Battle of the Paddle

SUP - SATURDAY 27 October



This crazy little sprint event is designed for the fast and furious in an elimination type Dash for Cash. There will also be a social race for those wanting to "give it a go" . 

Depending on numbers, Dash for Cash will have heats of up to 15 (3 laps) with a final and the winner(male and female) taking $250 cash. The Social Dash will be the same and again, and depend on numbers will have heats for the (on the day category selections) family, kids and those that don't paddle often.

All competitors will be supplied a Hobie inflatable board.



Competitors will need to navigate their Hobie Inflatable paddle board around a course of buoys along the shore line at Husky Beach.

Each race will be 3 laps and competitors will start in heats of up to 15.



Entry Fees

TableSaw Stack Table
Event Early Bird On Time Late On the Day
Closes 5pm 20 July Closes 5pm 12 Oct Closes 5pm 24 Oct 26 Oct
Battle of the Paddle $25.00 $35.00 $40.00 $50.00
Social $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00

Hobie Inflatable 12-6 Ascend Tour SUP

 The official board for the Sand and Sea Battle of the Paddle


Incorporating many of the same technical features from the rest of the Hobie SUP line, the Hobie Inflatable series makes stand up paddling easy, fun and portable, perfect for families or travellers on the go. The entire Hobie Inflatable series stores neatly and compact, and can be ready to go in a matter of minutes.

Portability is the main feature of an inflatable, but many may think that rigidity and stability may be compromised compared to a tradition “hard” board. Through many years of experience, Hobie has developed technology like Aerolam and S3, to deliver an inflatable SUP that delivers performance like a traditional hard board combined with the portability of an inflatable.

Aerolam technology is our premium inflatable SUP construction. At the heart of all Hobie inflatable SUPs is a diagonal drop stitch core. The diagonal drop stitch provides for a much higher density thread distribution vs a standard linear drop stitch, ultimately it provides for a much superior core structure, holding a better shape, preventing twisting, and allows for higher inflation pressures.

In addition to the core, Aerolam features a second and stronger reinforced PVC layer, which is hand glued directly to the core layer. The benefits of this construction are a high performing inflatable SUP that is more durable, can hold additional air pressure (18 psi+), and most importantly maintains its shape.

An innovative system developed by Hobie, the S3 control plates provide additional stability and rigidity in key areas of the board, providing a superior paddling experience while maintaining optimal portability

Hobie Inflatable 12-6 Ascend Tour SUP - Perfect for families or travellers on the go, and can be ready to paddle in a matter of minutes. The Adventure boasts a versatile and stable design making getting on the water easy, fun, and portable. Pack it up and get out there, what are you waiting for?


  • Diagonal dot pattern drop stitch construction

  • Inflatable to 18 psi

  • Rigid underfoot plates for added board stiffness

  • High pressure spring valve for quick and easy inflation/deflation

  • ¾ length EVA foot pad for grip and comfort

  • Built in convenient carry handle

  • Removable Phase 4 surfboard fin

  • Stainless steel D-rings on selected models

  • Bungee tie down system on selected models

  • Length: 381 cm

  • Width: 81.3 cm

  • Thickness: 15.2 cm

  • Volume: 329 L

  • Weight: 12.7 kg

Kit Includes
Inflatable SUP roller bag, 2 Phase Pump with gauge, EXP 3-piece paddle, Repair Kit


What you get


  • Event day results

  • Prize draw from our sponsors

  • An amazing race venue in an amazing part of the world

  • Safe and professionally managed event

  • An amazing experience to meet and greet all our event volunteers

  • A crazy weekend mixing with Stand Up Paddle Boarders, Kite Surfers, Ocean Paddlers, and Beach Netballers both on the beach and at the Husky Pub 

  • Post event snacks and recovery nutrition

  • Shopping at our event expo

  • and most importantly, the opportunity for bragging rights and annual stories with friends and family


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