Carlton River Flatwater Paddle
1st paddle for the season this morning, conditions were perfect for the upriver leg, but a light southerly made the crew work a bit harder on the return journey. Great to see Lionel Daley & James Lyons make the trip from the NW coast to join us and good to see Club President Tony Leitch back paddling also. Next paddle 5th December.
SUP SUMMER SURF SERIES.
Entries are now open, just hit the link to sign up. It will run under the same format as previous years of everyone surfing 2 heats per round with points totalled after the last round to decide the club champion and take home the prestigious trophy. R3 will run at Bicheno with an extended program to fill in the whole weekend, further details to be released. Our major sponsor this series is locally owned Shipstern Surf at Sorell so make sure you show your support in return when the need comes for some new gear or doing your Christmas shopping.
This isn't the WSL so don't think you aren't good enough to compete, it's all about having a few laughs and some casual competition that will lead to improved surf skills.
Huon River Flatwater Paddle December 5
11.00 at the Huon jet boat just along from the bridge. Change of format this time, we will paddle up river and when we have gone far enough ?
turn round and paddle back with the flow to where we started.
Could also be time for a cider at Willie Smith's on the trip back to Hobart.
Doesn't get much better than this. Perfect conditions for this morning's Huon River paddle, an easy 6km with some current to make the paddle back even easier
Next Flatwater cruise 9 January.
Summer Surf Series R1 Sunday 19/12
Checkin 8.15 @ Park Beach, 1st heat in the water 8.30, the forecast looks a bit tricky but we will run it in what there is. Shipstern Surf Shop voucher for the best barrel.
BYO bbq and drinks at Lewisham afterwards, can we have a show of hands please.
Summer Surf Series R1 went off this morning at the Mecca Bowl in small clean waves giving everyone a chance glory. There seemed to be a few nerves with this the 1st round of the season and most off the crew didn't settle into their rhythm until the 2nd round of heats. With many tied scores requiring count backs to seperate the SUPers it really could of been anyones round with no real standouts. Due to lack of barrels, though there were a couple of tries there won't be a best barrel award from Shipstern Surf shop and this will be carried over to R2.
Dave B 3720
Hamish R 3720
Steve C 3460
Dave S 3440
Chris W 3180
Steven D 2920
How good is this thread? Looks like a real decent sup group you blokes have down there. Every photo looks like alot of untouched land. Super relaxing to look at. And the comps look fun and not over the top with competitiveness.
Yeah ! The Tassie crew always stylin and smilin,love there posts,and the unspoilt scenery
Flatwater Paddle 9/1
Sunday looks like a nice day for a paddle in the Valley, 5k loop up to the bridge and back. 11.00am at the Millbrook Rise Boat ramp just before you get to New Norfolk.
Paddle in the Valley 9/1
Big turn out for this morning's paddle on the Derwent at New Norfolk with all enjoying the perfect conditions. An easy 6k cruise to the bridge and back with the odd boat wake to test the balance. Thanks to Cam from Derwent Valley SUP School for some tips for the less experienced paddlers.
Summer Surf Series R2 23 Jan
Checkin 8.15 @ Carlton Park Surf Club Car Park, 1st heat in the water 8.30
Either the SUPer Bank or Little Canada, there are some Shipstern Surf Shop vouchers to give away for the best barrel, biggest bucket chucked & WTF was that for most innovative manoeuvre??.
And don't forget R3 at Bicheno 18-20 February
Summer Surf Series R2 was run this morning under the clear blue skies and warm waters of the SUPer Bank in some of the smallest waves in SUP competition history. It wasn't that hard to find a wave, as long as it wasn't over knee high. The Best Barrel and Biggest Bucket Chucked awards were safe today, but Steve C made 2 very good attempts at the WTF was that award and takes home a Shipstern Surf voucher for his reward.
Dave B 4000
Hamish R 3720
Dave S 3460
Chris W 3180
Steve C 3180
Steven D 3180