Want to see more of beautiful Tasmania by surfski? Our weekend Adventure Paddles will get you off the beaten “track”, broaden your horizons and develop your skills. Adventure Paddles are a fantastic way to see new sights and break out of the normal routine, with an emphasis on fun, safe and challenging downwind expeditions and open water trips. You’ll be surprised at some of these stunning paddling venues only a stones throw away from Hobart.
Adventure Paddles are run on a semi-regular basis according to weather forecast. We normally plan and communicate trip details 3-5 days out. Please contact us or check our Facebook page for up-to-date information prior to purchasing.
We recommend booking Adventure Paddles online to guarantee a place. We need all participants to confirm their participation the day before each trip.
Cape Deslacs Tasmania
When - Saturday 30th November, 2019
Wind - this trip (or a reverse course) can run in a light/moderate W, WSW, WNW, SW, SSW, S, SSE, ESE, N, NNW or NNE and can also run in stronger E, ENE or NE wind conditions
Safety resources - land based spotter and support bus, water based coach(es) in single skis, double skis and/or IRB to suit final group
Format - Half day trip
Where - Goats Beach to Cremorne, South Arm Peninsula
Distance - 16 to 18km
Suitable for - solid early stage paddlers (you must be comfortable remounting & paddling offshore), intermediate to advanced paddlers
Meeting - 1.00pm at the Domain car park (opposite tennis courts - map attached), where we will load skis on the trailer, get aboard the NLK bus, and head to our destination
Registration & gear hire cutoff - 5pm on the Friday prior to the trip
More information - 0439 844 649
A map of the meeting point and intended course is attached.
This is a rite-of-passage paddle for many locals as they transition from the Derwent River to regular outings in open water. Once you've done this trip many things start to make sense and fall into place, and you'll get a taste for paddling in bigger swell with a more committing coastline. With a small break in the westerly weather, this is a chance for less experienced paddlers to resume adventuring and continue accumulating valuable open water mileage, or an opportunity to tick off your first trip of the season. It's also our 2nd last Adventure Paddle for the year! This trip will only present us with light southerly winds (a weak seabreeze), but will shunt us along nicely on groundswell alone, and will include some rebound off Cape Contrariety and Cape Deslacs. Rather than the various channel and bay crossings demanded by our recent offshore expeditions, we'll enjoy onshore conditions and a reassuring frequency of beach catching nets to our left for the whole trip. Paddlers will have the choice of starting from the eastern (harder) or western (easier) end of Goats Bluff, before making our way out and around Black Jack Rocks to line up following conditions towards our first Cape. From Contrariety it will be straight run across the gap to Deslacs, with Clifton Beach on our inside. This is where we'll be able to tap into the surge from the swell, boosting us towards Cremorne past some incredible cliffs, ledges and caves. An easy beach landing will greet us at the finish. This is an inspiring place to paddle!
- Group paddling expeditions
- Greater Hobart and beyond
- Combination of adventure, training & coaching
- Weather dependent
- Trip formats to suit early stage, intermediate & advanced paddlers
- Not suitable for absolute beginners
- Gear hire available