Here is a range of events where we can paddle and play together. Most activities are open to all; we encourage you to come along and see what we are about.
If you like what you see, join the club!
This paddle leaves from Ōkahu Bay boat ramp in front of the club’s storage shed at 5:30pm (on the water) every Wednesday. Everyone is welcome. We recommend that anyone joining the evening paddle has some experience or has attended a basic skills course.
The route, destination and duration (usually 1 – 2 hours and around 15km) are decided on the night, depending on the preferences of the group and the conditions. During the winter months, these trips return after dark, therefore you must carry either a large lens torch, or an all-round white light mounted on the outside of your kayak.
These skills building sessions are held once a month at 9am at Ōkahu Bay. Dates are set to coincide with high tide. Check out upcoming dates in our calendar. The sessions are not run as a class, but as a member-led session guided by more experienced paddlers. The session follows a model established in several areas around the country. It’s called ‘Sea kayakers inspired to stretch their limits’ (SKISL).
Some of the things we practise and discuss include:
If you are keen to get together to practise skills, learn new ones, and generally get confident on and off the
water by improving your skill base, then come along.
SKISL related links BASK version https://www.sporty.co.nz/bayseakayak/Training-Days/SKISL-2nd-Sunday-each-month
Orewa version https://www.facebook.com/groups/780626002105061
The Winter Series is a collection of club events held on the third Wednesday of the month during winter (usually May – September). It includes slide shows by members of great trips they have done (kayaking or other adventures); guest speakers on kayak-related topics and mid-winter socials. All members and their friends and family, and prospective members, are welcome.
It’s a great way of getting to know other members, share some knowledge or a good yarn, and find paddle-buddies for the future.
Check out the calendar and our Facebook page for topics and times.
For specific enquiries, contact the relevant committee member/s on the list below.
P.O. Box 9271 Newmarket, Auckland.