Paddle to the Moon challenge by Aquaplanet!
Watersports help people to stay connected with the outdoors and can help people to unwind and relax. This is evident with SUP paddleboarding, which has recently ‘experienced a surge in popularity over the past few years, with many people taking up the sport for the first time’.
Aquaplanet who have recently launched their paddle boards in Australia are proud to present the Paddle to the Moon competition, described as a ‘challenge out of this world’, with the collective challenge of targeting 384.4 million metres (which is the distance from Earth to the Moon) between January and June 2023.
You can join anytime between 1st January and 31st May. As of February 2023, it’s hit 587,252.74 metres! Progress has been made, but there’s still a significant distance to travel!
What are the benefits of entering?
As well as developing your SUP skills, entering this competition will give extra benefits too. These can include:
- Make friends: Perhaps you will join a SUP school to develop friendships working towards the collective goal.
- Boost your mood: You are out on the water! This can bring happiness and relaxation.
- Sleep better: Exercise can improve sleep for many people.
- Lose weight: The physicality of SUP paddleboarding will help you lose weight.
- Give you a reason to paddle: Maybe you are dreaming of having that new board?
- Have an adventure: Perhaps you could explore new rivers and canals?
How do I enter?
Entering couldn’t be any easier. As long as you have access to a paddleboard, you can’t go far wrong with entering the challenge! All you have to do is download a SUP tracking app (for example GeoSUP and Strava) on your mobile device, and ensure you send your progress directly here. That’s it! Just don’t forget to track your progress every time you go out on the water.
Are there prizes?
By entering, there are plenty of goodies up for grabs. At the end of the mission, the paddler with the furthest distance covered will win a £600 Aquaplanet paddleboard. Imagine if you entered the challenge based on borrowing a board, you will now own a board to develop your SUP skills for the years ahead! A great prize if you are a beginner or an established SUP lover.
The competition will also give away monthly prizes, based on the furthest distance covered for that month. (Just make sure you are sending in those screenshots!)
Keep an eye out for Rooster gear
We will be supporting Aquaplanet and the competitors throughout the 6 months and will be giving one lucky paddle boarder an Aquafleece Active Top which is one of the core parts of our sup clothing range!
Happy paddle boarding!
Update: The Paddle to the Moon challenge has been extended to October 2023!