Last Sunday was a great day for paddleboarding. We left Palm Cove at 8.30 and headed over to Double Island. 10 of us in total made the trip. and it was magic.
It was about a 35 minute paddle to the island. The tide was about half way out when we arrived at the reef. Anyway check out these shots that Sanae and Gaby took on our Double Island SUP tour.
Nice flat water cruising out on the ocean between Pam Cove and Double Island
Some of us were ready to stand on the board while others were just as happy paddleboarding on their knees and until they got their balance sorted.
Keanu leading the way across the channel from Palm Cove to Double Island
The team arrives at Scouts Hat. Double Island is in the back ground. The water is very clear and calm but the tide is right out too. Lots of coral reef is exposed because of the low tides.
Andrew is paddling through the shallow waters at the south west end of Double Island. The water is very clear and with the bottom covered in while coral sand. Lots of turtles and fish to be seen as we paddle through the clear shallow waters.
The north side of Double Island is so different to the rest. As we head around the north side, a rolling ocean swell greets us. The water is alot deeper and the colour of the water is really blue. Its beautiful. The island coastline is huge rock faces. Amazing paddling.
One of the many real live giant clams you see in the shallow clear waters on the south end of Double Island.