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 beginnners 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.
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 is highly recommended
Need a ski?: No problems. You can hire a ski from Sydney Harbour Kayaks at The Spit. Please call them to book in. We can also hire skis if required.
Bookings: Please make sure you book by calling us on 0422 554 965 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment can be made over the phone with credit card.
- $120 for 10 session pass
- $15 – Pre-booked and paid prior to session
- $20 – On the day
If you wish to join the Sunday group prior to booking or coming along to the session please contact Andrea: email@example.com
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
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.
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.
- Paddle Safety on Sydney Harbour – NSW Maritime Resource
- Steer Clear Flyer – Sydney Ports and NSW Maritime Resource
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.