Currumbin Creek Paddlers Club – QLD Canoeing Club Of The Year 2020-2021 Winners


Currumbin Creek Paddlers Club

2020 – 2021  Season

Queensland Canoeing Club of the Year

The Currumbin Creek Paddlers Club has always had an inclusive, open and active approach in providing paddling opportunities for our current members while encouraging new ones. In the 2020 – 2021 season, the club continues to thrive with acccess to the creek pontoon, improved boat ramp, and storage facility for private boats, and successfully adapting to cater for the increase in popularity of ocean ski paddling.

On the 6th of November 2016 the dream of the club having its own boat shed was finally realised. The club now has a place that members can gather and call home. Behind the scenes there is a dedicated committee who meet every month to discuss the direction and smooth running of all areas within the club. All club activities and events are actively promoted via email, the club website and social media.

At the beginning of each month flat-water paddlers head up the shelters waters of Currumbin Creek racing the clock in our regular monthly club handicap race. However the it’s the newly introduced Alley Dash Ocean Ski Race that’s proving to be one the clubs proudest accomplishments. Paddlers on ocean craft line on the last Saturday of each month to head out through waves to the open ocean. The two monthly events ensure we have everyone covered, be it ocean or flat water, beginner to advanced.

Annually the club organises and hosts the Currumbin Capers, which is the final race in the Northern Marathon Series. The Tumbulgum Tweed Classic which made its debut in 2015 has also become a regular event we host annually. Both events attract a wide spectrum of paddlers from Southern QLD and Northern NSW. Our members travel far and wide to compete representing our club and this year a few have gone on to represent QLD and/or Australia on sprint and marathon national teams.

There is also a strong recreational and social side to our club. Annually over the Easter long weekend there is a camping/paddling trip and this year members explored the Upper Noosa River. Every few months when the timing is right members are encouraged to join us for a full moon nighttime paddle.