November 2024

November! Busy, busy, busy!

We are always here to help and push you further as a paddler. Click the November links below to see that each week we have all the tips & tricks on how to paddle faster and more efficiently plus videos on equipment knowledge, nutrition, how to avoid injuries and the science to improve your training performance. 

November Week One
November Week Two
November Week Three
November Week Four
Upcoming Race Events


The Movember Fitness Challenge!

Our Goal is for everyone to paddle 60km per week for the month of November. 
That's 60km for the 60 men we lose to suicide each hour, every hour across the world.

On November 16th as a group we are going to paddle to Bondi Beach and Back (26km) from either the Mosman or Rose Bay clubhouse. 

We will paddle and raise money together as a strong club and community.

Together we can make a difference for men's health – in prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Help me by paddling and raising money to stop men dying too young.

Join Us


Club Champs (finale)
Race 6 - Rose Bay Clubhouse 


Club Champs is so much fun! We have 6 x Club event races for the year and we take your best 3 results to see who are the Club Champs in each gender and age group. Each event is 10km and the course is picked the day before for best conditions. 

The first race you do, you cant win. We gather your moving time and the next races you do you receive a handicap start time based off your moving time. We then have a race where we know everyones moving time and we handicap everyone so that the entire field finish with a 100m sprint at the end. 

We laugh and support each other with everyone enjoying the cafe hangout afterwards. Each event you can see your progression versus yourself and others. 

We encourage you to come and have a go!


NSW Surf Ski Champs 
Race 5 (finale) 

We are finishing off the series with the iconic Mosman Marathon. Paddlers can choose to take on the 20km full marathon challenge or the 10.5km half marathon challenge. Starting and finishing from Middle Harbour Yacht Club, your journey will take you through the beautiful Sydney Harbour and past world-famous icons like the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Fort Denison jail, Taronga Zoo and much more. Sydney Harbour is a stunning location to host the surf ski event and the Mosman Marathon will showcase what a beautiful harbour we have. 

Join us afterwards upstairs at the Harbour view room from 10am onwards for drinks to celebrate the year of 2024 with paddlers from SHSC and from around NSW. 

Saturday 7th December @ 8am is a 20km full marathon and 10.5km half marathon course option. Followed by presentations held at the Middle Harbour from 10:30am. 

20km Course: is a deep water start on the East side of Middle Harbour Yacht club marina and takes you to a turning making off Balmoral beach, before heading towards the Harbour Bridge. As you round Bradleys head aim slightly right and paddle to a turning marker off Kurraba Point, turn right and paddle back to Athol Beach to another right hand turning marker, then back to Bradleys head to turn left back to Balmoral for the last right hand turning marker to take you to the finish line on the beach of the Middle Harbour Yacht Club. 

10.5km Course: is a deep water start on the East side of Middle Harbour Yacht club marina and takes you to a turning making off Balmoral beach, before heading around Middle Head and to the halfway marker off Clifton Gardens. Make a right hand turn here and paddle back to Balmoral for the last right hand turning marker to take you to the finish line on the beach of the Middle Harbour Yacht Club. 

Event Info


The History of Rose Bay  

Rose Bay was named after the Right Honourabe George Rose, who was joint Secretary to the British Treasury with Thomas Steele, after whom Steel(e) Point at Nielson Park was named. The name Rose Bay was used as early as 1788 by Captain John Hunter.  
HMAS Tingira, named after an Aboriginal word for 'open sea' was moored in Rose Bay from 1912 to 1927. It was used to train over 3,000 Australian sailors, many for service in World War 1. There is a small park on the Rose Bay waterfront which commemorates Tingira.
From 1938, seaplane flights to and from London began and terminated in Sydney Harbour on Rose Bay, making it Sydney's first international airport, and what is now Rose Bay Water Airport. On 14 September 1945, nine Catalina Flying Boats landed and moored at the Rose Bay wharf, repatriating Australian prisoners of war who were survivors of Japanese camps. Sydneysiders looked on in silence, aghast at the emaciated state of the returning soldiers.
There is a nearby restaurant called Catalina, referencing the aircraft of the same name.
From the 1950s, Ansett Flying Boat Services operated regular scheduled flights to Lord Howe Island from a small seaplane terminal and jetty on the Rose Bay foreshore. Later the flights were operated by four-engine Short Shindrahams. The service was discontinued in 1974 when the island's new airport was completed.
The Wintergarden Cinema was a landmark building which housed the Sydney Film Festival from 1968 to 1973, but which was demolished to make way for exclusive apartments in the late 1980s.
In 1902 a reserve named in honour of Sir William Lyrne was reclaimed from tidal sand flats at Rose Bay. In 1904 harbour baths were built in a design by the architect Thomas Tiswell. The baths have since been removed.
Since 1908, Rose Bay has been represented in one of Australia's most popular sporting competitions, the National Rugby Leauge, by the Sydney Roosters officially known as the Eastern Suburbs District Rugby League Football Club.
Rose Bay is home to the Waverley Amateur Radio Society, Australia's longest continuously licensed amateur radio club. The club meets on a regular basis at the Scouts Hall located in Vickery Avenue.



5 time Olympian Clint Robinson breaks down the paddle stroke into easy steps. 


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Learning to surf ski paddle is a journey! If you have any questions big or small please don't hesitate to send us an email and ask us!
Or if you have any feedback on how we can do things better or change please let us know. 



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