The Mooloolaba Paddlers Beach to Beach Ocean Paddle will be conducted on the Saturday 12th July 2021 starting the race at either Moffat Beach or Mudjimba beach (depending on wind conditions) and finishing at Mooloolaba beach. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions Council has recommended that no more than 500 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 30 minute 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.
Waves for the Ocean paddle on Saturday 12th June will be as follows:
Registration Time: 6am
Start Time: 8AM
Category; Ocean skis, Surf skis, and Double skis
Registration Time: 7am
Start Time; 8.30AM
Category; Prone and SUPs
Registration Time: 8am
Start Time: 9AM
Category; Outriggers OC 1, OC 2, OC3, and OC 6s
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 11th July at 5pm the race brief and course will be conducted on Facebook live and we will also sent out an email.
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.
Start waves will be from the beach or ocean depending on the conditions:
The first wave to start will be ocean skis, followed by the second wave stock and unlimited prone paddlers, and SUPs. and then the third wave outrigger boats (OC1, OC2, OC3, and OC6’s.
Exact start time may vary for the first wave as we will try to wait for the best wind conditions.
There will be 7 Support boats provided for the event covering a 2.5 km area along the 16km course. If any paddler requires assistance, they must raise their hand attract attention, and wait for the closes support boat to provide assistance.
Starting from Moffat Beach head out southly to a turning buoy then direct line to Mooloolaba headland around another buoy 500 metres north of headland, then turning in towards Mooloolaba sighting the last turning buoy. Heading directly to the spit keeping well clear of river mouth.
Starting from Mudjimba beach heading northly for 5km to maker bouy then head directly south keeping the Mooloolaba headlands in sight and keeping well clear of Old Woman Island. Once close to Mooloolaba keep clear of river mouth.
The course will be held in the Maroochy River, starting and finishing at Cotton Tree. Heading up the right channel all the way up passed the Bli Bli bridge to turning buoy, then head down river taking the left channel around the second island keeping highrises on left all the way to finish line Cotton Tree,
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
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.
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.
Only random prices will be given away.
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 are currently in normal operation. Gatherings of up to 500 people (including officials) for standard activity community sport (contact and non-contact) is permitted. Social and physical distancing is to be maintained by keeping 1.5 meters away from other people as much as possible. Please be aware conditions can change at any time.
Return to Play Guide:https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0026/127943/return-to-play-guide.pdf
Return to Play Readiness Checklist:https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0025/127942/return-to-play-checklist.pdf
Entry Fees (before 31 May 2021)
Standard Entry $55 per paddler
Double Ocean ski, OC2 teams - $100, OC3 - $150, and OC6 - $250
Late Entry Fees (after 31 May 2021)Late Entry Single $75 per paddler
Double Ocean ski, OC2 teams - $150, OC3 - $200, and OC6 - $350
Event OrganiserPaul RogersPh: 0422 159 504
Beach Co CoordinatorBrad Martin
Event TimingVance Murphy