Surf Ski Safety Essentials

Surf Ski Safety Essentials

The key to surf ski safety is understanding:

  • Weather Interpretation

  • Clothing

  • Basic Skills and Strokes

  • Self rescues

  • Safety Equipment - everyday gear you should be carrying - have it accessible and know how to use it

You should also let someone know where you are going and when you are expected back - "Let someone know before you go" and be able to raise the alarm in case of an emergency.

We recommend you gain training from a qualified Paddle Australia instructor.

Kayak Clothing: Introduction

“It's better to be hot and bothered than cold and emotional”  -  You can always cool down, but you can't always warm up! The right clothing is vital to your comfort and safety when on and off the water.

The Truth About Dry Bags

The Truth About Dry Bags

There is a wide variety of dry bags, sacks & cases - used to protect all sorts of gear. Come along to our Show and Tell sessions to learn more about dry bags and packing your kayak

Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs) and Accessories

A PFD is not an ornament for your deck, or a cushion to pad out that hard fibreglass seat - it may be the only thing between you and disaster if it all goes pear-shaped.

Nearly all states and territories have a regulation that it is mandatory to wear a PFD when kayaking - there are some exceptions but we recommend that regardless of those you wear a PFD at all times. 

Portable Stoves and Accessories

Portable Stoves and Accessories

One stove does not meet all needs. The type of stove you choose may vary depending on the journey and the group. Always be aware of your group’s individual cooking and tea/coffee making needs and tailor fuel quantities accordingly. Become familiar with your stove’s fuel usage before you expedition.

Keeleazy Protective Strip

In an ideal world we would like to think we take such good care of our kayaks that they would never get scraped along the sand or have close encounters with submerged rocks or even dragged up the beach (ouch!), but let’s face it – most of us will subject our kayak’s hull to abrasion, scrapes and chips at some time.