Here’s a standout activity that your kids will surely enjoy! There will be a series of stand up paddleboarding (SUP) sessions taking place at the Bayside Park in Manly until mid-February. Perfect for water babies between ages 10 to 17 years old, these full-hour sessions are part of Brisbane City Council’s Active and Healthy program. Massive fun guaranteed, whilst having a full-body workout.
Stand up paddleboarding might seem like a challenging water sport to learn but anyone can actually be an exceptional paddleboarder in a short span of time, regardless of age and body size. This activity, which sprung from surfing, brings heaps of benefits. As a low-impact exercise, SUP helps with balance, boost cardiovascular health, and reduces the stress levels as participants enjoy the water and nature around them.
Much like a combination of surfing and canoeing or kayaking, paddle boarders stand on a long, flat board to ride or race each other as they propel their craft. Participants usually play in flat, calm water without any waves.
The Manly sessions, taught by professionals at the Sunshine Coast Surf Schools, normally cost between $50 to $70 but since this is a Council initiative, students joining classes in will only need to pay $5.
Stand up paddleboarding classes will take place during these dates and times so you have plenty of options for enlisting your children.
|Thu 9 Jan 2020||8:00 a.m.|
|Fri 10 Jan 2020||9:00 a.m.|
|Sat 11 Jan 2020||10:00 a.m.|
|Sun 12 Jan 2020||10:00 a.m.|
|Fri 17 Jan 2020||2:00 p.m.|
|Sun 19 Jan 2020||4:00 p.m.|
|Sun 2 Feb 2020||3:00 p.m.|
|Sat 15 Feb 2020||2:00 p.m.|
|Sat 16 Feb 2020||3:00 p.m.|
To secure a slot, phone Leighton of the SC Surf Schools via 0412 563 191 or register online. Sessions are limited to 16 surfers.
There’s not a lot needed to join the lessons but participants are expected to be in their swimwear. For their benefit, they must also wear sunscreen or bring other sun protection like a hat. Students will be given paddle boards, paddle, wetsuit and a rash shirt once they arrive for the sessions.