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Updated: Oct 17, 2022


We are back bigger and better than before with more race formats for Kayak and SUP and amazing music performances and a strong ocean conservation element!

Join Ocean Purpose Project Paddle For A Purpose 2022 Kayak and SUP Race sponsored by Aderco on Saturday 22nd October 2022, 8am - 4pm! Highlights of this race will be shared at COP27 in Egypt combining sports and knowledge sharing to raise awareness for UN SDG 14: Life below water.

We have SEVEN categories for you to choose from this year:

Men's Singles Kayak

Women's Singles Kayak

Men's Doubles Kayak

Women's Doubles Kayak

Mixed Family Kayak (pets are also family :)

SUP Open Category

We will also have a special prize for the Trashiest Team for the team that collects the biggest amount of ocean trash that day with highly coveted medals and trophies to be won!

Further details about the event categories will be provided during the Paddle For a Purpose Webinar and compulsory safety briefing held the day before on 21st October, Friday 1pm. Invitation will be sent upon confirmation of participation.

Date: Saturday, 22nd October 2022

Event Venue: KOKOMO Beach Club, 131 Pasir Ris Road, Carpark E, Pasir Ris Town Park, 519148

Duration: 8am - 4pm


0800 Race Registration & Safety briefing

0830 Flag off & Race Starts, Beach Clean up, Wild Pearl DJ mix

0900 - 0920 Men’s kayaking event (Single)

0930 - 0950 Women’s kayaking event (Single)

1000 - 1020 Men’s kayaking event (Double)

1030 - 1050 Women's kayaking event (Double)

1100 - 1120 Mixed kayaking event (Double) 1130 - 1150 Mixed SUP event (Single) 1200 - 1220 Trashiest Team Paddling Open

1300-1400 Lunch and Race officials tally.

1400- 1500 Prize Presentation & Rock out!

Competency: No prior experience in ocean paddling is required although any form of paddling experience will be advantageous.

Mode of race: Stand Up Paddle & Single Kayak & Double Kayak

Race route: Approx 350m. More information during the Paddle For a Purpose Webinar and compulsory safety briefing held on 21st October 2022, 1pm.

Thanks to our kind sponsor Aderco, there will be no participation fees.

Joining us in the after party are our founder and Ex-Singapore Idol Mathilda D’Silva with her heavy metal band The Dirty Dealers as well as Singapore’s only solar powered DJs Wild Pearl SG to serenade you.

Thank you, and we hope to meet you on Saturday the 22nd of October.

Alone, we can only do so little, but together we can achieve so much more.

We would sincerely appreciate it if you or your platform publicises this event and we would be glad to be featured in any promotions and interviews.

What is the Paddle For A Purpose 2022 Kayak and SUP competition sponsored by Aderco?

Paddle For A Purpose 2022 Kayak and SUP competition organised by Ocean Purpose Project is a combination of sports, ocean conservation and music. This yearly event is a chance to combine sports and sustainability in a marquee event at Pasir Ris, Singapore to mobilise the community, industry and paddling community to be a part of this unique event that began the first water sports race in Singapore to include sustainability in the sports format. Aderco has also been a strong mentor for Ocean Purpose Project in the shipping and maritime sector on biofuels and biofuel additive adoption.

Who is Aderco?

It was while researching how Aderco could improve the fuel efficiency, operational reliability and environmental profile of the North American ice-breaking fleet that they discovered a unique plant molecule with exceptional properties. This was 40 years ago. Today, Aderco’s marquee product 2055G is 100% vegetal-organic, ashless and metal-free plant based fuel additive for marine fuels. Besides contributing to greater efficiency and sustainability It is also the most concentrated surfactant/dispersant, for use in any kind of residual or distillate fuels.

For it’s Asia CSR, Aderco supports Ocean Purpose Project based in Singapore as an association close to our heart in terms of ocean protection particularly for bioremediation (creating bioplastics using native seaweeds and mussels used to filter toxins and capture carbon) and coral reforestation in East Bali. It is vital for such established maritime companies that have plant-based products operationally ready for the shipping industry mentoring Ocean Purpose Project to achieve operational deployment of its plastic to hydrogen and bioremediation projects in Singapore and Indonesia.

Who are our Sponsors?

Paddle For A Purpose 2022 Kayak and SUP competition could not have gone forward without the proud participation of the following sponsors and partners, We acknowledge and thank:

Who is Ocean Purpose Project?

Ocean Purpose Project is a proudly Pasir Ris-based social enterprise driving ocean conservation and plastic pollution prevention via disruptive and creative projects with mass-scale impact.

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Through our 3 key pillars:

𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝘁𝗼 𝗙𝘂𝗲𝗹 – transforming ocean waste into low-sulphur fuel, hydrogen, carbon black and carbon nanotubes through our nimble, deployable pyrolysis machines. Learn more here:

𝗕𝗶𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰𝘀 – creating a single-use plastic alternative from seaweed and mussels that purifies our seas. Learn more here:

𝗕𝗲𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲 – mobilizing corporates and communities through offline projects, like beach clean-ups and Blue Carbon projects based in Singapore and Bali, and online programs like our OPPortunity Webinar and social media campaigns. Learn more here:

You can also watch our project videos here, the behaviour change video is coming soon!

Watch our Plastic to Fuel project video here:

Watch our Bioplastics project video here:

Watch our Behaviour Change project video here:

For more information about Paddle for a Purpose 2022 and media enquiries, please contact Mariana at

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