Clash of the Paddles 

Thursday 11 - Sunday 14 June 2015

One of the world’s toughest outrigger canoe and paddling events, the Clash of the Paddles is run over four exciting days. Competitive outriggers are joined by experienced surf and ocean ski athletes. 

Previously the Hamilton Cup, the Clash of the Paddles is one of the world’s toughest outrigger canoe racing and paddling events. Run over four days, the event attracts competitive outriggers, as well as surf and ocean ski athletes.

What you’ll love about Clash of the Paddles:

  • The event is capped off with an exciting off-water entertainment program.
  • There are races suitable for every type of paddler, including Surf and Ocean Ski Races, a Dash for Cash, and the infamous Outrigger Marathon.
  • The event provides a fantastic opportunity to test your fitness and skill in one of the world’s most breathtaking locations.

Events include:

Surf and Ocean Ski:

  • 3km and 7km races
  • Dash for Cash
  • Eliminator
  • Long-distance 25km down wind course from Lindeman Island to Hamilton Island’s Catseye Bay


  • 250m and 500m sprints
  • 6km KW Challenge
  • 8km and 16km races
  • Eliminator
  • 42km Outrigger Marathon

Connect with Us

  •  Connect with fellow competitors on Facebook
  •  Capture the moment on Instagram #COTP and #HamiltonIsland
  •  Join the conversation on Twitter #COTP
  •  Watch the highlights on YouTube
  •  Need more info? Email Us

Contact information

Hamilton Island Events
Email us

Hamilton Island Barge
T: 07 4946 9543 
M: 0439 675 278 or Email us

Hamilton Island Marina
T: 07 4946 8353 or Email us

Australian Outrigger Canoe Racing Association (AOCRA)
T: Mark Forbes or Email us

SLSA National Events Manager
Dani Potter Email us 

Clash of the Paddles Sponsors