Gippsland Lakes Paddle Challenge
Paynesville to Lakes Entrance 27km
Metung to Lakes Entrance 13km
Saturday 14nd May 2016
Race Day Course & Times
EVENT ENTRIES HAVE CLOSED
Due to overwhelming support for the challenge, no entries will be accepted from 12pm today (12th May)
Entries are still open for the L.E.A.D.A Sunrise Paddle CHALLENGE on the Sunday
NEW EVENT SUNDAY 15th
The L.E.A.D.A Sunrise Paddle Challenge
5km Paddle - 2 x $250 Air fair tickets to be won and more
8am start at the footbridge and completing a return paddle up and around Bullock Island on the front lake.
All in for the lucky draw
To be drawn on the town side of the footbridge at 9am sharp
All craft start together.
12PM Accommodation Check Out Time For The L.E.A.D.A Sunrise Paddle Challenge.
Available to all entries, support crews & there families that have made bookings for the Saturday night.
This will be convenient for those that are entering the Sunday 8am event on the front lake.
View our accommodation sponsors for all details
Experience & paddle the open water conditions on the Gippsland Lakes, on Australia's largest inland water way.
View the spectacular man made entrance on the 90 Mile Beach that allows the lakes to run into Bass Strait.
Start at Paynesville for the elite paddler or Metung for the recreational paddler to finish at the
Iconic Lakes Entrance Footbridge
Follow the Paddle Challenge live this year on the SPOT Gen3.
Go to our Facebook page to follow our lead up paddles.
SPOT Gen 3 supplied by All Sat Communication
ENTRIES OPEN 9th MARCH.
ENTER BY 1ST MAY TO WIN A EARLY BIRD GIFT VOUCHER.
$250 ACCOMMODATION VOUCHER FROM THE ESPLANADA RESORT & SPA
ENTRIES CLOSE 11TH MAY
$20 PENALTY FEE FROM THE 12TH ONWARDS
LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED ON RACE DAY
IF ENTERING ON THE DAY BE EARLY TO FILL OUT ENTRY FORMS
NO PENALTY FEE FOR SUNDAY IF YOU HAVE ALL READY ENTERED
SURF SKI DONATED BY CHARGER SURF CRAFT
Medals/Certificates awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
All paddlers go into a massive prize pool To Be Won
Surf Skis - Ocean Racing Skis - Plastic Skis - Outrigger Canoes
Stand Up Paddle Boards - Prone Paddle Board - SLSA Racing Boards
Sea Kayaks - Must Have Water Head Bulk Heads Rear and Front
Hobie Kayak and Sit On Top Kayaks (Metung course only)
Double crafts allowed
Mixed crews - Male - Female - Rollowing Seats Allowed.
Inter Club Allowed - Metung Course Only.
This year there will be a selection of crafts for hire from Huff 'N' Puff Paddling
For special event hire rates, contact Huff 'N' Puff
Course will be reversed if there are strong head winds. Both legs will finish at Metung
Paynesville paddlers will include a return paddle to the top end of the North Arm
Three alternate courses that may be used in most extreme weather conditions
Read all conditions, start times and alternate courses before event day
View website at 6pm Friday 13th of May for race course and direction
Final update on website, and SMS to you at 6am on event day.
If the event has to be rescheduled to the following day because of adverse weather condition,
The Paddle Challenge will either start at Metung and finish at Lakes Entrance,
The foot bridge at Lakes Entrance and complete a return paddle to the top end of the North Arm,
Or start at Apex Park and complete a return paddle to the top end of the North Arm.
All paddlers will complete approximately a 15km course.
The L.E.A.D.A Sun Rise Paddle Challenge course may be changed to the North Arm.
The Event Programe Is Subject To Changers For Adverse Weather Conditions
• View the event website and Facebook page for any updates •
Interested In Sponsoring This Major Event For East Gippsland?
Presented by Surf Life Saving Lakes Entrance
Funds Raised Will Help Provide Safer Beaches
This event is proudly supported by
Paddle Coaching, Equipment & Paddling Adventure Holidays
Lakes Entrance & Paynesville
Photos supplied by
Sponsors Accommodation Package
10% Accommodation Discount On Event Weekend For Paddlers And Support Crews'
Inquiry at The Esplanade Resort & Spa.
Stay at Kickback Cottages – located within an easy walk to Surf Club and all facilities.
Pay Full Price for 1st nights accommodation and receive a 50% discount for all additional nights
Stay at Water Edge Caravan Park. Directly opposite were you remove your craft after the Paddle Challenge.
Stay one night and get 10% off accommodation. Stay two nights and get 20% off accommodation.
Waterwheel Beach Tavern & Cabins. Lake Tyers Beach. With courtesy bus for transport in and out of Lakes Entrance.
Stay two nights and receive Sunday at no charge. Plus weekend accommodation discount.
Please Support the Event Sponsors
All enquiries please contact: Paul King 0417 154 055
or SLSLE Kristine Cordery 0427 565 607
Lakes Entrance Visitors Information Centre
Phone: 1800 637 060 or (03) 5155 1966