The West Coast Downwinder 2016 ran on Friday November 18. This race is unique in that it runs completely parallel to the Perth coastline for the entire length of the race. At no stage are you more than a 500 m offshore giving the impression that you are paddling on a wave conveyor belt for 24 kms!
The men's race ended with Cory Hill (Aus) taking 1st place. Dawid Mocke (RSA) placed 2nd, Brendan Rice (Aus), 3rd, and Mark Anderson (Aus), 4th. These guys all finished within 1:30 of each other, with Cory Hill racing at an average speed of 10.55 mph (16.98 kmp).
In the women's race, Nicole Russell (RSA) took the win. Haley Nixon (RSA) came in 2nd, Jaime Roberts (Aus), 3rd, and Wendy Reyntjes (Aus), 4th. Nicole's average speed was 9.16 mph (14.74 kmh).
You can see the full results here.