Kids & Teens SUP
Stand up paddle boarding is great fun for the whole family. It’s a healthy, fun and energetic sport that you can do together. There are plenty of skills to learn to keep your kids engaged for as long as they want.
A size appropriate board is the best for a kids SUP. The right size board will help them progress further and sustain their interest.
Why SUP Is Great For Kids
Stand up paddle boarding is a healthy, fun and energetic sport that instils confidence and a love for the water.
Once you have a board and paddle, there is nothing more to outlay. No term fees, no fixed training days, no rosters!!!
It’s an easy sport to learn. Your kids will have a beaming smile from day one and it’s a sport you can do together in beautiful locations around WA.
There’s also plenty of skills to master to keep them engaged for as long as they want. Catching waves, racing/distance paddling, SUP yoga and foiling.
You’ll be amazed at how young children are able to stand up paddle by themselves. It’s not uncommon to see a six year old master the art and be able to turn the board and paddle by themselves
Choosing The Right Kids SUP
A size appropriate board is the best for a kids SUP.
Having a board that they can carry themselves gives your child a sense of independence.
Many kids learn incredibly fast. The right size board will help them progress further and sustain their interest.
It’s easier for them to turn and do manoeuvres once they master the basics.
So, a smaller, lighter SUP board is ideal. But just keep in mind how quickly they grow – you’ll need to think about their future needs as well.
Just like our grown up customers, we really encourage kids to take a few boards to try out. This way, they can have a play around and also practice carrying the board to and from the water.
Come into the shop – we’re always happy to have a chat and a coffee to help you work out what will suit you best.
The Best Kids SUP Spots
It’s best to choose somewhere with reasonably shallow water, no rips and protection from the wind for their first day. There are so many child friendly stand up paddle boarding locations in Perth and WA.
We are spoilt for choice on our protected Swan River, with picnic spots that children can explore on safe waterways. Here, great entry level places for kids SUP include Deep Water Point, Bicton Baths & Point Walter.
In the ocean, South Beach Hillary Marina is very protected. Small swell days around South Cottesloe can also be good for those who are confident in the ocean and wanting to try to catch their first waves. Further South you will find protected spots at Coogee Marina and Woodman Point great places for the family to hangout for the day.