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The dolphin watched us from below

Wild Dolphin Encounter at Shelly Beach, Manly

You never know when the ocean might throw up some magical experiences, and this morning around 6am we got one of the best when a wild little dolphin frolicked with…

Spec Ski Paddling - Manly Beach

Surfski Inspiration: The Surf Lifesaving Movement

After a fun session surfing my Stellar SR ocean surfski at my favourite Manly break, I dropped down to the Manly LSC with a camera to absorb the activity that Spring…

A Sydney Sunrise - the Bower right hand point break, Manly Australia

The Paddlers Lottery: Stay Warm In Bed or Risk the Weather Warning

No-one else wanted to come, even my wife questioned my sanity. A change was coming into Sydney bringing strong winds, dangerous surf and pretty foul conditions. Just the day before…

Big surf at the Bower

Paddle Surfers vs Board Surfers: The Battle of Manly

Manly Beach, Sydney. It’s an iconic Aussie coastal spot with great surf and miles of pristine sandy beach. It is also the home of our local paddle surf spot, a…

Early morning surf at the Bower point break, Manly Beach

Video: A Rescue, Some Surf, & Some Trashings – Just another Team Fat Paddler Surfski Surf Session

With Team Fat Paddler, whilst it looks mostly about fun, it’s also about team work. In our latest outing we not only got to experience some fun waves and a…

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Video: A Surf Lesson with Balls (aka Scaring Freddie)

Summer is always mixed down here in Sydney – some days the surf is great, other days it just flattens out and we’re better off watching the cricket on TV….

Team Fat Paddler - friends who surf together, stay together

Video: TFP Tribe Surfing – Fear, Fun and Friendship

5.45am and the “tribe” is there – 5 paddlers on surfskis, one on a sea kayak, and one on a longboard. This is Manly Australia, home of the oldest surf…

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Video: Dawn Surfski Surfing with Team Fat Paddler

In my last post A Return to the Surf… or Paddling to Feel Alive I spoke about the joy of returning to the surf and waves, the fun of falling…

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A Return to the Surf… or Paddling to Feel Alive

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about paddling, and the parts I love, as well as the parts I don’t love so much. In particular, I’ve thought a lot about…

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Video Post: Fat Paddler chases the Green Room

It was cold, it was dark, it was noisy. With a weather forecast of 20-30 knot westerlies plus a good 2m ocean swell coming from the East, I was curious…

Stand Up Paddlers at Manly Festival of Surf

Manly Beach is one of Sydney’s premier beaches, and yesterday hosted the Manly Festival of Surf.  It’s great to see the sport of Stand Up Paddling now accepted amongst the…