Fri-Sat Oct 2-3rd saw the Starboard SUP and Airush demo days at The Zu in glorious hat spring weather. The wind was a bit of a no-show on the Friday, but perfect for SUP demos and the unveiling of SUP Polo in the shallows of St Kilda Marina.
SUP Polo is a new hybrid sport, invented by Starboard, which combines Stand Up Paddling with a lacross-style game-play, using specialised paddles with a scoop and cutout.
On the Saturday a crew saddled up for a Starboard Downwinder from St Kilda to Sandringham on the moderate northerlies. The 2016 Allstars took centre stage, with everyone having a chance to try the new 14′ models in 25″, 27″ and the Downwind specialist 28″ versions.
Paul Harrington captured the moment on video: