Stand Up Paddleboarding to call Eastern Beach home this weekend as part of the Coasting Program

Eastern Beach, Geelong, VIC/AUS (Monday 23rd April 2017): Geelong Women will get the chance to learn Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) this weekend when the Coasting: SUP for Women program heads to Eastern Beach.
The program is an initiative of VicHealth and is now in its 3rd year of getting females more active through the exciting new activity.
Each participant will learn how to SUP on flat water in a fun, safe and female-friendly environment. The program is led by experienced Surfing Victoria SUP coaches.
Coasting Program Manager Kim Byrne, believes that Geelong is one of the best locations for SUP in Victoria.
“This is a great opportunity for Women to get out and enjoy the incredible waterfront that Geelong has to offer.”
“SUP is a safe, easy and fun activity and is perfect for groups of friends who want to chat whilst still getting a good core workout.”
“Geelong is lucky to have an asset like the Waterfront and we hope that introducing some more Women to SUP will allow more people to utilise that asset.”
Cost of a 60 minute session is $35 and includes board hire and instruction from Surfing Victoria coaches.
Sessions will be held on the 28th April at Eastern Beach (Ritchie Blvd Car Park). Interested participants can register via
Coasting: SUP for Women is part of VicHealth’s new Active Women and Girls for Health and Wellbeing program which aims to get more females active across the state in both regional and metro areas.
Full details about VicHealth’s new Active Women and Girls for Health and Wellbeing program, including how to register interest for the new sporting activities, can be found at

About Coasting SUP for Women:

Coasting is an introductory program that will deliver Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) to females in Victoria, at both coastal and inland locations. The program aims to increase the physical activity levels of females in Victoria in a fun and social environment. Participants are taught the basics around SUP including water safety, correct technique and how to manoeuvre the board whilst engaging in a new activity that they may never have experienced before. The program is delivered via Surfing Victoria affiliated deliverers.

Stillwater Paddleboards to host Coasting Launch this weekend!

Central Victoria SUP school, Stillwater Padleboards will this weekend be hosting their Coasting Launch weekend at Lake Eppalock in Bendigo!

"We are pretty excited about our first 'Coasting' program this season we've added in a few extra treats for our launch weekend" said Stillwater Paddleboards owners Lola Makar and Jamie Gilmour.

"We are so grateful to Kim from Surfing Vic to be joining us. We are promoting a family atmosphere by inviting participants loved ones and families at the end of our final session to come and join us for a picnic get together, that way the participants can show off their new skills and maybe even take their little ones out for a paddle."

"We absolutely loved delivering the 'Coasting' program last season.  It was great to see so many country Victorian women and girls appreciate being able to do the sport inland and locally.  We got to be involved with their journeys over the three sessions, watched friendships form and skills develop at a really quick pace.  Many participants have purchased their own SUPs and have fallen in love with the sport, and we still cross paths with them out on the water today." 

The program is a three session package @ 1.5hrs each.  Starts Friday night 6pm for a sunset SUP, Saturday and Sunday mornings at 9.30am.

Jump on to to book in your session today!