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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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We've always got a great range of package deals for you and your family
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.
Women are the fastest growing group of stand up paddle boarders worldwide.
Lucy, a special needs child, has been SUP boarding for several years now.
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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.

You also want to think about what you want to do in the sport. 

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

Great Beginner Package Deals - Board, Paddle & Legrope from $999

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

$999: 9'0 x 30" Deep Six board and Ocean & Earth adjustable paddle.  This will suit women and lightweight entry level riders who want a board where you can progress to surfing small waves. Deep Six are designed and tested in Westerrn Australian.

$999: 9'6 x 31" Deep Six board and Ocean & Earth adjustable paddle.  This package will suit medium size entry level riders who want a board that can progress to catching small waves.  

$999: 10'0 x 30" or a 10'6" x 31" Deep Six board and Ocean & Earth adjustable paddle.  This package will suit families and larger entry level riders who want a board that can progress to catching small waves.  

$1,099: 10'6 x 32" SUP ATX SR, fixed or adjustable carbon paddle and legrope. A good first board for the family for people who just want to cruise around the river or ocean. SUP ATX is the best selling brand in the US.

$1,449 (RRP $1,805): 9'6 x 31 or 10'0 x 30 Fanatic Fly Pure, Ocean & Earth adjustable paddle and an In The Pocket board bag. This is a great board for cruising on the Swan River. Fanatic is one of Europe's leading brands and built in the renowned Cobra factory.

We offer custom package deals on all boards. Other popular brands include SMIK, a new brand designed by local Western Australian champion Scott McKercher. Prices start at $1,450 (board only). Starboard, one of the world's leading brands, has the Whopper Starshot for beginners at $1,599 (board only).

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 or Sunova Surf range are great choices. They both look great and perform really well on both flat water and in small waves.

For the guys, good boards include the Starboard Whopper, Naish Mana, Fanatic All Wave, SMIK E-Sea Rider/Leilani, Sunova Surf, Starboard Avanti (for those over 110kg).

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 Starboard Hypernut or the Sunova Speed. 

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 if you do want something you can throw your kids on to because this adds stability.  Great family boards include the Starboard Whopper, Starboard Avanti, Naish Mana, Fanatic Fly, SMIK E-Sea Rider/Leilani, SUP ATX Scout and Sunova Surf.  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 Race

And if you think you might want a board where you can do a few downwinders and really paddle to increase your fitness, the wider Starboard All Star, NSP/DC or SUP ATX Lahui Kai Team Race are definitely worth considering. 

Choosing The Right SUP Board

There are a lot of beginner's 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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  • Fanatic Fly Pure 9'6

    FANATIC Fly 9'6" Pure

    Beginner, Intermediate

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

    Regular Price: $1,400.00

    Special Price: $1,200.00

    The ideal board for river cruising and small waves for a lighter rider.
  • SUP ATX Scout RWB

    SUP ATX Scout 10'6" x 32" RWB

    Beginner

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

    $1,299.00
    A super stable, well priced entry level SUP
  • Fanatic Diamond Air Inflatable SUP 2017

    FANATIC Diamond Air 9'8 Inflatable 2017

    Beginner, Intermediate

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

    $1,430.00
    The perfect inflatable SUP for women
  • SMIK 9'7 x 32 E-Sea-Rider

    SMIK 9'7 x 32 E-Sea-Rider

    Beginner, Intermediate

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

    $1,450.00
    An great entry level board for girls and lighter weight guys
  • FANATIC Fly Air 10'4 Inflatable 2017

    FANATIC Fly Air 10'4 Inflatable 2017

    Beginner

    All Rounder/Cruise, Kids, Family, Boating

    $1,470.00
    Short on space, fantastic family fun.
  • Starboard Whopper ASAP

    STARBOARD Whopper 10'0" ASAP Soft Top

    Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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

    $1,499.00
    The ideal board for Perth conditions, built strong.
  • SMIK E-Sea Rider

    SMIK E-Sea Rider 10'3 x 32

    Beginner

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

    $1,500.00
    A great entry level board for the whole family
  • FANATIC Diamond 9'6" Pure

    FANATIC Diamond 9'6" Pure

    Beginner, Intermediate

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

    $1,550.00
    The ideal women's board for river cruising and small waves.
  • SMIK SUP E-Sea Rider

