White Island Race

The White Island Race marks the commencement of the St Clair Surf Life Saving Club's calendar each year.

Held on the Saturday morning of Labour Weekend this 5 kilometer journey from St Clair Beach around White Island and back is a significant event on our calendar.

This year the event will on Saturday, 21 October 2017 at 9am. Open to qualified surf lifeguards paddling non-powered craft and swimmers (with their own safety boat).

Each year there are trophies and honours awarded to the winners of this event. Major trophies for the event include.

  • Darcey Christopher Trophy – 1st Canoe to Finish
  • White Island Shield – Fastest time
  • St Clair Paddle – Handicap time

$500 cash for breaking race record time and many additional prizes on the day.

The race record set by Geoff Walker in 1981 stands at a remarkable 21 minutes paddling a single surf ski

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