Packing A Sea Kayak

Packing a sea kayak is something that many paddlers spend time refining and tinkering with. There are no absolute rules but a few key concepts or ideas that can aid with packing in a more secure or organised fashion. The following two videos demonstrate two different paddler’s chosen methodology. Roddy McDowell Roddy McDowell is a […]

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NFKCC Fireworks Paddle

Saturday night saw a handful of New Forest Kayak & Canoe Club members paddle up the Beaulieu River to watch the Fireworks Spectacular event from the banks of the river. It was a enjoyable way to spend the evening and see the fireworks. A huge mention to Jackie and Steve who organised the paddle but […]

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Video: Sea Kayak Trip To The Needles

Last weekend I was working for Isle of Wight Sea Kayaking and ran a two day Sea Kayak coaching course for a group of paddlers from Tower Hamlets Canoe Club. On the second day, the group undertook a short exercise to plan a day trip given the full set of tidal and weather information. The […]

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Poole Harbour Survey

The Dorset Coast Forum are running a Poole Harbour Survey at the moment to understand the value of kayaking and canoeing to Poole Harbour (as well as 5 other recreational activities). The Dorset Coast Forum asks: We are asking people who have been kayaking/canoeing in Poole Harbour over the last year to complete our survey, […]

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Review: Kayalu Suction Mount and Tough Bar

So having invested in a Go Pro camera, I then turned my attention to the issue of mounting it onto sea kayaks. I’d already picked up a RAM ball-mount for the Go Pro however realised that as part of a Kayalu Gear Navbeam system that I reviewed a while back actually contained all the ingredients […]

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Video: P&H Hammer

I’ve been out playing in the new P&H Hammer as part of my ongoing writing for Ocean Paddler Magazine. Having just invested in a GoPro Hero 3 camera I was looking for a test piece to start learning my way around the camera so shot some footage of flat water testing the P&H Hammer down […]

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Kayaking Kit Shop

Kayaking Kit are based just North of Fordingbridge. They stock a wide range of paddling equipment but have a particular focus on both Sea Kayaking and Surf Kayaking. They have packed a huge amount of stock into their shop including an impressive array of Zegul, Tahe Marine and other Sea Kayaks. Similarly, in the clothing, […]

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Sea Kayak With Gordon Brown DVD 3

October 2013 will see the release of the next Sea Kayak with Gordon Brown DVD 3 which carries the subtitle ‘Navigation, Rolling and Dealing with Emergencies’. Gordon Brown and Simon Willis have been hard at work over the past months filming, editing and gathering feedback for the next in their multi-award winning instructional series and […]

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Sea Kayak Repair Kits

Howard Jeffs has recently created a superb range of sea kayak repair kits which are available for mail order via his website. For those who have not come across Howard Jeffs, he has a long and established career as a sea kayak coach/guide as well as a boat designer and manufacturer. This includes time spent […]

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Edging vs Leaning – Glenmore Lodge Video

This short video from Glenmore Lodge explains the difference between edging vs leaning as well as giving a clear indication of the need for sea kayakers to develop their edging skills to enhance turning. Useful Links Glenmore Lodge – The Scottish National Outdoor Training Centre

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NFKCC Summer’s Evening Paddle

Over the course of the season, the New Forest Kayak and Canoe Club have a calendar of events. From rolling sessions in the Saltwater Baths to training paddles on the Beaulieu River. Interspersed throughout these regular events are specific trips organised by various club members. This week Vicky did a sterling job of co-ordinating what […]

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