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Hervey Bay Ocean Classic – Fraser Coast Paddlefest

September 10, 2023

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the return of the Fraser Coast Paddlefest, a truly unique event focused on the mental and physical benefits paddling provides the community which takes place on Saturday the 9th (Battle of the Paddle) and Sunday the 10th (Hervey Bay Ocean Classic) of September 2023 on the stunning waters of Hervey Bay in conjunction with The Hervey Bay Masters.
The Hervey Bay Ocean Classic is the fourth race of the Paddle Queensland Pacific Coast Ocean Racing Series which will bring the ocean racing community from across the State and beyond to the beautiful beaches of the Fraser Coast.
The Hervey Bay Ocean Classic is a 15-kilometre race held which will see paddlers take to the water from the Hervey Bay SLSC and head towards Point Vernon before turning East and heading towards the Urangan Pier before they make their last turn back towards the finish line at the surf club and will comprise of Male, Female and Mixed classes for Junior, Under 23, Senior and Master paddlers on Surfski, SLSA ski, Outrigger canoes, Stand up paddling boards and Stand up paddling foil boards.
Fraser Coast Paddlefest Bulletin:  (Course may change based on conditions)

For all event information please download the event bulletin.

Race Fees:
Includes event trucker cap.
Any participant who is not a Paddle Queensland will be charged an additional Single Event Insurance Fee.

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As part of goals to improve the registration process, each paddler will be required to create a Webscorer account in 2023. Key reasons for this decision include:
• Enables the option to allow participants to edit their own entry after registering
• Ensures consistent name spelling across multiple events (required for results series)
• Saves time for the participant to sign up for your next event

Age Groups: Please enter the age group for the age you will be at the 31st Dec 2023.
Individual: Please select (Single) when registering in a Single Craft Class.
Team/Mixed: Please select (Single) when registering in a Team/Mixed Craft Class and list your partner. Please note only one team member needs to enter and pay. The second team member will be sent the event waiver to sign and return prior to the event.

The provisional schedule is below:
7 am – Dash 4 Cash (100m sprint) $20pp Registration Opens
7:30 am – Dash 4 Cash Registration Closes
8 am – Dash 4 Cash Heats
9 am – Dash 4 Cash Finals
11 am – Hervey Bay Ocean Classic Registration & Safety Equipment Inspection Opens
12:30 pm – Hervey Bay Ocean Classic Registration & Safety Equipment Inspection Closes
1 pm – Wave 1 Start: SUPs
1:15 pm – Wave 2 Start: OCs
1:30 pm – Wave 3 Start: Skis
4:30pm – Hervey Bay Ocean Classic Presentation


Paddle Queensland




Hervey Bay SLSC
447/448 Esplanade
Torquay, QLD 4655 Australia
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