Surf Trip (Currumbin)

With the rivers close to dry, UQCC is taking our whitewater to the surf! We’ll participate in surf rafting and kayaking down at Currumbin

Event ID: 191110W Version: 1
The trip will consist of surf rafting and paddling. We’ll be christening UQCC’s new WW/Surf raft on the trip, so be sure to come along for a great time.

Paddle TypeWhitewater
Start Date10-11-2019
End Date10-11-2019
Trip days1
Depart Date10-11-2019
Return Date10-11-2019
Paddle days1
Trip LeaderHenry Friend
Distance(s)A couple of hours in the surf zone
Paddle Outline6:30am – Meet Club Shed
7:00am – Leave for Currumbin
8:30am – Arrive and Breif
9:00am – Surfing
Midday – Lunch
3:00pm – Leave Currumbin
4:30pm – Back to the shed
Paddle Duration(s)~2 hr
Tide(s)H: 6:40 am (1.36m)
L: 12:46 pm (0.24m)
H: 6:44 pm (1.3m)
Put in PointCurrumbin Beach
Take out PointCurrumbin Beach
Alternate Route VariationsDepending on tides and other visitors, other locations on the coast may be visited
FacilitiesToilets near Currumbin beach
Put in Point(s)

Currumbin Beach


Risks and Management

Sea Kayak Risk Assessment Tripping while walking; ✓ Algae; ✓ Animals and Plants (major injury); ✓ Animals and Plants (minor injury); ✓ Bad Weather / Weather Change; ✓ Boat Traffic / Shipping; ✓ Capsize; ✓ Carrying Boats; ✓ Cuts, Sprains, and Strains; ✓ Dehydration; ✓ Drowning; ✓ Enter / Exit Boat; ✓ Entire Group Capsizing; ✓ Equipment Failure; ✓ Fitness / Fatigue; ✓ Hit by Paddle; ✓ Hypothermia; ✓ Medical Condition(s); ✓ Missing / Broken Paddle; ✓ Paddle Related Injuries / Tendonitis / Blisters; ✓ Panic / Fear; ✓ Sea Sickness; ✓ Separation from Boat; ✓ Sinking Boat; ✓ Sunburn; ✓ Surf;
Travel Risk Assessment Towing Trailer; ✓ Breakdown or Breakdown in Remote Area; ✓ Chemical: Unleaded Petrol; ✓ Incident or Accident while Driving; ✓ Injury from Loading / Unloading Equipment from vehicle; ✓ Loads Falling from Vehicle or Trailer, or hitting occupants in accident;
Risk Management
Paddler Requirements✓ Paddlers must advise leaders if they have health issues or injuries that may affect participation. Ensure medication is carried and is accessible. If unsure, they should check with their doctor beforehand.
✓ Participants must self-assess their, and their equipment’s ability to cope with this grade of club event. The club grading scale is located on the club website. This should be consulted prior to registration, and any concerns or anything needing clarification should be raised with the trip leader beforehand.
✓ Participants need the skills for the grade for the trip, unless modified below (Additional Comments).
✓ Participants should have an appropriate level of fitness. This is a trip that requires a moderate fitness level and a minimum sustained cruising speed as required by the paddle grade
Emergency Contact Information000
Nearest Medical Help and ContactsCurrumbin Clinic
37 Billinga Street, Currumbin

Safety and Personal Equipment
Personal Equipment (check link)✓ Clothing you can get wet (on the water); ✓ Dry clothing (to keep warm); ✓ Equipment Requirements for Grade; ✓ Food adequate for trip duration; ✓ Footwear suitable for paddling, swimming and extra for on land; ✓ Paddle clothes to protect from cold/wind (e.g. thermal/spray jacked or cag); ✓ Review potential equipment; ✓ Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, long sleeved paddle clothes, sunscreen, etc); ✓ Water – 3L per day (4L if camping); ✓ Water and snacks accessible while paddling;
Kayak Equipment✓ Helmet; ✓ PFD and paddle; ✓ Whistle;
Safety Equipment✓ First Aid Kit; ✓ Hand Pump (at least 1 per 2 boats); ✓ Repair Kit; ✓ Spare Paddle;
Communications✓ Mobile Phone; ✓ Whistle;
Check of Paddlers’ Equipment✓ PFD; ✓ Spray Deck; ✓ Suitable Craft; ✓ Sunsmart Gear;



Pre-trip Meeting10-11-2019 6:30
Pre-trip Meeting LocationN/A
Pre-trip Meeting Detailsn/A
Boat Loading10-11-2019 6:30
Boat Loading LocationUQ Shed
Meet LocationClub Shed
Meeting Time (meet location)6:30am
Depart Time (meet location)7:00am
Go Home Time4:30-5pm
Costs$5 wear and tear, petrol money for the drivers, lunch (if you want to buy it)


Register with: Henry
Register by: 7 Nov 2019 Event ID: 191110W
Please register early if possible, as we need to arrange camping and logistics.

Event organisers and leaders: Check registrations here (copy the event ID first). Login required.