Perth Stand Up Paddle School provides stand up paddle (SUP) board lessons for schools and kids. As Stand Up Paddle boarding is a relatively easy sport to learn kids as young as 5 can learn to SUP and it's a great sport to give them confidence and encourage a healthy lifestyle.

We only use qualified instructors that have achieved the following:

  • ISA Level 1 SUP Instructor
  • Surf Rescue accreditation
  • Working with children check.

Most of our instructors have children themselves and Perth Stand Up Paddle School owner, Cameron McKay, also has a Graduate Diploma in Education. This makes him the most suitably qualified person in WA to teach kids how to SUP.

Unlike learning to surf where you have to travel to the beach and is very much weather dependant, we'll find a location and time that's suitable for your school and provides easy learning conditions. This is done utilizing one of Perth's most famous landmarks, The Swan River. We can cater for up to 24 children at any one time. Perth Stand Up Paddle School provides the SUP boards and paddles.

Perth Stand Up Paddle School is the only paddle school in WA affiliated with Surfing WA. Through this, we are recognised as an official paddle school and quality community initiative and are therefore supported by the Australian Sports Commission. By way of affiliation with Surfing WA our public liability and professional indemnity insurance is provided by Surfing Australia who operates hundreds of surf/sup schools across the country meaning our coverage is proven and specific to our needs. As a business recognized by the Australian Government we are also proud to promote the Sun Smart message.

Kids and parents are also welcome to join our general weekend lessons. It's a great sport that both you and your child can enjoy together.


We find that stand up paddle boarding can be a great activity for special needs kids. Because it's so easy, it's a sport that many kids can learn and enjoy, which helps to build confidence. Lucy (who is has dyspraxia) has been SUP boarding since she was 5 years old and absolutely loves it. It's something she and her parents all enjoy together.


To book or enquire about paddle board lessons for your school, contact Cameron on 0433 398 110 / or use the enquiry form below.