14 Beaches Ocean Race

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-2Sophie Marks / Marty Kwast
Male SS-2Grant Veckranges / Derek Millar
Female SS-1 JNRJasmine Rayward
Female SS-1 MTRHelen Chorley
Female SS-1 U23/SNRElectra Outram
Male SS-1 JNRAlex Woodhouse
Male SS-1 40-44Ben Constable
Male SS-1 45-49Mark Rantall
Male SS-1 50-54Matt Rees
Male SS-1 55-59Martin Kenny
Male SS-1 60-69Greg Juniper
Male SS-1 70+Rod Taylor
Male SS-1 U23Dylan Askew
Male SS-1 SNRTom Norton
Male SS-1 35-39Matt Ramke-Meyer
OC-2Sue Macrow / Wayne Davis
Female OC-1Sandra Van Zyl
Male OC-1 MTRBryon Gilbert
Male OC-1 U23/SNRMatt Walsh
Female SLSA-1 JNRAlana Picton
Female SLSA-1 SNRHaruka Nakamura
Male SLSA-1 JNREthan Callaghan
Male SLSA-1 MTRAdam Gardner
Male SLSA-1 SNRDaniel Bowker
SUP-FoilCraig Campbell
Male SUPJonathan Hagan
Female SUPTrish West

Congratulations to the 14 Beaches Ocean Race Top Five Male Ski finishers.

1stTom Norton
2ndCory Hill
3rdLuke Chapman
4thMartin Kenny
5thMatt Rees

Congratulations to the 14 Beaches Ocean Race Top Five Female Ski finishers.

1stElectra Outram
2ndPhoebe Woodhouse
3rdKate Regan
4thEliza Monnock
5thJasmine Rayward

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:

14 Beaches Ocean Race Start

14 Beaches Ocean Race Finish

14 Beaches Ocean Race Presentation

The 14 Beaches Ocean Race would not be possible without the support of the following organisations:
Beaumont Tiles
Edge Early Learning
Paddle 2 Fitness
Paddle Australia
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


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