Stinkin’ Wetsuits

Written by stevenba. Posted in Leisure, SUP, surf

Like many surfing dads, I try to encourage my kids to share the stoke.

At the last count, this is how much neoprene I had strewn between my van, my garage and my carefully crafted wetsuit hanger in the garden:

  • 1 x Shortie wetsuit
  • 1 x Full length summer wetsuit
  • 2 x Winter steamers
  • 2 x kids full length summer suits
  • 1 x neoprene vest
  • 3 x rashies
  • 4 x pairs of kids wetsuit boots
  • 3 x pairs adults wetsuit shoes
  • 2 x pair adults wetsuit boots
  • 2 x pairs adults neoprene gloves

St Johns on a SUP

Written by stevenba. Posted in Leisure, Stand Up Paddle Board, SUP

Have been doing some exploring on the paddle boards recently with the boys. These pics were taken from a trip up to the top of St Johns Lake to the ford back in August, setting off an hour before high tide. As I wanted to do it on a spring tide, this meant an early (6.30am) start.

Its about 45 mins easy paddle from launch spot to the ford at St Johns.


Written by stevenba. Posted in Leisure, SUP, surf


After headlines proclaiming Indian summer weather and temperatures in the 20’s, this weekend has been one of fog, mist and drizzle aka ‘mizzle’ if you live in these parts.

Since last years incident in the fog, I tend to be wary of going out in the water alone in the poor visibility and therefore haven’t managed any water time this weekend.

There was a small window of just over an hour this afternoon when the fog looked like it was burning off, but it soon rolled back in again.

It did make for some spectacular scenes though.