Author: Duncan

Video: Sea Kayak Self Rescue with Paul Kuthe

Sea Kayak Self Rescue from Kokatat Watersports Wear on Vimeo. In this short video from Canoe & Kayak, Paul Kuthe discusses sea kayak self rescues and demonstrates a ‘paddle float’ self rescue as well as a ‘re-enter & roll’ self rescue. Paul Kuthe is the Programs Manager and Guide/Instructor for Alder Creek Kayak & Canoe in Portland, Oregon and is an extremely talented, multi-discipline paddler. Useful Links Paul Kuthe: Paul Kuthe’s Website Alder Creek: Kayak, Canoe, Raft & SUP...

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South Coast Canoes

South Coast Canoes is a new canoe and kayaking shop based on the edge of Dorset and in easy striking distance for Hampshire, Dorset and other South Coast based paddlers. Online sales through their new website cater for paddlers in the rest of the UK and abroad. Although the shop is new, the owner Simon may well be familiar to many paddlers, having managed another paddling shop for a significant period. SCC is a family run and owned Canoe and Kayak shop, we are passionate about our sport and offering the best impartial advice. We pride ourselves on customer...

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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 also went to such amazing lengths to decorate themselves and their kayaks. I managed to grab a few shots of the fireworks playing with the bulb mode and a cable release for the camera which I have shared below. After 30 minutes or so...

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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 result was a stunning sea kayak trip to the Needles. I took the opportunity to play with the new Go Pro camera and capture some of the day. The whole weekend was ace, I had met most of the group when I ran a...

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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, and you can also enter the free prize draw to win one of three prizes – £125, £75 or £50 vouchers to spend in a watersports shop or with the National Trust. More information about the results can be found on their website....

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