kayak safety

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

Across the Bay in a Day - Paddle as a Pod

Across the Bay in a Day - Paddle as a Pod

Each year in May, East Coast Kayaking leads a crossing of Port Phillip Bay. This is an all-day event that gives paddlers with some experience a fantastic opportunity to practise trip planning, teamwork and group management skills.

Kayak Navigation - the Garmin GPSMAP 78sc

Kayak Navigation - the Garmin GPSMAP 78sc

Proficiency in chart reading and the use of a compass is a vital skill when venturing out on the water. This blog entry is primarily concerned with GPS use, though the Navionics software for iPad and mobile also contains some GPS functions.

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.