MANASUP is an ASI accredited stand up paddle school operating in Umina Beach. Our instructors are ASI accredited.    


We were established in 2013 to bring lessons, coaching and guidance to all levels from first time beginners to those a bit more experienced.

Standup paddle boarding shares its origin with surfing and outrigger canoe paddling.  


Paul Quirk, founder of MANASUP  shares his  Maori/Polynesian heritage through MANASUP Standup Paddle School.

Mana (pronounced munna) is a Polynesian word meaning prestigious and respectful.

By the practicing of a healthy lifestyle, we believe participants can achieve mana.

Therefore we welcome all.  

No reira, nau mai haere mai koutou katoa.

Team Mana


Is a keen surfer and paddler. 

ASI Qualified instructor.

Flat water and SUP Surfing Instructor.

Founder of Manasup Standup Paddle School.