Coastal Rowing is an extreme version of rowing and involves rowing along a sea coast and out into the sea.  It can also be done on large lakes and other bodies of water.

Coastal Rowing is one of the fastest growing communities of rowers as the type of boats used mean that flat water is not required, as such the global opportunities are much greater. Rowing on rough water means that Coastal Rowing is quite different from the flat-water disciplines. Coastal rowers often prefer rough water which adds a whole new dimension to the sport with many coastal rowers cherishing the exhilarating aspect of rowing in extreme conditions. Coastal Rowing can be easier to learn than flat-water rowing, due partly to the stability and robustness of the boats which differs from the flat-water boats, although another dynamic of needing to understand the sea requires a different skill set. The standard boats are singles (solo), doubles and coxed quadruple sculls. There are two event types that fall under coastal rowing, one is the endurance event which ranges between 4 – 6km around buoys in the sea / ocean, the other event which is known as “Beach Sprints”. As the name suggests the race begins on the beach with a rower running out to the boat to its’ waiting crew race around two buoys and back to the beach to the finish line.



The inaugural Rowing Australia Coastal Rowing and Beach Sprints Championships is held in Mooloolaba. to register your interest and keep up to date with all developments: CLICK HERE.



Experience the Excitement of Coastal Rowing Beach Sprints!

Between now and the National Championships in August, Rowing Queensland and Surf Life Saving Queensland are looking to provide interested athletes with the opportunity to Try and Train. If you can scull and have an interest in competing in this years Nationals, please CLICK HERE to register your interest now!