CELEBRATE THE FREEDOM OF SURFSKI PADDLING BY TAKING ON THE CHALLENGE OF RACING AROUND SOUTH AFRICA’S SYMBOL OF FREEDOM – ROBBEN ISLAND.
The Prescient Freedom Paddle is a 27km race / paddle from Oceana Power Boat Club around Robben Island and back. On the 27th April 2021, line up and be a part of a race around one of the most iconic islands in the world.
27th April 2021
Entries open 15 January 2021
Opening entries has been delayed by a few days as we consult
with the authorities regarding Lockdown restrictions.
IN ASSOCIATION WITH OUR PRESENTING PARTNERS
This event is open to all human paddle powered craft that are seaworthy enough to complete the course.
Get in touch if you would like to participate in the event but your discipline is not represented.
2020 Race Results
WE ARE SO VERY GRATEFUL TO RECEIVE AMAZING SUPPORT FROM THESE GREAT COMPANIES, CLUBS AND GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS.
STEPS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE
PRESCIENT 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.
List of Steps
Learn to paddle your chosen craft
Join a local paddling club and become surfski proficient.
Become a registered paddler
Register with your local provincial canoe union and register with Canoeing South Africa. You will need to achieve "Open Ocean Proficiency"
Enter The Freedom Paddle
Once you are experienced and fit enough, enter The Prescient Freedom Paddle
Rise to the challenge
Arrive on race day and enjoy an amazing day of paddling