    SMIK E-Sea Rider 10'9 x 33

    Beginner

    All Rounder/Cruise, Surf (Beginner/Intermediate)

    $1,550.00
    An great entry level for a heavier guy and all round family fun
  • Starboard Whopper 9'5 Starshot Blue

    STARBOARD Whopper 9'5 Starshot

    Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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

    $1,599.00
    Perth's best selling all round SUP board in a size that suits lighter riders
  • 2017 Starboard Whopper Starshot

    STARBOARD Whopper 10'0 Starshot

    Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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

    $1,599.00
    The ideal board for Perth conditions built tough.
  • NAISH Nalu 10'6 GS

    NAISH Nalu 10'6 GS

    Beginner, Intermediate

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

    Regular Price: $1,750.00

    Special Price: $1,600.00

    Versatile, easy-to-ride longboards for flat water cruising, fitness training and wave riding
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    FANATIC Fly 10'6" Pure Light 2017

    Beginner, Intermediate

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

    $1,699.00
    A great introduction to SUP ideal for river cruising and small waves.
  • 2017 Fanatic Diamond Pure

    FANATIC Diamond 9'6" Pure 2017

    Beginner, Intermediate

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

    $1,700.00
    The ideal women's board for river cruising and small waves.
  • Naish Mana 9'5 GS

    NAISH Mana 9'5 GS

    Beginner, Intermediate

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

    $1,750.00
    Wide, stable shapes for learning, progressing, cruising and catching waves.
  • Starboard Whopper Starlite

    STARBOARD Whopper 10'0 Starlite 2017

    Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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

    $1,800.00
    The ideal board for Perth conditions built with new construction methods in 2017.
  • Starboard Whopper Starlite 9'5

    STARBOARD Whopper 9'5 Starlite 2017

    Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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

    $1,800.00
    The ideal board for Perth conditions built with new construction methods in 2017.
  • SMIK Long Mac

    SMIK Long Mac 10' x 32

    Beginner, Intermediate

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

    $1,800.00
    A great all round cruiser that surfs better than a 10' board should
  • NAISH Mana 9'5" GTW

    NAISH Mana 9'5 GTW

    Beginner, Intermediate

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

    Regular Price: $2,300.00

    Special Price: $2,000.00

    A wide, stable shape for learning, progressing, cruising and catching waves - in a stunning exposed wood finish
  • Naish Nalu 10'6 GTW

    NAISH Nalu 10'6" GTW

    Beginner, Intermediate

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

    Regular Price: $2,400.00

    Special Price: $2,000.00

    Versatile, easy-to-ride longboards for flat water cruising, fitness training and wave riding
  • Starboard Whopper Electric

    STARBOARD Whopper 10'0" Electric

    Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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

    $2,249.00
    A versatile, perfect board for Perth conditions.
  • Sunova Surf 10'2 EcoTec

    Sunova Surf 10'2 XXX

    Beginner

    All Rounder/Cruise, Surf (Beginner/Intermediate)

    $2,250.00
    A light, comfortable, easy paddling, entry level surf SUP for the whole family.
  • Sunova Surf 10'11 XXXTec

    Sunova Surf 10'11 XXX

    Beginner

    All Rounder/Cruise, Surf (Beginner/Intermediate)

    $2,250.00
    A comfortable, lighter, easy paddling, entry level surf SUP for the big bloke or big family.
  • Starboard Avanti Electric

    STARBOARD Avanti 11'2" Electric

    Beginner, Intermediate

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

    $2,399.00
    The big boys board.
  • Starboard Whopper Carbon

    STARBOARD Whopper 10'0" Carbon

    Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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

    Regular Price: $3,100.00

    Special Price: $2,900.00

    The ideal board for Perth conditions built light and tough.
  • Starboard Whopper Carbon

    STARBOARD Whopper 10'0" Blue Carbon 2017

    Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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

    $3,099.00
    The latest 2017 Whopper - an ideal board for Perth conditions built light and tough.
  • Starboard Whopper Carbon

    STARBOARD Whopper 10'0" Blue Carbon

    Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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

    Regular Price: $3,500.00

    Special Price: $3,200.00

    The latest 2016 Whopper - an ideal board for Perth conditions built light and tough.
  • Starboard Avanti Carbon

    STARBOARD Avanti 11'2" Carbon

    Beginner, Intermediate

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

    Regular Price: $3,699.00

    Special Price: $3,500.00

    The big boys board.

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