The North Queensland Ocean Paddle Series is ending 2015 with something a little exciting: Survival of Saunders takes competitors on an challenging journey to Saunders Beach, north of Townsville. Both experienced and less experienced paddlers are able to take on the new course and celebrate another successful year of the NQ Ocean Paddle Series.
With an impressive 25.8km to paddle, it’s time for the hardcore to test themselves. After several months of challenging courses, unexpected weather conditions and battling of the long open ocean waters, the time has arrived to see whether these past months were worth the sweat and tears. This astonishing course will set competitors off from Pallarenda Beach, out towards Bay Rock and back inland, finishing at Saunders Beach.
But less experienced paddlers and SUPers won’t miss out: This course is still challenging to test that skill and build on the confidence gained over the past few months. Kayakers will do 12km (four laps) and SUPs will do 6km (two laps) - buoys are 1.5km distance apart.