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Beginner

The most critical element for a beginner’s stand up paddle board is stability. It’s best to choose boards that are at least 30”+ wide.

 

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Being WA's largest stand up paddle board specialists, we have the perfect beginner's board to suit whatever you need. Come in for a chat or take a board for demo.
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If you are on the heavier side or don’t have much water experience, go longer (over 10 foot) and wider (32”-36”).  If you’re fairly light and/or you have some watercraft experience, you can choose the shorter beginner boards around the 9'5" foot mark.

The key thing to know is that width gives you stability, and length gives you glide (ie, easier to paddle).

If you just want a low cost entry level board to paddle every now and again, nearly all the brands have some affordable options.

Great Entry Level Package Deals - Board, Paddle & Legrope from $899

We've got some of the best value entry level package deals around.

$899: 10'0 x 30" Deep Six board and SUNS adjustable paddle.  This package will suit families and medium sized riders who want a board for easy cruising and catching small waves.   

$1,150: 9'0 x 31 or 9'6 x 32 or 10 x 33.5 Stand Up Surf Shop board and adjustable paddle. The two smaller boards will suit people wanting a smaller, more manageable board, and those who want to progress to catching small waves.  These sizes are ideal for light/medium weight entry level paddler who ultimately progress to small waves without having to change boards. The 10' board will suit families or larger riders. 

$1,500: 9'7 x 32 or 10'3 x 32 or 10'9 x 33 SMIK E-Sea Rider, SUNS fixed or adjustable 35% carbon paddle and a legrope. SMIK is designed by local Western Australian champion and long time SUP designer and tester, Scotty McKercher.

$1,700: 9'6 x 31 Fanatic Diamond, SUNS fixed or adjustable paddle and SUNS board cover. This stunning board is very popular with the ladies.

We can do a package deal with a paddle, legrope and board cover on any board you buy. Just come in and chat to us. 

Family SUP Boards

Most of the beginner SUP boards are perfect boards for kids as well.  Depending on you and your child’s weight, it doesn’t take much practice to paddle with one child.  And kids from as young as 5 can learn to paddle on your board by themselves.  Go a little wider (32" or more) if you do want something you can throw your kids on to because this adds stability. 

Great all purpose family boards are generally those in the 10'0+ range. They can easily fit most adults and a small child. Our most affordable entry level options include the Deep Six Cruise, Stand Up Surf Shop All Rounder, SUNS Cruise and Ocean & Earth Squeeze.  

If you want to up the spec in design, construction and looks, great options include the Sunova One, Starboard Whopper, Starboard Avanti, Starboard Go, Fanatic Fly and SMIK E-Sea Rider.

Some of the boating options are also great family boards as they are inflatable or high density foam, which means there are no hard rails and they are not intimidating for anyone to learn on. 

Getting into Waves

There's plenty of Stand Up Paddle (SUP) beginner board options where you can progress to catch a few small waves in and around Perth.

For the girls, the Fanatic Diamond, SMIK 9'1, Stand Up Surf Shop 9'1 All Rounder, SUNS Cruise 9'4, or Sunova Surf range are great choices. They are built specifically for girls and perform really well on both flat water and in small waves.

For the guys, good boards include the Starboard Whopper, SMIK E-Sea Rider, Sunova Surf, SUNS Cruise, Stand Up Surf Shop All Rounder & Starboard Avanti (for those over 110kg).

If you like the look and feel of the long board surf style, the SMIK Style Lord is a good choice.  

For those who have already got a bit of surfing experience and you’re under 90kg, you might even be able to jump straight onto a larger surf SUP board such as the Sunova Speeed. 

Choosing The Right SUP Board

There's a lot of beginner boards out there. To help narrow your choice, you can use our Recommend a Board tool. Just select your weight, level and interest and review what boards best suit you.

Or just come into the shop - we're always happy to have a chat and a coffee.  

We also have over 30 different Stand Up Paddle boards that you can demo, so you really do choose the right one for you. You just need to come in, grab the board and give it a go where and when you want. If it's not quite right, demo a few until you find the perfect one. We understand it's an investment for you and we're committed to making sure you get the board that is absolutely right for you. 

 

 

 

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  • Deep Six Cruise 10'0 x 30 sup

    Deep Six Cruise 10'0 x 30

    Beginner

    All Rounder/Cruise, Family, Womens

    Regular Price: $1,150.00

    Special Price: $750.00

    Our most affordable family SUP for flat water cruising
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    SUSS All Rounder 10'0 x 33.5

    Beginner, Intermediate

    All Rounder/Cruise, Surf (Beginner/Intermediate), Family

    Regular Price: $1,200.00

    Special Price: $999.00

    A great value entry level SUP for the whole family
  • suss-all-rounder-9-6-x-32-sup

    SUSS All Rounder 9'6 x 32

    Beginner, Intermediate

    All Rounder/Cruise, Surf (Beginner/Intermediate), Womens

    Regular Price: $1,150.00

    Special Price: $999.00

    A true all-rounder at a great price.
  • SUNS Soft Top SUP

    SUNS Soft Top 10'4 x 33

    Beginner, Intermediate

    All Rounder/Cruise, Family, Boating

    Regular Price: $1,250.00

    Special Price: $1,100.00

    A perfect board for boats and SUP schools
  • SUNS Cruise 9'4 x 31 SUP

    SUNS Cruise 9'4 x 31

    Beginner, Intermediate

    All Rounder/Cruise, Surf (Beginner/Intermediate), Womens

    $1,200.00
    A great value board built for women to cruise on the river or ocean
  • SUNS Cruise 9'8 x 32 SUP

