Ocean Events

Oceanpaddler Events

Oceanpaddler runs a swag of events each year, with the focus on getting people off the couch and into the ocean.


Australian Ocean Racing Series

January to December 2023


The AORS is a national ocean racing series attracting competitors across a number of ocean racing disciplines including. The series will travel around the country to Australia’s most popular beaches showcasing men and women competing in a variety of categories in the only ocean racing series of its kind.

Manly Wharf Bridge to Beach supporting Fragile X

19th February 2023

Sydney Harbour, NSW

Paddle your way across Sydney Harbour in this must-do event. Starting from Sydney Harbour Bridge, competitors will paddle across the harbour to finish at Manly Wharf. Be a member of the excited throng in the midst of the world’s most beautiful harbour.

Shaw and Partners Forster Race Weekend

22nd - 23rd April 2023

Barrington Coast, NSW

An exciting new program over 3 days on the Mid-North Coast of NSW. 

  • Nine Mile – 13km
  • Forster Ocean Classic – 20km
  • Training with the Stars

The Charles Stewart Memorial Cup

Saturday 2nd September 2023

Sydney Northern Beaches, NSW

“The Chucky” will be held in memory of our great friend Charles Stewart, who passed away in January 2016 from a heart attack after finishing an Ocean Paddling session. Charles was instrumental in bringing sports like ours to the public through TV productions via The Wide World of Sports where he worked in the early days, through to coverage of trips like Ningaloo Dreaming and Hamilton Island.

Shaw and Partners North Bondi Surf Ski Classic

7th October 2023

North Bondi, NSW

Back again in 2022 the North Bondi Surf Ski Classic is one of our most picturesque race on the series. 

Shaw and Partners WA Race Week

18th to 25th November 2023

Perth, WA

Five downwind paddling events held over one week to find the ultimate champion.

Fenn West Coast Downwinder, Dr Ben Hewitt Sunset Surf Ski Series Race #1 and #2, Shaw and Partners Dash for Cash and the Shaw and Partners Doctor.

Shaw and Partners Dash for Cash

24th November 2023

Sorrento Beach, Perth, Western Australia

A series of exciting surf ski sprints held at Sorrento Beach the day prior to The Doctor. 

Shaw and Partners Doctor

25th November 2023

Sorrento Beach, Perth, Western Australia

The Doctor is Australia’s most exciting ocean paddling event from Rottnest Island to Sorrento Beach (or vice versa depending on wind conditions). Approximately 28km of ocean paddling.

Shaw and Partners 20 Beaches Ocean Classic

28th October 2023

Sydney Northern Beaches, NSW

The longest-running ocean paddling event in the country with plenty of history and lots of fun. 

Shaw and Partners Hells Gates 38 Ocean Ski Challenge

4th June 2022

Sunshine Coast, QLD

Race from Mooloolaba to Noosa, a distance of 38km, passing the eastern most point of Noosa Heads National Park before finishing on Noosa Main Beach. Hells Gates is one of the best known landmarks of the National Park which paddlers will pass about 4km from the finish.