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SUP-X racing continues with the SPRING series underway.

Balmoral SUP-X Spring Series 2017
Round 1 Aug 27th Balmoral
Round 2 Sept 24th Pittwater – Newport RMYC
Round 3 Oct 29th Balmoral
Round 4 Dec 3rd TBA


Round 1:   August 27th 2017
What a PLEASANT surprise this race was! Who would have thought that the predicted rain and strong chilly winds would turn into an absolute pearler! Great turn out and lots of smiles all round. Awesome effort everyone in what were the usual, wonderfully challenging conditions off Balmoral. Great to catch up with everyone again and looking forward to a great season of SUP-X racing ahead. #balmoralSUPXracing



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EVENT INFORMATION FOR COMPETITORS – sydney-sup-festival-event-info-competitor

COMPETITORS – please register HERE

The BIGGEST paddling event on the SUP Calender is just around the corner – Feb. 18 and 19th.

Held at the Newport Royal Motor Yacht Club overlooking Pittwater, the event is crammed with Stand Up paddle events, lots of family fun and a focus on having a go.
There are a number of NEW events to make this is a weekend to remember.

SATURDAY 18th – Big Race Day

– Pittwater Classic 10k Marathon/Downwind
– Dash for Cash.
– B.B.Q Buffet and the Best Pizzas on the Northern Beaches
– Great Northern Beer vouchers
– Live music from 3pm

SUNDAY – The SUP Festival for everyone.

SUP DEMO and Expo from 9am
Learn to SUP from 10am. The Scotland Island Race – 6k and short 3k race.
– Naish Sprints from 11. Everyone can have a go. Board      supplied.
– Great Prizes up for grabs!
Jumping Castle, Live Entertainment and great food all day long with numerous bars overlooking beautiful Pittwater.


Sydney SUP Demo – Newport – February 19th

Join us for the next SYDNEY SUP Demo at the Newport Royal Motor Yacht Club on beautiful Pittwater from 9am – 2pm.

Our SUP DEMO’s are highly regarded and by FAR the best way to get the right board under your feet, first time!
With the Balmoral Paddlesurf team there to help you with tips, guidance and tuition you know you are going to come away with a big smile on your face.
The Sydney SUP Demo is part of the Sydney SUP Festival – a weekend of paddling family fun. There will be over 40 boards to try from Naish, SUNOVA, JP Australia, Jimmy Lewis, Lahui Kai and SUP ATX.
The DEMO is FREE if you are looking to buy a board and can Stand Up Paddle already. Call Sam at Balmoral Paddlesurf for more info – 9905 8826 or email. For info on what’s on, how to get there and parking visit the Sydney SUP Festival Event page



Avalable 7 days a week from out the back of the store in Manly. SUNOVA STYLE – longboard styling 10’6 x 30 148L 10’ 30 139L 10’ XL x 29 130L SUNOVA SURF/ONE- all-round 9’5 x 32 160L 10’2 x 33 177L SUNOVA FLOW – all day rippers 8’7 121L (AA’s Fav) 8’10 131L 9’2 147L SUNOVA ACID – total rippers 8’7 106L 8’10 116L 9’1 126L SUNOVA SPEEED – rip it up with ‘special sauce’ 7’11 94L 8’5 112L 8’10 130L 9’5 160L SUNOVA SHROOM – another Bert Burger creation 8’3 x 32” 126L Coming SUNOVA SURF XXX Balsa All round surf performance 10’6 x 30 158L (Sam’s fav) 10’ x 29 142L SUNOVA FAAST is fast Faast Ocean 14 x 26 280L Faast 14 x 24 228L SUNOVA SURFBOARDS 96 Oldie 92 JR Pro (AA’s fave) 92 Pro ( Sam’s fave) 8’ 8Ball

Sunova SUP range


Near perfect conditions for the first day of spring so we had to hit the water and try put some new gear from SUNOVA SUP – the new 14′ FAAST and 14′ FAAST Ocean

SUNOVA 10’6 SURF in action

This is one four favourite all-round SUP boards for those looking for extra performance both on a wave and touring. The SUNOVA SURF 10’6 ECO  is full wood board which oozes SUNOVA quality. The beauty of this board is that it balances the needs of the all-round paddler (nice glide) with exceptional surfing ability. 10’6 is a great size if you are looking for just one board to offers the best of both worlds for touring and surfing. The ECO wood (Blue) construction from SUNOVA is one of the most beautiful crafted boards on the market. Full Wood. Exceptional weights and a full set of glass fins. Normally $1799 we have this board on special for at $1499. There are only a couple left but they represent excellent value for a quality board with performance. Add a SUNOVA Nalu Sliver wave paddle for just $240 (RR$299) The SUNOVA SURF 10’6 is also available in XXX Balsa – $2199


Who would have thought it! The most searched terms on Google relating to Stand Up Paddleboarding are ‘Orlando Bloom paddleboarding’, ‘Taylor Swift paddleboarding’ and ‘Amy Schumer paddleboarding’. Great to see the coolest of bods enjoying our sport! Google SUP stars


July 2016 We headed south in July this year with the SUNOVA SURFBOARD team to check out their new SUP boards and paddles for this coming season. Even though we only had small waves we managed to find a peak tucked under a cliff in the corner of a beautiful south coast beach.


July 2016 It has been an incredibly chilly winter down here in Australia this year. Balmoral Paddlesurf, head-honcho, Andrew Allen was lucky enough to escape to the warmth cruising in Croatia and the Amalfi Coast/ Italy. Here is one of his favourite activities – Sea Cliffing! Looking forward to some Sea Cliff exploring from my Stand Up Paddleboard this Summer! Your SUP can take you anywhere!


July 2016 Keep your eye out for these beautiful creatures that will be cruising the East Coast of Australia this Winter. We were lucky enough to come across this playful creature in Sydney Harbour last August. There is no better way to go Whale Watching than on a Stand Up Paddleboard!


June 2016 “Yoga on the water takes away the walls and the ground and open up the experience to what is above and below. Float along and see what comes next…” Unless you have seen it in action it is hard to wrap your head around SUP YOGA. If ever you needed convincing that this off-shoot of the Stand Up Paddle boarding was legit, watch this beautiful video. Yoga on water – surrounded by the studio of life