G1: Bongaree to Red Beach (Bribie Island)

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.

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Bongaree to Red Beach (Bribie)

This trip is a two way trip and although only rated at Grade 1 we will still get in some disturbed water on the southern side of Bribie as it is exposed to the Bay fetch. Small surf could be possible so this will give us a chance to practise our low bracing skills. Very safe environment though.

The trip will be current with the Queensland Sea Kayak Club Trip (QSKC) and we will also have lunch with another trip (Grade 2) that is being run by that Club as well so it will be a good opportunity to mingle with other paddlers of advanced capability.

The Trip leader for the QSKC is Tony Hirst who is already doing training for our Grade 1 Trip Leaders. He has agreed to assist with training on our trip as well so this is an excellent opportunity to receive some high level training from an accredited AC Sea Instructor.

We will have morning tea at Red Beach. Bring a Cag (rain jacket) in case it gets cold when we stop for lunch. Expect to perhaps get wet (rescues) but if you don’t want to you done have to – optional.

Depending on numbers that register and the number of vehicles with roof racks we may not require to take the Club trailer but we will decide this closer to the date.
In any event we will need to leave the Club shed by 6.30am to ensure that we are ready to paddle on the water at Bribie by 8.30am. Due to this early start it may be desirable to meet on Friday night and load the kayaks. We will advise later.

Paddle Type Sea kayaking; Training
Start Date 28-05-2016
End Date 28-05-2016
Trip days 1
Trip Leader John Simmons
Grade 1
Distance(s) ~ 15 km
Paddle Outline As above (see map)
Paddle Duration(s) About 5 hrs (including lunch)
Tide(s) Low 0815 0.68m
Put in Point Welsby Parade, Bongaree. There are some angle parks at the end of Hall Ave and more parks available at the end of Kangaroo Crt in front of the IGA.
Take out Point Welsby Parade, Bongaree.
Departure time (put in) 8:30 AM – however, we have to be ready to paddle at 8.30am SHARP at Bribie as we are joining the other QSKC paddlers
Alternate Take Out Points If needed we can land on the beach we are paddling beside.
Facilities Toilets and shops near the put in point
306-Bongaree to Red Beach Route map.jpg
Planned Route
Put in Point(s)
305-Bongaree to Red Beach Put in point.jpg
Put in/Take out Point
Take Out Point(s)
Same as Put in


