Surf's up, puppers! Today, we're introducing a brand new event for Surfing Queensland! Established in 1964, Surfing Queensland is the recognised not-for-profit peak State body entrusted to develop the sport of surfing in the state. These industry professionals have designed Pups on Sups 2017 to cater to all of the community - for you, your friends, your family, and of course, your furry best mate!
Kicking off at 10am and finishing at 2pm, Pups on Sups 2017 is based on the beautiful Currumbin River in Queensland; all are invited, regardless of experience level - that includes first timers if you're feeling particularly brave!
2KM SOCIAL PADDLE - pups are at the front of the stand-up paddle board, doing a fast loop of the Currumbin Creek Inlet to ensure all of the onlookers can watch the full race unfold!
250M DASH FOR CASH - a short but sweet race for participants to score themselves (and, of course, their pup) some cash!
Surf's up! Photo taken from Surfing Queensland's official Facebook page.
Prizes have been kindly donated by EZYDOG and VETSHOP, and others to be announced. There's lots of amazing goodies to be won, including a huge hamper kindly donated by VETLOUNGE! There is a small entry fee for those wanting to get in on this unique and fun event, in an effort to raise vital funds for the Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQLD). Get in early and save!
Monday 11th of September to Sunday the 24th of September - $10.00
Monday 25th of September to Wednesday the 26th of October - $20.00
Beach Entries on the day - $40.00
Don't want to partake in some friendly competition? There's still heaps to do at the event! In addition to being able to watch the races, eventgoers can enjoy:
Of course, a visit to the beach is not complete without ice cream! Don't forget to drop by Hugo's Ice Creamery's stall and grab your pooch a doggy ice cream! All of their ice creams are lovingly made by hand, using locally sourced ingredients as much as possible. This frozen treat that your pup will be sure to love is both healthy and delicious! Three delightful flavours, made from human-grade ingredients, are available:
Peanut butter and Bacon
Eddy and Sam love Hugo's! Eddy's favourite is salmon, and Sam's favourite is peanut butter and bacon. Yum!
AWLQLD is a charity founded on the Gold Coast in 1959 with the core mission of rehoming abandoned and surrendered companion animals. Across the four rehoming centres in South East Queensland, AWLQLD cares for up to 17,500 animals each year, with a zero euthanasia policy on all healthy, treatable, and sociable animals; giving them the best possible chance of finding a furever home and of course, having a second chance at life.
Photo taken from AWLQLD's official website.
Remember to purchase your tickets early to save on entry fees, start practising teamwork with your pooch, and get ready to have a fun day out in the sun - all for a good cause!