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The Paddle Queensland State Championships for Marathon, SUP distance, Ocean Racing, Sprint SUP Sprint and SUP technical are all coming up in the next couple of months. The delivery of the Championships relies on the generous time of volunteers. Paddle Queensland is encouraging supporters of the upcoming events to get on board and help out,…

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Currumbin Capers

PCMS Race 5 and APSU PCSS Race 3 Currumbin Capers coming up on the 25th of September will be the final races of the 2022 PCMS and APSU PCSS. Entries are open and all Marathon and SUP paddlers are encouraged to enter this wonderful event on Currumbin Creek. Many paddlers are still in with a…

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Maroochy River Paddle

Photo Credit: Sunshine Coast Paddlesports Club On the 21st of August, Sunshine Coast Paddlesports Club successfully hosted the Maroochy River Paddle. Approximately 140 paddlers representing 15 clubs met at Dunethin Rock Lagoon for the start of the race to Eudlo Creek, Maroochydore. Craft varied from recreation to skis, double skis, kayaks, V1’s, OC1’s and OC6’s…

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Canoe Polo Winter Challenge

Three rounds of the Canoe Polo Winter Challenge now completed with the next round on Friday the 9th of September and the final round on Sunday the 25th of September.Current leaders of the combined teams is the Orcas followed by Seals and Turtles. Dugongs have the lead over the Dolphins in the Emerging Players. For…

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Pacific Coast Virtual Series – Points and Leader Board

Round 1 of the Pacific Coast Virtual Series finished on July 31st and round 2 on August 31st.Sunshine Coast Paddlesports Club had 10 paddlers submit times to support their club and head the leaderboard after the first round.Varsity Lakes Paddlers Club and Wynnum Redlands also had entries. Currumbin Creek Paddlers Club joined the series with…

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APSU PCSS Race 2 – Brisbane Paddling Club

Photo Credit: Paddle Queensland A great day of racing in windy conditions at the second round of the APSU Pacific Coast SUP Series. A strong head wind heading up the creek made for some challenging paddling and a great run back to the boat ramp with wind and tide behind the paddlers. Male line honours…

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PCMS Race 4 – Brisbane Paddling Club

Photo Credit: Paddle Queensland A great day of racing in windy conditions at Race 4 of the Pacific Coast Marathon Series. A strong head wind heading up the creek made for some challenging paddling and a great run back to the boat ramp with wind and tide behind the paddlers.Male line honours going to Jason…

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PQ State Schools Marathon Championships

Paddle Queensland is pleased to announce the 2022 Paddle Queensland Schools Marathon Championships will be held at Coomera over the 8th and 9th of October. All paddlers in School and Club programs are encouraged to enter a fun weekend of marathon racing over distances from 2.5 km to 10 km.Saturday morning will start with the…

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PQ APSU SUP Distance Championships

Paddle Queensland is pleased to announce the inaugiral 2022 Paddle Queensland SUP Distance Championships to be held at Coomera over the 8th and 9th of October. Paddlers from junior to masters are encouraged to be a part of a great weekend of paddling with events ranging from 10 km to 20 km.Saturday afternoon will start…

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PQ State Marathon Championships

Paddle Queensland is pleased to announce the 2022 Paddle Queensland Canoe Marathon Championships will be held at Coomera over the 8th and 9th of October.Paddlers from eight to eighty (and beyond) are encouraged to be part of a great weekend of paddling with events ranging from 2.5 km for our Under 10s, to 20 km…

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Apsu Nutrition Partnership

Apsu – validated by athletes, made for everyone.  Paddle Queensland would like to introduce Apsu Nutrition as our Naming Rights Partner for the Pacific Coast SUP Series and State Championships. Apsu was founded in 2011 on the Island of Maui, Hawaii with the aim to encourage and support an active outdoors lifestyle. Apsu is a…

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2022 Paddle Queensland Annual Awards

