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Welcome to the Homepage of the Sea Kayak Club of WA inc.

Western Australia has some of the best sea kayaking locations in the country plus the sort of weather conditions that allow us to enjoy this satisfying and adventurous activity year round. If you have a yen to get out on our pristine Indian Ocean waters with a supportive group of experienced and likeminded people, to improve your fitness, commune with nature and to paddle your own boat into adventurous, scenic locations then you have come to the right address for information as to how this can be achieved. If you are unable to find all of the information you need by clicking on the various site menus please do not hesitate to contact our President, Vice President or Secretary.

Welcome also to any of our existing members who may be visiting the web site in search of information, the aim is to provide a one stop location for all information about club activities.


Night paddle
Setting sun on the south coast
Photograph: Andrew Munyard
Night paddle at the 2014 Sea Kayak Symposium, Albany.

Surfing training day
Surf training day
Photograph: Pel Turner
Al Hale takes a fine wave at Secret Harbour.

South coast
Ocean Beach Denmark
Photograph: Alan Hale
A group of paddlers at the 2014 Sea Kayak Symposium off Albany. The  Albany group Facebook page has some  great action photos from the Symposium too.

South coast
Albany Coast
Photograph: Alan Hale
Paddlers at the 2014 Sea Kayak Symposium off Albany.

Jenni Harrison launching
South Coast Surf Practice
Photograph: Chris Fry
Jenni Harrison powers into the surf on a Muttonbird Island to Cosy Corner paddle near Torbay on the south coast. For more fabulous pictures of sea kayaking off the south coast, visit the Albany group Facebook site.

Seal Island
Sea lion
Photograph: Callan Gault
The sea lions at Seal Island can be quite boisterous.

Point Walter
Swan River at Point Walter sand spit
Photograph: Sue Harrington
On a windy day with lots of kite surfers out, Barry, Paul and Jo head for the shelter of Blackwall Reach.


For more photos, see the photo gallery.

Current program

Sunday 20 April
Beach Street Groyne Cottesloe to Fremantle, return (AP).

Friday 25 to Sunday 27 April
Two Rocks Marina (south side) Anzac long weekend overnight paddle (ISSA), requires car shuttle.

Sunday 4 May
Mersey Point to Shoalwater Islands, return (AP).

Sunday 11 May
Hillarys Boat Harbour to Ocean Reef, return including some training (AP).

Wednesday 14 May
General Meeting (social gathering) at 7pm, Mt Pleasant Bowling Club, 40 Bedford Rd Ardross.

There is a group of paddlers, many of whom are club members, that paddle from Hillarys Marina on a Saturday morning. They meet at 0830 to be ready for a 0900 start. All Sea Kayakers are welcome. This is a peer paddle, meaning it is an unsupervised non-club paddle.

The Albany group meets on Saturdays at 1300, but with fickle weather on the south coast there is not an advance program. More information is on their Facebook page, where there are some excellent photos.

...Details and more planned trips

News

For Sale
Mirage 580, after market thigh braces, after market seat (no more dead legs), bilge pump with air switch, compass, also included hand bilge pump, spare break-down paddle, 10 litre water bladder with attachments to cockpit and drinking hose. $1500 Call Tim 0438742853 or email timhale6104@gmail.com. See picture below and Noticeboard for another picture. There is also a plastic Dagger Exodus sea kayak listed for sale on the Noticeboard page for $1200 (price just reduced).
Tim's 580

Retracing Oskar Speck - India and Sri Lanka
Sandy in India

Sandy has completed stages 1 and 2 of the journey and is the first woman to paddle the west coast of India. She is currently circumnavigating Sri Lanka.
See her website and blog here.

Jason Beachcroft in Perth
Jason's Sea Kayak Australia Expedition started in Sydney back in January, 2013. The plan is to include Tasmania in his anticlockwise circumnavigation, which has not been attempted before. He left Apollo Bay Victoria to head to Tasmania and is currently heading south along the west coast of Tasmania (also see his Facebook page). The photo below is of Jason and our president Judy Blight at the reception for him at South Beach Fremantle in mid-November.
Jason and Judy

Trip Reports

Adrian Gawned has written an inspiring report of a trip he did at the Raja Ampat Islands in West Papua in October-November.
Jacki Hollick's excellent report of the July-August Ningaloo trip is now up.
Antony Mee has written a great report of a trip to Dirk Hartog Island in May. 
See the Trip Reports page for this and other reports.

Do-It-Yourself Logbook
The Club has put together a do-it-yourself logbook kit, so that those paddlers who would like a logbook can easily make one. The instructions and files for printing are here.

Videos

Ian Watkins from the Albany branch has put some great pictures taken by various paddlers at last year's symposium on a YouTube slide show.
Tim Hale's YouTube video of a gentle and fun paddle from Hillarys is here.

The Sea Kayak Forum
Tim Robinson's Forum for Sea Kayakers in Australia is run independently of a club or business with the idea that it would be of benefit to clubs and businesses and would be available to kayakers world wide. There are posts on general kayak talk, techniques, equipment etc., and if you register you can post information yourself. See http://www.seakayakforum.com/.

...More news


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