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Gippsland Lakes Paddle Challenge
CHALLENGE THE LAKES

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Paynesville to Lakes Entrance 27km
Metung to Lakes Entrance 13km
Saturday 5th May 2018

Entries Open 12th March
Early Bird Entries Close 15th April

Waters Edge$260 Accommodation Voucher Early Bird Prize

Entries Close 11.59pm Sunday 29th April
$30 Penalty Fee Monday 30th April & Tuesday 1st May
No Entries After the 1st Of May.
Entries Will Close When Event Capped Numbers Are Reached
Don't Be Disappointed And Enter Early

EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED TO FOLLOWING DAY IF ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS

Experience & paddle the open water conditions on the Gippsland Lakes, on Australia's largest inland water way.
View the spectacular man made entrance on the 90 Mile Beach that allows the lakes to run into Bass Strait.
Start at Paynesville for the elite paddler or Metung for the recreational paddler to finish at the Iconic Lakes Entrance Footbridge

Proposed New Event

Gippsland Lakes 100

Sale to Lakes Entrance

100 Kilometre  Paddle Challenge.
5 Stages - 13 Hours Time Limit.

Click Here for Information

 

• View The Event Website & Facebook Page For Any Updates •

CLICK HERE FOR REAL TIME WEATHER
CLICK HERE FOR LOCAL WIND FORECAST
LAKES ENTRANCE WEBCAM

The LEADA Challenge
Family - Corporate - Teams
Doubles Sit On Top Craft Only
Metung Course
Click here for information & craft hire

 

2017 Prizes to be confirmed

Major Prizes

SURF SKI DONATED BY CHARGER SURF CRAFT
Medals/Certificates awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place

All paddlers go into a massive prize pool To Be Won

Surf Skis  -  Ocean Racing Skis  -  Plastic Skis  - Outrigger Canoes
Stand Up Paddle Boards - Prone Paddle Board  -  SLSA Racing Boards
Sea Kayaks  -  Must Have Water Head Bulk Heads Rear and Front
Hobie Kayak and Sit On Top Kayaks (Metung course only)
Double crafts allowed

SURF BOATS

Mixed crews  - Male - Female  -  Rollowing Seats Allowed
Inter Club Allowed - Metung Course Only

Craft Hire

Peak Adventure
Huff 'N' Puff Paddling

Course will be reversed if there are strong head winds. Both legs will finish at Metung
Paynesville paddlers will  include a return paddle to the top end of the North Arm
Three alternate courses that may be used in most extreme weather conditions  
Read all conditions, start times and alternate courses before event day
View website at 6pm Friday 5th of May for race course and direction
Final update on website, and SMS to you at 6am on event day.

If the event has to be rescheduled to the following day because of adverse weather condition,
The Paddle Challenge will either start at Metung and finish at Lakes Entrance,
The foot bridge at Lakes Entrance and complete a return paddle to the top end of the North Arm,
Or start at Apex Park and complete a return  paddle to the top end of the North Arm.
All paddlers will complete approximately a 15km course.

The Event Programe Is Subject To Changers For Adverse Weather Conditions

 

Follow the Paddle Challenge live this year on the SPOT Gen3.
Go to our Facebook page to follow our lead up paddles.

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SPOT Gen 3 supplied by All Sat Communication

Interested In Sponsoring This Major Event For East Gippsland?
Go to CONTACT for more informantion.

Presented by Surf Life Saving Lakes Entrance
Funds Raised Will Help Provide Safer Beaches

Photos supplied by

lakes photos james yeates

Sponsors Accommodation Early Bird & Lucky Draw Prizes

esplanade2 x $250 Accommodation vouchers to be won by lucky draw. Off peak.
Inquiry at Lakes Entrance Number One Resort for the Paddle Challenge weekend

Waters EdgeStay at Waters Edge Caravan Park. Directly opposite were you remove your craft after the Paddle Challenge.
Early Bird Prize. Two nights for two people valued at $260 in cabins. Can be used from event weekend onwards.

WaterWheelWaterwheel Beach Tavern & Cabins. Lake Tyers Beach. With courtesy bus for transport in and out of Lakes Entrance.
2 x 2 nights, $200 accommodation vouchers & 6 x $50 meal vouchers to be won by lucky draw.

Accommodation and Events
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Lakes Entrance Visitors Information Centre
Phone: 1800 637 060 or (03) 5155 1966


All enquiries please contact: Paul King 0417 154 055

or SLSLE Kristine Cordery 0427 565 607

http://www.lakesentrancesurflifesaving.org.au/