Sunday, 5th of March, prepare for an incredible day on the water at Quarantine Beach, Manly with pioneers in paddleboarding, Red Paddle Co and She SUPs & Supgear. Celebrating all things SUP, participants will have the chance to get out and have some fun on the water, learn a new skill, try out some incredible boards and even participate in a four-person SUP dragon race extravaganza!

There’s a huge range of activities for beginners to advanced SUPers, as well as options for the whole family.

Morning Session’s hosted by She SUPs.

Choose from two incredible sessions hosted by Vikki from She SUPs. All gender’s welcome!


7.30 – 9.30am

Experience level required: Basic ability. (All genders, 16+)

Paddle in SUP paradise!! Start your day with some beach yoga before heading out for an early morning SUP session from Quarantine Beach to explore the magical waters of North Harbour. This unique corner of Sydney is always bustling with wildlife and has the most crystal clear water on route. This paddle is suitable for all abilities, and you’re welcome to sit, stand or kneel to join us! After our early morning adventure, we will return to the Wharf where you will receive a complimentary coffee/ tea or Hot chocolate and have the option to purchase a light breakfast from the Wharf Café.


9.30 – 10.30am

Experience level required: none. (All genders, 16+)

If you’ve been thinking about learning to SUP but not sure where to try it – this is your answer!! Join us for a 1 hour lesson where we will cover ALL of the basics including knee based paddling to standing, turning and stopping techniques, the secrets to balance, and much more! This location is a dream location to learn in, with crystal clear waters and a beautiful beach to start and end at – so don’t miss out on this unique opportunity.

Red Paddle Dragon Race

The ultimate four-person SUP race that’s perfect for the whole family, beginners and pro’s alike! Promising to deliver an action packed day of belly laughs, and some good old- fashioned competition, the huge 22- foot inflatable Dragon board is unique to Red Paddle Co and is all about building camaraderie and team spirit on the water.

This is a must-see and must- participate event!

How it works

We’re looking for 20 teams of 4 to participate in the first Red Paddle Co Dragon Race at Q Station’s Quarantine Beach.

Teams will race in a series of heats around a pre-defined course just offshore in the protected waters of Sydney Harbour before we assemble the winning teams for the grand finale race to see who takes home the title of Dragon Race champion.

The aim of the game is pure fun, we’ll have prizes for the best-dressed teams, the best name, the best dismount, and maybe even the best stack! You don’t need to be experienced to register, just grab 3 friends, or the fam and register your team to take place.

Not keen to get in the water but absolutely want to see all the action? No problems, register your attendance at the event and that’s it, come down, pick your spot to see all the action, and enjoy a great day of water sports.


10.30am – 11.00am Late registrations for event participation taken at Q Station Wharf precinct & Red Paddle Co Board trials. Be sure to test out the gear before your race!

11.00am Dragon Race briefing for all participating teams.

11.15am First race of the day kicks off.

11.15am – approx. 3.00pm Dragon Race Heats, Dragon Race Semi-Final and Dragon Race Final. 3.30pm Official ceremony & prize giving.

Event Details

Date: Sunday 5th March

Time: From 7.30am until the afternoon.

Location: Quarantine Beach, Q Station, 1 North Head Scenic Drive, Manly NSW.

Getting here: Q Station is located in Sydney Harbour National Park and as such has restricted vehicle access on-site. If driving to Q there is a free car park available for you, and we will shuttle you down to the water’s edge in one of our free shuttle services. We also offer a complimentary shuttle service pick up from Manly to Q, or there is public transport options available to get you here. More information can her found here:

Sunset Sessions at Q

Why not stay a little longer and enjoy Q’s very own Sunset Sessions live on the Glasshouse Lawns up the hill? Featuring incredible views over Sydney harbour and some great tunes, it’s the perfect way to end an incredible day.