Paradise Pt – Currigee (2nd training Day)

A second Sea Kayak training day at Paradise Point / South Stradbroke island. Practise skills learnt previously at the UQ pool or on introductory paddles. This trip is in a Bay environment. The program of activities include both some off water and on water training sessions (below).

This trip will help you build the skills for sea kayaking

North Currigee is a inlet on South Stradbroke island in Southern Moreton Bay.

Grade: 1
Destination: Paradise Point / North Currigee, South Stradbroke island
Date: Sunday, 7th April 2013
Purpose: Introductory paddle and training
Distance: About 10-12km. <-- approx
Duration: All Day. We will plan to leave the club by 7.00 am, be at Paradise Point (Northern Gold Coast) 8:00 am and commence training at 9:00 am. We should be off the water by 3:30 PM and back at the shed by 5.30 – 6 PM.

Tides: High 7:18 AM; Low 13:52 PM; High 19:49 PM

Paddle type: Sea kayaking
Requirements:Basic skills and fitness are required. You should be able to paddle at a reasonable speed (about 4 km/hr for 45-60 min)

Prerequisites: To attend this trip, you need to have learned and demonstrated wet exits in the UQ pool. Check the Polo calendar for scheduled T-rescue dates.

Preparation: We will pack the trailer (if needed) at 5 PM on Saturday afternoon 6th September. We need 3 – 4 volunteers to assist

Meet: Club shed, Sunday 7th April at 6.30AM sharp! with a view to departing at 7.00 AM. Arrive at Paradise Point 8.00 AM. Unload and prepare kayaks ready to commence at 9:00 AM

======= PROGRAM =======

Phase 1 (prior to on water activity)

  • Standard Trip/ activity briefing
  • Seat adjustment/ posture
  • Paddle strokes – forward/ back (reverse)/ stop
  • Bracing – low brace, high brace.
  • Turning/ keeping straight/ ‘leaning’ to turn
  • Basic tide/ current knowledge – how this impacts on our trip planning/
  • ferry gliding
  • Rules of the pod/ paddle signals
  • What to take (for a day trip) and where to stow it (basic intro)
  • How to identify hazards/ dangers (basic intro)

Phase 2 (on water on route)

  • Demonstration and assistance with execution of paddle strokes, turning/ keeping straight/ ferry gliding/ leaning.
  • Reinforcement of knowledge conveyed at briefing prior to getting on water.

Phase 3 (arrival at IN WATER skill training session)
At this stage this activity will occur on the northern side of Coochiemudlo Island off a sandy clear beach. Upon arrival at this location there will be the opportunity to change into other clothes for in water activities. There are public toilets there.

  • Demonstrate and execute wet exit and hazards associated with this.
  • Assisted rescue – including ‘T’ rescue, ‘all in rescue’, rescue with a sling, Eskimo rescue,
  • Self rescue – paddle float rescue

Lunch (at same beach as ‘in water’ training session). You will need to bring lunch with you as there are no shops near the lunch spot.

Phase 4 (trip home)

  • Towing and continued execution of learnt skills

Safety: Sea kayaking on Moreton Bay can be hazardous. The trip may be modified or cancelled if conditions are unsuitable. You will be getting in and out of kayaks for limited periods during the say, so it is not going to be a strenuous paddle.

Risks: sunburn, capsize, rocks, hypothermia, dehydration, boat traffic, paddle related injuries.

Emergency Contact: VMR Victoria Point 07 3207 8717 Coast Guard Redland Bay 07 3206 7777 (put this in your phone too!). Ambulance, police, fire : 000

Risk reduction: Dress for the outdoors, Warm clothing to et changed into for lunch stop. Advise trip leader of medical conditions

Equipment: Sea kayaks, skirts, paddle leashes, bailers and PFDs. Dry bags if you have them else from the club. 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, footwear, suitable money, hat, towel, warm dry gear, wind and rain proof top and change of clothing as you will be getting wet.

Basic Costs: A wear and tear contribution towards kayak upkeep (in this case: $12) and a contribution for petrol.

Meet: Saturday 6th April 5 -6 pm load kayaks (if necessary). Sunday 7th April. Depart at 7.15 am. Aim to commence training 9:00 am.


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Put in point: Park along the Esplanade, Paradise Point ( opposite Muscovey Av.)


Leader: Martin Wynne

Register by: 5th April 2013
Registration: Martin Wynne. Please indicate whether you have transport, if you have roof racks for kayaks, or if you can . We can coordinate a lift for people who do not have a car closer to the departure time.

Participants must register their interest prior to the event. There is a participant limit on this trip du to the number of kayaks available so please reserve your place early. Once the trip is full no more bookings can be taken. Depends on availability kayaks and transport.

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