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Enjoy you SUP racing? The Balmoral SUP-X racing Autumn series kicks of this March.
37 paddlers turned up for what was a cracking morning. We decided to run the 3k to just inside Middle Head and the 6k around Middle head to Obelisk Beach – a favorite paddle. With a mid/high tide and a 1.5m Swell there was plenty of water moving around out there so it was challenging for everybody. It was great to see the Canberra SUP crew come up for the day and have a hit out with us. It was also great to see Matt Upshon, who paddled the 3k with his Dad, got a personal best – under 30 minutes! Well done Matt!
The usual paddlers were at the pointy end of the fleet but Sam Parker managed to pull away from Wade Carberry and Clayton Kane for a solid win on the day. In the Women’s, Traci Dostalek put in a solid performance to win over Kerry Davenport and Joanna Nelson from Canberra. Special mention also to Brett Baber who finished a commendable 5th place on his 12’6 Naish Maliko after putting a fin through his 14’er the day before surfing at Makaha/Long Reed point!
Free coffee’s afterwards warmed everyone up in the brilliant sun of another magic Autumn morning of Balmoral SUP-X racing.
Of the many awesome pics courtesy of @MarkKane. These are just some of my favourites. Thanks Mark!
The 6K course around Middle Head is fully exposed to both to swell through the heads and big bumps from main channel water traffic!
The 3k and 6k courses.
Naish 14’ 26” Maliko 2018 $2400
Sunova 14’ 25.6” & 27”Allwater Faast now $2600 new.
Sunova 14’ 25” Ocean Faast demo $2200
Sunova 14’ 23.5” Flat water Faast demo $2400
Sunova 18’ 25.5” Unlimited Demo now $2999
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
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
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