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#4 Faces of NZSUP interview we travel across the ditch to talk with a Kiwi Tracey Mouque, about paddling in Oz.

NM:How long have you been SUP paddling for?
TM: I got into it through a friend at dragon boating about 7 years ago. She mentioned the Brissup Club, and the then president turned out to be an old work colleague from back home in NZ. I went along and watched some racing and then bought a Fanatic board a week later.

NM: How often do you paddle?
TM: I train 5-6 days a week. I follow Booth training and he sends me a training plan each week depending on what races I have coming up and I just follow the plan. Once or twice a week I go and train alongside my old training crew, just so I can keep in touch and sometimes pace myself along with them.

NM: What SUP goals are on your agenda?
TM: My race goals vary from week to week depending on what pops up in the Sup calendar. I prefer ocean racing. I was gutted when the 12 Towers was cancelled. I have some fond memories of that race. I am hoping paddle Qld is going to pick up the slack next year and we have something new to look forward to. The DW in WA is fantastic. Races across the week in Perth with the Doctor race. ( Dr race this year is 26th November)

NM: Any recommendations of races to do in Australia?
TM: With the loss of some key races its hard to recommend any at the moment. We do have Port Stephens and Scotts Head Paddle Games both run by the Newcastle Sup Club, it has surfing as well as Tech racing and a distance race. Both are social weekends with a lot of fun and banter amongst the paddlers.

NM: Future Bucklist races?
My dream events would be Hood River and the Maliko run in Hawaii. Aiming for Hawaii in 2023 and Hood in 2024. I am hoping to come home next year for NZSUP Nationals. I have been trying to for the last 3 years but Covid ruined all my plans. I am wanting to do the International Canoe Federation (ICF) events overseas. I understand an Ocean Racing event is being held next year in WA on the old King of the cut course with SUP being a demonstration sport and perhaps an ICF in Australia 2024.
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#4  Faces of NZSUP  interview  we travel across the ditch to talk with a Kiwi Tracey Mouque, about paddling in Oz.

NM:How long have you been SUP paddling for?
TM: I got into it through a friend at dragon boating about 7 years ago. She mentioned the Brissup Club, and the then president turned out to be an old work colleague from back home  in NZ.  I went along and watched some racing and then bought a Fanatic board a week later.

NM: How often do you paddle? 
TM: I train 5-6 days a week.  I follow Booth training and he sends me a training plan each week depending on what races I have coming up and I just follow the plan.  Once or twice a week I go and train alongside my old training crew, just so I can keep in touch and sometimes pace myself along with them. 

NM: What SUP goals are on your agenda?
TM: My race goals vary from week to week depending on what pops up in the Sup calendar.  I prefer ocean racing. I was gutted when the 12 Towers was cancelled. I have some fond memories of that race.  I am hoping paddle Qld is going to pick up the slack next year and we have something new to look forward to.  The DW in WA is fantastic.  Races across the week in Perth with the Doctor race. ( Dr race this year is 26th November)

NM: Any recommendations of races to do in Australia?
TM: With the loss of some key races its hard to recommend any at the moment.  We do have Port Stephens and Scotts Head Paddle Games both run by the Newcastle Sup Club, it has surfing as well as Tech racing and a distance race.   Both are social weekends with a lot of fun and banter amongst the paddlers.

NM: Future Bucklist races?
My  dream events would be  Hood River and the Maliko run in Hawaii.  Aiming for Hawaii in 2023 and Hood in 2024. I am hoping to come home next year for NZSUP Nationals.  I have been trying to for the last 3 years but Covid ruined all my plans.  I am wanting to do the International Canoe Federation (ICF) events overseas.  I understand an Ocean Racing event is being held next year in WA on the old King of the cut  course with SUP being a demonstration sport and perhaps  an ICF in Australia 2024.

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Thanks at NZ Sup. Looking forward to paddling at home. If anyone want to pick my brain about paddling in Oz feel free to message me.

Woohoo go Tracey Mouque Kiwi and local SUP legend on the GC!!

Queen of SUP Tracey Mouque πŸ‘

Way to go Tracey Mouque πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

Cool as Mz Mouque 😎😎

Bravo πŸ‘

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Some great coverage of the SUP Triple Crown and the Northland Schools SUP championships in this month’s SUPWORLD Magazine! (Issue 49, available online here
www.supworldmagazine.com/home-west
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Some great coverage of the SUP Triple Crown and the Northland Schools SUP championships in this months SUPWORLD Magazine! (Issue 49, available online here 
https://www.supworldmagazine.com/home-west

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Great read and pic’s. If you haven’t already make sure you have the Libby app as you can read SUPworld and 1000 other titles for free ( along with 1000’s of books) You just need a local library card (free and a 5 min visit to your local library) to set it up. Works like your local library only electronic.

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Whangarei Town Basin Quayside, Whangarei, Northland

Every Tuesday evening, right throughout the year,Β  the Riverside Paddlers launch into the Whangarei basin and have a social paddle and fun race - usually from the main town basin

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