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

Club Members at Evans Head


The club commenced on 17th November 1993 when a group of approximately 40 U3A (University of the Third Age) Sunshine Coast members participated in a trial paddle at Dunethin Rock. This led to the formation of the U3A canoe club. Due to concerns by the U3A over insurance issues, the group was dissolved and a new group was formed at a meeting on 21st March 1996.
Insurance issues prompted another change. On 7th July 1997 the Club known as Suncoast Seniors Recreational Canoeing Club was incorporated. In July 2001 the Club changed its name to its present name of Suncoast Seniors Recreational Kayaking Club Inc. to reflect the change from canoeing to kayaking.

Club Overview.

Club membership is open to anyone aged over 50 years.
Provisional membership is available to those under 50 years on a ‘case by case basis’.
Our Members have a broad set of skills and range from raw beginners to seasoned, multi day expedition paddlers.


We paddle each week.
Monday mornings, for a short duration around 2 hours.
Wednesday mornings for 3 hours
Thursday mornings, for a duration around 4 hours.


Sea kayaks. These are ‘sit in’ vessels.

More info on a Sea Kayak … click here

We visit a variety of locations within a one hour drive of Maroochydore.
Locations include, Moreton Bay, Pumicestone Passage, Mooloola River, Maroochy River, Noosa River, Mooloolaba Bay and the nearby lakes.
Also, Club Camps are usually held every quarter – normally a week’s duration.
They are an opportunity to visit other regions, paddle new waterways and socialize with club members.
Mini camps of 2 – 4 nights are held at closer locations and may involve camping from the kayak.

View our current paddle schedule … click here.
View our past camps / trips … click here.


Insurance and Risk Management.

The SSRKC is incorporated under the Association Incorporation Act 1981. Please note that the club has Public Liability Insurance however, individuals are responsible for their own insurance requirements.

It is a condition of membership that members make a personal decision on participating in each and every activity, taking into account all prevailing conditions and circumstances. This “self assessment process” applies to both suitability of the craft and of the member to undertake the paddle.
Additional risk management is provided by the Club through policies, self-assessment guidelines and a risk management plan. These documents are available on the Club’s Website.

NOTE: It is the responsibility of the individual paddler to assess the conditions, risks and their ability and decide if they should paddle.