RPS presents Pete Dorries Paddle Clinics

Rps The Board Store and Sup Vic are delivering another first for the coming sup season. We’re teaming up with champion athlete and professional paddle coach Pete Dorries to run a series of paddle clinics from November 15th – 18th. For those of you who are unaware, Pete Dorries is responsible for training some of Australia’s top international sup athletes and his results speak for themselves! Pete has run clinics all around Australia and helped hundreds of keen paddlers to improve their technique, performance and most importantly their enjoyment on the water. Clinics will be run as either a group 2hr [max 10 people] or private 1hr [max 2 people]. Price will be $75 / group, $150/private. Levels of instruction will include novice, technique and race and will be run individually, so regardless of your paddling ability, there’s a clinic to suit everyone. The clinics will be run in a flatwater location and at this stage the default location will be Patterson River. [ ample free parking and kms of flatwater ]. To register your interest, you can call Warwick Lee at RPS on 9525-6475, email to info@rpstheboardstore.com or msg on Facebook. This is a unique, one-off opportunity to be shown by the best, so don’t miss out. Here’s some footage of a recent clinic up north:

Core Boardsports ‘Get Stoked’ Race in Geelong

Core Boardsports are ‘stoked’ to announce their inaugural ‘GET STOKED AT EASTERN BEACH’ stand-up paddle Race to be held on Saturday November 2nd at the iconic and beautiful Eastern Beach in Geelong. More…

SUP VIC Member Kathy Naoumidis 3rd in Vegas

Prominent SUP VIC member and committee member, Kathy Naoumidis was flown to Vegas to compete in the Naish Nisco ONE World Championships at Lake Las Vega, Nevada from October 12-13, after winning the prize at the recent Naish / RPS Nisco Series race in Melbourne. Aside from having the most fun and meeting many new people from all around the world, Kathy finished third in the Women’s 10km race – a wonderful achievement. SUP VIC now have their own Nisco kit to use for demos, and community engagement events thatnks to a grant from Bayside City Council. The rest of the kit has been made up from club funds, and donations of gear: – 5 x adjustable paddles thanks to Silver Sponsor Core Boardsports – leashed, PFDs and paddles from Silver Sponsor RPS The Boardstore – leashed from Broze Sponsor Balin (More news on our generous sponsors shortly.)  


SUP VIC is pleased to announce the  Mornington Peninsula Spring Classic SUP Surf Surf Race. After a stellar Surf Comp on Oct 20th, this is the follow up to have fun at. The Spring Classic BOP Race will  run on Sunday 27th October (back-up date). The surf comp on one of these dates….surf race the other. …..MORE INFO…

Naish Demo Dat at Green Point

Calling all Victorian Stand up Paddling and Kitesurf Crew!! John Messenger from Naish Australia will be in Melbourne this weekend with the massive Naish Demo Rig. On board will be all of the latest 2014 kit. Saturday is for the kiters and the show will kick off at Kite Beach, Brighton [northern end], There will be a comprehensive array of kites [all current models] and boards, so just bring your harness. Weather forecast is for a perfect 28 degrees and 20 knots of breeze. Set up will be from 10am. Sunday it’s time for the stand up paddlers. The show will move a little further south to Green Pt, Brighton and will start at 10am. There will be plenty of new boards and paddles to try including the Glide 14 GX and the revolutionary Nisco One. With a forecast of 27 degrees and moderate northerly winds providing perfect conditions, make sure you get there early! RPS staffer’s Matthew Kurek [kite] and Warwick Lee [sup] will be on hand to assist you. Hope to see a bunch of you there!