Circling Sri Lanka by Sea Kayak

Ian Pexton and David Rowlands’ circumnavigation of Sri Lanka by sea kayak begins Regular Paddlemag readers will be aware of Australian adventure kayaker Sandy Robson‘s epic expedition retracing the journey of Oskar Speck, who in the 1930s paddled a folding kayak all the way from Germany to Australia. It’s an extraordinary tale, and Sandy’s recreation of it is a fascinating narrative that just keeps unfolding in front of us. At Paddlemag Towers, we love stories like this – brave people…

Pimp My Boat

  Having a sea kayak is one thing, but having a fully pimped-up, expedition-ready sexy beast of a sea kayak is another thing altogether   by Rohan Klopfer with Susan Wieczkiewicz   Sea kayaking is a soulful experience. Whether you’re in open water with no land in sight or just off a beach ten minutes from your house, it’s the perfect way to unwind and escape from the modern consumerist world.   But there’s no need to be high and…

Rafting World Champs Kicking off in NZ

THE IRF 2013 WORLD RAFTING CHAMPIONSHIPS November 13–24, 2013 This November the World has come to the North Island of New Zealand – well, the elite whitewater rafting world has anyway – to compete in the 2013 International Rafting Federation’s World Championships.   This is the World Cup and the Grand Slam of whitewater rafting all rolled into one, and the crowd-pleasing action will take place in Rotorua and Kawerau, on the Bay of Plenty region’s biggest baddest rivers, the…

Night Horrors on the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic

A solo paddler on a ski that wants to buck him has a heave at the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic, and lives to tell the tale. Just.   by Sean Smith – aka the Fat Paddler It’s dark, it’s wet, and it’s very, very cold. Every fibre of every muscle is screaming in agony, but the pain is the only thing keeping me awake in the early hours of the morning. I’ve just paddled 50km and face the prospect of another…

The Lea Way

THE LEA WAY Described by its own father as a ‘hill-billy beer-swilling débouchés of a paddling epic’, the Teva Lea Xtreme is a wild weekend of whitewater and high jinx by Pat Kinsella It’s been weekend of firsts. Never before have I paddled grade IV rapids in an inflatable kayak, and this is almost certainly the first 10th birthday party I’ve been to where one of the entertainers has exploded a party popper up his arse and the room is…

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