Video Post: King of the Coast 2011

King of the Coast 2011, Sunshine Coast Qld

King of the Coast 2011, Sunshine Coast Qld

Some paddling crew from up north brought this event to my attention some months back. Whilst my ski racing skills are probably not quite there yet (ok, probably never!), you can’t help but admire the pace and swell running of these guys. Top it all off with some brilliant video work by the famous Rambo and you get one entertaining race!

The race ran for 18km downwind from Point Arkwright to Mooloolaba and had over 200 paddlers onboard, paddling everything from SUPs to kayaks to OCs and of course ocean skis. The event raised money for the Sunshine Coast Children’s Therapy Centre and drew widespread attention from the Sunshine coast locals. Check it out! Cheers, FP

(Thanks to KOTC, SCCTC and Rambo for the use of images & video)

The Fat Paddler by Sean Smith