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Every Man and his Dog - Australia Day 2019 SUP Event

SUP paddle boards and dogs in Sydney Harbour on Australia Day
Every Man and His Dog SUP Event will be held in Watsons Bay (Sydney) on Australia Day 2019 for the sixth consecutive year and online entries are open now!

Watsons 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 Australia Day annual event will see paddlers and pooches hit the beach in Watsons Bay for a day of fun races and activities. The Every Man and His Dog stand-up paddle race event is open to all including those without a four-legged friend and those without a paddle board as it can be hired on the day. Or you could simply come and watch... 

Categories will include Sprint, Long Distance, Dash for Cash, Kids SUP (Under 13s and Under 18s) and Man and Dog races – paddle with your pooch.
Paddle boarders racing with their dogs in Australia Day's Dash for Cash

Man and Dog SUP Events

The iconic and legendary Man and Dog SUP events where you and your beloved pooch paddle together in a series of races kick off at 10am! Plenty of prizes to win including prizes for your furry friend! Entries into the Man and Dog SUP events allows participants to enter the Man and Dog SUP Race and the Man and Dog Treasure Hunt.

Please note that boards must be 12’6”ft. and under to compete in these races.

  • Man and Dog SUP Race is a Flat Water Course traversing on the northern side of Watsons Bay Wharf. Owner and dog must be on the SUP board at all times during the race. Dogs must be on a leash at all times except when racing. This is a 150m sprint.
  • The Man and Dog Treasure Hunt is when the participants are to paddle out and their pooch has to find as much “treasure” (toys) in the water as they can. The team finishing with the most items wins!
Dog lying on a SUP paddle board in the Every Man and his Dog Race on Australia Day

When: Saturday 26th January 2019, from 7:30am until 12:00pm

Watsons Bay beachfront, Sydney, NSW, 2030

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About Every Man and his Dog

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.

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