An introduction to moving water and whitewater techniques. A day trip to the Brisbane valley to find out if whitewater is right for you.
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An introductory seakayak trip around Coochiemudlo island in Moreton Bay. For members interested in starting sea kayaking.
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[Cancelled 14 March site inaccessable] Basic whitewater kayaking techniques at Wivenhoe dam. Your chance to try a bit of whitewater kayaking. Calm water, moving water, and one very optional grade 2 rapid. Don’t miss out. Good for other kayaking disciplines.
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Whitewater introduction day“
With the club pontoon nearing completion and becoming available for use, the Saturday morning paddle sessions are changing back to their original meeting time at 7:30 AM.
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To help some new members, an introductory paddle session is being held this Thursday morning. It’s for new members unable to make a Saturday session, or who are keen to do one sooner than Saturday – or who would like to avoid a potential rush this Saturday in particular.
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A free online resource demonstrating a range of paddling and rescue techniques. Use it to improve your technique and abilities. Great step by step animations and instructions.
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The club regularly organises trips to destinations off campus. These can be one day, weekend, or multi-day trips located in Queensland or interstate. Destinations are typically rivers, lakes, estuaries, islands, and bays around south-east Queensland. Sometimes they even include artificial beaches (aka South Bank) for competitions or exhibitions.
To find out about planned official club trips, please consult the trip/event calendars for each kayak area.
Private Unofficial Trips
There aren’t always enough places in official trips for all members to learn as much as they would like. Additional, unofficial trips are often organised amongst individual club members on a private basis, without the involvement of the club committee. Instead, enthusiastic members put together their own trip where they can spend more time learning from each other. Because private trips are among friends, they can more quickly respond and adapt to prevailing weather conditions and circumstances.
To find out about any private trips, come to the regular paddle sessions, meet people, network, and make friends with club members who have similar interests.
Please be aware that the club is not associated or involved in any trips organised by its members on a private basis. The club does not monitor, organise, or necessarily have particular knowledge of privately arranged excursions.
Organise your own Trips
If you are an experienced paddler, you might consider going on your own trip somewhere, preferably with other paddlers. Better still, you could organise an official club trip if you have sufficient competence (this requires committee approval). The club may also help subsidise
any accredited training that you undertake which will help you to organise trips (prior approval of the committee is required for this too).
LM: Mar 06
The club holds club social paddles on many Saturday mornings, especially new members. It’s a good chance to pick up tips from more experienced members and meet others. Sessions start at 8:30 AM, and all members are encouraged to come along.
Duration: ~1 hour and longer depending on the group and their interests
Paddle type: Flatwater
Bring: Hat, a long sleeved shirt, a water bottle, sunscreen, dark glasses, and suitable footwear. Money if it is a market paddle. Food if it is a barbecue or breakfast paddle.
Location: University of Queensland website calendar. Some may be run as an extended social paddle to the markets (check the calendar for these too).
Visitors wishing to try out paddling and check out the club should attend an on-water induction session that usually precedes this activity)
Held on Saturday mornings with even numbered dates.
Paddles start at 8:30 AM on days when no inductions are scheduled (inductions are on odd numbered Saturday mornings (or other days).
If no dates are listed, please email enquiries or check back here closer to the date.
OTHER POTENTIAL REGULAR WEEKEND PADDLE ACTIVITIES ON THE RIVER
LM: Mar 2016