SHQ is stoked to welcome the always smiling Anne on board to run our Stand Up Paddle come and try days over the next few Saturdays.
We caught up with Anne to get a bit of an insight into what she loves about SUP and her upcoming plans.
How did you get into SUP?
I had seen friends do it and wanted to
give it a go. I came down to Sandy Beach one day last summer to try it and was
hooked from that moment!
What you enjoy about SUP?
I love that SUP is so
physically rewarding & you don’t even realise that you’re
exercising! I also feel it is really awesome for your mind and soul,
just gliding along the water is so soothing, relaxing and clarifying. I also enjoy yoga, so at the moment I’m working on some SUP yoga tricks too!
Where is your favourite place for a paddle and what kind of set up do you use?
Living in Bayside,
Melbourne, There isn’t always a lot of time for me to get down to the
coast to surf. I’ve always loved the beach and considering the bay is
mostly flat, SUP is a really great alternative
to get onto the water to have that release. Love having the bay as my
Any interest in giving something else like kiting or windsurfing a go?
I've never done it before, but keen to give it a go if someone will teach me! Haha.
Getting up and into the bay
for a sunrise paddle is gorgeous and a great way to start the day! I
just got back from Bali and had an awesome time SUPing there. It was so
beautiful and peaceful.
I love to try a range of
boards, depending what I’m using it for. I have a 10’6 board for flat
water and use something around 9ft for the surf. Still trying to master
SUP-Surfing but it’s great fun!
Any upcoming plans?
Aside from doing some instructing at the SBHQ School and running these demo's for SHQ, I'll be off to Costa Rica &
Nicaragua in February to do some SUP/Surf/Yoga training. My goal for spring/summer in 2013 is to have my own SUP Wellness Days that
combines SUP, yoga & fitness – for
The beauty of SUP is that ANYONE CAN DO IT! So come down and give
it a go!
The SHQ SUP demo's with Anne will run every Saturday (weather providing) for the next few weeks down at Sandy Beach. All of our demo boards from JP, Coreban, Naish and Surftech will be down there so come say Hi and check it out!