How BIG is FUN?


Right then, everybody. We’ve been hinting for a little while about something big coming… something…REALLY BIG…

How big do you reckon BIG fun is?

Sub 10’…is that BIG fun? Pffft… 12’6? Is that BIG fun? Meh… 14′? is that BIG Fun? Hah…Pffft…Meh…

wanna get your BIG Fun ON? how about… EIGHTEEN FEET SIX INCHES LONG! SIXTY INCHES WIDE!! EIGHT INCHES THICK!!! ONE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY LITRES of BIG! Now we’re talking BIG…BIG…BIIIIG FUN!!!. Yep folks, SUPVIC, with the help of the good folks at Auswind/Starboard, has secured for its members the ONE, the ONLY…STARBOARD ASTRO STARSHIP!!! This beast is going to be out and about for fun and good times at SUPVIC events in the coming season but for a lucky and committed few (and as a bit of a fundraiser for your club) we are offering tickets on the SUPVIC STARSHIP’s MAIDEN VOYAGE. The Maiden Voyage will be on Saturday April 11th at beautiful Torquay. Maiden Voyagers will receive a commemorative T-shirt, a gourmet barbeque lunch at an exclusive surf-coast hideaway and be the among the first to get wet and silly on the STARSHIP, all for a $100 contribution to the club. Bookings are essential, you can book by following the links on the supvic site or by using your supvic tidyclub member login. Get in quickety-quick!!



Congratulations to SUP VIC winners…

2015 KeNalu AuSUP Flatwater Championships – Penrith NSW, March 13-15th 2015

A great weekend of events saw Victoria well represented at the Kenalu AuSUP SUPFEST Flatwater Sprint Championships in Penrith, NSW this weekend.

Jean Ringrose took out overall Women’s Over 40s Champion

Jean Ringrose really proved that hard work and training really pays off, winning the overall Over 40s Women’s title. A fantastic effort from Jean, and clearly the training as part of the SUP VIC HMB Training Group has paid off dividends. In the individual divisions: In the 1000m Jean won the silver in the women’s 1000m. I understand the woman who beat her is from NZ so that makes Jean fastest in Oz. Also, Jean took the Over 40s title. The rest of the team set very quick times in their respective finals, but were all just aside the medals. In the 200m Wow – Jean won Over 40 Women 200m. Missed out on winning Women’s Open by just 0.11 sec. Among the Men, Victoria’s own Grant Hardiman finished 4th, Steve Ferguson got 6th and Simon Albery 9th. In the Men’s Veterans, Chris Clarke finished 4th. And in the 5km race Jean came second overall and first in Over 40s. Tiga Gilbert came in 7th. In the Men’s, Grant Hardiman came 3rd, Simon Albury came 5th and Steve Ferguson 9th. In the Men’s Over 40s, Chris Clarke came 8th. A fantastic effort from the Victorians, and thanks to AuSUP for running another great event.

2015 Bay To Beach Challenge – Beaumaris to Elwood, Sunday Mar 15th 2015

More locally, the inaugural Bay To Beach Challenge race was held in what turned out to be good Downwinder conditions from Beaumaris to Elwood, about 14kms by AOCRA (Australian Outrigger Canoe Racing Association) who invited SUP into the event. Congratulations to Michael Abdilla winning the race with Paul Harrington taking out third from Damien Quinlan. 1. Michael Abdilla 2. Paul PT Woody 3. Damien Quinlan We hope that this race will become a regular in the Victorian race calendar and it was well run with beer prizes and a free BBQ afterwards.


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The HIF SUP & PADDLE FESTIVAL is a new event which will bring together the best Stand Up Paddleboard riders and racers in the state for a weekend festival combining all three disciplines of the fast growing sport (Surfing, Technical Race, Marathon Race). The event is managed by Surfing Victoria in partnership with SUP VIC. Held in the popular holiday destination of Inverloch, the festival’s center piece will be the 12km Open Ocean Marathon along the picturesque Bunurong Coastal Drive from Cape Paterson to Inverloch. Also included in the event is a Qualifying round for the Surfing component of the Victorian SUP Titles, and Technical Race. Both the Marathon and Technical Race are key elements in the selection of the Victorian State Team heading to the Australian SUP & Paddleboard Titles later in the year. The HIF SUP Festival is Proudly Presented by Kieser Training, TeamUp and Supported by CORE Boardsports, Bass Coast Storage & the Inverloch Caravan Park. …MORE

New Race – Mentone to Elwood!

Introducing the 2015

Beach to Beach Bay Challenge

(OC1s, OC2s, Surf Skis, SUPs and Prone on Sunday)

 Sunday 15th March 2015

LOCATION: OC1/OC2/Ski/SUP/Prone Beach to Beach Bay Challenge – Start beach determined by wind conditions finishing at Elwood Beach.
ADDRESS: Start: Altona Beach (west end) or Sandridge SLSC or Mentone SLSCFinish: Elwood Beach, Point Ormond Road, Elwood
SMALL CRAFT: To be rigged at Beach to Beach start location.
CARS/TRAILERS: Best organize car shuffling and have as many driven to Elwood before the race start.
AMENITIES: Cold showers and toilets available at the Altona, Sandridge, Mentone and Elwood beaches.
FOOD: Elwood Beach kiosk