West Coast Downwind Camp

West Coast Downwind Camp 2018

Location: Perth Coastline, Rottnest Island & Lancelin – Western Australia

Dates: Monday 26th November to Friday 30th November 2018 (with optional events on Sat 24th Nov and Sat 1st Dec)

Back by popular demand is the West Coast Downwind Camp 2018.

Hosted by Dean Gardiner and Guy Leech.

Experience an amazing week full of downwind paddling and events along Perth’s magnificent coastline, Rottnest Island and Lancelin in Western Australia.

The Program

Below is an outline of the proposed program. This may vary depending on the weather. 

Saturday Nov 24
The Doctor
The worlds biggest and most competitive ocean race. An event of the Australian Ocean Racing Series.


Monday Nov 26

Downwinder Fremantle to Sorrento (PM)
This is the classic Perth metro downwind paddle. This is what the locals experience everyday.


Tuesday Nov 27

Paddle to Rotto
We will be using charter boat Silverado to take advantage of the brisk offshore for a paddle to Perth’s favourite holiday destination, Rottnest Island. A quick circumnavigation of the island via bikes then take advantage of the afternoon Doctor fora run back to Hillarys.


Wednesday Nov 28

Ledge to Lancelin
The place where the wind blows. 
An hour north of Perth lies the windsurfing mecca of Lancelin. As avid ocean paddlers we will take advantage of the same winds that hundreds of Euros travel thousands of miles to frolic in every summer.


Thursday Nov 29

Little Island Adventure (AM)
A paddle out from Hillarys to Little Island. The home of some incredible sea creatures and and easy 30 minutes from the boat harbour.

Triple SSS Ocean Race Fremantle to City Beach 14ks (PM)
An event of the Australian Ocean Racing Series. 


Friday Nov 30
A Run to the Reef (AM)
A short paddle to the reef for some waves and general wind down from the week.


Saturday Dec 1
The Fenn Westcoast Downwinder
24 km race along Perth’s Metro Beaches. An event of the Australian Ocean Racing Series.


$1,250 per person


  • Ski hire (Please note it excludes ski hire for The Doctor. If you are hiring a ski for the Doctor then a $150 discount on the camp cost will be provided)
  • All transport
  • Bike hire at Rottnest Island
  • Charter boat
  • Expert guidance 
  • Ski storage

We recommend you book to stay at Sorrento Beach Resort as this is the easiest location to coordinate everyone from. There are various room options. Please contact us to discuss spec

We also recommend that you book a car to optimise your time in Perth.


Numbers are limited so please book early by emailing Oceanpaddler.

Email: contact@oceanpaddler.com

For more information on the trip please call Dean on 0427 171 403.