Stand Up Paddle Boarding (or SUP, for the really cool kids) is one of those activities you do religiously while on holidays: you vow to buy a SUP board, return to Brisbane and then never do it again, because where can you even SUP in Brisbane, right?
Wrong! There is a plethora of beautiful spots to get your SUP on in Brisbane, and even places to rent gear and learn the ropes. Conveniently, we’ve collated them all in this nifty little article for you. You’re welcome…
If You’re A Newbie…
If you’re a newbie, or don’t have your own gear these are your go-tos for SUPing:
This is the paddle boarding for SUPers who crave a slower pace. Get a squad together and sign up (bookings are essential) for a paddle out to sea followed by a session of yoga poses on your board. BYO coordination.
Riverlife is your go-to if you’re a total beginner. They’ll teach you the basics, let you hire gear, and then you’re on your own to explore the Brisbane River. Riverlife has options suitable for all skill levels, so if you’re craving a SUP and consider yourself a pro, you’ll still feel at home here.
BrisKites is your one-stop-shop for paddle boarding in Brisbane. They’ll lend you all the gear you need and send you off if you’re a seasoned pro, or, take time to make sure you’re ready for your first solo adventure.
If You’re A Pro...
If you’re a pro and you’ve got your own gear, check out these places:
The Caboolture River
The Caboolture River is a much calmer (no City Cats here, thank the lord!) option than the Brisbane River for SUPers. Think winding, calm creeks and picturesque scenery. Launch your SUP at either Rafting Ground Road or Saint Smith Road.
Brisbane Stand Up Paddle Club
This is an actual club (er, hence the name), so if you don’t have your own board and are a beginner this probably isn’t the one for you. These guys meet up once a fortnight at Sandgate and get their SUP on.
Pumice Stone Passage
Pumice Stone Passage is that sign you pass every time you drive to the Sunshine Coast, but this stretch of Moreton Bay is seriously worth a stop. The traffic here is minimal, but do be sure to keep an eye out for jet skis.
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