Risks and Management

Sea Kayak Risk Assessment UQ Risk Assessment {#45934 https://www.risk.admin.uq.edu.au/Task/Default.aspx?TaskID=45934}
✓ Animals and Plants (major injury)
✓ Animals and Plants (minor injury)
✓ Bad Weather / Weather Change
✓ Boat Traffic / Shipping
✓ Capsize
✓ Carrying Boats
✓ Cuts, Sprains, and Strains
✓ Dehydration
✓ Drowning
✓ Enter / Exit Boat
✓ Equipment Failure
✓ Fitness / Fatigue
✓ Getting Separated from Group
✓ Heat Exhaustion / Hyperthermia
✓ Hit by Paddle
✓ Hypothermia
✓ Ineffective Rudder
✓ Medical Condition(s)
✓ Missing / Broken Paddle
✓ Paddle Related Injuries / Tendonitis / Blisters
✓ Panic / Fear
✓ Rough Seas
✓ Sea Sickness
✓ Separation from Boat
✓ Sinking Boat
✓ Sunburn
✓ Surf
✓ Tripping while walking
Travel Risk Assessment UQ Assessment {#57960 https://www.risk.admin.uq.edu.au/Task/Default.aspx?TaskID=57960}
✓ Becoming Lost
✓ Breakdown or Breakdown in Remote Area
✓ Chemical: Unleaded Petrol
✓ Drowsiness while Driving
✓ Incident or Accident while Driving
✓ Injury from Loading / Unloading Equipment from vehicle
✓ Loads Falling from Vehicle or Trailer, or hitting occupants in accident
✓ Towing Trailer
Risk Management
Paddler Requirements ✓ Conditions can be calm, but can change dramatically with winds and tides contributing significantly to this.
✓ Paddlers must advise leaders if they have health issues or injuries that may affect participation. Ensure medication is carried and is accessible. If unsure, they should check with their doctor beforehand.
✓ Participants must be familiar with, and have demonstrated, a wet exit and T-rescue (in a sea kayak) while a member of the club.
✓ Participants need the skills for the {grade http://www.uqcanoeclub.net/pages/seakayak/seakayak-grading-scale.html?id=id01} for the trip, unless modified below (Additional Comments).
Emergency Contact Information VMR Bribie island (3408 7596). VHF 16, 73 Also 000
Safety and Personal Equipment
Personal Equipment (check link) ✓ Clothing you can get wet (on the water)
✓ Dry clothing (to keep warm)
✓ Equipment {Requirements for Grade http://www.uqcanoeclub.net/pages/seakayak/seakayak-grading-scale.html?id=id01}
✓ Food adequate for trip duration
✓ Footwear suitable for paddling, swimming and extra for on land
✓ Paddle clothes to protect from cold/wind (e.g. thermal/spray jacked or cag)
✓ Review {potential equipment http://www.uqcanoeclub.net/pages/seakayak/sea-kayak-equipment-checklist.html}
✓ Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, long sleeved paddle clothes, sunscreen, etc)
✓ Water – 3L per day (4L if camping)
✓ Water and snacks accessible while paddling
Kayak Equipment ✓ Dry bag
✓ Helmet
✓ PFD and paddle
✓ Paddle tie
✓ Pump, sponge, bailer, and paddle float
✓ Sea Kayaking {Required Equipment List http://www.uqcanoeclub.net/pages/seakayak/sea-kayak-equipment-checklist.html}
✓ Spray Deck (if you have never used one tell the leader before you register!)
✓ Suitable paddle craft (sea kayak if seakayaking)
✓ Whistle
Safety Equipment ✓ First Aid Kit
✓ Hand Pump (at least 1 per 2 boats)
✓ Paddle Floats (at least 1 per 2 boats)
✓ Repair Kit
✓ Rescue Stirrup
✓ Spare Paddle
✓ Torch / Glow stick
Communications ✓ Flares;
✓ Mobile Phone;
✓ Signal Mirror;
✓ V-Sheet;
✓ VHF Radio;
✓ Whistle;
Additional or Emphasised Equipment Dress for the outdoors
Bring wind/ rain proof cag/ jacket and fleece to change into as it could be cool if you get wet.
Have water readily accessible and have regular water breaks.
Food/ snacks adequate for the trip duration\
Minimum 2 litres water for drinking
Footwear suitable for paddling, swimming
Food / Nourishment for the duration of the trip. MORNING TEA
Check of Paddlers’ Equipment ✓ Bailing Device;
✓ Footwear (covered);
✓ Medication;
✓ PFD;
✓ Paddle Leash;
✓ Spray Deck;
✓ Suitable Craft;
✓ Sunsmart Gear;
✓ Water;



Meet Location Club shed
Meeting Time (meet location) 6:30 AM
Depart Time (meet location) 7 AM
Meet time (put in) 8 AM
Costs Wear and tear contribution (~$10)
Petrol money for your driver
?Coffee afterwards?
Additional Comments/Instructions Advise trip leader of any medical conditions beforehand.
Make participants aware of the potential of encountering marine stingers/ ‘jelly fish’.
Need to stay in a group.

Paddlers should have an appropriate level of fitness, although this is not an arduous trip. This part of the Bay is exposed to winds/ wave fetch over the southern and middle part of the Bay and therefore will be at the maximum wave heights commensurate with the wind strength.
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.

There maybe very small surf – ideal for an introduction to it.



Register by 24-05-2016
Register with John SImmons
Leader Email Address Location Committee Contacts Page http://www.uqcanoeclub.net/pages/club/committee.html
Event ID 160528S

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