Last updated: 11th February 2018

The full Program for the 2018 event will be available soon.  All times and events are subject to change. Please ensure you attend the race briefing on Friday evening for final instructions.

The event is scheduled to race on Saturday 24th November 2018 starting at Rottnest Island and finishing at Sorrento Beach. This will be reversed if strong off-shore conditions prevail. In the event of dangerous conditions on Saturday the event will move to Sunday 25th November.

Date Time Activity Location
Friday 23rd November 12.00 – 6.30pm Compulsory Registration & equipment scruitineering Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club
  Approx 2.30pm – 5.00pm Loading of craft on barge at North Fremantle, Perth. Exact location TBA.


North Fremantle
  Approx 5.30pm Dinner available at Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club. Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club
  6.30pm Compulsory Event Briefing Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club
Saturday 24th November 7.30and 8.00am Competitors travel to Rottnest Island on the ferry. Ferry departs Hillary Marina for Rottnest Island with Rottnest Fast Ferries. Click here to book. Hillarys Marina, Sorrento
  Approx 8.15am and 8.45am Ferry arrives on Rottnest Island. Competitors assist with moving craft from the barge to the beach. Main Jetty, Rottnest Island
  Approx 9.30am onwards Competitors prepare craft for race – attach rudders and sponsor and race stickers to craft Rottnest Island
  As advised by Race Director Race Check-In & Equipment Check Army Jetty, Rottnest Island.
  As advised by Race Director Compulsory Event Briefing Army Jetty, Rottnest Island.
  As advised by Race Director Event Start – 3 waves

** Please note this may change. Final details will be provided by race director at the briefing.

  • Wave 1: SUPs and Prone Paddleboards
  • Wave 2: OC1s, Plastics and all ladies single surf skis
  • Wave 3: All other categories
Army Jetty, Rottnest Island
  Afternoon – time dependent on race start time Finish Sorrento Beach Surf Life Saving Club
  6.00pm onwards Presentations

Food and drinks available at Sorrento Surf Club.

Sorrento Beach Surf Life Saving Club

Sorrento Beach Map

Rottnest Island Map

Barge Location Map at Fremantle