Its all happening for the 2019 North Queensland Ocean Paddle Series We have changed up some of the events, taken your ideas and feedback to make sure the year is fresh…but don’t worry we have kept some of the old favourites as well. 2019 will start with a easy paddle […]

Full Steam Ahead for 2019



The long course starts in the Ross River with an outgoing tide, feel the Rush as you exit the River mouth and aim for an adrenaline assisted ride to Pallarenda beach. FREE Bus transport is available from Pallarenda to the start line, Drop craft at start line on your way […]

Race 3- River Rush


Date – 11th August LONG COURSE – 37.9km (or up to 2km less if you take a narrow line against island) Briefing time – 8:20am Start Location – Nelly Bay Marina, 4819 Start Time – 8:45am Finish location – Nelly Bay Marina (paddling past Peppers Deck) Presentations -3:45pm Scallywags Cafe (just over the road from HQ) Short Course – […]

Race 5- Magnetic Loop – 5 Stage Paddle


Date – 13 July 2019 LONG COURSE –  22km Briefing time – 1pm Start Location – Cowley Beach, 4871 Start Time – 1:30pm Finish location – Etty Bay, 4858 SHORT COURSE – 7.5 km (NEW COURSE SEE BELOW) Short Course Briefing time – 2:15pm Short Course Start Time – 2:30pm Start Location – Mourilyan Harbour Finish Location – Etty Bay, 4858 Race 3 showcases […]

Race 4- Cowley Beach to Etty Bay



Date – 15th September 2019 Please note the following timings and logisitics are based on 2018 details and are subject to change dependent on weather conditions etc. You are best advised to set aside the entire day for this paddle. LONG COURSE – 25 km Briefing time – at Cape […]

Race 6- Sealink Cape 2 Cape


Be ready to board a barge to Magnetic Island out of Townsville The Finish line will move based on the wind and will be communicated based on the forecast the day before event. (with likely scenarios the week before) (the exact finish is a Mystery, even to us at the […]

Race 7- Magnetic Mystery


LONG COURSE Distance: Approx 20km Race Start Location – Horseshoe Bay – Magnetic Island Race Finish Location – Picnic Bay – Magnetic Island Long Course Race Briefing Time – 2:15pm (Horseshoe Bay) Long Course Race Start Time – 2:30pm   SHORT COURSE Distance: Approx 8.5- 9km Race Start Location – […]

2019 Race 2 – Horseshoe Bay to Picnic Bay