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DD3 - Australian designed, Australian owned


DD3 is Damien Daley. What started on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia has turned into an International Surfski company. In December of 2019 DD3 joined forces with Australian Paddler HQ and are now based on the Gold Coast Queensland.
Damien began paddling as a child and has gone on to represent Australia in Kayaking, Ocean Ski Racing, Outrigger paddling and has won numerous Australian Championships and World Championship medals.
DD3 began in 2002 with the goal of providing Australian made Ocean Skis which were not mass produced, concentrating on producing skis, kayaks and paddles for the east coast of Australia. Since 2015 DD3 has concentrated on manufacturing SLSA surfskis. DD3 relies on innovative technology and the highest quality composite materials to hand make skis to a paddler’s specification and preferred design. DD3 is driven by the love of slsa ski paddling.
All surfskis produced by DD3 are 100% Australian designed and quality testedAll Skis and Paddles are tested extensively prior to delivery.
Damien's paddling achievements span over 25 years and include:


  • 13 x Molokai World Championship 1995 - 2015

  • World Teams Champion Hawaii 2000, 2001, 2002

  • World Championship BRONZE Singleski Italy 2004

  • 3 X Australian SLSA Champion 1992, 1993, 2008

  • 9 X Australian Sprint kayak Champion 1992, 1996, 2006,  2008

  • Australian Ocean Ski Team: 2000/01/02/03

  • Australian Kayak Team:  2002, 2003, 2006, 2007

  • Australian OC6 Team: 2001, 2002, 2003

  • 10 X top 10 Molokai

  • Murray Marathon Champion X 2 - Record holder

  • Australian "Mens Health" Series - 2nd 2003, 2004

  • Hawkesbury Classic Champion X 4 - Record Holder

  • World Master Games 2009 - 11 Gold medals

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“We're a growing surfski manufacturing company recently expanding into South Africa, Japan, Spain, Italy, Canada and the United States. We look forward to meeting you and helping you define the ski that is best suited to you, develop solutions - and realise them! So what are you waiting for, let's go!" 

Damien Daley - Founder / Designer

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