Suncoast Seniors Recreational Kayaking Club Inc.


SSRKC is a Seniors Kayaking Club based on the Sunshine Coast, Australia.

We are a group of over 50’s who share a common interest in kayaking. We operate around the diverse waterways of the Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia. Our aim is to stay physically fit, enjoy the company of other like minded kayakers and create a safe paddling environment.

 


Rainbow Beach Break

 

Hervey Bay Camp Report.

A trickle on Monday 8th turned into a flood on the 9th as people arrived at the Hervey Bay Tourist Park for our first camp of the year. Whilst some chose other accommodation, all were in attendance for the first of many happy hours (and briefings) at 4.30pm. Over 50 people crowded into the camp kitchen, all in fine spirits and exuding keen anticipation for the week ahead.
President Bruce welcomed everyone and with Garth briefed on the first day’s paddle — an easy jaunt along the coastline from Pialba to Urangan and return, with a second group going a shorter distance at a more leisurely pace. The forecast, a moderate south-easterly wind, was ideal for calm seas but enjoyable sailing conditions for those who wished to indulge. A slightly earlier 7.30am start was advised to ensure we returned before the tide exposed the Pialba sand flats.
Wednesday morning presented perfect conditions with the wind light and a beautiful clear blue sea. 44 boats lined the beach at Pialba, with another two joining further south soon after we started. This is a club record for the most kayaks at any paddle and they presented a majestic sight as they began their journey south. It was fascinating to observe the interest along the coast, with many spectators taking footage as we passed. The first group landed just south of the Urangan pier where they indulged in morning tea, whilst the second went just south of Torquay before returning to the Torquay Beach coffee shop for morning refreshments.

 

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A Gallery of 2020 Sailing Images from Paul.