Paddleology – the Study of Paddlesports

On behalf of Paddle Queensland, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Paddleology – the Study of Paddlesports. 

Paddle Queensland is committed to improving the services and support provided to the Queensland paddle community which is why we’re running a range of four-hour skills, safety and supporters’ workshops focused on helping our member clubs, their members and the wider paddling community develop there on and off water paddlesports skills, regardless of their preferred discipline and environment. 

Each workshop will be delivered across Southeast Queensland in partnership with member clubs Varsity Lakes Paddlers Club (Gold Coast), Wynnum Redlands Canoe Club (Brisbane) and Sunshine Coast Paddlesports Club (Sunshine Coast). 

Paddle Queensland is heading to Hervey Bay in September for the return of the Fraser Coast Ocean Classic in partnership with the Fraser Coast Regional Council, Hervey Bay Outrigger Canoe Club and the Hervey Bay Surf Life Saving Club and will run a Skills and Supporter workshop on Saturday prior to Sunday’s events.

Twelve workshops are planned for 2023 focused on a range of topics including paddle safety, craft entry/exit, paddle strokes, craft control, technique, play, basic programming, event programming, coaching, development pathways, paddle prep, equipment, leadership, paddle craft, recovery/rescue skills, trip planning, qualification scheme, officiating, event management, governance, volunteers, marketing, grants and sponsorships. 

The 2023 Paddleology workshops are free to members, and we encourage all paddlers, coaches, volunteers and committee members to attend as many workshops as possible to nurture a resilient paddling community.

For more information about Paddleology – the Study of Paddlesports please click here.

To register for the upcoming Workshops head over to our Events Calendar and search Paddleology.

Yours in paddling,

Scott Sharples
Executive Officer

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