SUP Lessons

SUP Lessons

Be guided through all the key areas of stand up paddleboarding with our experienced instructors.  Our lessons, which include one hour of instruction and one hour of general hire, are designed to make sure you get the most out of your paddle board experience on Sydney Harbour.
Stand up paddleboarding has a shorter learning curve than most other board sports. On average first timers will begin to feel comfortable on a board within an hour! Our lessons are designed to suit first timers and we aim to get you up, paddling and enjoying the number one fastest growing watersport in no time.​

What you will learn

  • Safety on the water
  • Familiarity with SUP equipment
  • ​Basic paddle strokes and turns
  • Correct stances on the board​
  • ​Using the paddle for stability
  • ​We will teach you some fun tricks if you master the basics!

What to bring

  • Paddling clothes
  • Sun protection
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Thermal top/wind breaker (cooler days)
  • Dry change of clothes for after the paddle​

Private Lessons

Book a private lesson for 1-2 people and start your standup paddleboard journey the right way. Our instructors will take you through  balance, body alignment and stroke technique in a one-on-one setting that will have you mastering the basics in no time.
$95 per person
1 hour Lesson & 1 hour General Hire
Bookings available on request pending instructor availability

Group Lessons 

Perfect for corporate groups, birthdays, bucks and hens or just a group of mates looking for a new skill. Learn the basics before progressing onto more advanced skills. Finish your session with an hour of general hire to explore the beautiful waters of Manly Cove.
3-11 people – $70pp
12+ – $50pp
1 hour Lesson & 1 hour General Hire
Bookings available on request pending instructor availability

Public Lessons

Join other first timers in our weekly Public Group Lessons. These introductory sessions provide a foundation to the sport and teach you the skills needed to get started. Following your session explore Manly Cove at your own pace with 1 hour of geneal hire included in the price!
$50 per person
1 hour Lesson & 1 hour General Hire
Thursdays @ 11:30am*
Saturdays @ 2:30pm*
Sundays @ 2:30pm*
*Availability for peak season October-April. Off-peak lessons available on request. Please contact us for more information

Make A Booking

Make A Booking

Please note this is only a booking request, not a confirmed booking. We will get back to you as soon as possible to secure your booking.
Bookings are reccomended to ensure your kayaks or paddle boards are reserved for you. This also means that we can contact you on the morning of your booking if the weather has turned poor and we need to cancel
Swimming Policy
1. We require all participants to be able to swim 150m
Group Booking Conditions
1. Bookings are essential for group bookings of over 10 participants
2. We will take credit card details as a security deposit for your booking. Nothing will be charged to your credit card until the time of your booking. The number of participants that is confirmed 24 hours prior to the start of your booking is the number that we will charge for on the day. If you cancel your booking within 24 hours of your booking start time the entire amount will still be charged to your credit card
3. All participants need to read and sign our Indemnity Form prior to departure

Bad Weather Policy
1. Manly Kayak Centre reserves all rights to cancel or reschedule any activity in the event of adverse weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances
2. If Manly Kayak Centre cancels your booking at any point due to weather related issues you will not incur any charges
3. It is up to Manly Kayak Centre’s discretion as to whether it is safe for bookings to go ahead.
Minimum age requirements
1. All participants must be at least 8 years of age or able to competently paddle without assistance
2. Any minors MUST be accompenied by a guardian 18 years of age or older