Derwent Valley Stand Up Paddle Board School


New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia




Office phone: +61 418 729 391



Learn how to SUP and have SUP lessons at Derwent Valley Stand Up Paddle Board School, an ASI accredited learn to stand up paddle school located at New Norfolk, Tasmania. Only 40 minutes (37kms) drive from Hobart.

Have fun, get fit, learn a new activity and see some amazing wildlife along the stunning Derwent River.

Derwent Valley Stand Up Paddle Board School is owned and operated by Cameron Douglas.  He is an experienced paddler and enjoys flat water paddling and surfing SUP up to double overhead. He began paddling, after a friend introduced him to the sport and has never looked back. He’s been instructing ever since.

Cameron started the SUP school to share the joy of the sport with others. He is thrilled to see confidence build and the joy on people’s faces who have never tried it before. It’s also a great way to exercise and explore beautiful areas.

Cameron holds ASI level 1 SUP instructor qualification as well as first aid and rescue qualifications.  He is assisted in the SUP School by ASI accredited SUP instructors. 

Cameron’s experience and enthusiasm to get people motivated to enjoy and learn SUP is reflected in the comments he receives from his customers. They say: “I loved it, where can I buy a board?” And “Can I bring a friend next time?

Derwent Valley Stand Up Paddle offers group and private lessons, SUP Wise learn to SUP certificate courses, SUP tours, team building and rentals  for kids, adults, backpackers, parties, hens and stag parties, school groups, and corporates.

The School also specialises in offering lessons and SUP tours to middle aged people who might need a boost to get out and get active.

SUP lessons and tours are held on the flat calm Derwent River. 

It’s a narrow river between sheer mountain drop off’s and lush, green pastures with willow trees dropping into the water.   It creates an amazing atmosphere! 

There are regular sightings of water wildlife, like Platypus, on the still river.