AORS Series Info

AORS Series Info

AORS Series Info 2023

Below is the list of events for the 2023 series. Please note that additional events may be added to the calendar. 

Each event has a star rating which is used for the point score. See below for further information.  

Click on the event names to be redirected to the event websites.

Please note that the list of events may be subject to change.


EventLocationDateStar Rating
Manly Wharf Bridge to BeachSydney Harbour, NSWSun 19th Feb2
Shaw and Partners Forster Race Weekend
Shaw and Partners Forster Nine Mile CupBarrington Coast, NSWSat 22nd April2
Shaw and Partners Forster Ocean ClassicBarrington Coast, NSWSun 23rd April3
14 Beaches, Paddle QLD ChampionshipsGold Coast, QLDSat 12th Aug1
South Australian Ocean Paddling Series #1Adelaide, SASun 13th Aug1
The Chucky, Charles Stuart Memorial CupSydney Northern Beaches, NSWSat 2nd Sept2
South Australian Ocean Paddling Series #2Adelaide, SASun 10th Sept1
North Bondi Surf Ski Classic – Event CancelledNorth Bondi, NSWSat 7th Oct2
South Australian Ocean Paddling Series #3Adelaide, SASun 8th Oct1
Shaw and Partners Coolangatta Gold Downwind PaddleGold Coast, QLDSat 14th Oct1
Shaw and Partners 20 BeachesSydney Northern Beaches, NSWSat 28th Oct3
Surf SafariHobart, TASSat 4th Nov1
The Cut RunMandurah WASat 11th Nov1
Dr Benjamin Hewitt Sunset SurfSki Series #1Perth, WAThur 16th Nov1
Shaw and Partners WA Race Week
Fenn West Coast DownwindPerth, WASat 18th Nov2
Dr Benjamin Hewitt Sunset SurfSki Series #2Perth, WATue 21st Nov2
Dr Benjamin Hewitt Sunset SurfSki Series #3Perth, WAThur 23rd Nov2
The Shaw and Partners DoctorPerth, WASat 25th Nov3

AORS Categories

This year the AORS will be following the International Canoe Federation (ICF) racing categories for single skis (in 10yr increments only for the Over 40 and above age groups).

Primary Categories (Male and Female)

Secondary Categories

All Ski primary category competitors are automatically entered in the Ski Overall secondary category. For example a Junior, Over 40 Ski or SLSA Spec Ski competitor is also entered in the Ski Overall secondary category. As per previous years, Oceanpaddler will use Ski Overall results when presenting results for the Ski Open results.

Competitors Age

Competitors age is as of 31/12/2023. That is the age bracket the competitor is turning in the 2023 calendar year. 

For example: The first year a 15-18yrs Surf Ski competitor can compete is the year in which his/her 15th birthday falls and the last year he/she may compete in that category is the year in which his/her 18th birthday falls. That is they must be 15-18yrs as of 31/12/2023.

Competitors can only enter one category. For example a 50 year old entered in the SLSA Spec Ski primary category is not eligible for Over 50 Ski points and prizes, only SLSA Spec Ski primary category and Ski Overall secondary category.

Series Points

The AORS series points requirements has been updated to reflect the cancellation of the North Bondi Surf Ski Classic 2 star event. Competitors now must acquire a minimum of 13 stars ( as opposed to 15).


There are a total of 29 stars across the whole series. Each event has its own star value with three events having a 3 star rating. To get your maximum points you must acquire a minimum of 13 Stars and you must compete in at least one 3 Star event.

In doubles you need to acquire a minimum of 8 stars to get your best ranking.

By arranging the points this way competitors will be able to compete in both doubles and singles over the season.

If you have raced in more than 13 stars of events we will drop your lowest scoring races. We may be required to split a result due to the number of points already acquired.

If two or more competitors end up on the same point score the result from The Doctor will decide the winner. If neither competitor raced in The Doctor then we will use the 20 Beaches followed by Forster Ocean Classic result.

Placing1 Star Event2 Star Event3 Star Event
141 point gap onwards17052440
15 17002420
16 16952400
17 16932380
18 2 point gap onwards2370
19  2360
20  2355
21  2352
22  3 point gap onwards

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