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
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