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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

Event Cancelled

With the recent Blue-green algae impact to the GippslandLakes the committee of Surf Life Saving Lakes Entrance has taken the advice from experts and we have no other option but to cancel the Gippsland Lakes Paddle Challenge 2022. This is a sad decision we have had to make.
We will be issuing a refund and these specific details will be released over the next few days here and via email to every entrant.


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Gippsland Lakes Paddle Challenge


Paynesville to Lakes Entrance 27km

Experienced paddlers 15 years of age and above

Metung to Lakes Entrance 13km

Novice to experienced paddlers 10 years of age and above

Saturday 30th April 2022

Entries Open 1st February 2022
Early Bird Entries Close Sunday 14th April
Early Bird Prize Winner Announced 15th April

Entries Close 11.59pm Sunday 24th April

$40 Penalty Fee Monday 25th April
No Entries From Tuesday 26th April

Entries Will Close When Event Capped Numbers Are Reached
Don't Be Disappointed And Enter Early
Event Day Saturday 30th April 2022
Early Bird Prize
Entry Refund & One Extra Ticket For The Lucky Draw.




Local Weather Forecast And Tidal Flow Information
Surrounding The Entrance Channel To The Gippsland Lakes

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2021 Major Prizes

All paddlers go into a lucky draw of donated prizes to be won.

$1500 Gift Voucher from Charger Surf Graft.

Two rescueME PLB1  $400 each.
From All Sat Communications.​

$500 accommodation voucher.
Lakes Entrance.

Gift Vouchers to the total of $700
From Kite Republic Shop

GP Global Paddler
A selection of paddling books and maps from around australia for next big adventure valued at $300


Crafts Allowed

Surf Skis  -  Ocean Racing Skis  -  Plastic Skis  - Outrigger Canoes
Stand Up Paddle Boards - Prone Paddle Board  -  SLSA Racing Board
Hobie Kayak - Sit on Top Kayak - Sea Kayaks - Canoe
Surf Boats - St. Ayles Skiff - Coastal Rowing Boat


New Category

The "Mates & Corporate Challenge"

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Craft Hire

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Presented by Surf Life Saving Lakes Entrance
Funds Raised Will Help Provide Safer Beaches

Interested In Sponsoring This Major Event For East Gippsland?
Go to CONTACT for more informantion.

Interested In A New Challenge?

Gippsland Lakes 100

Sale to Lakes Entrance

100 Kilometre  Paddle Challenge.
5 Stages - 13 Hours Time Limit.

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