In October 2007 we introduced the NSW Recreational Paddle Group, a regular paddle day organised BY paddlers FOR paddlers.
The aim of this Paddle Group was to allow people to participate in a leisurely paddle with other recreational paddlers, which is notably different to the various sea kayak clubs that exist in and around NSW.
This Paddle Group encourages not only sea kayakers but also people paddling recreational sit it in and sit on kayaks to participate. As such the pace is relatively relaxed and people are encouraged to go at their own speed rather than trying to keep up with the paddlers at the front.
This recreational Paddle Group became very popular with as many as 50 people turning up to some of the monthly Paddle days that were run regularly through 2008 and 2009.
Unfortunately 2010 was a very intense year for us and the Paddle Days were put on hold as we focussed on opening three new stores in Canberra, The Gold Coast, and Newcastle bringing our total number of specialist kayak stores to six.
Now that the dust has settled we are hoping to re-introduce regular monthly Paddle Days. In order to achieve this we rely on volunteers to be co-ordinator for the day, so if you're keen to help us get this happening on a regular basis then please come forward. All that is required of you as co-ordinator is to have your contact details made available in case anyone has questions relating to the venue, what to bring, what to expect etc. and then take details of those who attend on the day. In return you will receive an in-store voucher.
There is some speculation as to whether or not we will be opening more stores in 2011 and 2012. At this stage we can only say that it is unlikely that we will be opening three new stores in one calendar year again, so hopefully we will be in a position to continue to assist with the Paddle Days for the forseeable future :)
Forthcoming events will be communicated to members via e-mail. If you wish to receive e-mail notification of up and coming Paddle Days then please fill out the Newsletter Application form.
Your co-ordinating member contact details will be communicated to you by e-mail prior to the event, please contact them if you have any questions regarding time, venue etc.
Please do not contact C-Kayak regarding details of the the Padddle Day.
Below are some pictures from previous Paddle Days:
Sun 07 Oct 2007 - Mooney Mooney Creek (upstream)
Sun 21 Oct 2007 - Patonga Creek
Sun 11 Nov 2007 - Waterfall Bay, Woy Woy
Sun 25 Nov 2007 - Crosslands Reserve, Berowra Valley
Sun 16 Dec 2007 - Wyong River
Sun 20 Jan 2008 - Glenworth Valley, Peats Ridge
Sun 17 Feb 2008 - Bobbin Head
Sun 30 Mar 2008 - Akuna Bay
Fri 25 April 2008 - Woy Woy to Kincumber
Sun 18 May 2008 - Dora Creek
Sun 17 August 2008 - Berowra Waters
Sun 28 September 2008 - Wyee Creek
Sun 2 November 2008 - Bobbin Head
Sun 7 December 2008 - Mooney Mooney Creek (downstream)
Sun 15 February 2009 - Roseville Bridge
Sun 19 April 2009 - Patonga
Sun 5 July 2009 - Bantry Bay
Sun 13 September 2009 - Berowra Waters
Sun 15 November 2009 - Georges River
Sun 14 February 2010 - Bobbin Head
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Tuesday Paddle Days:
For those recreational paddlers wishing to paddle mid week we can recommend the Toukley Kayak Club, which meets on Tuesdays.
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