It came to our attention via early adopters Jennifer Aniston and Matthew McConaughey, however Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) has been around for a while now and the serene waters of Hervey Bay offer up the perfect spot to enjoy some SUP action.
Three local companies hire SUP equipment, some providing lessons as well.
Hervey Bay Stand Up Paddle moves its sessions about the bay, finding the spot to best suit SUPers. They recently shared this stunning image taken near Fisherman’s Park at Urangan.
Aquavue Cafe Watersports rents SUP boards (along with other equipment such as catamarans, jet skis and kayaks) from its Torquay base.
And In The Loop at Urangan offers SUP, along with kite surfing and kite boarding.
Both Aquavue and In The Loop also offer SUP Yoga classes. As the name suggests, it’s basically Yoga on paddleboards. But fear not, the boards are weighed down with sandbags so yogis aren’t likely to drift off to sea.
As is usually the case with yoga, you only do what feels comfortable but with a bit of practice you’ll be doing shoulder stands (or whatever these are!) along with instructor Jess.
For more information about SUP in Hervey Bay check out the providers’ Facebook pages (links in article).