The Myall Classic- 21st September 2024

The Myall Classic is a major multi-distance event on the NSW paddling calendar. It is held on the Myall River at Tea Gardens each September on the last Saturday (ie 6 days) before the school holidays, taking both competitive and recreational paddlers up the Myall River and return.

There are a range of distances and starting times, intended to see all paddlers complete their chosen course by early afternoon.

Distances offered are 12km, 27km and 47km, the longer course being a perfect shakedown for the Clarence 100 and longer Ultramarathon events such as the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic held in late October.

Due to its protected nature, the Myall Classic is a safe, scenic though testing event in the largely unspoilt Great Lakes Marine Park. Conditions can vary considerably though the usual scenario presents paddlers with clear blue skies and warm weather. A light Easterly breeze is usually present in the early afternoon.