Words and pictures Mick Slattery When you go to a Sydney Paddle Surf Club (SPSC) event, you know you’re surfing against some of the best paddle surfers in NSW with competitors coming from as far as Ulladulla and the Central Coast to compete.
More needs to be done to protect our waterways. Rockstars such as Eddie Vedder and movie maker Albert Falzon have done more to raise awareness for our environment than politicians and EPA officials who are meant to be our environments' custodians.
Imagine this: you are stuck behind a desk in one of the world’s biggest cities, you miss the water, being alone on it and then you go onto take 2nd in one of the world’s most prestigious and richest paddle boarding events.
In the 1960s, Hawaii’s beach boys began paddling into sets at Waimea Bay with tourists’ cameras dangling around their necks. They balanced on the longest surfboards they could find and paddled with oars from outrigger canoes.
Scotty: For years, Jason and I have talked about making it over to Western Australia. We’ve been on Sylt looking out at Bolt onshore and raining, wishing we were somewhere else that was down the line and sunny.