There are so many great surfers in Australia, and we’re now seeing a good number of them add SUPs to their surf riding quiver of board sports. Looks like these SUP surfers are showing performance SUP surfing at its best out there. And really nice to see one of Australia’s early small board SUP surfers Justin Holland still charging with his powerful top turns and hacks.
Some of Australia’s best SUP surfers competed in the 2018 NSW State SUP Titles in June 2018 with 3 days of consistent swell at One Mile Beach at Nelson Bay, around 4 hours north of Sydney. Some of the big names were Kai Bates, Harry Maskell, Justin Holland, & James Casey showcasing why these boys are/were on the SUP world tour and blasting every wave and section that presented itself.
This is Part 1 as there was too much good footage to fit into one song, so stay tuned for part 2.
The speed and projection that these boys get on any sized wave is second to none, and I love competing against these guys as it always pushes my surfing and the levels seem to rise in each and every contest.