Event Details


Hekili OCC Great Barrier Reef Ocean Challenge GBROC & Mini G

20 Jul 2024 to 27 Jul 2024
Looking for your next outrigger or ski paddling challenge and destination holiday in one? Australia’s best downwind and toughest ocean races are on again in Cairns in 2024 – two awesome events on consecutive weekends – 20th July Mini G and 27th July GBROC 45km.

Early Bird Discount Nominations are due SUNDAY JUNE 23RD 2024.

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Welcome to paradise!

Our Hekili family is excited to be welcoming you to Cairns for the Great Barrier Reef Ocean Challenge (GBROC) and  Mini G Downwinder on the land and sea country of the Yirrigandji tribe.

One of the great things about living and paddling in tropical north Queensland is just when the rest of Australia goes into winter hibernation – it’s our time to shine!

The sun is out and predictable South-Easterly trade winds kick in along our stunning coastline, delivering the best downwind runs you’ll find anywhere.

GBROC 2024 and it’s sister event, The Mini G, give you an opportunity to challenge yourself on not one but two, awesome downwind runs over consecutive Saturdays, July 20 and July 27.

Come for the week to enjoy some social paddling and to discover the natural wonders of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef and ancient Wet Tropics rainforest.

So, leave your wetsuits and fleeces at home, pack a paddle and bring your sense of adventure because that’s all you’re going to need for what promises to be a wonderful week-long paddling holiday.

We can’t wait to welcome you to our backyard and ensuring you have a memorable experience on and off the water.

Ross Watson

President Hekili OCC


Registration Enquiries: Ivan Ridley M: 0407 117 242 E: hekili_registrar@outlook.com

Canoe Hire Enquiries: Emma Morgan M: 0432 810 520 E: rhys.emma@bigpond.com

Crew Escort Boat Enquiries: Emma Morgan M: 0432 810 520 E: hekili_gbroc@outlook.com


The PROGAM can be downloaded from www.aocra.com.au

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