SUP In Paradise


Budds Beach, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Qld Australia




Office phone: +61 410 722 034



Learn how to stand up paddle and have SUP lessons at SUP in Paradise, an ASI accredited stand up paddle school, located at Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Queensland.


SUP in Paradise is owned and run by Chris Maley. Chris has been surfing since he was 6 years old. He grew up surfing on the south coast of NSW but has spent the last 15 years living on the Gold Coast   

Chris also owns and operates Surf in Paradise, a surf school, where he has been surf coaching for years, and got involved in SUP in 2012.  It was a great complement to the surf school activities.

Chris is a qualified surfing and stand up paddle instructor, holds surf rescue qualifications, senior first aid and advanced resuscitation qualifications. He also has a degree in Coastal Resource Management, worked for Queensland Education Dept as a teacher aid for special needs children and has additional valuable ocean experience gained from sailing charter yachts for tourists.

Having taught thousands of people to surf Chris is now excited to share his new love of SUPing. He has loads of knowledge experience and patience, which he has developed from many years of work in both education and surf coaching.

Chris has a genuine passion for teaching his clients to SUP and providing them with a fun and memorable Stand up Paddle Boarding experience.


SUP in Paradise is accredited to provide lessons in enclosed flat water locations.  The school offers group and private SUP lessons, certificate courses, SUP tours for kids, adults, parties, school groups, backpackers, universities and corporates.


There are toilets and showers and parkland on the foreshore, as well as a café serving great coffees and healthy food. 


Lessons are held calm flat waters on the inland waterways at Budds Beach, at Surfers Paradise.

This flat water location are ideal to learn to SUP and progress your supping skills.


Spectrum Apartments is located only minutes from Budds Beach. 
Offering 2 people self contained apartments with water views at affordable prices.  Website