You don’t even need to be able to swim to learn to Stand Up Paddle, and once you get the hang of it you can even take small passengers on the front of the board. Great for small children, or even a seafaring dog! Sorrento, Rosebud, Dromana, Balnarring are all great locations to Stand Up Paddle – depending on the tide and local weather conditions. Often if it is not suitable on Port Phillip, it will be suitable on Western Port. Part of the magic of the Mornington Peninsula.
For those with their own surf boards there are some excellent surf breaks along the coastlines of Bass Strait and Western Port at Gunnamatta, Sorrento Back Beach, Rye Ocean Beach and Point Leo (among others). With the great surf you also get dangerous rips, so it is important that you take note of local conditions and practise care at all times.