The Beach to Beach will be conducted on the 18th July 2020 at Mooloolaba or Moffatt beach depending on wind conditions. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions Council has recommended that no more than 100 people can gather at one location at one time. All paddlers must adhere to the COVID-19 social distancing rules recommended by QLD Health.
Therefore, we have split the Ocean Paddle into 3 waves. Each wave reregistering and leaving from the start point at 1hour intervals.
Only competitors may enter the registration area.
Each wave must remove and clear the finish area with in 1 hour of finishing the paddle.
Program Saturday 18th July
Waves for the Ocean paddle on Saturday 18th July will be as follows:
Registration Time: 8am
Start Time: 9AM
Category; Ocean skis, Surf skis, and Double skis (90 competitors)
Registration Time: 9am
Start Time; 10AM
Category; Prone and SUPs (90 competitors), Non Competitive Ski
Registration Time: 10am
Start Time: 11AM
Category; Outriggers OC 1 and OC 2s (90 competitors)
Online registration will be completed on webscorer thru www.oceanpaddle.com.au
When completing the online form, you will be asked to view Paddle Australia’s online waiver by ticking the box you will agree to the terms and conditions, there will be no other forms to fill out at registration. Reducing the amount of contact with administration staff at registration desk.
Race Brief and Course Selection
ON Friday 17th July at 6pm the race brief and course will be conducted on Facebook live and also sent out via SMS and email. (Please be mindful we are the first to trail online during these COVID-19 limitations)
Registration Process /Starting the race
Only competitors can access the registration area. Each competitor will be given an envelope containing a lanyard with a chip, and a wristband with your number on it. Please wear the lanyard around your neck and place your wristband on left wrist.
The wristband if to manually register you across the finish line.
All competitors in each wave must be on the water for race start. The wave will not be held up.
Start will be a water start between two buoys which will be clearly marked.
Finishing the race
The finish will be a dry finish on the beach between two flags. You timing chip and wristband will be used to register you result. Please make sure you call your number on your wristband when finishing the race.
Once finished please place lanyard in container provided. This will be used for our online luck draw prizes.
All competitors must clear the area as soon as possible so the next wave can complete the course. Adhering to council guidelines in conjunction with Queensland Health COVID-19 Regulations.
Online Results and prizes
Online results will be provided on webscorer on completion of all waves. We will conduct an online debrief and lucky draw party on Facebook live at 4pm.
COVID-19 Stage 3 is focused on returning to more normal operation. Gatherings of up to 100 people for standard activity community sport (contact and non-contact) is permitted. Social and physical distancing is to be maintained by keeping 1.5 metres away from other people as much as possible.
Return to Play Guide:
Return to Play Readiness Checklist:
Scrutineering of compulsory equipment (lifejackets and leashes) will take place at check in before the start of the race.
All competitors must ensure that their equipment passes scrutineering as outlined below.
By entering the Beach to Beach 16km Ocean Paddle race you agree to compete you must have:
- Ski jacket style PFD
- Outriggers, SUP, and Prone paddlers must wear inflatable bum bag type life jackets
- Single and double ski/ outrigger smoke flair or phone
- All craft must have a leash attached at all times, and a HIV shirt/singlet/ life jacket must be worn as mention above
Please note no first timers this is an open ocean race leaving or finishing at a surf beach your safety is our most importance and not taken lightly
Note ages is from the day registrations close
- Ski Open – Male and Female
- Ski Under 19 – Male and Female
- Ski Over 40 – Male and Female
- Ski Over 50 – Male and Female
- Ski Over 60 – Male
- SLSA Spec Ski’s – Male and Female
- Mixed Double ski
- Double Ocean Ski - Male and Female
- Non Competitve Ski - Male and Female
- OC1 – Male and Female
- SUP Open – Male and Female
- SUP Over 40 – Male and Female
- SUP Over 50 – Male
- SUP 14ft – Male
- Prone Open – Male and Female
- Prone Over 40 – Male
Standard Entry - $50 per paddler
Double Ocean ski, OC2 teams - $90
OC 3 teams - $140
Due to COV-19 there will be 90 Competitors per main category Ocean Ski, Prone/Sup, and Outriggers (Maximum amount of competitors allow by council) and no late entries.