West Coast Downwind Camp

West Coast Downwind Camp 2018 (6 days) &

West Coast Downwind Mini Camp 2018 (3 Days)

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


  • Sunday 25th November to Friday 30th November 2018 for the full 6 day camp
  • Sunday 25th November to Tuesday 27th November 2018 (PM) for the mini 3 day camp

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

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, Rottnest Island 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 24
The Doctor
The worlds biggest and most competitive ocean race. An event of the Australian Ocean Racing Series.

Sunday Nov 25

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 26

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 for a run back to Hillarys.

Tuesday Nov 27

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 Nov 28

Downwinder Fremantle to Sorrento (PM)

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

Thursday Nov 29

AM – Small downwind paddle late morning

PM – Triple SSS Race Fremantle to City Beach


Friday Nov 30

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.



$1,250 per person for full 6 day camp

$700 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
  • 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. Sorrento Beach Resort are offering our paddlers a discount. Please use WCOP when booking. 

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.