Event Program

Welcome to the 4th running of the annual Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge part of the 2019 PaddleNSW Marathon Series. This year the two events have combined to offer all levels of paddlers what will be a unique and enjoyable experience on the mighty Clyde River.

This year the event will be held on the Clyde River foreshore in front of the BIG 4 Batemans Bay Easts Riverside Park which is right next door to Korners Park the location of the past 2 events. With the new Batemans Bay Bridge under construction Korners Park is being utilised as an equipment holding compound. We are thankful for the support of the Caravan Park to allow us the use of the grassed land in front of the Caravan Park.

2019 Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge event location map

Drop off & Access

The drop off zone will be the same as previous years as the Korners Park carpark is still open. The volunteers will direct you event location.

event location map drop off access


Approximately 2:30pm

Distances and Divisions

Divisions 1 – 7 = 26km
Divisions 8-12 = 13km
Division 13 = 6km

Race craft options

  • K1
  • K2
  • C1
  • C2
  • ICF Ocean Ski
  • Spec Ski
  • Other (non-ICF) Single
  • Other (non-ICF) Double
  • SUP


Opens: 8.30am
Closes: 10.00am

Race Briefing

This year we only have one race briefing for all divisions at 10:15am. Check-in must have been completed by 10:00am and everyone must attend the race briefing.

Start Times

  • Division 7 starts at 10:45am
  • Division 6 starts at 10:50am
  • Division 1 starts at 11:00am

All subsequent Divisions start at approximately 1-2 minute intervals thereafter.