The Year 13 Sports Science class were treated to three superb days at based at the Mount Beach to participate in their first practical assessment for the year. The group got off to a shaky start on the first day quickly learning that it’s not as easy as it looks. The focus was on straight-line paddling and executing a number of different turns, each with an added layer of complexity.
Day two started with a promised 5km paddle that turned out to be closer to 9km up the inner Harbour. Check out the video moment when they were surprised with a low flyover as they neared the airport! https://youtu.be/rGLX9-wJODE .
They even a managed a quick stop at the Strand for an obligatory manu the wharf. To keep testing them, they headed to the surf day Day 3. If it wasn’t hard to try and standup and manoeuvre on the flat water, now they had to content with waves and white water. Lucky for them the conditions were near perfect for Sup surfing with many being able to ride waves from “out the back” to the shore. Surprise standouts were Tom McCarroll & Fergus Glubb – even Mr Watson managed to get in in the action and ride the waves like a pro!
On the final day we set a Race course back into Pilot Bay and get into trace mode. This is where the elbows get a good workout fighting for the best line around each buoy. Javier Black scored the fastest time in the 200m sprint leaving the rest of the field in his wake. Big thanks to Eva and Glenn from Assault Paddle Boarding who looked after us for the three days.