A Winter Wonderland Our Latest Wildlife Paddle.
Edited by: Greg Herbert
Photos courtesy of: Madelaine Rayner Lisa Cross Janelle Smith Toni Smith Herbo
Front Cover: Some of the crew that made the journey up to Shoal Bay for the NSW State Titles earlier in May this year. From left to right, Maddie Rayner, Yaz Keller and Lynne Duffy.
Inside Cover: One of our flat water casual paddles from Sharknet Beach Huskisson Jervis Bay.
Page 2 : Spread from Sharknet Beach. Page 6 : â€œSpot Xâ€? delivers the goods again. Page 12: Club Expo - 6 year old wins the brand new Hobie SUP. Page 18: Locals go to State Titles at Shoal Bay. Page 28: A Winter wonderland - Our latest outing at Sharknet Beach. Huskisson.
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Now for those of you who stayed rugged up in bed on Sunday morning, well, you missed out! Spot X delivered the goods again on Sunday morning for our latest surf session with shoulder high waves and the odd head high set thrown in for good measure. The moon was eerie at around 7.00am, as big as the sun and high in the sky to the West. This cool morning looked like shaping up to be a cracker, and yes, we couldn’t have asked for more. Once the sun had burnt the chill off the air most of our SUPer keen SUPPER’s had hit the water. The smaller waves were a little bit full, but the high tide didn’t seem to bother the sets too much with some nice smooth crumbly walls providing plenty of opportunity to “strut your stuff”. Again the Callalla contingent were well represented as was Shoalhaven Heads and Sussex Inlet, aaaannnndd we had a visitor all the way from Denmark, thanks for coming along Herbie – No not me I’m Herby or Herbo whatever you prefer. Herbie tagged along with Captain Jase and is looking forward to giving the waves a go, “It looks like so much fun” he said. Members were spread out along the beach between 2 and 3 different peaks which all changed with the tide. We had left’s and right’s to chose from with some absolute cracker rides being had by most of us. There was the usual banter on the water, “My wave”, “No my wave” and “Hey drop in on Macka” “No, drop in on Herby”, and don’t forget the giggle girt, you know who you are Leesup. Mad Dog Morgan made the comment at the end of the day that “It was definitely worth the drive”, sounds familiar Mick…….. And yes you are right, it was definitely worth getting out of bed for and driving to our piece of SUParadise.
Hey Yazzie, try not to drive so hard off the tail into your cutback or you’re likely to snap a fin! Argh bugga, should have got that advice earlier. Oh well a little bit of collateral damage but you’ll be back next time.
Main Photo: Macka heading down the line.
Opposite Page: Top - Early morning glass. Bottom - Mason checking out the peak to the left.
This Page: Top - Full moon rising. Right - Loren on a nice right about to be joined by Lisa on the Carrot. Below right - Our President on a smokin left hander. Bottom - Jason finishing off a snappy cutback.
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Renewal / Expo 25th July 2013 What a great day we had. We had approximately 120 people turned up to renew their memberships or become new members. It was fantastic to see everyone turning up with their families to enjoy our first ever SUP Expo. Many thanks go to our Exhibitors, the Committee, the Awesome Musicians, Volunteers, and you our members for making this event a huge success. The Lady Denman Maritime Museum provided the perfect venue for our function with quite a few of the locals heard to say “I haven’t even been down here before, it’s absolutely gorgeous”, so come on down any day of the week and explore a piece of Husky’s history. Special thanks to Hobie for providing us with a Brand New Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board which was won by 6 year old Henry Mackay. Henry apparently knew he was going to win the board as he mentioned to mum and dad on the way over the the Expo something along the lines of “hey you know how I won those 2 Easter raffles, well I think I’m going to win the board today”. That’s what you call putting it out there Henry, well done and enjoy your new Hobie SUP. A big thankyou to Aquatique Surf Stores, Ocean and Earth and Balmoral Paddle Boards / SupAtx for making the journey all the way from Manly. Your support at this event was invaluable and we thank you all. Hope to see you again next year. The musicians rounded up by Loren, and of course starring Loren, were a huge hit. Their kick back blues style of tunes set the mood for the day for a relaxed and casual encounter for everyone to enjoy both young and old. Food courtesy of The Husky Butcher and Husky Bakery kept our tummies from rumbling. The Kebabs were awesome along with the not thin – not thick but somewhere in between sausage sambos which were cooked and served up by a dedicated crew. Thanks a lot guys and gals. We were fortunate enough to have some Lucky Door prizes to give away throughout the day kindly donated by our exhibitor’s, prizes included T-Shirts, Caps, Spray-On Deck Grip, Soft SUP Roof Racks and more. Congratulations to all of the Lucky Door prize winners and make sure you all support the businesses that support your club. Well that’s it for now and keep on Supping and see you all real soon. Oh and be sure to check out the Adds from our Sponsors in this Issue. Ciao for now. Henry Mackay receiving his Brand New Hobie Inflatable SUP from Gordon McGillivray for Hobie.
