From useful tips to get you started, to helping you enjoy the best SUP experiences, our blog is full of useful articles for all SUP enthusiasts wanting to learn more.


Keep it Simple

I had a conversation today and was inspired to get writing! For as long as I can remember I have always been at odds with the world, not quite fitting in but at the same felt safer on my own. That’s ...

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Mothers Day at Mandoon Estate

Celebrate Mothers Day supping from the beautiful Mandoon Estate, Caversham. We’ll take you on a 1 hour leisurely paddle along the upper reaches of the Swan River and afterwards you can simply relax in...

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Keep Our River Clean!

“Keep our River Clean” day Saturday 21st April 2018! In June last year one of our members Kevin Bassford collected a bucket full of rubbish whilst on one of his marathon paddles in the upp...

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Rashies have Landed in Support of SAFE INC!

I was on a mission! I could not find a rashie anywhere offering high visibility for safety on the water. So here they are! Finally landed in Perth!  There are limited stocks so place your order for on...

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Lake Jasper – D’Entrecasteaux National Park

Road Trip Notes #4

Absolutely beyond doubt Lake Jasper in WA’s South West, D’Entrecasteaux National Park is a magical place. It’s pristine simplicity is breathtaking and I am still feeling the effects ...

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Wilson – SAFE Rescue Dog

  Hi Folks, Natalie Whittle was the first to bring my attention to SAFE INC when I was searching for a good animal rescue organisation to support. Natalie is a wealth of information and has a kn...

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My Best Mate Bluey

SUP Dog Bluey (The Supervisor) We got Bluey in November 2004 around the time of my son Cameron’s 8th birthday when we thought that a new puppy would be a lovely surprise. Bluey was not a rescue dog fr...

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Rescue Dog: Bazinga!

I first met Michelle and Bazinga at PUPS on SUPS held at Sandy Beach Reserve, Bassendean. PUPS on SUPS is a fun stand up paddle boarding session where owners and their dogs go paddling on the Swan Riv...

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Happy New Year 2018!!!

Well another year down and it’s been a big one for a lot of people I know. I’ve met some amazing human beings with big hearts and beautiful souls, some just passing through and others who ...

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Walpole – Nornalup Western Australia

Road Trip Notes #3

Walpole in WA’s South West is a favourite stand up paddle boarding destination and has so much to offer that it requires a good few days to explore the area. It’s a 4 to 5 hour scenic driv...

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“Onshore” Mats are available here in Perth!

“Onshore” Mats are available here in Perth! Limited numbers so get in quick as they are selling fast! Tim and Pete are old mates who love the ocean and when there’s no surf…they’re making mats and ba...

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Get On Board WA has invited SUP Tonic Australia to celebrate New Year’s Day in Moore River and we’d love you to join us! Moore River is a unique location in Western Australia just one hours driv...

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Stand Up Paddle Group Bookings for your Special Event!

Stand up paddle boarding is FUN and it’s also a great activity for your Christmas work party, team bonding or any other special occasion from birthdays to milestone celebrations. SUP Tonic Australia c...

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Join us for a FREE, fun Halloween themed SUP Tonic social event at the beautiful Garvey Park Ascot which is sure to be a great laugh at the very least! It’s been a while since our last social ge...

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Moore River, Western Australia

Road Trip Notes #2

Just one hour’s drive North of Perth, Moore River in Guilderton is the perfect stand up paddle boarding destination offering unspoilt rural and coastal landscapes and breathtaking views. It’s the perf...

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IT’S TIME FOR FUN!!! – PUPS ON SUPS “SOFT LAUNCH DAY” THIS SATURDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER!!! Come along to Sandy Beach Reserve and try our PUPS on SUPS 30 minute mini classes in support of SAFE IN...

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PADDLE HOODIES HAVE ARRIVED! The inspiration to make these paddle hoodies evolved from losing a couple of paddles and then nearly losing a few more! Leaving post it notes on the dashboard just didn’t ...

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New Spring Class “Twilight Chill” Yoga & SUP

Beginners “Twilight Chill” Yoga & SUP – Commencing 3rd October 2017 We are very happy to announce our new “twilight Chill” Yoga and SUP class to be held at Garvey Park, Ascot off...

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Up-Winder SUP from the Swan Valley

A Personal Challenge

What was meant to be a reasonably straight forward downstream paddle with my mate Marty turned out to be somewhat different. As I reflect on the experience I thought I’d share some of the, trials, tri...

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Winter Paddling – What to Wear?

What do you wear to go supping in winter? This is a question I get asked a lot! I paddle all year round and love the winter months’ but who wants to freeze on the water let alone get up out of bed! Bu...

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“Be Active Avon Challenge” Practice Run

Good afternoon Sup Rats We have been invited by the AKC (Ascot Kayak Club) to participate in their practice run for the Avon Challenge. There is no cost to participate in the practice run this Sunday ...

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SAFE Inc: Meet Archer

  Hey everyone! Bounce bounce! I’m Archer and I’m here in PERTH! I’m the young energetic running buddy you have been looking for! I am a VERY intelligent boy currently searching...

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Saving Animals From Euthanasia (SAFE Inc.)

I’m proud to announce that SUP Tonic Australia (STA) has partnered with SAFE Inc. to assist with fund raising for the fostering and adoption of animals. My passion for animals and SUP creates th...

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Lake Clifton Western Australia

Road Trip Notes #1

If you’re looking for a short SUP road trip just one hour’s drive from Perth you MUST put Lake Clifton on your list! This is road trip #1 and the plan is to get know our gorgeous South West a li...

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Downwind Paddling Checklist for Beginners

Downwinders are great fun however if you are new to DW paddling there are important safety factors to consider and it takes some organisation to make sure you have a great paddle each time.  Things ca...

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Garvey Park Ascot: The perfect location for Stand up Paddle Boarding!

Garvey Park in Ascot, WA is a hidden treasure on the banks of the Swan River and home to the Ascot Kayak club, the largest Kayak club in Australia! The combination of Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Kaya...

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Love Winter Paddling

Before we know it the warm weather will be over and there will barely be a SUP in sight. If you love having the whole river to yourself this could be a good thing!! Winter is my favourite time to padd...

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Twilight Beginners Classes

Our twilight classes have been extended throughout the year weather permitting!  We will be running twilight beginners classes structured to develop confidence and hone in on the basic techniques of p...

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SUP Hire is now open!! We have some of the most tranquil, picturesque and protected sections of the River in Perth and we can now provide a SUP hire service that has been embraced by our local communi...

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Importance of SUP Lessons

I wish I had at least a few SUP lessons when I first started out! It would have saved me a lot of frustration in trying to handle myself in all sorts of situations. Some tuition can help to increase y...

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Which board should I buy?

If you are buying a board for the first time it can be confusing. It’s wise to consult with the experts to assist you when choosing a board that will best suit your needs. There are so many different ...

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SUP Road Trip: Just do it!

When I set out on my SUP Road trip back in May 2016, I didn’t realise how much interest it would create. Like most people I have a full-time job, financial constraints and couldn’t afford to go on a “...

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