Ready for coasting into the weekend?

OUTDOOR FUN: Television presenter Brodie Harper prepares Kylie Wilson for an introductory stand-up paddleboarding session at Lake Wendouree. Picture: Dylan Burns

OUTDOOR FUN: Television presenter Brodie Harper prepares Kylie Wilson for an introductory stand-up paddleboarding session at Lake Wendouree. Picture: Dylan Burns

BACK by popular demand, Surfing Victoria is set to help Ballarat women in the art of coasting on Saturday. Introductory stand-up paddleboard lessons aim to encourage more women to get active in the relaxing and low-impact sport.

Coasting program manager Kim Byrne said there was always a fun, strong turn-out for Ballarat sessions and she hoped more women could enjoy Lake Wendouree from a new perspective.

“There are so many inland waterways for them to go paddling and Coasting is a great way for them to learn the techniques for them to begin their journey with a new and emerging activity of SUP,” Ms Byrne said.

“Our first time to Ballarat was a sell out and we all had such a great time laughing and enjoying the time we had paddling together, with like minded women, I can't wait to do it all again."

SUP boards are longer, wider and more buoyant than regular surfboards, helping with balance. Participants learn on flat water in a safe, female-friendly environment. To register: coastingsup.com

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