Stand Up Paddle Perth
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Learn how to stand up paddle and have SUP lessons at Stand Up Paddle Perth, an ASI accredited learn to stand up paddle school, located at Mindarie, just 20 minutes drive north of Perth, Western Australia.
SUP Perth is owned and operated by Cristiana Chessa. Cristiana has always been interested in water sports. She started sailing and windsurfing at an early age and competed at international level regattas with Hobie Cat 16 until she left Italy to move to Australia in 2000. Cristiana started kitesurfing in 2006 and soon became an instructor to inspire other women to get into this extreme sport. She was invited to participate in the very first Red Bull Lighthouse 2 Leighton kitesurf race, which is one of the premiere ocean crossing events from Rottnest Island to the mainland.
During one kitesurfing road trip to the Ningaloo Reef region Cristiana was introduced by a good friend to stand up paddling. She enjoyed the all over workout and soon started more serious training to enter various types of SUP events from sprints to marathons, flat water to ocean racing and qualified to represent WA at the National Titles in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Cristiana started the SUP school to fulfill her desire to share her passion for the ocean and the outdoors. She would like to inspire more people to have a healthy lifestyle while having fun outdoors.
Cristiana holds ASI Level 1 and Level 2 SUP Instructor accreditation for Enclosed Flat Water and Exposed Waters locations and has water rescue and first aid qualifications. Although it wasn't known as stand up paddling at the time, Cristiana has been paddling since the 80s. She has been racing in flat water and ocean events since 2012 at state and national level and is dreaming of going international! She is proud to have placed 1st or 2nd at State and National Women's SUP races every year since 2013.
SUP Perth offers group and private SUP lessons, from complete beginner to advanced level leading to competitive paddling, team building, school holidays programs, coastal tours, SUP active leadership short course, kids, adults, parties, school groups, backpackers, universities and corporate events. From December 2016 Downwind skills and distance paddling will also be offered.
Lessons are held in the flat, calm waters of Mindarie Marina - which boasts 2 locations in 1! Enclosed safe flat water with the option to progress into the exposed waters of the beautiful Indian Ocean. You might also be lucky enough to experience a dolphin wild encounter!
Mindarie Marina's additional attractions include its park, shade, grassed area, kids playground, toilets/showers. Other activities in this area include exploring the bush. Mindarie foreshore coastal walk is set in a conservation reserve
With Cristiana’s extensive experience and impressive competition results together with her passion for SUP you can be sure of a
very special SUP experience.
"Great intro to SUP with Cristiana. My son loved it as well, which was good news as he never spends time on the water / beach. Highly recommended. Thx Cristiana for a great time, learning and fun."
Jason & Lewis
"Had an awesome morning on Saturday, first intro to the world of stand up paddle boarding and enjoyed every minute. Cristiana is an excellent instructor, very professional, and lots of fun. Equipment all supplied, was top notch, which added to the enjoyment. Will definitely be back, eager to learn more. Think I've been bitten by the sup bug. Thanks again Cristiana."
"Fantastic morning & sensational instructor. Had us all on our feet & having loads of fun for the whole lesson. Will be back again."
"Cristiana is a true professional, very experienced and I highly recommend her as a stand up paddle coach."
"Honestly I would rate you as one of the highest level SUP coaches in WA."