UNUSUAL sights have been seen on Burrill Lake in recent weeks as the normal array of anglers and kayakers have been outnumbered by people standing up as they paddle across the water.
The sport of stand-up paddleboarding has been listed as the world’s fastest growing water sport, and that has certainly been reflected in the Milton Ulladulla region during the Christmas holidays.
Mark Galton from Burrill Lake Stand Up Paddle said he had up to 20 paddleboards out at a time, with large numbers of people of all ages enjoying the chance to get out on the water.
People as young as five were operating paddleboards on their own, he said, while his oldest was a 72-year-old enjoying “huge health benefits from it”.
While many people were enjoying the paddleboards, Mark said one group stood out.
“I had some girls here the other day doing yoga on the boards out on the water – doing headstands and handstands,” he said.
Many others have been noticing the natural grace and relaxed fun being enjoyed by people paddleboarding on Burrill Lake.
Dolphin Point Tourist Park manager Fiona Cotterell said large number of paddleboards on the lake created a spectacular sight.
“They look fantastic, and are a perfect fit for the relaxed and clean environment this region has to offer people,” she said.
“The water is crystal clear and the water temperature is fantastic, so it is the perfect setting.”