Need a bit more balance in your life? Give stand-up paddleboarding a whirl…
SoulKite | Try this casual setup if you’re not sure about SUP-ing – hire a board for one or two hours, or a whole day, and paddle around in your own time. At $20 for an hour, it’s the cheapest in Perth. Point Walter, Bicton, 0413 275 058.
Action Sports WA | Perfect for beginners or people wanting a little more guidance, Action Sports will teach you basic SUP-ing techniques and make sure your equipment is suited to your height and weight. You’ll walk away with great technique, and an understanding of the physical benefits of SUP-ing. Bardon Place, Maylands, 9240 8547.
Stand Up Paddle Sports | For something different, try a class from SUP Sports – think ladies-only social paddles, private lessons, and fitness-focused classes. Prices are discounted if you bring your own board. JH Abrahams Reserve, Crawley, 9244 4162.
Elemental SUP | If you already feel comfortable on a SUP, try one of Elemental’s specialised classes. Catch waves with SUP surfing, or try something different with SUP yoga – yep, that’s a downward dog on a SUP. Point Walter, Bicton, 0410 142 878.
North Freo Stand Up Surf Shop | Perth’s only specialist SUP shop also offers classes so you can put your new craft to the test. Lessons with a qualified instructor run every weekend, or if you prefer something more personal, you can also make an appointment for a private lesson. Freshwater Bay, Peppermint Grove, 9335 5636.