On Saturday the 12th of August over 200 paddlers from around Australia converged on the picturesque beaches of the Gold Coast to take part in the largest Gold Coast Ocean Racing event in recent times.
While the morning was calm and with light winds predicted for the race, come race time Huey did not disappoint the field and blessed paddlers with amazing downwind conditions of 10 – 15 knot North East winds to aid paddlers along the 15 km course from Kurrawa to Bilinga.
First across the line was Craig Campbell on a SUP Foil who completed the course in only 40 minutes averaging over 20 km per hour.
The first Male and Female Surf Ski paddlers to cross the line and take out the 2023 Paddle Queensland Ocean Racing Championship Trophy was Tom Norton with a time of 59:07 and Electra Outram with a time of 1:04.
Congratulations to the 14 Beaches Ocean Race Overall Class Winners.
|Mixed SS-2||Sophie Marks / Marty Kwast|
|Male SS-2||Grant Veckranges / Derek Millar|
|Female SS-1 JNR||Jasmine Rayward|
|Female SS-1 MTR||Helen Chorley|
|Female SS-1 U23/SNR||Electra Outram|
|Male SS-1 JNR||Alex Woodhouse|
|Male SS-1 40-44||Ben Constable|
|Male SS-1 45-49||Mark Rantall|
|Male SS-1 50-54||Matt Rees|
|Male SS-1 55-59||Martin Kenny|
|Male SS-1 60-69||Greg Juniper|
|Male SS-1 70+||Rod Taylor|
|Male SS-1 U23||Dylan Askew|
|Male SS-1 SNR||Tom Norton|
|Male SS-1 35-39||Matt Ramke-Meyer|
|OC-2||Sue Macrow / Wayne Davis|
|Female OC-1||Sandra Van Zyl|
|Male OC-1 MTR||Bryon Gilbert|
|Male OC-1 U23/SNR||Matt Walsh|
|Female SLSA-1 JNR||Alana Picton|
|Female SLSA-1 SNR||Haruka Nakamura|
|Male SLSA-1 JNR||Ethan Callaghan|
|Male SLSA-1 MTR||Adam Gardner|
|Male SLSA-1 SNR||Daniel Bowker|
|Male SUP||Jonathan Hagan|
|Female SUP||Trish West|
Congratulations to the 14 Beaches Ocean Race Top Five Male Ski finishers.
Congratulations to the 14 Beaches Ocean Race Top Five Female Ski finishers.
To view the complete results from the 14 Beaches Ocean Race, click here.
To see how the field approached the 14 Beaches Ocean Race, click here to watch the SafeTrx replay.
Enjoy the sample of amazing photos from Paul Manning of the Sunday Longrun. More photos will be shared in the coming days. For all photos, please feel free to check out Paul’s website: https://thesundaylongrun.com/%40thesundaylongrun-g2
Or Instagram @thesundaylongrun
If you would like a copy of any photos, please screenshot the photo and contact Paul through his website.
To keep Paul taking photos, he hopes you can fuel him with coffee. https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sundaylongrun
A collection of images from the 14 Beaches Ocean Race can be found from the below links:
The 14 Beaches Ocean Race would not be possible without the support of the following organisations:
Edge Early Learning
Paddle 2 Fitness
Shaw and Partners Financial Services
Australian Watercraft Registry
Volunteer Marine Rescue Southport
Volunteer Marine Rescue Currumbin
Coast Guard Southport QF1
Currumbin Creek Paddlers Club
Mooloolaba Paddlers Inc
Kurrawa Surf Club
Tallebudgera Surf Club
Miami Beach SLSC
North Burleigh Surf Lifesaving Club