Paddling with Sandridge LSC

Welcome to the Sandridge LSC Paddling page. The Sandridge LSC offers a range of paddling services tailored to meet the needs of our members and to grow our paddling community. On this page you will find information about the following.

MEMBERSHIP

Paddling with the Sandridge LSC is easy! Just select your preferred membership option, book your training session online and join us for a paddle. We offer two types of membership to meet the individual needs of our paddling community.

Active members are patrolling (life saving) members of the club, more details can be found here.

Active Member

Yearly Fee: $75

  • paddling sessions Included
  • Equipment hire Included*
  • Clubhouse access INCLUDED
  • Paddle craft storage
    - 1st Craft Included
    - Additional craft - $250
  • Discounted Sandridge events

SOCIAL MEMBER

Yearly Fee: $120

  • paddling sessions: $40/month
  • EQUIPMENT HIRE INCLUDED*
  • CLUBHOUSE ACCESS INCLUDED
  • PADDLE CRAFT STORAGE
    - 1ST Craft $1000 per year
    - ADDITIONAL CRAFT - NA
  • Discounted Sandridge events

* Book by entering your details on the Booking Spreadsheet 

For a full list of membership benefits, please see our membership page


COACHING TIMETABLE

The Sandridge LSC provides FREE coaching services for all our Active members. We cater for paddlers of all abilities.The Sandridge LSC coaches provide structured sessions that focus on different paddling competencies, including: technique, aerobic fitness, anaerobic fitness, interval training, endurance training, wave play and skills.

Visitors are encouraged to attend our coaching sessions, and may use the club equipment on two occasions, to test out their sea legs. After this, we encourage you to join the Sandridge LSC as a member to continue to benefit from the free use of our cub equipment.


Our sessions, for both Active and Social members, include:



Equipment

We are pleased to provide our members with free access to paddling equipment. The Sandridge LSC currently has beginner equipment in its fleet, including:


Our fleet is expanding and will contain more equipment in the future. Our motto is ‘Let them Paddle’!

To use the club equipment, you must adhere to the club equipment policy


What is the policy? Broadly it outlines the following:

Use of the club equipment is free to all members

Visitors may use the club equipment twice (we encourage visitors to join as members to continue to use our equipment)

Club equipment must be booked prior to use, by using our booking spreadsheet. Note you cannot book equipment more than 24 hours in advance for weekly squad sessions

Wash down the equipment with fresh water after every use

Bookings are non-transferable

EVENTS

In addition to our regular training sessions, the Sandridge LSC hosts a range of paddling events.

Learn to Paddle Clinics

Want to try out paddling for the first time? Or perhaps get back into it after years of hiatus? The Sandridge LSC runs Learn to Paddle Clinics every few months. In these sessions one of our experienced coaches will run through the following:

  • How to use paddling equipment (e.g. paddle craft, PFD, paddle and leg leash)
  • How to paddle with efficient technique
  • How to remount the craft
  • Safety considerations when paddling
  • How to become an Olympic champion (possibly).

For a full list of upcoming Learn to Paddle Clinics, keep an eye on the Sandridge LSC Facebook page

 

Sandridge Sunday Sessions

Everyone needs a good old Sunday session at the beach for a paddle and a BBQ.

Join us monthly (on the second Sunday of every month) for the Sandridge Sunday Sessions where we share our love of life saving and ocean paddling in a Sandridge community event.

All are welcome!

  • Session 1 @ 10am:
    Come and Try Paddling Session

  • Session 2 @ 11am:
    Top of the Bay Series event, hosted by Sandridge Life Saving Club in conjunction with Life Saving Victoria (see information below).

  • Session 3 @ 12pm - Welcome new members and post-race BBQ feast

Top of the Bay Series

The ‘Top of the Bay Series’ is a celebration of paddling in Port Phillip Bay. It encourages paddlers of all disciplines to come and complete a short course or long course against fellow competitors and friends.


Each Top of the Bay race determines who is the top paddler, at the top of Port Phillip Bay.

The Top of the Bay Series is:

  • Open to all paddlers across Victoria (Bayside, coastal, or inland!).

  • Held every 2nd Sunday of the month

  • 1030 - 1050am rego at the clubhouse

  • 1055am briefing. 11am start.

  • 5km and 10km options

  • All paddle craft welcome. Surf skis, kayaks, OCs, paddle boards, prone boards.

  • No official timing. Timing will be by a marshal at the beach who will provide you with a time at the finish line, or you can time yourself and report your time at the finish line. Times will be recorded in MS Excel.

  • Winners will be announced during the BBQ afterwards.

  • No prizes. We want to keep the event cheap and friendly. For those who like to race, consider this good racing practice.

  • Life Saving Victoria Members = FREE, Non-members = $10

  • If you wish to hire a surfski for the Top of the Bay race, please book via our booking spreadsheet 

To see the dates of the upcoming Top of the Bay Series events, keep an eye on the Sandridge LSC Top of the Bay Series Facebook page.

Sandridge Paddling Excursions

In addition to our weekly training sessions, the Club hosts a number of paddling excursions for members. We want our paddlers to experience paddling in a range of aquatic environments with different people.

During these trips, we typically leave Sandridge beach and travel as a group, or in convoy, to other beaches, lakes or rivers. This includes regular downwind sessions on Port Phillip Bay, usually to or from Black Rock.

When we arrive at the destination, the group leader will brief all members on the plan for the paddling session. Groups will either start and finish at the same location, or paddle point to point with a vehicle organised for pick up. And of course, there will be a mandatory coffee and cake stop afterwards.

For a full list of upcoming Paddling Excursions, keep an eye on the Sandridge LSC Facebook page. For downwinder events on Port Phillip Bay, usually there is only short notice for trips, determined by the strength and direction of the wind.


















NEED TO KNOW MORE?

Please contact our Sandridge LSC Paddling Coordinator at via email with any questions you might have. Otherwise be sure to ask any of our friendly coaches during the week.

Address:
240 The Blvd, Port Melbourne VIC 3207