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Magnetic Mystery 2022

June 19, 2022

$17.00 – $49.00

Magnetic Mystery


Please download and read important info document.


Sunday 19th June 2022

Magnetic Mystery- Based on SSE Wind Direction

Date: Sunday 19th June

Ferry / Barge Logistics bring padding for around your craft/ straps for trailer (labelled).

Magnetic Island Ferries Walk on with watercraft time:

7:00am departure (MUST Arrive 20 mins prior with skis dropped on the grass area then when given instructions to load onto barge walk them on.

FERRY Tickets MUST be Pre purchased on our NQ Ocean Paddle Series event page either one way or return and we will pay them to M.I.F all in one hit to save effort/ enquiries/ time for the Barge operators. A discount has been arranged to allow us to walk on at the cost of a standard walk on rate with no additional freight charges for the ski… if you want to be cheap you can also paddle over & back and not have to pay any barge fees ?

Barge location: Ross St South TSV


Briefing Time: 08:50am (this will give you time to move your skis over to the grassed area opposite Scallywags café )

Briefing location: Grassed park area opposite Scallywags café, Nelly Bay Magnetic Island

Start time: 09:10am

Course description:

  • Exit Nelly Bay following lead vehicle for line
  • Turn left around Marker keep the island on your left
  • Pass between Orchid rocks
  • Turn in at Horseshoe Bay- look as approach beach look for flags near the developments on the beach (100m right of boat ramp for those that know it)

When you Finish your race:

1st priority= ensure pass through timing flags for accurate finish times

2nd priority= recovery from race

3rd Priority= help others with their skis and load yours/ theirs onto the trailer so it can be taken back to the Start area ready for people to catch ferries back etc.(when trailer is full we will take a small crew of paddlers back in our Mini-Van to unload those boats who can then shower back at start area and head to Scallywags etc for a coffee and a bite to eat (bring some cash/ card for your lunch) it’s also BYO alcohol with meals so potentially plan ahead for that.

This process will happen until all paddlers are finished and Skis back at Nelly Bay.

Leaving Magnetic Island- return Barge trips with ski

We suggest you each stagger your trips to make it easier for the Barge to deal with any walk on skis etc…Your pre-paid ticket/ name will already be with the M.I.F office from us and you would have picked up your ticket on the trip over already. Most people will probably be on a 12pm (faster athletes in a rush) or a 1pm or 2pm Barge (being more social).

See timetable here Timetable – Magnetic Island Ferries



Pre event info

This event will start and finish on Magnetic Island but where will be a mystery until closer to the event. This way we can ensure that we have the best magnetic paddle possible. Short course and Long course options will be available in the week of the event and emailed to all registered competitors and as always we will have transport options available.


Catch Magnetic Island Ferries (barge) to Nelly Bay: (Certain time barge to catch will be advised closer to the event)

Purchase discounted barge ticket with your race entry when adding to your cart. (It will be the first barge over on Sunday)

For those who would like to paddle back to Townsville after the race the discounted one-way ticket is also available for purchase.

Trailer will be on standby to move any skis to start locations or from finish locations if needed.

Bus will be on standby to help shuttle paddlers to start line.

Water safety will be provided for your safety and peace of mind


Clint Robinson Magnetic Island Camp + Magnetic Mystery Event

The new race Magnetic Mystery June will be part of Clint Robinson clinic weekend. The Magnetic Paddling Camp offers a small group of paddlers a unique opportunity to develop their technique and ocean paddling skills over 3 days. Each paddler will benefit greatly from the time they get to spend on the water with Clint and have the opportunity to understand how to strengthen the key areas of the body with organised cross training activities and flexible exercises. This enables each paddler to not only enjoy their time on the water but help them develop the tools to experience some of ocean paddling’s great events.



June 19, 2022
$17.00 – $49.00