The Sun is Back for Paddle Out Weekend!
After the cold snap of the recent week, the forecast is looking warmer for the annual Paddle Out for Whales on Saturday 25th July.
Nature lovers will join the migration to the Home of the Humpbacks, Hervey Bay, this Saturday for the annual Paddle Out for Whales, celebrating the gentle giants of the sea.
The Fraser Coast splashes out with a showcase of events and entertainment marking the significance of the conservation efforts for the majestic humpbacks.
The Paddle Out for Whales on July 25 will see locals get their canoes, boats and all manner of flotation devices ready for the gathering starting from 3pm.
Hosting the event is Andrew Ellis, current Visitor Information Centre Coordinator for Invest Fraser Coast and previously the Australian Operations Manager for Pacific Whale Foundation. Andrew said he looks forward to this event each year as it brings so many people together with a love for the ocean and the giants that make Hervey Bay so special.
“We are hoping to create our biggest paddle out yet this year to continue the important anti-whaling message to the world.”
“This year we are taking the paddle out back to its roots, with a major focus on conservation of the environment to protect our beautiful marine creatures,” Andrew said.
Enzo Andreuzzi, owner of Enzo’s on the Beach said the event always brings a great crowd from inside and outside the region.
‘It is a unique experience that celebrates our special relationship with humpback whales and marine life. The minute silence is a special moment to be a part of each year’, said Enzo.
The Paddle Out starts at 3pm with participants linking in a giant circle and observing a minute’s silence to commemorate the whales’ significance to the area and environment.
Highlights for the day also include environmentally focussed fun workshops for the kids, environmental speakers, amateur sand sculpting, prize giveaways and more.
For all the information and to register, head to whalesherveybay.com.au.
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