ABOUT US

SUP-FIT and our instructors acknowledge the First People, the Traditional Owners, and Custodians of our two bays and the Mornington Peninsula, The Boon Wurrung. Their culture, connection to land, and care for the shores on which we gather and the waters on which we paddle are many thousands of years old.

Would you like to know more? Search: boonwurrung.org

SUP-FIT is our passion as well as our business, we love sharing our knowledge of the water, our enjoyment of stand-up paddling, our love of nature and fitness with all the people who come and paddle with us. We aim to inspire people to connect to nature, take on a physical challenge, and most importantly have FUN. Stand-up paddling is a sport for everyone and anyone who loves life and making the most of it.

We are the only SUP school on the Mornington Peninsula whose instructors are accredited with both the Academy of Surfing Instructors and Surfing Australia.

In the current COVID-19 crisis SUP-FIT  will continue to offer some SUP sessions with additional protocols relating to group size, the distance between paddlers on the beach, and cleaning of equipment.

OUR TEAM

Mark Renouf – Director/Head SUP Coach and Instructor

After many years of primary school teaching and then 14 years as a school principal, Mark made the decision to continue his passion for providing people with learning opportunities to further develop their fitness, enjoyment for the outdoors, health and wellbeing by becoming a SUP Instructor

“Stand Up Paddleboarding has been a natural progression for me in my love of the ocean and water sports like surfing, kayaking, swimming, and sailing. SUP has given me a huge amount of pleasure and fun, increased my fitness and physical strength, and my whole sense of health and wellbeing. SUP has also provided me with an avenue to share my passion for water sports with my career as an educator.”

  • B.Ed. and Grad.Dip.Outdoor Studies
  • VIT registered and WWC check
  • Austswim & Surf Bronze
  • Academy of Surf Instructors Exposed Waters Level 2 SUP Instructor
  • Surfing Australia Level 1 SUP Coach
  • Apply First Aid and CPR
  • Member of Mount Martha Lifesaving Club
  • Member and Sponsor of SUP VIC

Alex McEntee – SUP Coach

Alex comes to us from Inverloch SUP. He is a young accomplished surfer and surf coach, as well as an accredited Surf Comp Judge. He is studying to be a teacher and it’s fantastic to have his wide range of experience and enthusiasm in our lessons.

  • Surf Surfing Australia Level 1 SUP & Surf Coach
  • Apply First Aid and CPR
  • Surf Bronze
  • Active Member at Surfing Australia
  • WWC check                                                                   

Nic ‘Coops’ Cooper – Coach

Originally from England, Nic has spent over 15 years working in tourism around the globe and has always had a deep connection with the ocean from guiding sailing tours in Europe to spending most days here in the ocean on a SUP. A qualified SUP instructor who loves nothing more than instructing and guiding people and even runs his own active adventure company called: Wild Adventures Melbourne.

“I have always had a passion for adventure activities and the outdoors and became obsessed with SUP from the first moment I tried it. It’s one of the best ways to enjoy Port Phillip Bay and it’s really awarding to be an instructor in a sport that’s so accessible for people of all abilities

  • Surfing Australia Level 1 SUP Coach
  • Community Surf Lifesaving Certificate
  • Apply First Aid and CPR
  • Surf Bronze
  • WWC check

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