Event Details

Be part of the 2019 Sydney International Whitewater Festival and experience the ultimate excitement of whitewater canoeing with the world’s best athletes heading to Penrith Whitewater Stadium this February for the largest international whitewater event in the Southern Hemisphere since the 2000 Olympic Games.

The best Olympic slalom athletes and a stellar line-up of World Champions and Guinness World Record holders will compete in an action packed, wet ‘n wild Whitewater Festival, showcasing the exciting and thrilling disciplines of canoe slalom, wildwater and freestyle canoeing.

Over 300 of the world’s greatest paddlers from over 30 countries, including several Olympic and World Champions, will compete against Australia’s best, with Australian slalom star, greatest female slalom paddler of all time and Western Sydney local Jessica Fox kicking off the international season on home waters.

Race Schedule

Checkout the provisional race schedule below …

Friday 15th February & Friday 22nd February

Time
7:45am Slalom: Men’s Canoe 1, Women’s Kayak 1 – First Run
10:25am Slalom: Men’s Canoe 1, Women’s Kayak 1 – Second Run
12:30pm – 12:50pm Freestyle: Training
1:15pm Slalom: Women’s Canoe 1, Men’s Kayak 1 – First Run
4:05pm Slalom: Women’s Canoe 1, Men’s Kayak 1 – Second Run

Saturday 16th February & Saturday 23rd February

Time
8:45am Slalom: Men’s Canoe 1, Women’s Kayak 1 – Invitation Race 1 (AUS Athletes only)
9:15am Slalom: Men’s Canoe 1, Women’s Kayak 1 – Semi-finals
11:30am Slalom: Men’s Canoe 1, Women’s Kayak 1 – Invitation Race 2 (AUS Athletes only)
11:37am Slalom: Men’s Canoe 1, Women’s Kayak 1 – Finals
12.22pm Wildwater: Men’s Kayak 1, Women’s Kayak 1, Men’s Canoe 1, Women’s Canoe 1, Men’s Canoe 2, Women’s Canoe 2 – Run’s 1 & 2
1:10pm Medal Ceremony
5:45pm Freestyle: Women’s Kayak 1 – Heat 1 – 2
6:35pm Freestyle: Men’s Kayak 1 – Heat 1 – 5

Sunday 17th February & Sunday 24th February

Time
7:50am Slalom: Women’s Canoe 1, Men’s Kayak 1 – Invitation Race 1 (AUS Athletes only)
8:20am Slalom: Women’s Canoe 1, Men’s Kayak 1 & Men’s Canoe 2 – Semi-finals
10:37am Freestyle: Women’s Kayak 1 – Final
11:12am Freestyle: Men’s Kayak 1 – Final
11:52am Slalom: Women’s Canoe 1, Men’s Kayak 1 – Invitation Race 2 (AUS Athletes only) or Forerunners (?)
11:59am Slalom: Women’s Canoe 1, Men’s Kayak 1 & Men’s Canoe 2 – Finals
1:10pm Medal Ceremony

Penrith Whitewater Center

15 hours ago

Paddle Australia

Rock 'n rollin' into the second half of the week + towards the weekend with the first ever Freestyle Oceania Champs happening at Penrith Whitewater Sat-Sun! Come on out & be part of all the action!

#happyhumpday #paddledownunder19 #whitewater #icffreestyle #freestyle

Sage Donnelly | @Planet Canoe | ICF Freestyle Committee | Jez Jezz
... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago

Paddle Australia

Highlights Clip Day3: Relive our winners, medallists and highlights on day 3 of the 2019 Sydney International Whitewater Festival.

Well done all - on & off the water.

Thanks to our partners AIS, NSW Institute of Sport, @NSW Government, Penrith City Council, Underground Coffee Roasters, @Kennards Hire, Ingenia Holidays and Trim's Fresh.

We're looking forward to doing it all again next weekend 😉

Have a good recovery!

Full story + stay tuned for more... whitewater.paddle.org.au/2019/02/17/canoe-slalom-australian-open-wrap-up-with-gold-for-fox-and-cl...

Video thanks to Crunkhorn Investments
Music thanks to bensound.com

#paddledownunder19 #visitpenrith
Planet Canoe | Team Australia - Sprint/Slalom | British Canoe Slalom | Canoagem Slalom Brasil

Joe Clarke | Lucien Delfour - Athlete | Sebastian Schubert | Jessica Fox - Canoe Slalom Athlete | Noemie Fox | Ana Satila | Sage Donnelly | Jez Jezz
... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago

Paddle Australia

Congratulations to all our winners & huge shout-out to our Slalom sponsors @Underground Roasters for the prize money + thanks to @Trim's Fresh for the amazing fruit baskets ! ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago

Paddle Australia

Pictures from the final day of Canoe Slalom Aus Open 2019.

