Group Training Sessions


Oceanpaddler offers two types of group training sessions to help improve your paddling skills. All sessions are held from Clontarf Beach. If you live on the south side you can also launch from Balmoral or Spit Bridge.

  • Introduction to Ocean Paddling  – Sunday mornings
  • ipaddle Training Sessions – Monday and Friday mornings

More information is outlined below. 

Introduction to Ocean Paddling Group Sessions – Sunday mornings

This session is for most paddlers no matter what level of ability or if you are just starting out. Our weekly sessions will teach you how to paddle well, use the available sea conditions and learn to race. Ideal for beginners and intermediate paddlers and a good starting point for ladies and younger paddlers that want to get into more of the ocean paddling style events or just a good physical lifestyle choice. For those from a flatwater background you will get the opportunity to slowly learn all aspects of ocean paddling.

If you have not paddled a ski before then we would recommend a one-on-one lesson prior. Please contact us.

Prior to your first session please email us with your paddling experience. We will advise next steps. You will also need to complete a waiver form prior that we will email you.


When: Every Sunday morning at 7am on the water (Session runs for 1 hour)

Where: Clontarf Beach 

Requirements: All paddlers must wear a lifejacket and a safety leash

Need a ski?: No problems. We can hire you a ski. Please contact us to arrange.

Bookings:  Please make sure you book by using the BOOK SESSION link below. Bookings essential!  If this is your first session please email us prior.


  • $150 for 10 session pass – Click here to purchase.
  • $20 for an individual session – Pre-booked online or cash on the day – Click here to purchase

(Please bring correct cash as we do not have change available. Thank you)

Questions: Please call 0422 554 965 or email

ipaddle Training Sessions – Monday and Friday mornings

ipaddle Squad is our regular training squad that paddles every Monday and Friday at Middle Harbour. Paddling in a group environment is not only more enjoyable but greatly assists in improving your speed and skills. Our training methodology is very practical, easy to follow and designed to work for all levels of paddlers.

ipaddle CLUB’S key focus areas are:

  • Paddle fitness
  • Improving technique
  • Improving ocean surf skills
  • Improving race times

When: Every Monday and Friday morning

Where: Clontarf Beach @ 5.30am or Balmoral Beach @ 5.45am. If you live on the north of Spit Bridge then meet us at Clontarf, if you live on the south then it is easier to go from Balmoral. The Clontarf group paddles over to Balmoral where we commence the session. See below maps for details.

Requirements: All paddlers must wear a lifejacket and white lights front and back on craft or paddler when dark.


  • Casual: $20
  • Monthly: $105 includes 2 sessions per week or $65 for 1 session per week
  • 3 Monthly: $265 includes 2 sessions per week or $165 for 1 session per week
If you would like to join us for a session please email Yanda – to discuss the best day to come along to your first session. A waiver form will also need to be signed prior.  
Payment Bank Details
BSB: 302100
ACC #: 1735767
Acc Name: Oceanpaddler

 Where to meet



Turn into carpark at Clontarf reserve off Sandy Bay Road. We meet in the carpark near Clonny’s Restaurant.



East end of Balmoral Beach, near Sailing Club at Balmoral Park. Paddlers paddle out to the HMAS Penguin Base wharf to meet the group from Clontarf.

 Safety Video

 Paddling Map – Know your Harbour

The below map outlines specific locations and points that we reference in training. Please become familiar with these landmarks to assist with navigating in the training session. 

Safe Paddling Resources

Safe paddling is our number one concern. Please take some time to review the below documents and safety videos. 

Further information can be found at Transport for NSW Marine Management.

Sydney Harbour & Middle Harbour Maps

Know your harbour and the key landmarks and buoys. These maps will show you everything you need to know. 

Wear a Lifejacket

Be Safe Be Seen

Know the Rules

The right equipment

Plan Your Trip

Know Your Limits