A sea kayak training day at Paradise point (Gold coast). Suitable for beginners who have been kayaking on the river.
Paradise Point is a sheltered area abutting the Broadwater. This session is about practicing safety skills. Practice using a skirt, sea kayak rescue (assisted and self rescues). The trip includes a paddle around the broadwater. If you want to get into sea kayaking, try to come on this trip.
The training session will start with a quick revision of paddling strokes and
techniques. It will concentrate on wet exits, T-rescues and safety.
After the initial training session we will kayak on the Broadwater and visit South
Stradbroke Island. We will stop off to introduce and practice different strokes,
edging, self rescues and other techniques for boat control.
Safety: Sea kayaking on Moreton Bay can be hazardous. The trip may be modified if conditions are unsuitable.
Emergency Contact: VMR Southport Ph 0755323417
Duration: All Day. We will plan to leave the club by 7 am, be on the water before 8.30 am and be off the water by 4 pm and back at the shed by 5.30pm.
Distance: about 15km.
Paddle type: Sea kayaking
- Basic fitness – Although this trip will cater for beginners, basic skills and fitness are required. It is intended for those who have been training on the river.
- Basic skills – It is intended for those who have been attending basic skill sessions at the St Lucia Shed. We will learn to use a skirt, do a wet exit and an assisted rescue. We will attempt self rescues.
- Equipment: Sea kayaks, skirts, paddle leashes, bailers and PFDs. You will get wet. Bring dry paddling gear to change into after the training session.
Bring a picnic lunch, snacks, at least 2L WATER, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses,
insect repellent, money, hat, towel, warm gear, wind and rain proof top and a dry
change of clothing as you will get wet.
Basic Costs: If you can afford it, a donation towards kayak upkeep. Contribution for petrol.
Meet: 6 am at the UQ Canoe Club to load kayaks. Depart 7am and drive to Paradise Point. Aim to be on the water before 9.30am.
Tides: HLow tide is about 12.30 pm so we will be going around sandbanks.
Leader: Michael Wynne
Contact & registration : Michael (seakayaking rep)