Stand-up paddleboarding on the Fraser Coast

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.

Source - Hervey Bay SUP Facebook page

Source – Hervey Bay SUP Facebook page

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.

Source: Aquavue SUP Facebook page

Source: Aquavue SUP Facebook page

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.

Source: In The Loop Facebook page

Source: In The Loop Facebook page

For more information about SUP in Hervey Bay check out the providers’ Facebook pages (links in article).

And…. enjoy!

 

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2 thoughts on “Stand-up paddleboarding on the Fraser Coast

  1. Hervey Bay Stand Up Paddle says:

    That’s me paddling by the turtle. Blissful ! One of the most beautiful experiences to see our wildlife in their own environment. And we are so lucky to have so much wildlife to see here in Hervey Bay. Some days I lose count of how many turtles glide by. Not to mention the sting rays, dugongs , crabs,fish, birds, etc ….Our waters are teaming with activity. We absolutely love to share these experiences with people and love nothing more than to introduce people to the addictive sport of stand up paddle boarding. We offer free lessons with our board hire to get you going and standing up on the water. Give it a go folks. We live in paradise.
    Lisa Wong-Kam
    Hervey Bay Stand Up Paddle

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