We have created a 2021 Festival Events program for the event to showcase the array of local, and interstate paddlers who will offer exciting keynote presentations and choices for on/off-water sessions that we hope will leave you feeling inspired. As the event date approaches, this program will have updates made to it as required. You can download a PDF version of the current program by clicking on 2021 Festival Events Program.
Please note that ALL on-water sessions are weather and sea-state dependent and conditions may arise that result in paddles described having to be modified or replaced with an alternative.
At the event, a detailed paddling program will be finalised day-by-day, according to weather conditions and what the sea leader/event organisers feel is appropriate for overall safety. Sign-up sheets will be put up for the paddling program each evening and the paddles on offer will be described so you can make a choice.
We have tried to offer a range of paddles, so that there is something for everyone, as such, some paddles may require you to be at a sea skills level in order to sign on to them (see FAQ for skill level descriptions).
Highlights of this year’s event
Pete Burgess, Suburban Raptors.
Pete Burgess has been observing, photographing and writing about birds of prey for over two decades. Most of this work has been carried out in the south west of Western Australia with a special interest over the last decade in the birds of prey that call the suburbs of Perth their home.
Les has spent the last 3 years paddling East Coast of Australia. He is a founding member of the Sea Kayak Club of WA and has a wealth of knowledge through his extensive paddling experience. Les is passionate about sea lkayaking and loves to pass on his knowledge to others.