SOUL’s thrills and spills

Winner's trophy: Paul Fletcher, president, and Mick Armstrong, winner. 165405

The Southern Ocean Union of Longboarders (SOUL) held their first competition of the year at Ocean Grove main beach.
Unfortunately, they were met with a southerly wind, and the small surf meant the conditions were not able to be contested for a longboard surf competition.
Not to be deterred, an improvised event was arranged for these water loving individuals.
With the loan of four inflatable Stand Up Paddle (SUP) boards, teams of four raced in whichever way they could to a buoy and back to the beach. With just one or two members with any SUP experience, there were lots of thrills and spills.