Code of Conduct



The SUP Vic General Code of Conduct provides a set of guidelines for behaviour in and around the club to ensure that all participants, club members, spectators, officials and volunteers have a clear understanding of the behaviour that is expected from everyone in support of the mission statement above.


We expect that all event participants, club members, spectators, officials and volunteers will:

  • Remember that the Club and its activities are run by volunteers, who give freely of their time and personal resources to enhance your enjoyment of our sport. Be patient, tolerant and respectful of volunteers at all times;
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person regardless of their gender, ability, age, cultural background or religion;
  • Support, encourage and involve all participants regardless of their talent level and never ridicule or yell at/abuse  participants for errors or poor performance;
  • Always consider the wellbeing and safety of participants ahead of  performance and results;
  • Encourage participants to value their performances and not just results;
  • Encourage and guide participants to accept responsibility for their own performance and behaviour at all times;
  • Maintain respectful and appropriate relationships with all participants;
  • Ensure activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of participants;
  • Promote the positive aspects of the sport;
  • Display consistently high standards of good sporting behaviour including respecting official’s decisions;
  • Refrain from using offensive language or behaviour;
  • Never behave in a manner that would damage the reputation of the club;
  • Act as good role models and ambassadors for the club at all times;
  • Adhere to and support the Club mission, purposes and policies and follow all applicable guidelines laid down by the Club and any relevant state or national governing bodies as may occur from time to time.

The SUP Vic committee reserves the right under the Club’s Constitution to take disciplinary action, including cancellation of Club membership, against any members who breaches any aspects the Code of Conduct.


SUP Vic runs several social media spaces on Facebook and Instagram for club members and friends to connect, share information, post events and paddling activities and generally share the stoke of SUP. The following is a list of guidelines for commenting on the Club’s social media spaces, for posts on blogs and forums and for posts on the Club’s sub-groups and Pod pages.

·       Stay constructive and on-topic;
·       No spamming;
·       No offensive language;
·       No personal attacks;
·       No hostile, derogatory or deliberately insulting comments toward a specific individual, the Club, group or brand;
·       No flaming (posting comments intended to induce an angry response)
·       If you have customer service issues, business propositions, or other issues, please email

SUP Vic’s social media sites have a large public following and as such are moderated by its administrators. SUP Vic reserves the right to remove any comment at any time for any reason. If a portion of a comment is deemed inappropriate, the entire comment will be deleted. If a person is deemed to repeatedly breach this code of conduct they may be removed from the respective group at the administrator’s and or committee’s discretion and or be subject to disciplinary action if the Club’s committee feels it is warranted.

If any SUP Vic member has an issue with the conduct of any SUP Vic members, participants, volunteers, officials and or spectators, they should address this directly with the SUP Vic committee by emailing your issue(s) to

“Port Phillip Cup”

ppc18   Victoria’s longest running paddle event is back for 2018. Set inside the protection of the St Kilda Harbour, the PPC is an event that suits beginners to advanced. Simply choose the distance that suits, 4/7/10 kms and paddle for fun. Following the main event, there will be time to check out and demo the latest gear. There will also be the traditional “Pet Race” as well as a all new ” Finless Fifty” inflatable time trial. Come and paddle with the best, friendliest crew in Vic and support the club. Get Tickets

Saturday 24th October – Register Now




Hey all members and friends of SUPVIC – a window of opportunity has opened up and we have JUMPED right through it.

It’s a bit short notice but we (your club committee, through the hard work of our very own Super-Damo) will be running a SURF EVENT on Sunday 30th August on the Mornington Peninsula. Precise venue and time will be confirmed closer to the day but for the meantime please put a placeholder in your diaries (we have the following Sunday 6th September available as a fallback).

This will be a FUN and FRIENDLY comp for SUP surfers of ALL ages, levels and shoe sizes. Emphasis on participation and good times, no sheep stations involved. There may even be sausages. Put it in your diaries, more details to come very soon.

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.

Strapper SUP Demo Day

SUP VIC sponsors, Strapper Surf are stoked to announce their 5th annual SUP demo day at Cosy corner Torquay on Sat 6th Dec. from 9.00am till 1.00pm. Cameron Lamperd from Surf Sessions will be conducting limited free sup lessons starting from 9.00am contact Strapper Surf to lock in a lesson. PH : 03 52 612312. Demo new 2015 boards and paddles from all the major brands. Everyone welcome !

SUP VIC / PSUPS Spring Classic Surf Comp ENTRIES OPEN

REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN!!!  As the water gets warmer and we all get the bug to head back into the surf, SUP VIC and PSUPS are running the 2014 Mornington Peninsula Spring Classic surf competition on SUNDAY NOVEMBER 23rd on the Mornington Peninsula, with the venue yet to be confirmed. It will be great to see everyone back in the thick of the surf after national titles, carving it up at all levels. For More details and to register VISIT THE EVENTS PAGE