Conditions were perfect for the event, with blue skies, light winds and fun little waves rolling through and making the race – which gets its name from the island sitting 3km off the coast that acts as a giant turning buoy –
Queensland is a breeding ground for stand up paddling talent, with at least half a dozen of the world’s best 15 calling either the State home. The main hub is on the Gold Coast, with another very strong group of paddlers further North on the Sunshine Coast (where the Island Challenge was held).
Next weekend we’ll get to see even more of them in action, with the Aussie SUP Titles to be held at the mecca of paddling, Currumbin, and set to decide who will represent Australia at ISA Nicaragua 2014.
UPDATE: Some cool action shots on Facebook.