CURRENT EVENTS

These are paddles offered mostly on Weekends and Public Holidays by Club Trip Leaders. You will need to register to take part.  Registration of interest does not guarantee a place on the paddle.  The leader has the discretion to select paddlers to suit conditions and the trip plan. Non-members can join here.

Upcoming events

    • 13 May 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Sutherland Shire
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    Launching in the morning.  Distance 15-20 km.  From a location within the Sutherland Shire depending on forecast and group composition.

    There maybe a chance for open sea exposure and skills practice or a short instruction session.

    Register your interest below the RSVP by 6pm the evening before.     The location start point will be emailed out based on interest and forecast.   

    Note that a limit of registration limit has not been set thus by registering you are expressing interest.  Spaces are limited to make sea kayak paddling events more enjoyable and safe.  

    Leader is  Sea Instructor  Megan Pryke.  Contact me via the club directory if you have any questions.

    • 16 May 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • TBC - but likely Northern Sydney
    • 0
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    One of the key objectives of the club is to enable and facilitate sea kayaking along the coast of NSW (and beyond)

    For a paddler to be ready to participate in any trips along the coast exposed to ocean swell, weather and surf conditions takes more than a few training sessions in an enclosed environment. To be Ocean Ready, one needs to develop and fine tune not only your physical fitness and paddling strokes, but also be on top of your mind game, navigation, weather, planning, communications, etc.

    The purpose of the Ocean Readiness Program (expect up to 6 sessions - 2 of which will be overnight trips) is to:

    - initially assess "Where are you up to" and what areas of development are required

    - 4 day trips with incorporated training and scenarios

    - 2 overnight trips to remote locations

    - "homework" between sessions

    Please note that numbers will be limited. Kayaks to grade 3 and helmets will be required at all sessions. Be prepared to get wet.

    On completion of the program  - participants will have covered off on all aspects of Sea Skills and may be ready for assessment (not included in this program)

    If you have any questions contact  Caoimhin cardren [at] gmail.com


    • 21 May 2021
    • 3:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • 23 May 2021
    • 1:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Bendalong Point
    • 0
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    May 22-23, 2021 (possible Friday 21st start).

    Waitlist is open.

    Bendalong Point has a great campsite with up to 270 degrees of water views.  Bherwerre Bay can offer a variety of exposure to surf.  It is hoped to locate some suitable small surf for training.

    Camping fees apply and you will need to be prepared to share in costs or make your own booking and be prepared to put up with whatever the weather gods deal out. 

    Possible:

    • Surf practice and training
    • Whale sightings
    • Navigation training & experience
    • Open Ocean Trips up to 30km.

    You will need a helmet, suitable warm paddling gear, sea kayaks preferably fitted out to grade 3 standard.  There is a camp kitchen at the campsite however if you could be self-sufficient with camping gear (chair, stove, tent, sleeping gear), food supply for the weekend as it is a long drive to the shops.  You will need dry bags to carry with you supplies for the paddling day and accessible drinking water.

    You should have grade 2 or equivalent skills, able to stay upright in moderate sea conditions and comfortable in paddling in your kayak up to 3 hours of ocean paddling or grade 3 plus and wanting to practice existing skills.

    Check your calendars and register your interest soon. 

    Leader is  Megan (Sea Instructor).  Contact me if you have any questions.


    • 22 May 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • TBC - but likely Northern Sydney
    • 5
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    This trip will be a combination of a trip, some training and possibly a scenario based on the training of Grade 2 skills and rescues.

    In recent times there have been a number of new members join and get signed off as Grade 1, many of which are now ready (or more than ready) to close out the Grade 2 requirements.

    Please note that numbers will be limited. Kayaks to grade 3 and helmets will be required at all sessions. Be prepared to get wet. Trip length to be at least 15km.

    If you have any questions contact  Caoimhin cardren [at] gmail.com


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