Gold Coast / Currumbin Blast

Our next Currumbin Blast will be held on: 19th May 2012
Registration TBA
Our next Gold Coast Blast will be held on: 9th June
Registration from 6.20 – 6.45am Race start 7am
Future Blast Dates: 30th June @ Currumbin Blast site
What is Blast Paddlers?

Blast Paddlers is the brain child of Dez Blanchfield who has development a software program to assist clubs with timing events. As a result of the success of the Blast model, we’re quickly becoming one of the fastest growing paddling groups in the world and we’d like you to be part of it. Our time trials get between 30 to 60 paddlers racing the clock and each other once a month.
What does it cost?

Blast membership is free and each race costs $10

Individuals who join have the opportunity to be part of a rapidly growing community of paddlers from all walks of life, who are looking to enjoy participating in consistent, professional grade, open and fun events, including weekly training sessions and monthly time trials with a consistent format, real time computer timing, accurate and fair personalized “starting group” handicapping, and accurate event results.

Who can participate?

All paddlers are welcome,

  • Surf Skis
  • Ocean Racing Skis
  • Kayaks
  • Outriggers
  • Plastics
  • Stand Up Surfboards
  • etc.

Come give it a go this month!

Blast Weekly Training Squads

Blast has linked with level 2 coach Julian Norton-Smith who runs Paddle 2 Fitness on the Gold Coast. As well as running individual and smaller coaching squad, Julian would like to offer Blast paddlers an opportunity to improve their fitness by running weekly training squads. The cost of each session will be $10 with weekly and monthly packages available.

Training squad times can be found at the bottom of this link click here

Where are the events held?

  • Gold Coast Blast events are held behind the Broadbeach Library (west side of Pacific Fair) on the corner of Sunshine Blvd and Hooker Blvd, Broadbeach click here to see map
  • Currumbin Blast will be held at Winders Park, Currumbin Creek

Can my business sponsor a Blast Events?

Yes you can!

Blast Paddlers primary aim to create a community for paddlers to come together for fun and exciting racing we are also looking to help promote local business and we would be more than happy to help promote your business.

We are only looking for novel items that are fun for the paddlers to win but help build your brand. These items include but are not limited to:

  • Hats
  • T shirts
  • Water bottles
  • Key rings
  • Vouchers
  • Main business products
  • etc

Prizes will be given to the following paddlers:

  • Handicap winner
  • Fastest time
  • Best improved time from the last event

How do I register?

You can register on the day but we would prefer if you go to this link and register online. After you have registered all you need to do is give the event organizer your name on race day and you are ready to race click here