What is SUP and why is everyone doing it?

SUP stands for Stand Up Paddleboarding.

Stand Up Paddle surfboards are much longer, wider and more buoyant than 'normal' surfboards, allowing you to effortlessly balance on them and propel yourself along the water with the paddle. SUP is a relaxing, low impact and easy to learn activity that is a fun way to enjoy the outdoors and water.


The best thing about SUP? Once you get the hang of it, it is a lifelong activity! One session on the water and you will be hooked and paddling for life.

SUP originated in Hawaii and has become immensely popular in the past 5-10 years, with celebrities like Kate Hudson, Rhianna, Julia Roberts and Ben Affleck getting involved!

Because the rider is standing high over the water, SUP allows you to see deeper into the water and further across the water, giving you the chance to check out marine life and get a new perspective of the beach!

Looking to learn how to SUP for the first time or getting some new skills from professional instructors? Coasting is an introductory Stand Up Paddleboarding program for women. It’s a fun and refreshing way to be active and get yourself on the water.   Surfing Victoria is the state governing body for Surfing, and encourages and supports women into water activities with qualified and experienced coaches. Each session sees you guided step by step with the skills to safely and competently learn how to Stand Up Paddleboard, with maximum time on the water.

This 1 hour introductory session will see you guided by qualified instructors, will see you having a great fun time and wanting more.