Sunday 10th September Race 6 kicks off at Cape Cleveland and finishes at Cape Pallarenda. Sealink QLD are putting on a specific trip in order to get us out to cape Cleveland for this race, Sealink have also Sponsored the tickets for all paddlers so make sure you show them […]

Race 6 – Cape 2 Cape


After a successful race launch in 2016, Around Magnetic Loop is back better than ever! The 5 stage race will be in 2 groups, intermediate and beginners. The idea of this is to allow fast transitions after each stage and to implement the best water safety methods possible to all […]

Race 5 – Around Magnetic Loop


Race 4 - Coal Chisel Short Course (If you can not see image, click to load gallery)
Date -15th July 2017 LONG COURSE -20km Briefing time – 2pm Start Location – Beach North of the Hay Point Coal Terminal (see image) Start Time – 2:30pm Finish location – Mackay Harbour Beach SHORT COURSE – 9km Short Course Briefing time – 2:30pm @ Mackay Harbour Beach Short Course […]

Race 4 – Coal Chisel



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Thanks to Marty Westcott for smashing out the lions share of hard work organising this weekends Cowley to Etty Event…this was Martys homestretch of paddling and we are so glad he invited us to be a part of it.   Paddlers set their kayaks, outriggers and SUPs on their cars […]

Race Report – NQOPS Race 3 – Cowley to Etty ...


Race 3 Cowley Beach to Etty Bay Booklet Saturday 17th June Race 3 showcases some of the Norths beautiful beaches. Located just an hour and 40 minutes from Cairns, and 3 hours from Townsville. Competitors will paddle up the coast line from Cowley beach through the stunning waters of Etty […]

Race 3 – Cowley to Etty Bay


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Magnetic To Mainland 2017 The week was forecast at above 20knotts all with ESE or SE and it looked as though the residual swell was going make the conditions pretty epic…till we woke up race morning and saw a bit of rain had somehow sucked the wind out of the […]

Race Report & Results- Magnetic to Mainland 2017



Race 2 - Maggie to Mainland Long Course (If can not see image, click to load gallery)
NQOPS 2017 Info book Race 2 Magnetic to Mainland Date – 23rd April 2017 LONG COURSE -14km – 18km Briefing time – 1pm @ Nelly Bay Start Location – Nelly Bay (kayaks loaded onto 12:35pm Barge) Start Time – 1:30pm Finish location – Pallarenda Beach SHORT COURSE – 8km Short […]

Race 2 – Magnetic to Mainland


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The North Queensland Ocean Paddle Series kicked off 2017 with the iconic Battle the Barge race. In hot, humid conditions and without a breath of wind, and grey clouds sitting low in the sky, paddlers began arriving to prepare for the first race of the season. Long course paddlers getting […]

Battle the Barge 2017 Race Report and Results


Battle the Barge Long Course (if you can not see image, click to open)
General Information 2017 Course Info Race 1 – Battle the Barge Date – 19th March 2017 LONG COURSE –  16km Briefing time – 8:30am Start Location – Tobruk Pool Start Time – 8:50 paddle out 9/9:10am Start Finish location – Rock Wall SHORT COURSE – 6km Short Course Briefing time […]

Race 1 – Battle the Barge



Race 1-Battle the Barge Sunday 19th March (Townsville) Race 2-Magnetic to Mainland April 23rd (finish pt changes to suit wind forecast) Race 3-Cowley to Etty bay Downwind Sat 17th June (Innisfail) Race 4- “Coal Chisel” Downwind Paddle (Mackay) Sat 15th July Race 5- Around Magnetic Island 5 Stage Race- Aug […]

DATES FOR 2017 NQ OCEAN PADDLE SERIES