Event history

The Surftech SUP Winter Classic was established in 2012 to showcase the waters surrounding the beautiful Mornington Peninsula as offering all year round stand up paddling locations.

With two amazing paddling locations to choose from – Port Phillip and Western Port – paddlers on the Mornington Peninsula are spoilt for choice, whatever the wind direction.

More than 50 competitors from interstate and overseas took part in the inaugural event in 2012 and with the number increasing 60 in 2013, the event is certainly gaining in popularity.

Support from local Mornington Peninsula businesses also ensured the success of the event with a range of prizes on offer from restaurant and accommodation vouchers to cash and equipment.

Event hosts

LyndaAndJeff_SUP_Losson_Instructors-150x300Lynda and Jeff Lim

Founders and Directors of Peninsula Stand Up Paddle, the only dedicated SUP business on the Mornington Peninsula.  With a comprehensive retail offering – from downwind and race boards to SUP surfboards, SUP covers, leashes, accessories and paddles – PSUP is a one-stop shop for everything SUP.   With a large range of demo boards, as well as boards for hire,  PSUP also provides lessons for groups as well as one to one private tuition for downwind and surf training.

 

 

Event Director

dogmanRoger Saunders

As an ambassador for Surftech, “Dogman” needs little introduction to stand up paddle surfers around Australia. He brings a zeal and enthusiasm to SUP that is hard to match.

Dogman Does Bells from Rob Dog on Vimeo.

 

 

 

Water Safety

Anido_WillWill Anido

Will is one of Australia’s most experienced stand up paddlers and trainers as well as a professional lifeguard with over 20 years experience. Will was instrumental in creating the world’s first SUP instructor and SUP schools training and certification framework in 2008 and sits on the ASI advisory committee for continuous development in these areas.

Will regularly competes in stand up paddle racing and SUP surfing competitions at local, state, national and international level, including the Oahu-Molokai each year, where he was placed 11th and 12th in the last 3 years.

He is also a lifeguard trainer with specialist rescue training using jetski, and a Senior First Aid Trainer.