The Beach to Beach will be conducted on the 18th July 2020 Course will be Moffat Beach to Mooloolaba.
All paddlers must adhere to the COVID-19 social distancing rules recommended by QLD Health.
Only competitors may enter the registration area.
Each wave must remove and clear the finish area as soon as possible.
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)
Waves for the Ocean paddle on Saturday 18th July will be as follows:
Registration Time: 7.30am
Start Time: 9AM
Category; Ocean skis, Surf skis, and Double skis
Registration Time: 7.30 - 8.30am
Start Time; 8.30 - 9.30AM
Category; Prone and SUPs
Registration Time: 9 - 9.45am
Start Time: 10AM
Category; Outriggers OC 1 and OC 2s
Leaving Moffat’s heading 1.5k east towards the first large yellow turning buoy, keeping it on your left-hand side and turn north.
Paddling north keep the support boats on your right-hand side.
Once reaching Point Cartwright there will be another large yellow buoy (keeping it on your left-hand side).
Head towards the two inner channel orange buoys which form a 200m exclusion zone around the river mouth you must keep these buoys on the left-hand side.
Once passing the last inner channel orange buoy head towards the last yellow buoy, keep it on your right hand-side. This will line you up on the finish arch.
Dismount your ski and head for the arch where you present your chip to record the finish.
"PLEASE MAINTAIN YOUR DISTANCE TO THE TIMING DESK".
Only competitors can access the registration area. Each competitor will be given an envelope containing a lanyard with a chip, and a wristband (SUP’S WILL ONLY HAVE WRISTBAND) with your number on it. Please wear the lanyard around your neck and place your wristband on left wrist.
The wristband is to manually register you across the finish line if necessary. (SUP’S WILL ONLY HAVE WRISTBAND)
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.
Scrutineering of compulsory equipment (PFD's, leashes, and mobile phone or flare) 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:
1. Skis must wear PFD style jacket, and wear a leash, and carry mobile, or flare
2. Outriggers must wear inflatable bum bag type PFD, and wear a leash, and carry mobile or flare
3. Prone and SUP's must wear leash at all times.
4. All paddlers must have a leash attached when in water, a HIV shirt/singlet & PFD (Ski's and Outriggers)
Note ages is from the day registrations close
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.
Race results will be posted live on Webscorer.
Prizes for 1st Place and 2nd Place.
If you have a STAMP on your wrist band you have won a random draw prize
These prizes can be collected at the prizes desk as soon as you have crosses the line all you need to do is show your wristband.
Major random Draw Prizes will be drawn via FACEBOOK LIVE at Mooloolaba Surf Club and sent on to winners.
No Offical function will be held due to COVID-19 restrictions.
COVID-19 Stage 3 is focused on returning to more normal operation. Gatherings of up to 500 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. Please download the COVID SAFE APP.
Return to Play Guide:
Return to Play Readiness Checklist:
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.