Monday, 5 May 2014

iKoast Pin of the Week: Elemental Stand Up Paddleboarding, Point Walter

Gone: Paddleboarding!

Location: Elementary SUP's main location is at the beautiful Point Walter Reserve, just off Honour Ave, Bicton on the Swan River.  They're also based at Jon Tonkin Reserve (East Fremantle), Busselton Jetty and Augusta.

iKoast Activity: Elemental Stand Up Paddleboarding, Point Walter

iKoast Activity Map: Point Walter

Wow Factor: Point Walter is hands down the best location to spend a day SUP'ing, especially if you’re a beginner. It's completely sheltered from the wind coming from either direction so it's flat, glassy water couldn’t be more perfect for an intro lesson or leisurely paddle.

Aerial View of Point Walter
Aerial View of Point Walter

For those who haven’t been, Point Walter Reserve is an awesome park for the entire family, complete with a playground, picnic areas, swimming, showers/toilets, free BBQs - not to mention Walter's River Cafe. The only thing catch is that it's not dog-friendly so you'll have the leave the pooch behind.

Point Walter Reserve
Point Walter Reserve, picnic area

Do: Sign up for a 2 hour Introductory River Cruise lesson. You’ll be taught all the skills you need to get you standing and feeling confident including: prone paddling and knee paddling, board control, how to turn the board, foot placement, stance and self rescue.

After the intro lesson, the cruise then takes you out on a guided paddling trip up the river through scattered boats along the cliff faces towards Blackwall reach where you can put your new skills to the test and explore Blackwood River’s secret passages ways.

Got skills or keen to practice on your own? Rentals starts at just $50

Don’t: Be shy! Elemental's instructors have taught SUP'ers as young as 6 and as old as 76 years - their tailored lessons cater to all capabilities and fitness levels. Speaking of fitness, SUP is an amazing core work out from head to toe, so get ripped while enjoying the sunshine and breeze!

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