Most of our sea and coastal trips take place along the south coast, though you might find the occasional trip overseas!
If you want to join us but have never paddled on open water before, contact the event organisers to find out what level of paddling will be required.
These trips are family friendly. If you would like to bring non-paddlers, please make sure that they are competent swimmers if they are coming on the water in your boat.
Hamble (Bugle Public House) to Upper reaches and return. Meeting at 10.00. On the water at 10.30. Get in touch with Rick if you want to find out more.
High water at 13.20.
Sea paddle – rescue practice.. Meeting at 10.00. On the water at 10.30. Get in touch with Rick if you want to find out more.
This trip has proved very popular. Brian is working on finding another coach to cope with the demand. Do still let him know that you are interested if you already haven’t done so. Also, let Brian know if you are (or know of) a coach that may be willing to assist. In the event that a coach cannot be found, then sadly the trip will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
From Brian Biffin…
At last I have been able to put together a plan for a sea trip off the Gower Peninsula.
The campsite, Skysea – Port Eynon. You will note that they do not accept groups. The rule will be waived in our case! Feel free to book yourself in but add the letters “KC” after your name (denotes kayak club).
Cost / night: Tent + 2 : £25 Really big tent : £30. EHU available at extra cost. Indoor accommodation available right next door at the Youth Hostel. There is more luxurious accommodation available, such as The Rickyard B&B. Hearty evening meals available at the Ship Inn.
So here is the plan:
Saturday 22 June: Have a good shakedown paddle in the afternoon: Paddle out to Port Eynon Point. Surfing / rock dodging, depending on conditions. Observe the strength of the tidal stream at Port Eynon point! Option to arrive Friday if you wish.
Sunday 23 June: launch 9am, arrive Oxwich Bay 11am, option to paddle on a bit before turning back and landing by hotel. Perhaps some folk would prefer to be self contained and not have lunch in the hotel. This would save having to hike all the boats off the beach and park them in the hotel garden for security. We would have all afternoon to enjoy the overfalls off Oxwich point and return to Port Eynon. (7Km each way).
If the weather conditions/sea state are poor on the day, it should be possible to just explore Port Eynon Bay itself. If weather is really bad, there is an excellent coastal path to Oxwich Bay. Paddling standard: Confident 2* and above, please.
Full size sea kayaks only.
Please contact me directly if interested.
Rick tells us ‘4 of us have signed up with Fluid Adventures to do a trip to the Isle of Wight and back on the 29th June, whilst the max size of group is 4 they can run more than 1 group, there is a 3 star paddling criteria and ability to do 25k, It would be nice just to get it out there so people can be aware of the options.’ Get in touch with Rick if you want to find out more.
Sea paddle from Littlehampton to Arun and back. Meeting at 10.30. On the water at 11.30. Get in touch with Rick if you want to find out more. CAR PARK has 2.06m HEIGHT BARRIER.
12.00 High Water
Sea paddle from Keyhaven to Lymington and back. Meeting at 10.30. On the water at 11.30. Get in touch with Rick if you want to find out more.
14.00 High Water Portsmouth
Rick tells us ‘6 of us have signed for another fluid adventure run trip around Portland Bill on the 23rd September. This one is 2 star in old money. It would be nice just to get it out there so people can be aware of the options.’
Get in touch with Rick if you want to find out more as it may be possible to add a second group.