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Footwear

Footwear

We’re often asked “what do I wear on my feet over my drysuit?” So, here’s page explaining just that! It all depends upon the weather really as if it’s high summer a dry suit and boots might be too much and too hot underneath so a ‘shorty’ wet suit coupled with cheap, neoprene slipper/shoes or […]

WAVES EXPLAINED

So what is wave period and why should us kayakers care about it? If you want to avoid getting swamped by a freak wave offshore or while launching then it is a good to learn enough to keep yourself safe. Waves are generated by wind blowing in a particular direction over a period of time. […]

Tides

Tides

Some handy information on tides for you To begin this article I’ll start with the sad fact that too many paddlers venture out to sea NOT knowing what’s beneath them and it’s alarming! Our tides are governed by the gravitational pull of the moon and there’s nothing we can do about it so we need […]

Buying a Used Kayak

Buying a Used Kayak

Here’s some handy hints on buying a used kayak So, you saw the ‘yak for you on the net and your hearts racing ‘cos you’re now sooo close to getting into the sport! You’ve arranged to go and view a used kayak. You’ve got the wad in your wallet and your going to set off […]

PFD’s

PFD’s

Choosing the correct Personal Floatation Device is essential! Nearly everyone joining our forums and/or Facebook group asks this question, “which PFD do I buy?” and it’s not easy to answer as we don’t know their stats so have to ask. The best thing to do is know your height and weight. Most PFD’s are 50n […]

Knives

Knives

Knives are dangerous but they can also save your life! Carrying a knife out at sea is crucial! Whether you need to cut a line free, or a rig tangles, or you tip over and get an ankle caught in kelp! Having a knife could potentially save your life. So, what do you choose? A […]

Dry Suit or Wet Suit?

Dry Suit or Wet Suit?

Yes! still the hottest forum debate around after 18 years or so. The thing is, too many newcomers are on the net debating this issue with NO experience of one or the other or even both! Like most modern day yak anglers you probably read up in forums and Facebook groups and are now a […]