June Newsletter

Christmas Party
9th November 2024 (6:30pm -Midnight) 

Come and join us in the CBD at an exclusive venue for the annual SHSC Christmas Party. Your $100 ticket includes canapés, champagne, beer and wine, with the DJ keeping the dance floor pumping all night. Partners and friends are welcome to buy tickets. 

With the venue we are capped at 150 people so please don't hesitate to secure your ticket. 


Solstice Paddle and Drinks Night 
Friday June 21st 4:30pm paddle and 6pm drinks 
Come and join us for a Solstice paddle, for extra fun we all light up ourselves and our surf skis. The Solstice is the time when the sun reaches its most northerly or Southerly excursion relative to the celestial equator on the celestial sphere. From here the days start to get shorter, signifying the start to Winter. 

After the paddle we will celebrate with drinks at the Double Bay Oak downstairs bar area. 


Tassie Paddle Trip 2024

New Dates!

Tassie Paddle Trip Wed 13th Nov - Sat 16th Nov 2024
Tassie Paddle Trip Thurs Jan 30th - Sun 2nd Feb 2025
Tassie Paddle Trip Thurs 20th Feb - Sun 23rd Feb 2025

We'd like to invite you to an Ocean Downwind Camp on Tasmania's East Coast! This is truly "big blue" territory, and with a backdrop of pure white beaches, granite headlands tinged orange with lichen, some of the clearest water and freshest air in the World, this is a diverse and beautiful place to paddle!

This special Sydney Harbour Surf Club trip format offers participants a unique mix of adventure, training & downwind paddles, spectacular coastlines, coaching & mentoring, relaxation, friendship, food and wine. Ranging between the Chain of Lagoons, the Freycinet Peninsula, and Maria Island we have approximately 100km of coastline at our disposal allowing us to fully explore the area.

All surfski hire, transport, main meals and accommodation will be provided during our SHSC Ocean Downwind Camp. In addition we offer a high coach to paddler ratio with up to three instructors available, resulting in an optimal level of personal attention, enhanced level of safety, increased options for downwind shuttles, plus seamless and nutritious catering to support our daily activities.

We can't wait to warmly welcome you to Tasmania! If you'd like to jump aboard please read on for more information...

Luke Horder - Sydney Harbour Surf Club
Ben Maynard & Roz Barber - Next Level Kayaking

Where are we going?

Basing ourselves at Swanwick in the heart of Tasmania's east coast, we'll have Coles Bay and Great Oyster Bay on our doorstep, ranging north to the Chain of Lagoons and the fishing village of Bicheno, giving us access to the "inside" and "outside" of the Freycinet Peninsula and the Tasman Sea. The many folds in the coastline allow us to tap into conditions from all points of the compass, with islands, beaches, reefs, point breaks, straight downwind runs, out-and-backs, clifflines, bays & estuaries, river mouths & barways all on offer.

Our accommodation is at The Boathouse, a beautiful six-bedroom, two-bathroom holiday house, only a five minute walk from Sandpiper Beach at the mouth of Moulting Lagoon. This large property is perfect for groups, where our guests have plenty of room to relax and enjoy the space.


We've planned our Ocean Downwind Camp to make the logistics as easy as possible for you. Simply arrive in Hobart ready for our first day on Thursday 17th October, and we'll do the rest! You'll be back from the East Coast in the afternoon of Sunday 20th October.

Day 1 - Thursday 17th October

Morning - Fly to HBA landing by 12.00noon (eg 9:25am Sydney to land 11:20am Hobart)
12.30pm - Depart for East Coast
Mid afternoon - Light paddle en route to our accommodation
Late afternoon - Arrive at our accommodation, unpack & settle in
Evening - Dinner 

Day 2 - Friday 18th October

Morning - Breakfast & run through plan for the day
Mid morning to early afternoon - Barway or point break surfing skills session & lunch
Mid afternoon - Downwind paddle & afternoon tea on the beach
Evening - Relax & dinner

Day 3 - Saturday 19th October

Morning - Breakfast & run through plan for the day
Mid morning to early afternoon - Out and back style adventure paddle & lunch
Mid afternoon - Downwind paddle & afternoon tea on the beach
Evening - Relax & dinner

Day 4 - Sunday 20th October 
Morning - Breakfast & run through plan for the day, pack up & leave our accommodation
Mid morning to early afternoon - Downwind paddle & lunch
Late afternoon - Fly to SYD (eg 4:10pm Hobart to land 6:05pm Sydney)

(Our itinerary is offered as a guide, ultimately the weather, paddling conditions and group composition will determine our activities)

What's included   

  • Transport & logistics from12.00noon on Oct 17th up to and including our return to Hobart airport on Oct 20th
  • Three nights accommodation (17th, 18th and 19th of October)
  • Thursday night dinner : Friday Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner : Saturday Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner : Sunday Breakfast and Lunch
  • All paddling sessions
  • Coaching & safety 
  • Surfski hire - Epic, Nordic, Carbonology, Stellar & Think options available

You will need to arrange:

  • Flights to and from Hobart airport
  • Multiple changes of suitable paddling clothing
  • Morning/afternoon tea snacks & drinks
  • Any snacks & drinks you need while paddling
  • Any alcoholic drinks you plan to consume during the Getaway 
  • Everything you would normally take for a 3-night trip away
  • Paddle, PFD, leg leash, waterproof mobile phone cover and pealess whistle 
  • A leave pass from home!
  • Spending money for the many local temptations we will pass during our travels :-)

Trip cost & reservations

Our SHSC Ocean Downwind Camp is $2450 per paddler and is limited to 11 participants. To reserve a place at the Camp, please make a deposit payment. 

At the time of your deposit we'll be in touch to welcome you on board, and provide some additional Camp information including a mandatory equipment list, medical & food allergy form, and information about the hire craft available so you can make your selection.

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