West Coast Downwind Camp

West Coast Downwind Camp

West Coast Downwind Camp

The 2021 Camp has been cancelled due to travel restrictions. We will be back again in 2022. The website will be updated shortly for 2022 info.


  • 6 Day Camp – Sunday 28th November to Friday 3rd December 2021 
  • 3 Day Camp – Sunday 28th November to Tuesday 30th November 2021

Location: Perth Coastline, Mandurah & Lancelin – Western Australia

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 27th November The Doctor
The worlds biggest and most competitive ocean race. An event of the Australian Ocean Racing Series.

Sunday 28th November

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 29th November

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 30th November

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 1st December

Downwinder Fremantle to Sorrento (PM)

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

Thursday 2nd December

A Run to the Reef 

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

Friday 3rd December

AM – Small downwind paddle late morning

PM – Triple SSS Race Fremantle to City Beach



$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.