Down The Road - EP1

HEY LEGENDS! I CAN’T THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR YOUR SUPPORT ON THE HOODIE RUN!

ITS BEEN A HUGE CONFIDENCE BOOSTER TO CONTINUE ON WITH THE AUSTRALIAN SUP LIFE 2020 PHOTO ANNUAL AND OF COURSE COUNTLESS HOURS ON PLANNING TRIPS TO SHOOT THE PHOTOS, DRIVING SO MANY KMS, SLEEPING IN MY CAR, FREEZING MY BUTT OFF AND THE LIST GOES ON.

WORDS DON’T REALLY EXPLAIN HOW MUCH YOUR SUPPORT MEANS TO ME…

SO THE “DOWN THE ROAD” CONCEPT WAS BORN… ITS BASICALLY A QUICK QUIZ FOR THE BLOG AND FACEBOOK GROUP PAGE, WE WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT OUR AUSTRALIAN SUP LIFE COMMUNITY, WE ARE A UNIQUE BUNCH OF INDIVIDUALS AND ONCE AGAIN BY SAYING THANK YOU I WANTED TO SHOWCASE THAT.

SO LETS HAVE SOME FUN…



NAME? – George Thomas.


AGE? – 57.


HOMETOWN? – Rosebud, Victoria.


FAVOURITE LOCAL CAFÉ? 7 -11 .


IN 50 WORDS OR LESS HOW MUCH DO LOVE YOUR PART OF AUSTRALIA, AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU?

I live in a place many know as Gods own country. It is a semi quite place with access to some world quality resources .We have a wide range of locations and conditions to sort all in the SUP Family. There are some great surf beaches with small to large waves, family friendly beaches plus if conditions are good we have a good range of down winding lines. We also have high quality bushland with great views over the water and amazing trails for the mountain bike or running.


THREE FAVOURITE PADDLING SPOTS?

1. Mc Crea beach is very local, super easy water access and deep water fast.

2. Patterson lakes, good for beginners or the bay is close.

3. Flinders, nearly like real ocean , has something for all.


ARE YOU IN A SUP CLUB?

Yes, President of SUP Vic, Pod master of the Peninsula Pod.


WHEN DID YOU START PADDLING?

Around about 9yrs ago with the masters Jeff and Lynda Lim.


WHATS IN YOUR QUIVER?

Sunny king downwind board, 14ft Lahui kai, flatwater race board and my wife’s bark surf board is a collectors board.


FAVOURITE PIZZA TOPPING?

BBQ chicken.


FAVOURITE ICE CREAM FLAVOUR?

Timarasu.


ANY PREVIOUS WATER/OCEAN EXPERIENCE?

Swimming, spent some time in the tri world, swimming not my best leg but went okay if I did a bit.


DO YOU OWN A PET? TELL US ABOUT YOUR PETS!

2 dogs one is a Samoed who is a great dog and we have Bindi who is a boxer plus 2 cats.


FAVOURITE SUP EVENT?

Downwind daze, I run this event and makes me very excited.

ANY SUP INSPIRED OR RELATED GOAL?

Build my club and have a pathway from the base to nationals.


THREE FAVOURITE ALBUMS YOU OWN?

Face to Face, the Angels, Lots of Oils Albums, some dance mixes.


WHAT DO YOU DO FOR WORK OR AS A CAREER?

Mow lawns.


FAVOURITE LOCAL RESTAURANT?

Flinders Hotel.


FAVOURITE SHORT ROAD TRIP UP OR DOWN THE COAST?

Torquay is a good road trip.

NAME? Paul Tickner


AGE? 54


HOMETOWN? Lower Snug

IN 50 WORDS OR LESS HOW MUCH DO LOVE YOUR PART OF AUSTRALIA, AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU?

Totally love Tassie especially the South East where I live. The waterways, landscape and accessibility to locations for flat water and close travel for surf options, to be able to be in the water within 5 minutes of home is a bonus.




THREE FAVOURITE PADDLING SPOTS –

North West Bay, D'Entrecasteaux Channel, East Coast.

ARE YOU IN A SUP CLUB? –

No.

WHEN DID YOU START PADDLING?

About 2 Years ago.

WHATS IN YOUR QUIVER?

10'6 ECM Inception and 12' Atlantis Venom.

FAVOURITE PIZZA TOPPING

Prosciutto, Bocconcino, Basil.

ANY PREVIOUS WATER/OCEAN EXPERIENCE?

Sailing ,Surfing, Diving and Boating.

