If there's anything cuter than a dog on a beach, it's a puppy on a paddle board. Rounding up a whole heap of pooches, getting them to stand up in the waves, and sending them on a watery course with their human best buddies: that takes the concept to another level.
Put together by Surfing Queensland to support the Animal Welfare League, Pups on SUPS is the splash of canine fun you didn't know you needed — whether your four-legged friend is barking mad to get on a board, or you're dog-free but planning on lapping up every second of it. Taking place in Currumbin Creek near Palm Beach's Salk Oval on October 28, participants can enjoy a leisurely two-kilometre social paddle or a 250-metre dash for cash, or both.
Entry is open to pooches of all ages and sizes, with a special guest on hand to help show them — and their humans — the ropes. It'll cost you $20 in advance or $40 on the day, but the look of joy on your doggo's face will be worth every cent. The look of exhilaration on your own will be as well.