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Pink Paddle (Redcliffe)

Sunday, 15 December 2013
A 19km sea kayak paddle along the Redcliffe peninsular. We join another club and other paddlers to show support and pay tribute to women and their families affected by breast cancer.

Full Details

Date Sunday 15th December 2013
Trip Leader(s) John Simmons - (AC Sea Guide); Martin Wynne (2IC)
Description This is a sea kayak trip along the Redcliffe peninsula on Moreton Bay. Click on the links for more information about this pink paddle and Breast Cancer Network Australia.
Paddle type Sea kayaking (bay)
Grade 1
Duration 1 day
Distance ~19 km
Tides High : 8:12am Low :2:42pm
Moon Nearing full moon
Sunset 6:39 PM
Put in point
Bells Beach Pelican Park, Clontarf - Hornibrook Esplanade, (see map)
Take out point Scarborough beach (Landsborough Ave), Redcliffe
Alt. Take out points and routes Redcliffe beaches along the route
Facilities There are toilets available at the parks (but bring enough water for the full trip!)
Personal Gear See participant gear list (contact leader). A full multiday gear checklist is here as well (use common sense in choosing from it as you will not need all of it)
Required Equipment
  • *As per Club Grade 1 requirements
  • Spray decks
  • Hand pump - req. 1 per 2 kayaks
  • Paddle Float - req. 1 per 2 kayaks
  • Sun smart gear-hat/sunscreen etc
Recommended Equipment
  • Minimum 3 litres of water
  • Footwear suitable for paddling and swimming (please NO thongs (ie no flipflops)!)
  • Food / Nourishment for the duration of the trip
Check Equipment Suitable craft, spray deck, PFD, paddle, paddle leash, bailing device, medication, water, footwear
Paddler Requirements Paddlers should have an appropriate level of fitness, this is a trip that requires moderate fitness level. The Bay can be calm but can also change dramatically with winds and tides also playing a factor. Individuals must self-assess their, and their equipment's, ability to participate in this level club event and should consult the trip leader if any aspect of their suitability requires clarification.

Participants must be familiar with, and have demonstrated, a wet exit and T-rescue (in sea kayaks) while a member of the club.

Meet UQ Club shed at 6:30 AM, Depart for Redcliffe 7 AM
Meet time at Put in point 8.00AM - on water at 8:30 AM
Risks and Hazards Sunburn, fatigue, hypothermia, dehydration, Sea sickness, cuts and bruises, Boat capsize, Boat traffic, Rough seas, Paddle related injuries, wind and current (weather), group separation, land and sea fauna.
Steps to reduce risk Dress for the outdoors, Bring wind/ rain proof cag. Advise trip leader of any medical conditions beforehand. Make participants aware of boat traffic. Safety, communication, and emergency gear. Ensure all safety equipment is accessible and basic knowledge is imparted on its use. Group to stay in close configuration.
Safety Gear Spare paddle, tow ropes, paddle float, compass, PFD, bailer, sea kayak with deck lines and sealed compartments, hand pumps, First aid kit, chart, torch, light stick.
Communications Mobile phone(s), VHF radio, PLB, whistles, flares, signal mirror, V sheet,
Emergency Contact(s) VMR 403 Redcliffe 3203 5522 (m: 0417 009 265) Channels 16, 21, 67, 73, 81 (closes at 21:00)
Medical Conditions Please advise leaders if you have health issues or injuries that may affect participation. Ensure medication is carried and is accessible.
Medical Centre Redcliffe Hospital, Anzac Avenue, Redcliffe - Phone: 3883 7777

Scarborough Majellan Medical Centre (107 Landsborough Avenue, Scarborough QLD 4020 (07) 3880 1444)

Map of Paddle Route
Register info

(required prior to the event)

Please register your interest with John Simmons by email (first come first served).
Please indicate -
  • your mobile phone number
  • whether you have transport (and how many people you can transport if so)
  • whether you have roof racks for kayaks (and how many kayaks you can carry if so)
  • if you can tow a trailer
  • if you have previously demonstrated a wet exit and/or T-rescue (in sea kayaks) while a member of this club
  • what your skills level is to assist planning. It will not be fun if you are not up to it.
Register by 12th December. Places are limited. Participants must register their interest prior to the event.
  • Wear and tear contribution for club gear used.
  • Petrol money for your driver.
  • Contribution to the trailer tower for extra petrol.
  • A few extra dollars for a donation to the cause, and in case of coffee stop, or unplanned expenses.