ANY SUP INSPIRED OR RELATED GOAL?

Catch more waves and explore more places.

THREE FAVOURITE ALBUMS YOU OWN?

Clutch - Blast Tyrant

Metallica - Master of Puppets

Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti

WHAT DO YOU DO FOR WORK OR AS A CAREER?

Sales Manager Commercial Kitchen Equipment.

FAVOURITE LOCAL WATERING HOLE?

The Longley International Hotel.

FAVOURITE BAND AND WHY?

Clutch - best metal, blues , groove funk combo going around!

NAME - Bec Dunning


AGE - 43


HOMETOWN - Shellharbour


FAVOURITE LOCAL CAFÉ? - Green Poppy

IN 50 WORDS OR LESS HOW MUCH DO LOVE YOUR PART OF AUSTRALIA, AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU?

Growing up in Warilla (part of the city of Shellharbour), you were either a skate head or a surfer, I chose both! There's no better coastal town to have grown up in, golden sandy beaches, perfect reef breaks and waves to yourself.

THREE FAVOURITE PADDLING SPOTS

Lake Illawarra entrance, Maloneys to Bush rangers Bay, Minnamurra River.

ARE YOU IN A SUP CLUB?

SUP Socialites & iSUP.

DREAM AUSTRALIAN SUP DESTINATION?

Somewhere with rapids.

WHEN DID YOU START PADDLING?

8 years ago.

WHATS IN YOUR QUIVER?

7'5" Slab, 10' Style Master, 9' JPD, van full of Red Paddle Co inflatables.

FAVOURITE PIZZA TOPPING

Godfather.

ANY PREVIOUS WATER/OCEAN EXPERIENCE?

Bodyboarder since 13yrs old (2 Aussies titles & 9th World Surfing Games), surf boat rower for 5yrs inlcuding the George Bass crazy marathon.

DREAM 3 BOARD QUIVER?

Anything, anyone wants to donate me... fish, longboard & something fast please.

FAVOURITE SUP BRAND?

Red for ISUPs but in need of a favourite fibreglass.

DO YOU OWN A PET? TELL ME ABOUT YOUR PETS!!!

Cody the 50kg malamute, a total furball who has been SUP’n but not great on deck pads!

FAVOURITE SUP EVENT (COULD BE YOUR LOCAL CLUB)?

Only been to one so far, Scotts Head Paddle Games are impressive.

FAVOURITE ICE CREAM FLAVOUR?

Chocolate with chocolate or sherbet Mr Whippys.

ANY SUP INSPIRED OR RELATED GOAL?

This coming NSW Titles & to be able to do a headstand whilst surfing.

THREE FAVOURITE ALBUMS YOU OWN?

Isn't that called Spotify?

WHAT DO YOU DO FOR WORK OR AS A CAREER?

SUP business owner & instructor; trainer/assessor for ASI; Mum to 2 beautiful girls, & best wife in the world!

FAVOURITE LOCAL RESTAURANT

Relish in the village.

FAVOURITE SHORT ROAD TRIP UP OR DOWN THE COAST?

Did I mention Scotts Head.

FAVOURITE LOCAL WATERING HOLE?

My well stocked bar at home!

FAVOURITE BAND AND WHY?

Red Hot Chilli Peppers, they don't date.



NAME – Justin Dunning


AGE - 48 (49 next month)


HOMETOWN –Shellharbour


FAVOURITE LOCAL CAFÉ?

Justin’s kitchen!!! I might be biased but I make a good coffee!


IN 50 WORDS OR LESS HOW MUCH DO LOVE YOUR PART OF AUSTRALIA, AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU?

I started surfing Warilla in the 80’s and I still love surfing there. I’ve found the challenge of moving to SUP has reinvigorated my love of surfing. Flat water exploration of our local area, and overseas is a bonus also being able to involve my kids as well. Owning a SUP school isn’t that bad either!

THREE FAVOURITE PADDLING SPOTS?

Warilla #4, Windang bar, Bone Yard (Lake Illawarra for flat and down wind)

ARE YOU IN A SUP CLUB? ?

SUP Socialites & iSUP.

DREAM AUSTRALIAN SUP DESTINATION?

Scott’s is pretty hard to go past.

WHEN DID YOU START PADDLING?

I first paddled in Florida in 2012, I enjoyed it so much I bought a board.

WHATS IN YOUR QUIVER?

7'11”Slab, 10' Famatic Style Master, 8'4” JPD customer, 14’ NSP Sonic pro carbon, 17’ red monster and a van full of Red Paddle Co inflatables.

