Stand-up Paddle surfing or, SUP-ing is believed to have originated from the Hawaii in the 1950s. The Beach Boys of Waikiki would stand on their long boards and paddle out with outrigger paddles to take photographs of the tourists learning to surf. It also gave them a higher viewpoint and increased visibility of the incoming swell. The emergence of SUP-ing can be tracked to the year 2000, when there was a long period of flat surf and local sufers tried Stand-Up Paddling and enjoyed both the fitness and fun aspect to the activity. And unlinke surfing, SUP-ing is not restricted to the ocean and is the perfect water activity for lakes, rivers, waterways and lagoons. Sup-ing arrived on the Australian shores largely through the Legendary hawaiian Brian Kealana at the Noosa Surf Festival and has since grown in popularity with men and women of all ages, fitness levels and experience
Noosa Standup Paddle offers expert one-on-one SUP ocean coaching and distance tours by appointment, for those wanting to take things to the next level.
Our coaches are qualified and licensed for both flat-water and surf based tuition.