by Watsons Bay Stand Up Paddling (WATSSUP)


THURSDAY 26th JAN, 2017


7:30am – 12:00pm

Online entries close 4:00PM, Wednesday 25th January 2017!

Early Bird Entries Will Be Available Soon!

Sponsorship Opportunities are now open for 2017. Please contact WATSSUP to enquire .

WATSSUP Watsons Bay Stand Up Paddling is pleased to announce that the Every Man and His Dog Stand Up Paddling Event is back this Australia Day 2017! And we are inviting everyone to join us to celebrate!

The last three Australia Day’s have seen the success of the Every Man and His Dog SUP Event Watsons Bay. 2017 will be the fourth consecutive year and we are already so excited!

Watson Bay beachfront on Australia Day is now recognised as a day where the surrounding communities, dog owners and elite athletes, come together to celebrate our national day and show appreciation and admiration to the sport of Stand Up Paddling. But most of all to have fun!

This event is run and hosted by WATSSUP Watsons Bay Stand Up Paddling . WATSSUP are paddleboard and fitness enthusiasts, an ASI accredited Stand Up Paddle School based in Watsons Bay, an integrated part of the Eastern Suburbs community; owned by Mermaid Joanna Kyriazakos and Bondi Rescue’s Lifeguard Terry McDermott.

Every Man and His Dog is a Stand Up Paddle event on Australia Day that is made up of several SUP races in which participants will compete based on their level and skill in Stand Up Paddling. There will be different courses located within Watsons Bay as well as a more challenging long distance race for the more elite paddlers. This event does not only attracts athletes, but local families and visitors who have a chance to compete in the more basic SUP courses and individuals with their dogs who participate in the iconic novelty, man and dog races. This is an event for all Australians (including their pooches)! Please see the Race Categories for the descriptions of the individual races.

All of the races have great prizes to be won! We also have random prizes on the day, so you don’t have to win to get some goodies!

For those who haven’t paddled before and would like some practice and tips before Australia Day (don’t worry you have time!) contact us at WATSSUP Watsons Bay Stand Up Paddling to book your training sessions now!

Race Categories

Burton Contractors Long Distance SUP Race

Our Long Distance course sponsored by Burton Contractors, is approximately 6km and is designed to test endurance, athletic and technical ability! This event is purely for the elite paddlers! The offshore route from Watsons Bay will provide some challenging elements to test true paddle skills.

ECS Dash for Cash SUP Race

The Dash for Cash SUP Race is sponsored by East Coast Surfboards in which its competitors paddle to win prize money. This course is a short distance of 150m and challenges speed as well as technical ability and ends in an explosive finish on the sand! Open to all.

Man & Dog SUP Race

The iconic and legendary Man and Dog SUP Race, where you and your beloved pooch paddle together! This is a short course of 150m. Plenty of prizes to win including prizes for your furry friend!

Technical Sprint SUP Race

This is a 2km course and includes 2 laps along the northern side of Watsons Bay foreshore, out around the boat moorings and back to the shoreline. This SUP race will test the agility and speed of its competitors!

Kids SUP Races: U13’s and U18’s

The U18’s course is approximately 1km and U13’s is 500m. We provide shorter courses for our younger paddling enthusiasts, but don’t worry there are still great prizes to win!

Man and Dog Treasure Hunt

In one of the favored events from last year, this category will not only test the skills of the paddler but his four-legged companion. Participants are to paddle out and their pooch has to find as much “treasure” in the water as they can. Team with the most wins!

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