About Paddle Melbourne

What is Paddle Melbourne?

Paddle Melbourne is a small paddling business owned and operated by Shaun Smith. Shaun decided to start Paddle Melbourne after being asked, by several people, to run private paddling lessons for paddlers around Melbourne. Paddle Melbourne operates under a Paddle Australia commercial provider membership and is able to run Paddle Australia courses through a partnership with Paddle Victoria

Who is Shaun Smith?

Shaun has been paddling most of his life, having learned the basics in extracurricular activities at high school, and he has now been an Outdoor Leader for over 10 years. He is a Paddle Australia White Water Assessor who holds White Water Instructor Qualifications in both Canoe and Kayak.

Shaun has a real passion for paddling and teaching on rivers and just wants to share this with as many people as possible. this is why Shaun teaches Outdoor Leadership for one of victorias largest Tafe's during the week and runs Paddle Melbourne on the weekends and holidays.