adventure sports centres according to worldwide standards. It publishes books, DVDs and offers a range of courses and curricula.
With offices in Australia, UK, USA, Bali and the Philippines, ASI accreditation sets the international standard. It is the mark of high professional competence recognised and sought after throughout the industry.