Online bookings recommended.

We intend to operate on request during the Autumn/Winter 2023. At this time of the year we see westerly winds that can make paddling difficult. These winds can last for a few days and then clear to a couple of calm days. If wanting to paddle during your visit check out the calendar below for scheduled sessions based on predicted weather. If there is nothing scheduled Text 0428 604460 to discuss paddling options. All bookings taken by our secure partner farefarbor.


Looking for accommodation close to Shoal Bay Jay and Rod from Shoal Bay SUP would love to host you in their apartments.


Do you have a pre December 2022 gift voucher.

We have changed our booking system so you will need to text 0428 604460 to book.

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What our guests say

Shoal Bay is Located an hour North of Newcastle , two hours from the central coast and tree hours from Sydney. It is a great location within Port Stephens to learn and experience Standup Paddle-boarding (SUP).
For a tourist visiting the Port Stephens a day paddleboarding in Shoal Bay is a essential experience. At Shoal Bay SUP we want to provide you with the ultimate Port Stephens Paddleboarding experience.

Our ASI (Association of Surfing Instructors) accredited instructors Rod (ph: 0428604460) and Jay (ph: 0431910648) will get you on your paddleboard and doing it the right way. All our paddleboard hires come with a introductory lesson for beginners included in the hire fee. Your lesson is prior to your hire and is not included in your hire time allowing you to learn the basics of Stand Up Paddleboarding before you get out on the beautiful waters of Port Stephens.

Our SUP school is located on the beach 100m west of the Shoal Bay boat ramp, towards Tomaree Headland. This location has been especially chosen for our Port Stephens paddleboard school as it is less crowded and is the most sheltered part of shoal bay. The area around our site is also a designated 8 knot zone which ensures your paddleboarding experience isnt disturbed by the waves or wake of jet skis or other boats travelling at speed.

Our site is also beautiful as the area in front of our site is relatively shallow 4-8m so you have a very clear view of the seagrasses and the marine life below. You will see fish but also may see dolphins, turtles, cormorants and other types of wildlife.

Our instructors and staff will also with permission take photos of your paddleboarding experience so that you can enjoy what you have come here to do and still get the photo memories to take home with you.

Our paddleboards are mostly bought this season. We will match you to a stable board that will match your size so that you have the best experience possible.

For the already experienced we also have full carbon race/training paddleboards for hire or demo.

If you are visiting Port Stephens and Standup Paddleboarding is on your list of things to do, make sure you visit us at Shoal Bay SUP. We will make sure you get onto the water doing it the right way and have fun at the same time. down near the boat ramp is very sheltered except from the summer prevailing north east winds. This area is also an 8 knot zone so very safe to learn to paddleboard.

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