Australia's Best Stand up Paddle Board Spots
There is a neat abbreviation for all those people that do not want to rush through the waves and whose surfing experience is not all about the adrenaline and the extreme situations. It is SUP. Stand up paddle board means that you will take your time to appreciate the surroundings, enjoy the waters and truly get to know the place you are surfing at.

Australia should be on your bucket list as its capital of the surfing sports and has a lot of places where this type of surfing is just perfect.

Here are some of them.

Watsons Bay

You do not have to go a long way to get away from it all and the surfers that love crazy waves. Only a 20-minute ferry ride will get you to the heart of the harbour in Sydney where Watsons Bay is.

Once you are there and once you take a look at those lovely waters, you will understand why this is one of the most frequented SUP places in Australia.

Australia's Best Stand up Paddle Board SpotsNarrabeen Lagoon

This lagoon is so perfect for your SUP adventure that this place is used as a training spot for the beginners and those who do not feel that secure on their stand up paddle board, just yet. The surrounding is perfect and gorgeous, and the waters are calm and inviting.

The Narrabeen Lagoon is a part of the New South Wales, and it is not in the direct line of waves. That creates perfect conditions for sup.

Australia's Best Stand up Paddle Board SpotsCronulla Beach

One of the best places in New South Wales for your favourite sport is the Cronulla Beach. The long, shallow water, sandy beach is peppered with the little boats and people standing on the water.

Of course, all of them are standing on their high-quality sups, enjoying the perfect waters of Cronulla. You can reach Cronulla by train if you head to the southern beaches of Sydney. For the best spot for sup, go to the Gunnamatta part of the beach.


The best place to take your board when reaching the Hamilton Island is the Catseye Beach. You will not be sorry because the water is out of this world in this spot. This is the edge of the Great Barrier Reef – a place where nature was incredibly generous.

Explore this area and find your piece of sup paradise to stand proudly up and paddle your way through the tranquil waters.

Australia's Best Stand up Paddle Board SpotsFraser Island

Having your sup adventure is a perfect excuse to visit the amazing Fraser Island in Queensland. It is famous for its calm waters and mild weather that creates the perfect conditions for your stand up paddleboard. It is not that hard to reach, and you will be able to have fun both on and offshore.

The island is reason enough to spend a couple of days there. This is the longest sand island in the world, and you will find it near the Hervey Bay. If you are lucky, you may even enjoy some whale watching while you are at it.

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Australia's Best Stand up Paddle Board SpotsOf course, stand up boarding is all about fun and sports. However, if you really want to enjoy yourself, you need to be respectful of the others, as well. Therefore, be aware that your board is longer and that your paddle takes up a lot of space.

Other surfers may not be able to avoid you at all times and enjoy their surfing, at the same time. So, whenever you can, go to the secluded places with calmer waters, where you can be with your fellow SUP lovers.


  • glowriya
    Posted October 28, 2016

    Yes and I missed so much Australia…

  • Travel Fitness Dan
    Posted August 15, 2016

    I tried paddle boarding and surfing while on my working holiday visa back in the day. Absolutely had the time of my life, just watch out for sharks mate!

    • Barry Sproston
      Posted August 17, 2016

      Yeah some parts of AUS are worse than others. I wouldn’t really want to try paddle boarding or surfing in WA

  • FiliVino
    Posted April 16, 2016

    I fondly remember my time learning to surf when I studied in Australia.

    • Barry Sproston
      Posted April 18, 2016

      If you’re going to learn then Australia’s the place! I miss my old beachside apartment in Surfers Paradise and the freedom of being able to jump in the ocean first thing in the morning.

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