For the second year in succession, I headed down to Lakes Entrance for this paddle event, I suppose it is the equivalent of a fun-run on the water. 150 paddle craft began from either Paynesville or Metung in beautiful sunny and warm conditions. This year round of third of the fleet were on SUPs. Last year I paddled from Metung. This year I doubled the distance and headed out from Paynesville. I loved the challenge and the feeling of satisfaction when I completed the event.
Here is the report from Stuart Thomas, President of SUP Vic
So another corker of a weekend down at Gippsland has come and gone, I’ve been to 4 of 4 since SUP was included and each year the trip gets better. It’s an event I look forward to – each year numbers grow and Paul King and the LESLSC crew (with a little help on the SUP side from Warwick Lee) shape it a little bit better. From my point of view, it was so great to see so many (relative) newbies giving it a good hard go this year, in both the 13k and the 27k fields alongside the established die-hards (For those of you that didn’t know, SUP is now the single biggest watercraft division in this event). The results are up, the race has been and will be talked about and reflected on but let me add a big thanks and a shout to Shazzy Sharon Bourke and her brother Kev who between them make the Saturday Night at Kev’s Water Wheel Tavern on the beach at Lake Tyers a super-good reward for the day’s hard work. I’ll be back next year for sure.
Is there such a thing as TOO MUCH SUP? Nahhhhh.