Make sure to use #paddledownunder19 & please credit photographers. Thanks!

Thanks again to our amazing photographers @Scott Moorhen Photography, @Caromoda Photography & @JGR Images
... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago

Paddle Australia

Congratulations to Rio 2016 Olympic champion Joe Clarke on taking home win in the men's K1.

And as per the boomerangs our 2019 Sydney International Whitewater Festival medallists get, we hope that you will be back next year!

#icfslalom #paddledownunder19 #canoeslalom

Planet Canoe | British Canoe Slalom | British Canoeing
... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

Paddle Australia

Congratulations to Olympic Champion Joe Clarke on winning the Australian Open Men's K1 ahead @Lucien Delfour - Athlete & with Sebastian Schubert in 3rd!

Planet Canoe | British Canoe Slalom | Kanu-Slalom Team Deutschland | Team Australia - Sprint/Slalom

youtu.be/qci5syT7_HQMK1 Final - 2019 Sydney International Whitewater Festival - Aus Open 17th February 2019 Results: 1 5 Joseph CLARKE GBR 0 87.50 0.00 2 6 Lucien DELFOUR AUS 0 ...
... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

Paddle Australia

Well done to our Women's C1 podium today with Jessica Fox - Canoe Slalom Athlete taking out the win ahead of Brazil's Ana Satila & Noemie Fox. See the top 3 races 👇

youtu.be/n5dY8HQ77koWC1 Final - 2019 Sydney International Whitewater Festival - Aus Open 17th February 2019 Results: 1 1 Jessica FOX AUS 2 103.52 0.00 2 3 Ana SATILA BRA 2 103.8...
... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

Paddle Australia

Congratulations to our medallists in the Canoe Slalom Aus Open as part of the 2019 Sydney International Whitewater Festival! See results: bit.ly/19ausopenliveresults

WC1: 1. Jess Fox (AUS), 2. Ana Satila (BRA), 3. Noemie Fox (AUS)
MK1: 1. Joe Clarke (GB), 2. Lucien Delfour (AUS), 3. Sebastian Schubert (GER)
... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

Paddle Australia

Freestyle Nationals results! Congratulations all!!

#icffreestyle #rocknroll #paddledownunder19 Jez Jezz Planet Canoe Sage Donnelly
... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

Paddle Australia

Congratulations Jack Newland on winning the Freestyle Australian Championships. Find out more about freestyle, his training and lots more in this interview thanks to Jez Jezz!

#paddledownunder19 #icffreestyle #freestyle #rocknroll Planet Canoe | Paddle Victoria State Sporting Organisation | @ICF Freestyle Committee
... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

Paddle Australia

Congratulations Sage Donnelly on taking out the win in our freestyle national champs as part of the 2019 Sydney International Whitewater Festival

#paddledownunder19 #icffreestyle #freestyle #rocknroll
Planet Canoe | @USUnited States Canoe Association - USCA |
... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

Paddle Australia

Don’t miss our awesome event merch with all competitor names on back - canoe slalom, wildwater, freestyle 🙌💥 Last day on site!!

Order online here: www.theregattashop.com.au/collections/sydney-international-whitewater-festival

#paddledownunder #paddledownunder19 #sydneywhitewater19 #visitsydney #visitpenrith #sydney #penrith #icfslalom #icffreestyle #icfwildwater #whitewater #canoeslalom #paddleaus #paddlers #paddlelife #paddlers #athletes #caneoing #kayaking #action #kanu #canoe #kayak #roadtotokyo #tokyo2020 #kanu #canoe
... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

Paddle Australia

Canoe Slalom women's C1 & men's K1 finalists are decided. Well done all !!

Follow live results 👉 bit.ly/19ausopenliveresults

Planet Canoe
... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

Paddle Australia

Enjoy some highlights from day 2 of the 2019 International Whitewater Festival with the Canoe Slalom Aus Open, Wildwater GP1 & Freestyle Heats.

Video edit thanks to talented Crunkhorn Investments
... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

Paddle Australia

Meet triple Olympic medallist David Florence, who won the men's C1 at Aus Open. Hear more from him about the race, the surprise of our @auspaddleteam not in the final and about his time in Australia.

Congratulations David, safe travels home & we hope to see you back again next year!!

#paddledownunder19 #icfslalom #canoeslalom

Planet Canoe | British Canoe Slalom | British Canoeing
... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

Paddle Australia

Freestyle Competition started at 2019 Sydney International Whitewater Festival with a great spectacle & exciting skills & thrills. Enjoy some pics in this album thanks to Scott Moorhen Photography & @JGRImages ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

Paddle Australia

4 days ago

Paddle Australia

Awesome shots from today's Aus Open thanks to our photo team of @Scott Moorhen Photography, @Caromoda Photography and @JGR Images. Please tag #paddledownunder19 & credit photographers. Thank yoU! ... See MoreSee Less