Gippsland Lakes Paddle Challenge
Paynesville to Lakes Entrance 27km
Metung to Lakes Entrance 13km
Saturday 6th May 2017
ENTRIES OPEN 6th MARCH.
EARLY BIRD ENTRIES CLOSE 21st APRIL.
Prizes to be announced.
ENTRIES CLOSE 11.59pm WEDNESDAY 3rd MAY.
$20 PENALTY FEE 4th & 5th MAY.
NO ENTRIES ON RACE DAY.
ENTRIES WILL CLOSE WHEN EVENT CAPPED NUMBERS ARE REACHED.
DON'T BE DISAPPOINTED AND ENTER EARLY.
EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED TO FOLLOWING DAY IF ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
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
NEW VIC TRI PADDLE SERIES
With some great prizes to be won including a airfare ticket to "The Doctor" Rottnest Island to Sorrento Beach 27km WA. And free entire donated from Ocean Paddler. Click on SWRM for more details end enter "The Impossible" on the 29th of October.
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
2017 Prizes to be confirmed
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 5th 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 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