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 Details and Course


We are excited to bring you The Nordic Kayaks Great Ocean Paddle.

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The Nordic Kayaks Great Ocean Paddle 2022 is a fast paced 20km downwind race along the iconic Victorian Surf Coast. Or you could try our family friendly 5km Adventure Paddle around Fishermans beach.

Grab your ski, SUP, outrigger or paddle board and join us on the 20km downwind Nordic Kayak Great Ocean Road paddle or the 5km Adventure paddle. Two of Victoria's most premier ocean paddling events. You will traverse the iconic surf breaks of Bells Breach, Winkipop and Torquay and experience one of the world's most spectacular downwind paddle race.


5km Adventure paddle
Registration Saturday 6:30am - 7:30am 5th Feb Fishermans Beach, Torquay
Race Briefing - 8.45am, Saturday 5th Feb Fisherman's Beach, Torquay
Race Start - 9am, Saturday 5th Feb Fisherman's Beach, Torquay
Finish - Fisherman's Beach, Torquay

20km downwind Nordic Kayak Great Ocean Road paddle
Registration Saturday 2pm -3pm 5th Feb Fishermans Beach, Torquay
Registration Sunday 6:30am - 7:30am 6th Feb Fishermans Beach, Torquay
Start Location - Point Roadknight, Anglesea
Race Briefing - 8.45am, Sunday 6th Feb
Race Start - 9am, Sunday 6th Feb
Finish - Fisherman's Beach, Torquay


Can I hire a ski or kayak for the event?
Yes see link here:


What mandatory gear must I carry during the race?

Each competitor must present the following mandatory gear at check-in and carry this gear during the race:

- Boat leash (which must be attached to you and your craft during the race)
- Flare (A limited number of flares will be available for purchase on race day for $30)
- Like jacket
- Mobile phone in a waterproof case
- Hi-vis clothing
- Hi-vis hat
- Tracker

We highly recommend you carry a PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) and enough food and water for the length of the race and wear sunscreen and appropriate clothing.


How do I get to the start line after race Check-In?
If you would like to be dropped off at the start line at Point Roadknight, please book a seat on the shuttle bus ($20 cash per person). Please email book online here:


How do I get my craft to the start line?
If you would like assistance transporting your craft from registration to the start line of the (Point Roadknight, Anglesea) we can provide transportation for you for $10, please book here.


What time is Race Briefing?
8.45am at the start location.

Please attend Race Briefing to make sure you receive all important race updates and your tracker.


How is water safety managed?
Water Safety will be provided by Torquay Marine Rescue Service (TMRS) to ensure your enjoyment and safety throughout the race.

Live tracking:
The Nordic Kayak's Great Ocean Paddle will see all competitors have live tracking so their family and friends can watch the race unfold live in the comfort of your favourite coffee shop or lounge room seat.

These Trackmelive tracker also allow each competitor to contact TMRS directly if they require assistance.

The Torquay Marine Rescue Service (TMRS) is a volunteer body located on the Surf Coast in Victoria, Australia. TMRS works closely with the neighbouring Surf Coast Marine Rescue Services, as well as Victoria Police and the Rescue Helicopter Service. TMRS is overseen by the Victoria Police Rescue Coordination Centre located at Williamstown Victoria.
TMRS is primarily focused on ocean rescue of persons and/or vessels, including (but not limited to) fishing boats, yachts, windsurfers / kite surfers, surfers, swimmers and kayaks.
TMRS is also involved in a safety capacity in community events such as the Danger 1000 Swim Race, Anaconda Race, Dragon Boat Race and other smaller events.
TMRS assisted with the provision of water safety at the Villawood Properties Great Ocean Paddle 2018, Epic Kayaks GOP 2019, 2020, 2021 event, and we are pleased to be working with them again in 2022.


Where are presentations?
After your experience on the water we invite you to join us at Bomboras Pop Up Bar or Fisherman Beach from 2pm for presentations and celebrations!
This is your time to sit back, relax and share stories from your Nordic Kayaks Great Ocean Paddle 2022 race experience!


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Email or on 0409 786 237

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