Stand Up Paddle Boarding Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast

SUP In Paradise

We are a local family who would love to share with you the wonderful experience of paddle boarding at Budds Beach in Surfers Paradise. Budds Beach is a hidden gem on the river in the heart of Surfers Paradise and it is here where we provide you with quality stand up paddle boards and paddles along with friendly and professional service so you can enjoy exploring the beautiful scenery.

It’s ideal for paddle boarding here as it is protected from prevailing winds. If you can time your paddle for the afternoon, then youIf you’re lucky, you might will also get to see the spectacular sunsets we get here.

Family paddleboarding
Chris Maley

Chris Maley

Director / Head coach

Chris is the founder of both Surf in Paradise and Sup in Paradise and has a degree in Coastal Resource Management. Chris has been surfing since the age of 6 and has been a surf coach for over 15years. Like most surfers, Chris was tempted to try the sport of stand up paddle boarding 8 years ago and has been addicted ever since. He became a SUP instructor 5 years ago and in his spare time loves looking for new rivers and rapids to explore on his inflatable SUP.
Chris Paddleboarding
Chris and his family live in a villa right on Budds Beach at Villa 2/25 River Drive, Surfers Paradise and this is where you will meet for either your paddle board hire or lessons.


” Chris, his wife Sally and their other instructors are all fully qualified with a passion for teaching their clients to SUP and providing them with a fun and memorable Stand up Paddle Boarding experience. Come and treat yourself to a SUP In Paradise! ”

group of surfers listening to instructor

Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) Instructors

All our surf instructors are required to have the following minimum qualifications:


Current SUP instructor certificate


Current First Aid Certificate


Current Blue Card (working with kids)


Current SUP Instructor Rescue Certificate


SUP In Paradise is an ASI Accredited SUP School, fully insured and Gold Coast City Council approved.

1800 22 57 47

2/25 River Drive, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD 4217

Learn To Surf In Paradise!

We also offer surf lessons!