Aboard our tours, SUP Riders start off in calm water like a bay or along Whitehaven Beach. The conditions are sometimes a bit choppy but never surfy. We want each of our passengers to have a successful SUP experience and will always select the best spot for the day. Please note, that because of storage facilities, we can only offer hard SUPs aboard the Entice Catamarans.
The SUP boards are a lot wider and longer than a surf board and offer everyone a stable platform. The other piece of equipment is the paddle. The SUP paddles are quite different from kayak paddles. They are long and have a bend. One paddles with the bend forward; feels like the wrong way, but it is the right way and much more effective.
In the 2000s, ISail Whitsundays was the first Whitsunday tour company to incorporate SUPs aboard sailing tour vessels. These days a wide variety of vessels carry SUPs. The sport quickly took off over the years from ‘surfing with a paddle’ to having many different disciplines and board types. With the invention and improvement of inflatable SUPs, it is accessible to nearly everyone everywhere. There is hardly a beach in a resort town without SUPs. While the SUP surfing is still growing, most people today SUP to stay fit in flat water - as SUPing is a great combination of cardio and all over body work out. However flat water SUP also offers an easy way to enjoy the water without any intention to get fit.
*Please note, that the main part of our product is the boat tour (onboard accommodation and catering, qualified crew, National Park visit). The watersports equipment aboard is complimentary. While the vast majority of our tours use the watersports equipment, they can be subject to weather conditions, personal ability and condition of the equipment on the day.”