Words by Jacqueline Long
No matter where you start your adventure on the water, whether it be wakeboarding, kitesurfing, SUP or onboard an Epic Reef and Island Tours, if you intend to weave watersports into your holiday then you simply cannot go past Windswell and Brett Wright. A long term local, and self-professed water lover himself, Brett’s boundless energy, appreciation of marine life and his willingness to share his knowledge will ensure you have the best day out.
On a recent visit, Brett challenged us to try a new experience, a stand-up paddle board tour under the shady rainforest canopy of the Mossman River. Guaranteed to be a seclusive experience away from the crowds, we loved the sustainable appeal of this tour. Described as bushwalking through ancient rainforest, leaving only a footprint and with promises of a dip in the crystal cool waters of Kuku Yalanji country, it sounded like the perfect way to spend the afternoon.
Having hired a car to make the most out of the Great Barrier Reef Drive to Port Douglas from the airport, we took the short 10-minute drive north from Port to meet up with our fellow SUPers. (You can also organise a pickup from your accommodation if you prefer). All accounted for, swimmers adorned, Brett and his guides had our equipment ready to go and we were off to immerse ourselves in nature