Field Notes: The Big Blue Paddle – Part 3

Photo: Amber Miller-Greenman

Photo: Amber Miller-Greenman

Field Notes: The Big Blue Paddle

On December 26, 2013, two Aussies set off on a 30-day, 917-kilometer (approximately 570-mile) SUP expedition. Paddling to promote healthy living, Michael Leith and Tony Miller-Greenman took off from Brisbane and made the long journey to Sydney’s Bondi Beach.
Check out the last leg of the guys’ trip:

Day 22 – 23: Port Stephens – Newcastle

Quick repair job before we set off from Zenith Beach to Merewether, Newcastle. Long trip today, so all needs to be in tiptop condition.

This is a 31-km stretch and we’re crossing shark-infested waters in the biggest great white shark breeding ground in Australia.

Day 24: Newcastle – Moonee

Here we are at Merewether SLSC, joined by a whole bunch of nippers! Thanks for the company, boys and girls!

Day 25: Moonee – Norah Head



Day 26 – 27: Norah Head – Palm Beach


Day 28: Palm Beach – Narrabeen

Palm beach to Narrabeen was a shorter paddle today; light easterly winds with a lot of rebound off the rocks.

Beautiful seeing all the Northern Beaches, including Whale Beach, Avalon and Monavale.

Challenging shore break at Narrabeen, but Michael negotiated the break and ‘nabbed a gnarly screamer.’

Not long now! We are almost there!

Day 29: Palm Beach – Manly



Day 30: Manly – Bondi Beach
Photo: Amber Miller-Greenman

Photo: Amber Miller-Greenman


Photo: Amber Miller-Greenman

Photo: Amber Miller-Greenman


Photo: Malcolm Jorgensen

Photo: Malcolm Jorgensen




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