News

Stand up and get fit with the latest surfing craze

Pat Eastwood on a stand up paddle board. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin
Pat Eastwood on a stand up paddle board. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin Allan Reinikka

PAT Eastwood is inviting people to jump on board the latest surfing craze: stand up paddleboarding (SUP).

The Capricorn Coast Learn 2 Surf teacher said the sport had shown a huge increase in popularity this year and was perfect for local waters.

"SUP is great for fitness, core strength and conditioning, as well as being awesome fun," Pat said.

"One thing that is great fun is down-winding, which is paddling with the wind and waves behind you and riding the ocean swells.

"I am a true convert and SUP more than I surf a standard surfboard nowadays."

Pat Eastwood and his dog Ally on a stand up paddle board. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin
Pat Eastwood and his dog Ally on a stand up paddle board. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin Allan Reinikka

Pat said SUP was suitable for all kinds of water conditions.

"(Paddleboards) are surfed, used in white water rivers, lakes, and pretty much anywhere there is water," he said.

Pat will be holding a free Have a go at Stand Up Paddleboarding session on Sunday from 8.30am to 11.30am at the southern entrance to the Causeway Lake.

Boards and information will be provided.

To find out more call 49392780.

Topics:  fitness, paddleboarding




Business as usual at Berserker store hit by ram raiders

Leanne Russell stands outside her fish and chip shop on Berserker Street the morning after ram raiders smashed in her storefront doors.   Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin

Two other Rockhampton businesses were hit overnight

Central Queensland entrepreneur invents peck-proof helmet

MAGPIE PROOF: Mike from Swoopaway with kids from the Blackwater PCYC.

Local cyclist solving the swooping problem.

Artist wins CQU award for second time

AWARD WINNING: Coowonga artist Peta Lloyd won the inaugural CQU Creates prize for her merged work Tree, bird, book. Photo Contributed

Artist wins award for works depicting amalgamation impact

Latest deals and offers

Thy Art Is Murder are killing it

See Thy Art is Murder on their killer tour happening right now. Photo Contributed

We talk with Thy Art is Murder about touring, babies, and new music

Date announced for Prince tribute concert

A Prince tribute concert will take place later this year

Matt Damon is taking a break from acting

Matt Damon is taking a break to spend time with his family

Police foiled terrifying 1m plot to kidnap Katie Price

Police foiled a £1 million plot to kidnap Katie Price and her family

Kristen Bell's baby confession

Kristen Bell once pretended to be asleep when her baby woke up early

Babylon 5's Jerry Doyle has died

Jerry Doyle has died from unknown causes at the age of 60

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

Iconic Denison St building sold for close to $1M

The Swan Hotel building in Denison St.

ONE of Rockhampton’s most iconic buildings has been sold

Unique Rockhampton bar hits the market

HOT PROPERTY: Cuban themed bar Chango Chango is up for sale.

Popular Rocky bar hits the market.

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd