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Ten tips to get you out paddling more often

After the first few joyful times it is easy for the distractions of the day to day to interrupt your best intentions. Too many kayaks remain parked, semi abandoned in the shed or fallen in the backyard. Lonely, thinking they are unloved, they reach out to spiders and insects. They gather fallen leaves about themselves. It is a futile attempt to rediscover the one great l…read more

rule change: safety equipment for sea kayaks

Safety equipment for your sea kayak

October 2014: Sea kayaks are now allowed to carry a PLB. This replaces the former requirement for EPIRBs when more than 2NM offshore. Note that as with an EPIRB, every kayak in a group will need to carry a PLB. 

Here is a printable form with the current requirements. read more

kayak moorings at Ningaloo

Kayak moorings.

Kayaking and snorkelling go together well. A kayak can slip over shallow water to holes in the reef, land on small beaches or rocky shores to out of the way places.

In many places a small anchor is useful, but thanks DPAW at Ningaloo you now have ten mooring provided exclusively for kayak use. These moorings are all in sanctuary zones and fish…read more