Blog / Stand up Paddle
Saturday 8th August - Noosa Main Beach, between the Groynes. Time TBA
Join Adventure Sports for our social SUP session, meet some locals and take advantage of a chance to try out the latest from Naish and Fanatic SUP.
Beginners are welcome, so bring your friends to Come n Try SUP.
Stay up to date with the event on Facebook
As we make the big move from the little blue shop on the Noosa River to our new Main Road, even brighter blue shop front, we have taken the time to reflect on the eight (8) years since 2007, when the Tarr family took over the iconic Kitesurf Australia shop.
The shop was established by well known local Chris De Aboitiz (Keahi's dad) back in 2001 after the initial introduction of the kiteschool in 1999. Now known as Adventure Sports Kitesurf Australia, the shop has weathered local floods, the wettest summer in decades, the GFC and so much more.
We just wanted to share some of the history in a photo gallery we have put together. Check out a few blasts from the past including the Coolum Kite Festival, trips to Fiji, the introduction of SUP, old logos on old cars, new vehicles, shop renovations and insights into our family as Liam has grown up, Simon has finished school to take on the family business and new, exciting staff have joined in.
As we reflected on the past, we were reminded of the heart and soul of why we do what we do. The kitesurfing community and now the SUP and Skate community are what makes doing business, more like just having fun. Thanks to everyone who has helped us along the way. Take a look at the photos, you might even see one of yourself.
Join us on the 17th June for our first day at 136 Eumundi Rd, take a look around and join in our excitement. A proper 'shop' warming will be held later in June or early July, so stay tuned for details. Final day of trading at Gympie Tce will be next Saturday the 13th June.
Check out the photos here.
We could not have asked for a more perfect afternoon to take on our first SUP Adventure Social Paddle. The water was smooth and the scenery was pristine.
A small group of paddlers made their way from the back of the AFL park, along Creek Rd and paddled through the estuary behind the Noosa Sound, ending up at the Lions Park at Noosa Heads. We made great time and almost regretted finishing the paddle in only one hour.
We are already planning our next SUP Adventure, but first, we will have our next full moon paddle which will be early in July. Follow us on Facebook to make sure you don't miss an event.
Check out a few photos from the paddle on Flickr. More coming soon. If there is a photo of you, please feel welcome to download it or share this post on your own Facebook page.
See you next time.
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We have recently renovated our kayak storage area in order to offer casual or permanent storage of your equipment.
Bring your own SUP or kayak while on holiday and store it safely with us.
From $10 a week
Contact us or phone 07 54556677 for full details
Saturday 2nd August
Join the team at Adventure Sports for a Social Day - Noosa Main Beach for a surf session & the Noosa Dog Beach for some flat water.
Start time 8am - locations to be confirmed according to surf & tide conditions. Join the Event on Facebook to make sure you stay up to date.
Check out the latest range from Naish while you are there. Never tried SUP, no time the now to start!
George and Fiona are back on deck full-time after a number of dealer meetings over the past month. There are some exciting products coming in 2015 and we are well under way with our ordering. BEST kiteboarding look like coming back into the Australian market with some quality products in the coming season. Their twin tip boards were a great surprise at the Cairns dealer meeting and we will be stocking a number of models. The Kahoona is still a fantastic entry level kite and the new TS certainly ticks all the boxes for the RPM/Dice style of kite which is so popular here on the Sunny Coast.
North & Fanatic continue to provide top quality products. With the addition of a new light wind kite in 2015, their line up looks like continuing to dominate next season. The Dice was a sweet ride and the new 4 line safety system makes all the 4 line kites in the North line up suitable for even novice riders. As soon as we are given the okay to release images, we will post some up to date info for everyone.
We were unable to attend the Liquid Force Dealer meeting, however some really interesting additions will be heading into the 2015 season including a single strut light wind kite & affordable foil board.
Why Choose Wavejet?
- Enable surfers to spend more time surfing and less time paddling
- Get you out there even when the break is soft and mushy
- Make a tow in unnecessary to catch the bigger waves
- Provide the extra thrust to make a paddle session more fun
- Enable paddlers to navigate otherwise unreachable territories
- Let you move across the fastest of currents
In any conditions, WaveJet enables paddlers to navigate otherwise unreachable territories. WaveJet have also had great success with enabling disabled watersports lovers to get back out there.
Demos now available. Drop in or give us a call to book a time.
Noosa Dog Beach 11am Sunday 21st July
Join us for a social SUP session - flat water & waves
This session will be postponed if the wind is up, otherwise join us for a few hours of flat water & waves.
Naish will be bringing along some of their 2014 Mana and Hokua sups to try on the day.
If you don't have a board, RSVP & we will bring a few spares. Phone 07 54 556677 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 26th May from 8.30am at Noosa Dog Beach
Last carpark on the left before the River Mouth Spit
Join Adventure Sports and KB4girls for a social SUP day. No SUP no problem, we will bring spares to share.
Stay for an hour or stay for the day. Plenty of flat water for first timers, or paddle out the North shore River Mouth and catch some waves.
BYO drinks, Picnic lunch or snacks & your SUP if you have one.
For more information call 07 54556677 - stay up to date on events with Facebook.com/kitesurfaustralia