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Sea Kayak Trips 2016

Please check the basic trip requirements and information at the bottom of this page

Two sessions are planned in the UQ pool in order to learn how to do T rescues in sea kayaks. This is a different method to what you may have learned in canoe polo or whitewater, and is a method of rescuing someone who is out of their boat a long way from shore.

A day trip to Wavebreak island on the Gold Coast to learn the basic skills needed for sea kayaking.

A weekend with a sea kayak instructor learning to lead grade 1 trips and also being assessed for grade 2 skill levels.

A day event following the shoreline from inside the Bribie Passage to around on the south eastern tip of Bribie. There will be training opportunities as the trip is being held concurrently with a QSKC trip, being led by Tony Hirst, who is an AC Sea Instructor. He will be assisting in training our Club during this event.

Test of New Sea KayaksSat 18 Jun 16 ()
A chance to try out potential new sea kayaks for the club.

A 9 day sea kayak expedition along Queensland's Fraser island. [Note changed destination/dates]

Launching from Victoria Point we will head directly to Karragarra Island for lunch and return to Victoria Point

Learn to rescue someone who has come out a sea kayak (sea kayak T-rescues) at the UQ pool. Members need to have demonstrated this to come on sea kayak trips.

Learn to rescue someone who has come out a sea kayak (sea kayak T-rescues) at the UQ pool. For those who haven't done it yet. Members need to have demonstrated this to come on sea kayak trips.

An introductory day to Coochiemudlo Island in Moreton Bay to learn basic sea kayak skills at the beach. Sunday Group.

This is an great trip for paddlers with limited sea kayaking experience. The trip involves a paddle amongst the islands of Southern Moreton Bay to the old Bedrooms camp ground on South Stradbroke Island.

A three day weekend visiting various islands in Moreton Bay, staying two nights on the largest - North Stradbroke island. We will stay two nights at UQ's Moreton Bay Research Station (rooms and sheets provided, but bring a towel).

Brunswick River PaddleSat 8 Oct 16 ()
A day trip paddling along the Brunswick river from Brunswick Heads to Mullumbimby and back.

An introductory day to learn basic sea kayak skills at the beach. Second Group (original trip was cancelled due to poor weather).

Coomera islandSat 22 Oct 16 ()
A trip around and through Coomera island at the mouth of the Coomera river. We will leave from Paradise Point (northern Gold Coast), returning to the same place via Wasp Creek.

St. Helena IslandSat 3 Dec 16 ()
A day trip to St. Helena island in Moreton Bay (Brisbane's equivalent of Alcatraz).

A weekend trip to Blakesley's anchorage on North Stradbroke island. Paddling from Redland Bay to Blakesley's Anchorage via Russell Island. Camping overnight and returning via Macleay Island (Sunday).

A day paddling alongside other local clubs. Socialising, learning from others, and having various fun team competitions - and a barbecue at the end!