Freedom Paddle 2019

Celebrate the Freedom of Surfski paddling by taking on the challenge of Racing around South Africa’s Symbol of Freedom – Robben Island.

The Freedom Paddle is a 27km race / paddle from Oceana Power Boat Club around Robben Island and back. On the 27th April 2019, Freedom Day, line up and be a part of a race around one of the most iconic islands in the world.

Radically reduced entry until 31 st March 2019!

The entry fee will increase as the event draws nearer.

This is a doubles event but enter now and team up later. 

R 450 early bird – 1 August – 30 September – Goodie bag – closed!

R 650 1 Oct –  31 Jan -Goodie bag – closed!

R 850 – 1 Feb – 31 March – Goodie bag

R 1500 – 1 April – 12 April

R 3000 – 12 April – 19 April

Freedom Paddle 2018

steps to be eligible for the

Freedom Paddle

Do you have what it takes to tame the stormy oceans around Robben Island? Do you want to push yourself and find out where your limits are? This is a significant challenge so a few steps are required to prove your competence.


The Freedom Paddle Doubles Series

Presented by Dunlop Tyres

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The Freedom Paddle Doubles Series will be held each month for 3 months preceding the Freedom Paddle. The final event will be held 1 month after the Freedom paddle.

This series will focus on doubles but singles will be welcome. The venue for each event will change and be dependent on weather conditions. Each race will take place in and around Cape Town.

We will be crowning series winner on the 26 May so consistency counts. We are going to be using cumulative time so the INDIVIDUAL with the lowest overall time will be the winner. This means you can swop partners during the series as each person’s individual time will be recorded. This does mean we could well have 2 winners if a combo stay together for the whole series. 

We are still putting the finer details together but count on needing to be CSA registered and have full safety kit including Safetrx. If any kit is missing, or if Safetrx is not used you will be DSQ’ed!

Entries will most likely be an on the day affair via either cash or Snap Scan

27th January - Race 1
17th February - Race 2
17th March - Race 3
27th April - Race 4 and Freedom Paddle
12th May - Race 5 and Final

stay tuned

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