SUP Vic Inc. was established in April 2009 and is now one of the largest SUP clubs in Australia.
Fun, social, family or something competitive? SUP Vic looks to have events and resources for all our members.
If you are starting your SUP journey our friendly club will help you get confident on the water and help you meet fellow paddlers.
Join us at one of our events to get great tips and advice from experienced crew, see a range of equipment and have some fun.
SUP Vic all started from a few emails between some regular stand up paddlers. Our members now live across Victoria, from as far as Portland to Lakes Entrance, with the majority based in Melbourne.
Our aim is to keep SUP Vic a vibrant, fun and multi-faceted club for its members. If you want to support us in this, check our sponsorship page.
SUP Vic exists under the auspices of Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV). Our financial year operates from 1 May to April 30 and we operate under a constitution derived from CAV’s ‘Model Rules for an Incorporated Association.
We have local pods that hold a range of events, activities and training. Connect with your local pod.
SUP VIC Mission Statement
SUP Vic’s purpose is to develop the sport of stand up paddle boarding throughout Victoria and to encourage participation at all levels and across the various disciplines of the sport, including flat water cruising, fun paddles, surfing, racing, down winding and new branches of the sport as they emerge. In all its activities, whether social, training and or competitive, SUP VIC aims to be wholly inclusive of women, men, children, minority groups and people with special needs and to provide a safe and fun environment for all to enjoy the sport now and well into the future. Furthermore, SUP Vic undertakes to liaise with industry, retailers, government agencies, land managers, like-minded clubs and associations and peak bodies at state and national levels, to promote safety, facilitate ‘demo’ days, organise family-friendly events, promote junior development and generally improve the standard of the sport through introductory lessons, training programs, skills and technique coaching and high level competition.
SUP VIC Committee 2022
- President George Thomas
- Vice-President Kerrie Edwards
- Secretary Mark Thomson
- Treasurer Sam Hodder
- General Committee Janine Dudley
- General Committee Susan Griska
Thank you to all current and past committee members for volunteering your time and energy to our club!
View past committees and office bearers in the SUP Vic Office Bearers
The SUP Vic Committee will do its best to help guide SUP growth in a safe and enjoyable way and offer fun events for all those that want to get on the water. Be it flat water sight-seeing paddles, surf missions down the coast or a downwinder on the bay, there will be something for everyone. Stay tuned for upcoming events.
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SUP Vic wouldn’t exist without our members, volunteers and supporters. Each year at our Annual General Meeting (AGM), our committee is elected and an annual award ceremony is held to celebrate our members.
SUP VIC Club Meetings, Minutes and AGM
As a not for profit association, SUPVIC maintains records of its AGM minutes. The AGM is also added to our Events calendar so that members can choose to attend.
SUP VIC Rules, Etiquette and Conduct
To keep our club and competitions running smoothly, we ask participants and members to follow our rules, etiquette and codes of conduct.
- SUPVIC Code of Conduct
- SUPVIC Covid-19 Policy
- SUPVIC Rules of Racing
- Social Media Etiquette and Rules
- SUPVIC Constitution
SUP VIC Insurance
SUP Vic provides its members with Sports Injury insurance cover along with public liability insurance at all SUP Vic events and sessions (pod sessions included). Details and of our insurance policies:
- Surfing Australia Combined Liability Policy
- SUP Vic Personal Accident Insurance Guidelines
- Sportscover Personal Accident Policy