Stand Up Paddle board lesson for special needsStand Up Paddle boarding is a great sport for special needs kids and adults.  It's fun, easy and gives participants great confidence in themselves.

Lucy, who has dyspraxia, is fully proficient at stand up paddle boarding.  She's been doing it since she was about six years old and often paddles with mum and dad.  We find it's a great sport for kids with dyspraxia, autism, ADHD and many other special needs.  For children with severe special needs, it can even be fun just to sit on the board and be paddled around.  Kids (and adults!) can also start by kneeling if they are unable to stand or worried about falling in.

Stand Up Surf Shop support WA Special Families (a Facebook group for families of kids with special needs).  Our Head Instructor, Cameron McKay (pictured here) gave free lessons to special needs kids in January 2015.  It was a very rewarding experience and the kids loved it.  There are photos on the Perth Stand Up Paddle School Facebook page.  It was also a welcome break for the parents and carers!

If you want to chat about whether stand up paddle boarding could be suitable for someone you know, contact Cameron on the email form below or call Cam or Mike during shop hours on 08 9335 5636.