    SUNS Cruise 9'8 x 32

    Beginner, Intermediate

    All Rounder/Cruise, Surf (Beginner/Intermediate), Womens

    $1,225.00
    A great value board for cruising on the river or ocean
  • SUNS Cruise 10'4 x 32 SUP

    SUNS Cruise 10'4 x 32

    Beginner, Intermediate

    All Rounder/Cruise, Surf (Beginner/Intermediate), Family, Fitness

    $1,250.00
    A great value family all rounder for the river or ocean
  • SUNS Cruise 11'1 SUP

    SUNS Cruise 11'1 x 33

    Beginner, Intermediate

    All Rounder/Cruise, Surf (Beginner/Intermediate), Family

    $1,275.00
    A great value cruising board for the 100kg plus rider
  • SMIK SUP E-Sea Rider

    SMIK E-Sea Rider 10'9 x 33

    Beginner

    All Rounder/Cruise, Surf (Beginner/Intermediate)

    Regular Price: $1,550.00

    Special Price: $1,300.00

    An great entry level for a heavier guy and all round family fun
  • SMIK 9'7 x 32 E-Sea-Rider

    SMIK E-Sea-Rider 9'7 x 32

    Beginner, Intermediate

    All Rounder/Cruise, Surf (Beginner/Intermediate), Womens

    Regular Price: $1,450.00

    Special Price: $1,300.00

    An great entry level board for girls and lighter weight guys
  • 2017 Fanatic Diamond Pure

    FANATIC Diamond 9'6 x 31 Light 2017

    Beginner, Intermediate

    All Rounder/Cruise, Surf (Beginner/Intermediate), Family, Womens, Fitness

    Regular Price: $1,700.00

    Special Price: $1,450.00

    The ideal women's board for river cruising and small waves.
  • Fanatic Fly 10'6 x 31 Pure Light 2017

    FANATIC Fly 10'6 x 31 Pure Light 2017

    Beginner, Intermediate

    All Rounder/Cruise, Surf (Beginner/Intermediate), Family, Womens, Fitness

    Regular Price: $1,699.00

    Special Price: $1,450.00

    A great introduction to SUP ideal for river cruising and small waves.
  • RED PADDLE CO Ride MSL SE 10'6 x 32 Package

    RED PADDLE CO Ride MSL SE 10'6 x 32

    Beginner, Intermediate

    All Rounder/Cruise, Surf (Beginner/Intermediate), Family, Boating

    $1,599.00
    A Special Edition of the world's best selling and most versatile inflatable SUP
  • RED PADDLE CO Ride MSL 9'8 x 31 Package

    RED PADDLE CO Ride MSL 9'8 x 31

    Beginner, Intermediate

    All Rounder/Cruise, Surf (Beginner/Intermediate), Womens, Boating

    $1,599.00
    A smaller inflatable SUP for lighter riders or SUP surfing
  • RED PADDLE CO Ride MSL 10'8 x 34 Package

    RED PADDLE CO Ride MSL 10'8 x 34

    Beginner, Intermediate

    All Rounder/Cruise, Family, Boating

    $1,599.00
    A user friendly and versatile inflatable SUP for bigger riders and extra passengers
  • RED PADDLE CO Ride MSL 10'6 x 32 Package

    RED PADDLE CO Ride MSL 10'6 x 32

    Beginner, Intermediate

    All Rounder/Cruise, Surf (Beginner/Intermediate), Family, Boating

    $1,599.00
    The world's most popular and versatile inflatable SUP
  • Sunova Surf  Eco Tec 10'2 x 33 Sup

    Sunova One Eco Tec 10'2 x 33

    Beginner

    All Rounder/Cruise, Surf (Beginner/Intermediate)

    $1,600.00
    A comfortable, easy paddling, entry level surf SUP for the whole family.
  • starboard whopper starlite 10 0 x 34 sup 1

    STARBOARD Whopper Starlite 10'0 x 34

    Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

    All Rounder/Cruise, Surf (Beginner/Intermediate), Kids, Family, Womens

    Regular Price: $1,899.00

    Special Price: $1,650.00

    One of our most popular and versatile boards for the whole family
  • STARBOARD Avanti Starlite 11'2" x 36 SUP 2017

    STARBOARD Avanti Starlite 11'2" x 36

    Beginner, Intermediate

    All Rounder/Cruise, Surf (Beginner/Intermediate), Family

    Regular Price: $1,900.00

    Special Price: $1,700.00

    The big boys board.
  • starboard go starshot wave 10 8 x 31 sup

    STARBOARD GO Starshot Wave 10'8 x 31

    Beginner, Intermediate

    All Rounder/Cruise, Family, Fitness

    $1,849.00
    A great flat water cruiser for the whole family
  • STARBOARD Avanti Carbon 11'2" x 36 SUP 2017

    STARBOARD Avanti Carbon 11'2" x 36

    Beginner, Intermediate

    All Rounder/Cruise, Surf (Beginner/Intermediate), Family

    Regular Price: $3,200.00

    Special Price: $2,700.00

    The big boys board.

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