Department of Health & Human Services
Premiers Active April

Coasting: SUP for Women

Coasting: Stand Up Paddleboarding for Women, is an initiative of VicHealth and Surfing Victoria and is a program designed to get more females active over the coming summers.

In 2017 the program has expanded and will be delivered at multiple Victorian locations as a 3-session program including Bendigo, Port Fairy, Barwon Heads and the Mornington Peninsula. Plus, to further encourage women to get involved Surfing Victoria has teamed up with Active April this year to offer one lucky winner 2 free passes to try the program out. Head to our Facebook page now for details on how to enter and win!

Surfing Victoria CEO, Adam Robertson, is excited to see the changes to the program take shape.

“We got some incredible feedback last year on the program and we have made some significant changes, including expansion to inland locations.”

Active April eNews SUP “Females from more regions than ever will now be able to participate in the Coasting program and get active throughout the summer.”

“Our affiliated network of deliverers will be providing world class lessons that are safe and welcoming but most of all fun.”

Active April eNews SUP“Having a 3-session program will allow women to not just have a one off session but to fully engage in the activity and become life-long Stand Up Paddlers.

VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter said Surfing Victoria’s Coasting program was a fun and social way to be active.

“Most Victorian women struggle to meet the recommended 150 minutes of physical activity each week,” Ms Rechter said.

“Being physically active can reduce the risk of developing anxiety, depression, musculoskeletal conditions, type 2 diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

“Stand-up paddle boarding is a great way to increase physical activity. It’s fun, easy to master and gentle on the joints, making it suitable for women of all ages and abilities. Getting involved in a 3-session program is a great way to enjoy the outdoors alone or with friends.”

Programs will begin in the first week of November and continue throughout April.

For more information and to find the deliverer nearest to you, head to the Coasting SUP website.


Affiliated Coasting Deliverers:

WSUP (Geelong, Ballarat, Barwon Heads)

Apollo Bay Surf and Kayak (Apollo Bay)

Go Ride A Wave (Anglesea)

SUP-FIT (Mornington)

GOSURF (Port Fairy, Warrnambool, Portland)

Stillwater Paddleboards (Bendigo, Nagambie)

Salty Surf School (Safety Beach)

Last updated: March 10, 2017 at: 12:15 pm

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