the paddle of aus
why? why not?
The Paddle of Aus
If someone told you they were going to attempt to paddle around Australia, 16,000km of coastline to be exact, your first question may very well be: why?
And I'd say that reaction is very valid and probably how I would have reacted a few years ago. But what if we reframed it and asked a different question: why not?
On the 19th of December 2021, I will set out from the shores of the Gold Coast to attempt to become just the 5th person in history and only the second female to paddle around Australia on a surf ski, but if successful I will be both the youngest and am aiming to be the fastest.
The Paddle of Aus will see me attempt to complete the adventure in 6 months or less, covering 50-100km a day. Along the way, I will be paddling past uninhabited coastline and see the most remote parts of Australia, encountering civilisations who live off the grid.
I will be using The Paddle of Aus as a fundraiser for Gotcha4life, a mental health charity which help Australians to establish meaning mateship, build emotional muscle and social connection.
The Paddle of Aus is a 16,000km surf ski paddle around the
coast of Australia. With an aim to paddle clockwise around
the entirety of Australia excluding Tasmania.
I endevour to begin the journey on 19th of December 2021 from the Gold Coast, arriving back in May/June 2022.
I will be on an 8kg carbon fibre surf ski and paddling with a
carbon fibre Bennett paddle.