World’s Biggest Paddle Out

Please join us as we celebrate the extraordinary life and positivity of Christopher James Drake as we attempt The WORLD’S LARGEST PADDLE OUT in Manly NSW, early morning of the 16th March 2014.

We encourage all individuals, families and children to come and be a part of this incredible weekend and world record SMILE LIKE DRAKE CHARITY event.

This will be an entire weekend of events including a 2 day photo exhibition of Chris’s Memorial Paddle Out from the 28th March 2013 including beautiful aerial shots and professional photographs that will be shown for the very first time throughout the 15-16th of March at the Berrins in Manly, who have so kindly donated their beautiful professional space. You will be able to purchase or order prints and framed photographs, with 100% of all proceeds going to the SMILE LIKE DRAKE CHARITY who are Creating a Sea of Safety.

On Saturday evening 15th March 5pm-9pm; children, adults, visitors and the community are invited to the Steyne Hotel for the inaugural screening of Christopher Drake’s Memorial Paddle Out Film on a huge screen inside. Food is most generously being provided for this special event by the Steyne Hotel. We will have a special raffle throughout the evening that will be drawn on Sunday after the WORLDS’S BIGGEST PADDLE OUT and the sausage sizzle at the Steyne Hotel where all proceeds will go to the SMILE LIKE DRAKE Water Safety CHARITY.

Participants of the World’s Biggest Paddle Out will receive a SMILE LIKE DRAKE WORLDS BIGGEST PADDLE OUT’ T-Shirt to keep, generously donated by O’Neill Australia, Chris’s junior sponsors and proud supporters of the SMILE LIKE DRAKE Foundation.

You can join us on your surfboard, Malibu board, paddle board, SUP, body board, foamy, rescue board or SLS race mal. Canoes and the like will be restricted to a maximum length of 10 feet.

There will also be a special SLD sausage sizzle at the Steyne Hotel after the paddle out on the Sunday where SMILE LIKE DRAKE Water Safety donation boxes will be scattered around with your contribution, you will be helping us to reduce drowning fatalities and save lives!

Emails will be sent to you throughout the weeks preceding the event with detailed information, including weather forecasts, check in details and times, parking, transport and other special activities that will be taking place over the weekend.

There will be plenty of vantage points for viewing, as well as a live stream of the World’s Biggest Paddle Out on the internet for all those who are unable to participate.

Venue:  Ocean out from – Shelly Beach, Fairy Bower, Manly Point (Cabbage Tree Bay) Manly NSW 2095
Location: Check In Points – Shelly Beach, Fairy Bower, Manly Point
Date: Sunday 16th March 2014
Time: Early morning TBA, (Please arrive as early as possible to sign in and receive your SLD T-Shirt)

World’s Biggest Paddle Out Registration* Cost:

World’s Biggest Paddle Out Registration* Cost: (we have had to charge a small fee for registration due to all the costs of running this event which includes public liability insurance etc, we hope you understand)

Adult (18 & over) = $25 
Child  (5-17) = $15
Family (comprising 2 x adults and 2 x children) = $60
Adults Over 65 = $20

Conditions of Entry
Adult – 18 and over
Child – 5-17 – Must have a signed parental or guardian authorisation to be eligible to participate (email signed Terms & Conditions release to ) info@smilelikedrake.org
Mandatory Life Jackets for all children 5-8
Children aged 5-8 must be wearing a certified life jacket or vest to be eligible to participate. Any child under 9 that is not wearing a life jacket will not be permitted to participate in the paddle out.
Senior – 65 +
Entrant T Shirt must be worn by all participants throughout the entirety of the SMILE LIKE DRAKE WORLD’S BIGGEST PADDLE OUT.

You will be notified via email prior to the event of your check in entry point as there will be numerous designated areas that we are developing for your safety. Your name will be checked off our registration list and you will collect your Entrant Rash Vest at this time, which must be worn by all participants throughout the entirety of the SMILE LIKE DRAKE WORLD’S BIGGEST PADDLE OUT.

Registration Closes: Friday 7th March 2014.

When purchasing a Family Ticket you must specify all details including sex, ages of all four members in “Order Notes” section of this check-out.

NO Amex payments accepted
Registration is strictly non-transferable and non-refundable