West Coast Downwind Camp

West Coast Downwind Camp 2020 (6 days) &

West Coast Downwind Mini Camp 2020 (3 Days)

Due to COVD -19 and travelling restrictions, unfortunately, the West Coast Downwind Camp is cancelled for 2020. Stay tuned for 2021!

Location: Perth Coastline, Mandurah & Lancelin – Western Australia


  • Sunday 29th November to Friday 4th December 2020 for the full 6 day camp
  • Sunday 29th November to Tuesday 1st December 2020 (PM) for the mini 3 day camp

Hosted by Dean Gardiner and Guy Leech.

Experience an amazing 3 or 6 days, full of downwind paddling and events along Perth’s magnificent coastline, Mandurah and Lancelin in Western Australia.

The Program

Below is an outline of the proposed program. The camp starts on Sunday following the Doctor on Saturday. This may vary depending on the weather. 

Saturday Nov 28
The Doctor
The worlds biggest and most competitive ocean race. An event of the Australian Ocean Racing Series.

Sunday Nov 29

Little Island Adventure 10am

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

5PM Downwind Talk at Sorrento Beach Resort

Monday Nov 30

The Cut Run, Mandurah 

We will be paddling the famous cut run – a downwind paddling adventure to Mandurah located an hour south of Perth.

Tuesday Dec 1

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.

Wednesday Dec 2

Downwinder Fremantle to Sorrento (PM)

This is the classic Perth metro downwind paddle. This is what the locals experience everyday.

Thursday Dec 3

AM – Small downwind paddle late morning

PM – Triple SSS Race Fremantle to City Beach


Friday Dec 4

A Run to the Reef 

A paddle to the reef for some waves and general wind down from the week. If conditions are really good we will do a run to Mindarie.



$1,400 per person for full 6 day camp

$950 per person for the Mini 3 day camp


  • 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 6-day camp only will be provided)
  • All transport
  • Expert guidance 
  • Ski storage

We recommend you book to stay at Sorrento Beach Resort as this is the easiest location to coordinate everyone from. Skis will be stored there. 

We also recommend that you book a car to optimise your time in Perth if you want to get around.


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.