With a turbulent and on-going wet season, we were dying to get back on the beautiful waters of the Barron River, up in Kuranda. The weather gods answered our call and we managed to score an absolutely beautiful morning to take the crew from Mates4Mates our for a paddle.
Mates4Mates is a not-for-profit organization who support current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force members who are wounded, injured, or ill as a result of their service.
With 16 paddlers out on the water, our guides Hannah and Sonny were ready for all kinds of thrills and spills, but they were sorely disappointed! All beginner SUPers, the guys managed to master the art within 20 minutes. Standing up, turning, twerking (we're look at you Brucey!), they were looking good... until we threw a few balance challenges into the mix. A fine effort by all to try nail the 'pivot turn', and a hell of alot of entertainment. In the end it was Rolly who impressed us the most with his acrobatic manouveres, and took out the MAD-DOG award and prize. Congrats mate, see you on our Fitzroy Island tour soon!
A big shout-out to Brucey & all of the Mates4Mates crew who came out for a spin. We had a blast!
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