Established in 2009, the Indian Ocean Paddlers, or IOP, have been at the centre of ocean paddling in Western Australia.

Over these years, we have seen ocean paddling grow into a popular choice of sports for men and women of all ages and abilities.

If you are interested in joining us for a paddle, we paddle Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings to prepare the group for the long distances races throughout the season.

After each session, we meet at either the Sorrento Surf Club Cafe or at Finns Cafe for a coffee and a chat, mostly to talk about how well we paddled.

Paddle times will change during winter, so keep an eye out HERE for updates.

2023 IOP SUMMER SERIES Registrations Now Open – Click HERE

Register now for the the 2023 IOP Summer Series. Starting from Sorrento SLSC, each race will include a long and short course for all paddlers.

Click the link above for more details.


If you haven’t caught up with the latest news from OceanPaddler regarding this year’s Race Week, keep on reading.

Entries for Race Week [18-25 November 2023] will open Wednesday 5 July.

The Doctor [Saturday 25 November] will be capped at 700 paddlers.

You will need to be checked in at Rottnest by 10.00am on race day or no start.

This means you must be on Rottnest by this time.

The race will start anytime after 10.00am providing the wind has arrived.

Oceanpaddler will also be giving at least one ski away everyday during the week. To be eligible you must be entered for the whole week.

The ICF World Oceanracing Champs will be held the week after.

Keep an eye on OceanPaddlers Facebook page for updates.

All ears listening the the Chief on a Saturday morning