The Hobie Display
Aquatique / Starboard Display
The Crew checking out some of O & Eâ€™s new innovations.
SupAtx from Balmoral Paddle Boards
2013 NSW State Titles Shoal Bay
Seven of our Husky SUP Club members competed in the two days of surfing in the Shoal Bay Resort and Spa Southern Cross SUPfestival on Thursday 16 May and Friday 17 May in contestable, offshore conditions at One Mile Beach, Port competition SUP surfing – Lisa Cross, Yaz Stephens. Keller, Madeline Rayner, Janelle Smith and Lynne Duffy battled it out (when they Over 90 competitors participated in the weren’t laughing, talking or encouraging opening surfing rounds in the fun shoul- each other) in an additional two rounds der-high peaks. of heats before Lynne managed to advance to the semi-final also. Melissa McManus advanced straight through to the Open Women’s semi-final The 7.30 am Open Women’s semi-final after winning her heat. Newcomers to was held on Friday in brisk south-west winds and an increase in swell which created throaty, hollow conditions. Lynne arrived just in time for heat 2, whilst the seasoned Mel was ready for action early and advanced to the final held that afternoon in increasing wind and swell. Mel came in 4th overall in the Open Women Division. Club President Jason McManus was able to compete in several divisions – Open Men, Over 40’s Men and Over 50’s Men and after many heats over two days came in a credible 4th in the over 50’s Open Men Division. All our competitors would like to thank Surfing NSW for running such a great event and will definitely be looking at competing again in 2014.
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Just another day in Paradise!
What a fantastic day Sunday 18th August turned out to be. You’d be forgiven for thinking we were smack bang in the middle of Spring, heading into Summer. Well that’s how I felt and I’m sure that the 37 club members felt the same way too.
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Sunday was our “Wildlife Adventure Paddle” from Sharknet Beach Huskisson and from what I saw Captain Jason must have done the ring around because the Dolphins and Port Jackson’s were right on queue. Before we set out for a paddle Jason gave a couple of talks on the different types of paddles and their uses, and also talked about the different styles and types of boards that are available. Once again he could have talked for ages as the range and style of boards seem to be endless. Thanks for that Jason I’m pretty sure everyone would have taken something away from your talks. Time to have a paddle now. 18 brave souls ventured into the water from Sharknet for a nice leisurely paddle (yeah right) around to the point at Moonee Creek. The journey around was very easy as the 10 – 12 knot norwester was fair up our behinds, in fact if you held your paddle out it acted like a sail so the 1st leg was really easy. Paddling along Sailors Beach the water clarity and colour resembled that of a tropical island so you could be forgiven for thinking you were somewhere else in the tropics, except for that wind chill factor bring our minds back to reality.
Any way there was this little fellow playing out off Sailors beach all on his own, like us just cruising, and he didn’t seem the least bit bothered by the small flotilla overhead. It actual gave most of us a chance to have a good look at a Port Jackson that wasn’t camouflaged by his natural surroundings.
I was fortunate enough to see 7 Port Jackson “critters” and had a pod of over 10 dolphins swim straight under my board. Had the Gopro with me, thought I had captured some fantastic shots but…..they have turned out not so clear but you can still get the idea. I’ll keep working on that one. On the return trip back to Sharknet the wind seemed to kick just a bit more which provided a bit of a challenge for a few but all made it back to the beach for another one of Lauren’s BBQ’s and some liquid refreshments.
Our members seemed to be enjoying the “summer-like conditions” and were happy just chilling out on the beach and the grass chin wagging, another drink, another sausage sambo, (yep butcher sausages too, yum) and I think it was around 2-30 before we managed to finally vacate the location. So many thanks to the committee for organising another great day out and to the members and children that made it down we had a nice relaxing day and hope to see you all soon. Don’t forget our next club day is a surf comp on Sunday 29th Sept, but if you are keen for a trip away before then to Broulee then come and join us on the Sat 7 – 8th Sept, details on the website and facebook. Cheers Herby. Hope you liked our 1st edition of SUPdog and be sure to share it with your friends. See you on the water.
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