Saturday 29 February 2020
Paddle Across the Bay is Australia’s largest stand-up paddle event – a 10 kilometre journey across beautiful Port Phillip Bay.
Early bird: $79
Set on Melbourne’s iconic bay at sunrise, Paddle Across the Bay is a stand-up paddle (SUP) event proudly supporting Cancer Council Victoria. The 1.5-2 hour, 10km journey runs from Brighton Beach to Port Melbourne.
It’s a chance to challenge yourself and improve your fitness, reduce your cancer risk by being physically active, and make a difference by raising money for Cancer Council’s vital work in cancer research, prevention and support.
On the day
You'll receive a Paddle Across the Bay t-shirt to wear proudly alongside fellow SUP-ers.
Registrations will open at 5.30am - we recommend arriving early to secure a parking space and give yourself plenty of time to get ready.
A beach warm-up session will be held at 6:30am with Paddle Across the Bay’s resident personal trainer – Pati. This is a great opportunity to meet other paddlers and prepare for the journey ahead.
Invite your friends and family to the finish line; it’s always great to have loved ones on the other end, cheering you on as you complete your challenge.
The course will leave from Brighton Beach and finish at Port Melbourne, however this is subject to changes in weather conditions. We will closely monitor conditions closer to the event and keep you updated.
Safety is the number one priority for Paddle Across The Bay. All participants MUST have a board leash/leg rope attached to themselves and their board.
As the course will not exceed 400m from the shoreline participants are not required to use a personal floatation device. A final safety brief will occur on the day of the event to reiterate safety points, confirm conditions, and introduce the experienced Paddle Marshals and the course outline.
The event will depart as a single large group. Once the final safety brief has been completed, the event will be monitored by experienced Paddle Marshals at the front and rear of the group, and throughout the middle to assist and encourage participants.
At no point will participants be in front of the lead Marshals or behind the tail Marshals. You will always be supported by our experienced Paddle Marshals and professional boat support.
What to bring
- Your paddle board, paddle and leg rope!
- Water (we recommend a hydration backpack)
- Sunscreen – SPF 30 or higher, broad-spectrum and water-resistant
- A broad-brimmed hat
- A mobile phone
All participants will receive a free Paddle Across the Bay t-shirt on the day. You can select your size when you register.
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Participants are responsible for planning their transportation from the finish line to their cars at the start line. We encourage participants to arrange for friends or family to drop them off at the start line and meet them at the finish line.
We will have some great prizes for fundraisers as thank you gifts – stay tuned for updates.
Paddling 10km is quite a challenge! However, the course is designed to be completed by all levels from beginners through to experienced paddle boarders.
This year Paddle Across the Bay has teamed up with trainer Pati Medina to help you prepare.
You will receive FREE 12-week and 6-week training plans designed specifically to help you get ready for the 10km Paddle Across the Bay Challenge.
Pati will provide tips and guidance in the lead up to the event on how to improve your fitness, balance and paddling technique.