Anzac day community paddle out

Anzac Day Paddle Out

What this is about

The Anzac Day Community Paddle out.

It is with great respect for the Anzac spirit that Connected By Inc invites you to the Anzac Day Community Paddle Out.

The idea for the paddle out came about from the recognition that there are members of our community who are unable to attend regular Anzac Day services or commemorations. The reasons they may not be able to attend include things like; fear of crowds, gunfire, physical disabilities, access to events and other personal and social reasons. The paddle out was also inspired as a way to bring the wider surfing community together to commemorate Anzac Day. We see the paddle out as a commemoration that any coastal community or group can take part in.

The paddle out is not designed to take away from traditional dawn services or marches, we urge anyone and everyone who is able to attend local services and marches to show your respect and give remembrance.

As a community event all members of the community are welcome to attend.

What to bring

Bring your boards, sunscreen, family and wetsuits. 

If you're bringing a wood board – make sure you bring a fin and a breather plug. 

the when and where

The event will be subject to the weather and will be determined by numbers on the day. The BBQ and catch will be on either way. There will be two muster points for the day, The first at the shed 85 Bracks St, North Freo at 830. we will know pretty quickly which way the wind is blowing and proceed accordingly.  The second muster point will be at Leighton Beach on the grassed area outside the Orange Box at 930, once everyone is collected we will head on down to the beach and go for a dip. The day is more about the opportunity to get together, rather than getting in water so please be fluid with our flow on the day.

Run sheet of the day


  • Muster at the grassed area near the Orange Box. 
  • Make your way down to the beach with your boards.
  • Approach one of the designated volunteers to get your name ticked off.


  • Hop in the water
  • Form a circle in the water 


  • Anzac speech delivered by Greg Wallace 
  • A minutes silence 
  • Jet Flyover
  • Water fight!


  • Exit water 
  • Approach volunteers to get signed off 
  • Head back to Connected By workshop for food and drinks.


There's no allocated parking for this event but if you head over to Bracks street, North Fremantle you should be able to secure a park without much difficulty. It is 300m away from the Orange box. NOTE: There is disabled parking at Leighton Beach car park.