It’s time to celebrate! On Saturday the 22nd October, Paddle Queensland will host the 2022 Annual Awards in Oxenford recognising and celebrating the outstanding achievements of the community and provide an opportunity to reflect on the year that was. Paddle Queensland members can submit nominations showcasing their contribution to the paddling community deserving recognition over…

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2022 Paddle Queensland Annual General Meeting

Make a difference with Paddle Queensland! Notice is hereby given (33) days prior that the Annual General Meeting of Paddle Queensland Incorporated will be held as follows:Date:         Saturday, 1st October 2022Time:         1.00pmVenue:      SYC Oxenford Watersports Centre, 33 Watersports Lane, Oxenford QLD 4210Virtual:      TBS The agenda for the Annual General Meeting stating the business to be transacted…

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APSU Pacific Coast SUP Series – Round 1

Photo Credit: Glen Eaton Round 1 of the APSU Pacific Coast SUP Series was held at Sandgate on the 17th of July to amazing conditions. Gold, Silver and Bronze certificates will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place line honours of each distance. Divisional winners and Finisher certificates will also be presented.Round 1 certificates…

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APSU PCSS Race 1 – Sandgate Paddling Club

Photo Credit: Glen Eaton The first independent SUP race for the Pacific Coast Marathon Series. With a clean start at 9:30am giving Sup paddlers 30+ minutes of clean water before race 3 started at 10am. Great racing, happy smiles and full bellies. Prizes awarded to all 18km paddlers who stayed for presentations after races were…

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Help Needed

The Kerkow-Hill family have been handed some major challenges recently. Katrina and Jason are regular volunteers at sprint and marathon events that their children participate in. Lakin and Thomas are up and coming junior paddlers in both Sprint and Marathon who have been on the Paddle Queensland State Team. For the full details and story…

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PCMS Race 3 – Sandgate Paddling Club

Photo Credit: Glen Eaton A total 89 paddlers entered (including SUPs). 63 Paddlers from 22 clubs of varying disciplines and crafts lined up to compete in Race 3 Wetland Wanders at Shorncliffe, hosted by Sandgate Paddling Club. The race was Sandgate’s 25th hosting of this Annual Event, first commencing back on July 18th, 1996. 12…

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Emerging Athlete Pathways

The Emerging Athlete Pathways (EAP) program supports eligible young athletes, coaches and officials aged 10-18 years to progress on a development pathway by providing financial assistance to help alleviate the costs associated with attending state, national and international events. What funding is available?Eligible athletes, coaches and official can apply for up to two events per Financial Year…

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FairPlay Vouchers

The new FairPlay system, Enquire, is now open – register now!  Have you heard the news? The Queensland Government’s FairPlay vouchers program is moving new to a new online system?  The great news is that our new system has a fresh look and feel and offers a more seamless FairPlay application process.  We are asking…

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Outdoors Queensland Awards

Photograph: Shane Cresser The Outdoors Queensland Awards* recognise and reward excellence in the outdoors community. The Awards celebrate individuals, organisations, programs, events and activities that have been successful in significantly improving outcomes for participants, clients and communities. The Outdoors Queensland Awards are for the ‘outdoors community in Queensland’ – outdoor enthusiasts, adventure tourism operators, outdoor education providers, activity clubs, land managers,…

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Important GCBF grant information

The Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) is Queensland’s largest one-off community grants program and distributes approximately $60 million each year to not-for-profit community groups to enhance their capacity to provide services, leisure activities and economic opportunities.  Over the past two years multiple extreme weather events have impacted many Queensland communities. To assist these communities, the GCBF have combined…

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Beach to Beach

Copyright 2022 by Beach to Beach Ocean Paddle The Mooloolaba Paddlers Beach to Beach Ocean Paddle was conducted on Saturday June 11 with Valentín Henot taking the Overall and Male line honours in 1:09:51 and Phoebe Woodhouse taking the Overall Female line honour in 1:22:05. To view the full results list click here. Fore more…

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