Sydney International Whitewater Festival

The largest international whitewater event in the Asia Pacific since 2000

Sydney International Whitewater Festival – the largest international whitewater event in the Asia Pacific since the 2000 Olympic Games at Penrith Whitewater Stadium.

Be part of the ultimate excitement of whitewater paddling with the best Olympic slalom athletes and a stellar line-up of World Champions and Guinness World Record holders competing in an action packed, wet ‘n wild Whitewater Festival, showcasing the exciting and thrilling disciplines of canoe slalom, wildwater and freestyle canoeing.

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Promotional video for 2019 Sydney International Whitewater Festival 

Over 350 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 Penrith local Jessica Fox kicking off the international season on home waters.

The dual Olympic medallist and seven-time World Champion will spearhead Australia’s highly successful team when they take on the rest of the world in front of a home crowd at the Sydney 2000 Whitewater Stadium with less than 1.5 years to go to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The 2019 Sydney International Whitewater Festival includes a series of events to crown the 2019 Australian Open and Oceania Canoe Slalom Champions as well as the Australian and Oceania Freestyle Champions. It also includes the ICF World Ranking events of the Wildwater Grand Prix 1 and 2.

Times (both weekends):

  • Friday 7:30 – 18:00
  • Saturday 8:30 – 20:30
  • Sunday 7:30 – 14:00 

Free spectator entry to all events. 




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