Nervous about an open ocean race?

We are here to help and keen for you to be part of the 2018 Shaw and Partners 20 Beaches Ocean Classic

  • Are you new to surf ski paddling?

  • Have you focused your paddling on flat water and are looking for a new challenge?

  • Bring a friend - Do you know someone who would enjoy the open ocean experience?

We want to encourage as many paddlers as possible to experience ocean racing and join us for the 2018 Shaw and Partners 20 Beaches Ocean Classic

In the lead up

  • Race and paddling advice and guidance

  • Pre race events - we shall paddle the course and/or parts of the course as a group in the lead up to the race to familiarise paddlers with the course and conditions. Dates are Oct 14th and Nov 11th (clink the button below for more information)

On Race Day

  • Safety briefing

  • Paddler tracking - SafeTRX and/or VHF Radio

  • Safety boats and jet skis along the course

  • Mobile phone support

  • Relay event for those who don’t want to paddle the whole course

  • The Paddlers Ethos - Every paddler on the course is there to assist other paddlers having difficulty

Post Race

A Fantastic Presentation Party - burger and beer included in your entry

  • Mix with the worlds top paddlers and hear their stories

  • Big cash prizes

  • Sponsors prizes


“While we welcome new paddlers to the event, please don’t make the 20 Beaches your introduction to ocean paddling! If you have not confidently paddled a session or two of 20+ kilometres in ocean conditions, either as part of a squad, with your mates or the 20 Beaches pre-race paddles, wait until next year or participate in the relay as an introduction.

You will have another opportunity, the 20 Beaches race will be a regular on the annual ocean ski racing calendar!”

Nothing can match the excitement of an open water downwind paddle!