Bassendean: SUP Tonic Australia to hold Halloween Stand Up Paddle Parade in Swan River

Maree Martin, Tess Humphreys and Tim Mulford. Picture: Michael Knox
Maree Martin, Tess Humphreys and Tim Mulford. Picture: Michael Knox

WITCHES and wizards will be casting spells on stand up paddle (SUP) boards in a Halloween-themed parade in the Swan River.

Bassendean-based SUP Tonic Australia founder Maree Martin has organised the parade which starts from Maylands Yacht Club then travels to Optus Stadium, Matagarup Bridge and Claisebrook Cove before finishing at Bardon Park, Maylands on October 27.

 

 

The parade covers about 6km in distance and run for 90 minutes, with stops and magical activities along the way.

Spectators and paddlers can enjoy pizza at Annie’s Woodfire Pizza van at Bardon Park at the finish line.

Ms Martin said she held a small event last year but this year’s parade was on a bigger scale.

Tess Humphreys, Tim Mulford and Maree Martin. Picture: Veronica Mcphail

“It’ll be an amazing spectacle for bystanders as a coven of witches paddle past on the Swan River,” she said.

“If we had 30 people on the water that would be amazing.

“It doesn’t sound a lot but 30 paddlers on the water at the same time is pretty cool.”

She said SUP boarding was for everyone.

“I’m always thinking outside the box and I’m passionate about encouraging and inspiring people of all levels to try something new in a safe, fun environment,” she said.

“The most rewarding aspect for me is to see the smiles on peoples faces and their satisfaction at achieving something they didn’t think they could do.”

She is organising a Christmas Day event as well.

THE ESSENTIALS

What: Halloween Stand Up Paddle Parade

When: October 27, meet at 4.30pm and take off at 5pm

Where: Maylands Yacht Club, East Street, Maylands

Cost: $25 for board hire and $15 if you have your own board

Dress code: Halloween costumes

Register: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?embed&eid=427183

More: https://suptonic.com.au/halloween-stand-up-paddle/

Maree Martin, Tess Humphreys and Tim Mulford. Picture: Michael Knox