About Noosa Stand Up Paddle


Tropicsurf’s (legendary founder)Ross Phillips , having been the leading Noosa based Surf School for almost 25 years, formed Tropicsurf Noosa Standup Paddle in 2008  in partnership with SUP coach Donalee Halkett, as SUP began to emerge and separate from regular surfing.

Tropicsurf Noosa Standup Paddle coaches were amongst the very first official SUP coaches to be qualified in this country, and are regarded by many as some of the best in the business. Recently quoted in the Australian Weekender “Best SUP school in the business” , Noosa Standup Paddle continues to live up to its reputation…

Many of our visitors from all over the world will agree that Stand up paddling is the coolest way to explore Noosa’s beautiful waterways while enjoying a subtle full-body workout. It’s easy to learn. Experience, age or gender is no barrier so everyone is welcome.

Join Donalee’s range of paddle classes, whether a Private class suits your needs better, or one of our group lessons that run 9,11,1pm and 3pm daily.——please call 0423 869962 to book.

Donalee is the founder of Choice Living (www.choiceliving.com.au ), She is also the author of Snack it Out, a best selling book collection of healthy snack ideas for kids. Donalee specialises in women’s health & fitness and stand up paddling has proven extremely popular for ladies of all ages. However her classes are well attended by guys and children too.

Also available:- Private lessons, mixed groups, birthday parties, corporate groups, sunset paddles, ocean paddles, paddle surfing and advanced technique clinics. Join a rejuvenating Live Well weekend in Noosa to nurture and nourish your body, mind and soul. Or pack your bags for an overseas paddling adventure to the beautiful Maldives, Fiji, West Papua, Africa or Morrocco and join us for our annual SUP/Surf trips. * please email us for further details on dates and costs etc


“I have made friends, lost weight, toned up and no longer need to go to the osteopath. All my neck and back tension is gone…” Katrina Thorpe. Owner/Operator Ikatan Spa.

“Never have I enjoyed exercise so much. I’ve lost 10kgs and have abs. Paddling with Donalee has changed my life completely.” Mary Morrison. – Owner/Operator Humid Restaurant.

“Noosa Standup Paddle delivers the best SUP experience I have ever come across, their customer relations and knowledge are a welcome breath of fresh air” – CM- CEO Roche Pharmaceuticals Canada.