$80 – $599

Villawood Properties Great Ocean Paddle 2018

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Point Roadknight

Anglesea, VIC 3230

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Peak Adventure is excited to bring you the Great Ocean Paddle on 3 February 2018. The Great Ocean Paddle is a fast paced downwind race along the iconic Victorian Surf Coast and is a 'not to be missed' national event on the Australian Ocean Racing Series calendar.

The 2018 GOP event will be bigger and better, with interstate competitors, more sponsors, more photographers, medals, T-shirts, and prizes!

Grab your ski, SUP, outrigger or paddleboard and join us on the Great Ocean Road for Victoria's premier ocean paddling marathon. Traverse the iconic surf breaks of Bells Breach, Winkipop and Torquay and experience one of the world's most spectacular downwind paddle race.

Entries are limited to 150 paddle craft...so don't miss out!

Early bird tickets available - offer ends midnight 1 September 2017.

Single and double Ocean Ski and Ocean Kayaks are availabe for hire.

COURSE

The race will start at Point Roadknight, Anglesea and finish at Fisherman’s Beach, Torquay. To maximise your downwind race experience, please note that the race start time and course direction are subject to change.

REGISTRATION

Registration is open from 8.30am to 10am at the finish line (Fisherman’s Beach, Torquay).

Online registrations close Thursday 1 February at 5pm. There will be no registrations on the day.

MANDATORY GEAR

Please note that to participate in the race you MUST have the following:

  • Boat leash (which must be attached to you and your craft during the race)
  • Flare
  • PFD
  • Mobile phone in a waterproof case
  • Hi-vis clothing
  • Hi-vis hat

You will be required to present your mandatory gear at registration.

A limited selection of the above will be available for purchase before the race. It is recommended that you organise your safety gear prior to the race. We recommend you also carry food and water. We will have heaps of flares for sale at registration for $25 each plus limited number of Mocke phone cases and boat leashes.

TRANSPORTATION

A shuttle bus and trailer will transport you and your ski from the finish line (Fisherman’s Beach, Torquay) to the start line at Point Roadknight, Anglesea.

RACE BRIEFING

Race briefing will occur 30 minutes before the race start. You must attend the race briefing to be eligible to race.

DINNER/PRESENTATIONS

Dinner and presentations will be held after the event. Partners and children are welcome.

Presentations will occur early in the night and we have organised a special surprises for you!

Your dinner is included in your entrance fee.

To be eligible for spot prizes you must be at the dinner to receive your prize!

SAFETY

Water Safety will be provided to ensure your enjoyment and safety throughout the race. Spotters will also be located at Point Addis, which is the optional ‘pull-out’ location. For your safety cut-off time will apply here.If you pull out of the race you must advise the race organisers at your earliest convenience.

REFUNDS

Refund Policy - To Be Advised

VOLUNTEERS

If you would like to join in the action but don't paddle, never fear! You too can be part of the Great Ocean Paddle 2018 event by taking on a very important volunteer role. Please send your name and number to info@peakadventure.com.au to register as a volunteer.

Thank you to our 2017 sponsors:

Villawood Properties, Haines Consulting Group, Vaikobi, Surf Coast Hotel, Wyndham Resort Torquay, Epic, Stellar, Fenn & Core Boardsports.

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