FAVOURITE PIZZA TOPPING

Godfather.

MIDDLE NAME ( IF YOU HAVE ONE)

Peter.

ANY PREVIOUS WATER/OCEAN EXPERIENCE?

Surfing since I was 14, official team supporter for Australian team at the ‘96 world surfing games, open water diver, ASI SUP instructor.

DREAM 3 BOARD QUIVER?

Love my Fanatic style master, Fanatic pro wave, ECS slab.

FAVOURITE SUP BRAND?

Love my Fanatic, can’t beat Red for inflatable boards.

DO YOU OWN A PET? TELL ME ABOUT YOUR PETS!!!

A 50kg Alaskan Malamute – Cody.

FAVOURITE SUP EVENT (COULD BE YOUR LOCAL CLUB)

Scotts Head Paddle Games, what a fun event.

FAVOURITE ICE CREAM FLAVOUR?

Tiramisu Movenpic.

ANY SUP INSPIRED OR RELATED GOAL?

Keep my SUP school growing, surf more, work less.

THREE FAVOURITE ALBUMS YOU OWN?

Blood Sugar Sex Magic, colour and the shape, appetite for destruction.

WHAT DO YOU DO FOR WORK OR AS A CAREER?

SUP School owner, SUP instructor, and a Sales Manager in my spare time.

FAVOURITE LOCAL RESTAURANT

Belgian Beer Cafe, Mission Bay – Auckland.

FAVOURITE SHORT ROAD TRIP UP OR DOWN THE COAST?

Bone Yard, does 1/2 hr count?

FAVOURITE LOCAL WATERING HOLE?

Love the Bavarian at Shellharbour.

FAVOURITE BAND AND WHY?

Foo Fighters - do you need to ask?



NAME? - Greg Mckinnirey.


AGE? – 49! But like I’m 35.


HOMETOWN? - Haha, Dapto boy!


FAVOURITE CAFÉ? - Pacino’s Café.



IN 50 WORDS OR LESS HOW MUCH DO LOVE YOUR PART OF AUSTRALIA, AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU?

I love my little part of Australia, Shell Harbour. It’s a great place to work and live, so close to so many good surf breaks, cafes, shops and friends near by!

It’s also where I raised my kids, and has a real “feel good” community.

THREE FAVOURITE PADDLING SPOTS

The Farm, The Boneyard and Bendelong.

ARE YOU IN A SUP CLUB?

Yep, Illawarra Sup Surf Club.

DREAM AUSTRALIAN SUP DESTINATION?

Empty Snapper rocks Or Noosa point.

WHEN DID YOU START PADDLING?

2014.

WHATS IN YOUR QUIVER?

Naish Hokua X32 8'8", Surefire Degenerate 8'5" and Evoke 7'11"

FAVOURITE PIZZA TOPPING?

Pepperoni.

ANY PREVIOUS WATER/OCEAN EXPERIENCE?

I've been on a trip to Macaronis, Mentawais, Indo which was pretty awesome! Now I wanna go on a boat trip where I can try different waves there. Especially some big rights!

DREAM 3 BOARD QUIVER?

Smik Hipster twin 8'6. Surefire Vandal and maybe a JP wide?

DO YOU OWN A PET? TELL ME ABOUT YOUR PETS!!!

Three, two dogs and a cat. Millie, Molly and Monty. The cat Monty is the Boss and rules the roost.

FAVOURITE ICE CREAM FLAVOUR?

Boysenberry fo shiz!

ANY SUP INSPIRED OR RELATED GOAL?

Go to Mentawais again and surf some big rights instead of lefts. And the Maldives. Anyone interested in organising a SUP trip?

WHAT DO YOU DO FOR WORK OR AS A CAREER?

Radio Operator for the Police. 23rd year.

FAVOURITE LOCAL RESTAURANT?

Andaman Thai.

FAVOURITE SHORT ROAD TRIP UP OR DOWN THE COAST?

Bendy. It has both options depending on swell direction and then there's Green Island if its pumping! Such a good wave!

FAVOURITE LOCAL WATERING HOLE?

Ocean Beach Hotel Shellharbour or the Central Hotel.

FAVOURITE BAND AND WHY?

I have many from Radiohead, to Ocean Alley to DMA's to Coldplay, to Alt J. Last year we saw one band or a festival each month. It was epic!! from Splendour to Falls to Laneway plus all the gigs in between. I think we saw at least 30 artists!

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