Our SUP Team
Stand Up Surfing is a family-owned and run business with three generations of Beach Boys involved. Craig Fisher runs the school. He started surfing at an early age as his family were involved in the sport. His father was one of the original surfers on the Perth coast in the late 1940s. His father-in-law, Peter Cuff, was one of the first people in South Africa to make stand up paddle craft back in the 1950s and is still SUP surfing in his 80s. The whole family is now involved in the sport with all three boys qualified instructors and surf life-savers.
Craig is the Australasia Training Manager for ASI and regularly travels throughout Australia, Singapore, and Korea instructing SUP instructors and advising local stand up paddle organisations in different countries.
The Fisher family has lived in the Margaret River area for over 18 years. Craig has surfed in the area since the 1970s and has excellent knowledge of the local area. He has also worked on local fishing boats and paddles offshore on ocean skis and SUPs and has an intimate knowledge of the coastline. The family has a long association with the Gnarabup location since the 1950s and are friends with Percy Jones family, who built the first track to Gnarabup area in the 1940s.
With this extensive family background in SUP instruction, life-saving, and local knowledge, you are in good hands with the instructors at Stand Up Surfing.
Jake is the youngest member of our team but by no means the least experienced. He has grown up SUPping and loves SUP surfing, having surfed around Australia and South Africa.
Perran is named after Perranporth Beach in England. Perran always brings a different perspective to SUP board paddling and thinks his mum and dad are a bit over the top when it comes to SUP paddling.
Astrid is a passionate Estonian stand up paddle boarder and loves SUP so much that she decided to become a stand up paddle instructor through ASI. She loves sharing her passion for stand up paddling. Astrid can get you hooked in no time on a fitter, more fun, more adventurous, and happier lifestyle. Through stand up paddling, Astrid has found herself happier, more confident, and full of life.
Kirra-Jay is named after the two best right-hand breaks in the world – Kirra Point, Australia, and J Bay, South Africa. He is a third generation surfer from both sides of the family. Like his mum, he is a surf nerd and loves his computing combined with a passion for surfing.
Peter was one of the original surf pioneers from the 1950s in East London in South Africa. Pete the recycled teenager is as passionate about SUPping as any 10-year-old grommet. Peter has been riding the original ancestor of the SUP, the crocker ski, since the 1950s and claims to have conceived all his children on material from one of his original SUPs. This may be true as all his children are as passionate about SUP as he his.
Craig has been associated with surfing, surf life-saving competition, and life-guarding throughout the world for the last 45 years. He has spent his life immersed in water and would love to share his passion with you. His extensive knowledge of SUP and surf life-saving is shown in his ASI profile.