Start the day with SUP – Q Station

Posted by Robyn Dawson

We all love an early morning SUP but when it comes to city locations it’s hard to beat the Sydney Harbour National Park to start your day right!

Earlier in the year our Australian brand rep, Calvin Loftstrom, and the team hosted a selection of Australian media and influencers at the renowned Q Station Hotel, Manly. Held over two sessions to accommodate guests, the morning saw the likes of TV presenters, Liv Phyland & Teigan Nash, Meditation Instructor, Luke McLeod join us for a sunny morning on the water.

Paddlers listen to instructor on beach

Recognised by locals for its elegant accommodation, deep set history and occasional ghost tour, Q Station is tucked away within Sydney Harbour National Park, surrounded by unspoilt natural beauty that guests were invited to experience like never before.
The iconic travel destination is set right in the heart of Sydney and
boasts a serene and peaceful setting for a spot of SUP. The golden sandy shores of Quarantine Beach offered guests a private and sheltered location to hit the water and trial a variety of Red Paddle Co inflatable paddle boards - including the world’s most popular paddle board the Red Paddle Co, Ride 10’6”.

Girl holds Red Paddle Co Ride board

The Red team were joined by a number of local lifestyle and travel influencers including Monique Morley, Teigan Nash and Madeline Hill – who all tried their hand at a morning paddle during the early SUP session.

Group of paddle boarders

Our Australian Ambassador, Vikki Weston also joined the two sessions sharing her tips and tricks on the water as well as the benefits of each of the boards.

Woman talks to group about paddle boarding

Vikki’s paddle route took the group out around Sydney Harbour from Quarantine Beach toward Store Beach, to take in the famous skyline – an idyllic way to start the day.

SUP and Skyline in Sydney

And to top it all off the paddlers we were welcomed back with light and nutritious breakfast served by Q Station – can you think of a better way to start the day?

Fresh breakfast at the Q Station Sydney

A big thanks to Q Station for the collaboration and for hosting our group. 


The day was captured by Photographer, Tom Robinson via drone and on foot.

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