Posts Tagged With: SUP boarding

PADDLING NEAR KENT STREET WEIR

31/01/2018 – A pleasant afternoon with two friends

A friend, Anne, suggested a paddle along the Canning River from Kent Street Weir one afternoon.  She has a kayak, and I mentioned to Aly that she might like to come along and could travel on my SUP board quite comfortably.

The river was quite murky and low, so we took it easy, not knowing what was beneath us.

Here is Aly sitting on the front of my board, trying not to dangle her toes in as this disturbs the movement of the board as it moves forwards.   By the way, I was paddling, she is just holding the paddle so I can concentrate on the photo.

It was a beautiful day and we were entranced by the scenery, despite the muddy waters.

We meandered up a side tributary, only to find it too shallow to continue.

Then a series of splashes and a flurry in the water startled me. Finishing up with two small fish landing on my board, what a surprise!  Well, I had to get a photo of this, one fish smartly returned to the water but I did manage to encourage the other to stay a while and get his photo taken.

Apparently a small bream, we saw lots of fish jumping after this, nice to know that the waters are still clean enough to allow fish to breed.

We stopped on the river bank for a short while and Aly had a go on the board – easy peasy.

Returning back to our start point, I took the opportunity of getting a photo of myself, difficult to do when you are out paddling on your own.

And I am not going to make the mistake of falling in right at the end of the trip when someone has a camera trained on me. (I hope).

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STAND UP PADDLE BOARD WORKSHOP

4/05/2017 – SUP WORKSHOP – Mindarie

I signed up for a three hour workshop one Saturday morning.  Very educational and informative.  I learnt a lot of ways to upskill myself.

Practising on the roller board, yes, that’s me coming off.

Actually managed to get someone to take a photo of me when I wasn’t falling in.  By the way, I only fell in once.

Some of the group practicing their paddling.

We even spent half and hour on SUP yoga, a goal of mine.

Here’s something really impressive.  Different location but this is what I am aiming at!!!

We finished up with a bit of fun on some super big paddleboards. They would easily fit about a dozen people on them.

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STAND UP PADDLING ON THE SWAN RIVER

2/4/2017 – Early Morning

They told me that early morning was a good time for paddling, so with a great deal of effort I thought I would give it a try.

Guess what?  They were right.  Beautiful mornings in Perth.

Calm river, very little wind.  I met some lovely girls from the SUP Tonic Meet Up group, we paddled the river on a few different days.

A really calm morning on the Swan River.  Look out for the waves that the boats make as they go past.

Paddling early in the morning.

A bit later in the day. Good stuff.

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