Stand up paddle surfing is a traditional Hawaiian sport which promotes balance, strength and general fitness. It is excellent for surfers and non-surfers alike, as it provides an isometric workout that strengthens your core muscle groups, while giving you a fun and exciting way to view the natural surroundings.
We offer lessons and tours to help you learn this unique sport, and can supply paddles and specialised stand up paddle boards for all skill levels. SUP Noosa can even hire our boards out to help you choose the right board for you. Be sure to join our SUP Noosa club for newsletters, specials and giveaways. Contact Us for more information or to choose a board tailored for you.
We are updating our Stand Up Paddle Surf Boards to bring you the latest range. Contact us directly on 0412 175 217 to organise a board to suit your needs. Yours in the quest for Stand Up Paddle Surfing excellence!
SUPS is a superior core workout on both flat water and amongst the waves. It is an ideal sport for cross-training as it brings together legs, back, feet, arms, neck and stomach muscles in a graceful display of core strength and balance.
SUP NOOSA HEALTH BENEFITS
Health and fitness experts all over the world are quickly catching up with the outstanding cross-training benefits of SUPS, with several personal trainers in France, England, Australia and the US incorporating the sport into their sessions.
Skye McLeish – Osteopath
Stand up paddle surfing was a great experience and a sport which lends itself well for those who want both a cardio, balance and strength workout. The stand up paddling encompasses both core and proprioceptive muscle action. It utilises a whole body functional approach to building core muscle balance and support. A great sport for those who are in need of some rehabilitative exercise in a unique atmosphere above the water. Taken at the individuals level and pace I recommend stand up surfing for many age groups and body shapes, especially those wanting to explore Noosa’s great outdoors and improve their physical health too.
Dr Skye McLeish, Noosa Osteopathy.
Greg Brinkley – 31 July 2007
After moving to Noosa and at age 57, I decided to improve my general fitness and health. My affection for the water led me back to surfing but I quickly found that earlier life Lower Back and Sciatic problems made it impossible to ride or paddle a surf board.
Not to be put off I reverted to a Kayak and Surf Ski only to find that the Lower Back issue made both avenues again impossible. At this point my confidence and self esteem was not great and a vision of forever walking the sand and watching others surfing looked to be my future.
One day I noticed this ‘guy’ out on a board doing which I later came to know as Stand-Up Paddle Surfing. Tracking Chris down I arranged for an initial lesson for approx 1 hour.
At the end of the lesson in Stand Up which was great fun, I experienced absolutely no back strain or discomfort. A number of subsequent lessons and the easy manner of Chris’s instruction, resulted in identical outcomes – no back pain!
So pleased was I with this result, I now have my own Stand Up Paddle Board and Paddle which I have in the water as often as my business activities will allow. Most of my paddling is in the calmer waters Noosa River or Laguna Bay but full surfing is not far off!
In addition I have since found that the Paddling action gives me a full upper body workout so that my chest, arm, back and stomach muscles have firmed up and developed which is great for a guy my age.
An additional benefit has been the lift in self confidence due to a trimmer appearance and sense of strength in the body.
I thoroughly recommend Stand Up Paddle Surfing to any who may have back pain issues and for great general fitness. It is also just really good fun to be out on the water.
Directioneering Queensland Pty Ltd.