The Club will be undertaking a night paddle to view the best of the Christmas lights on the Mooloolaba River canals – details as follows:

Date:     Thursday 22/12/2022

Venue: Outrigger Park, Mooloolaba

Time: 6pm for Pizza at the Park, then depart for the paddle at 7pm

Duration: approx. 2 hours

Requirement: a white all round light either on boat or head (i.e. use your imagination and light up your kayak).

Please advise me if you are attending, ( for the ordering of the pizzas. 

Please bring your own drinks.

In the event of adverse weather, a decision will be made at 5pm on Wednesday and all who contact me will be advised by email soon after if the paddle is off.



Greetings to everyone,

It is that wonderful time of the year when we gather together for our Christmas lunch at the Buderim Tavern. You will notice that we celebrate this year on WEDNESDAY, 14 Dec. Even though we booked 12 months in advance we were not able to get our preferred day. We hope that you and your partner can join us as we celebrate the friendships, love and support that we have offered to each other in the previous twelve months.

As you can see from the invitation attached, you will need to reply as soon as possible. Please let us know if you wish to attend by:


emailing Lynn your RSVP on  by 30 November 2022, and

payment to Jim, our treasurer, via the bank details on the invitation by 30 November 2022.

BSB 484-799

Account No 033787320 (please provide name and phone number on payment form)

I would also like to remind you that our membership fee of $60 pp will be due on 30 November 2022. You can pay this fee when you pay for your lunch.

Final numbers will be given to the caterers on 2 December 2022.

Please come along to our lunch and share your memories of the last twelve months with each other.

Look forward to catching up.


 PS Please put the 14 December in your diary for Christmas lunch in 2023.


This will be held on:

 Monday 28th  November …Crummunda Park, Currimundi Lake 

Wednesday 30th November …. Ewen Maddock Dam….followed be a BAR-B-Q

Thursday 1st December … Mooloolaba Spit

As usual, we expect everyone to participate in these fun days to hone your safety skills.

TATHRA CAMP: Paddle coordinators: Bruce & Trevor Gregson


TATHRA on the south coast of NSW


Arrive Friday 5th May

Depart Saturday 13th May

However, for those who wish, some paddles have been organised on the way down.

Arrive Shoalhaven Heads 27th April

3 paddles

Arrive Nelligen 1st May

3 paddles

Depart 5th May

Details of the full itinerary including accommodation will be posted shortly.

There is some great paddling and new experiences ahead!

CAMP: BRIBIE ISLAND  … Paddle coordinators: Pauline, Donna & Diana


Bongaree Caravan Park, Bribie Is

When? February 2023

Arrive Sunday 19/2/23.  Depart: Saturday 25/2/23

Accommodation: Bongaree Caravan Park

At the moment there are 9 cabins available @ $114 per night (Only 2 for 4 adults, rest are a double + single bed)

27 Van sites @ $37 per night

MINI CAMP: Paddle coordinator: Garth


Gayndah Riverside Caravan Park, Gayndah


Arrive Monday 3rd October

The final selection of Paddles will depend on water levels at the time, but I suspect most will be new paddles to club members.  

Depart Saturday 8th

Accommodation: Riverside Caravan Park, Barrow St, GAYNDAH

Ensuite Cabin $85 night

House: starts at $120 night (has 3 bedrooms 2 doubles 3 king singles

2 houses

single cabins $65 night

Powered sites $28 night but because we’re staying 4 nights it will be $25 night


It is suggested that while en route you might like to walk up Mt Walsh near Biggenden!


Basic Skills classes for new students will resume in 2023.

Commencing 11th October 2022 and for the rest of 2022 the classes will be held in moving / bouncy water at Cotton Tree to allow intermediate paddlers (especially previous students) to further develop their skills.  If you don’t know if you are ready for this, come along, but if you spend most of your time swimming, you are not ready.  Experienced club members are also invited to participate.

The intent is to improve paddle skills by using them while having fun.  Activities may include:

– paddling forwards, backwards, sideways, and turning in dynamic water.  

– follow the leader

– throwing and retrieving balls

– rescue skills as needed after capsizes

– catching little waves (we are not going out on the Maroochy bar !)

– launching and landing in moving water

The venue is Maroochydore Rotary Park, 37 The Esplanade, Maroochydore.

“Click here for location” 

Launch time is 7am on Tuesday mornings, starting 11 Oct.  We will be finished by 10 at the latest, and will go for coffee and hot chips if we can find a suitable venue.  BRING DRY CLOTHES !

If you have questions, contact Rob Plenderleith on the email below or on the SSRKC Facebook page.

Here is the venue.


See you on the water !

There will be no Skills Development session on 29th November due to Rescues Week.

Best regards,

Rob Plenderleith 

Good morning to everyone,

Please read this information from Rob regarding our Pimp Your Kayak Day.  Thanks to Rob and his team for organising this day for us. Please RSVP to Rob, for work you would like to do and to be included in the catering.  Lynn


Pimp Your Kayak Day will be held on 21 June.  It is a new event with four objectives: 

  1. To help people to replace perimeter deck lines, bungees, end toggles, etc on their kayaks.
  2. To advise people on more complex repair issues such as rudders, so they can buy the needed parts
  3. To enable people to buy / sell / swap anything to do with kayaks
  4. And we can all enjoy morning tea together

If you are coming, please RSVP to Rob Plenderleith at May 30 and identify if you need decklines and/or bungees and/or will be at morning tea.  This will help us to buy enough repair materials and food.   If you don’t RSVP, we might run out of deck lines, bungees, or food.


Pimp Your Kayak Day is being held on Tuesday 21 June, at Rotary Park, Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba, starting at 8am.  This will replace the Skills Development session normally held in the same place on Tuesday mornings.  We will finish when we’re done.


The club will buy reels of deck line and bungee, and the main activity of the day will be to help you replace deck lines, bungees, end toggles, etc, on your kayak or kayaks.  Materials will be sold at cost price.   PLEASE BRING CASH.  Prices will be communicated closer to the date, but we will be selling at cost price.


The club’s resident experts can advise re rudder and skeg issues, cracks, and all the other things that happen to kayaks.  We will help you identify what needs to be done to your kayak, if anything, and tell you what parts you need to buy.  We have plans for a kayak repair day during the winter, before the Keppel Camp.  That is when your replacement parts can be fitted.


This might be the opportunity to get rid of kayaks, kayaking gear, camping gear etc that you no longer use, or to acquire something you never knew you wanted.  Bring a tarp to put your items on, and deploy your best haggling skills.  


Morning tea will be provided courtesy of the wonderful SSRKC catering team.

If you have any questions re PYKD or the later kayak repair clinic, please contact Rob Plenderleith at

Best regards,

Rob Plenderleith

UPDATE: 26th August 2022

Due to the effects of recent flooding in the Evans Head region, our daily paddles will be reduced. This means that departure can be from Saturday 12th or Sunday 13th. onwards. We still arrive on Sunday 6th Nov.

There is much to see and do in the area so many people may like to take the opportunity to have a look around.


Sue Alcock

Hi Everyone,

The committee have now confirmed the dates for the Evans Head kayak camp for the 6th to the 13th November 2022

We have some great paddles organised along the two rivers, along an absolutely beautiful creek taking us all the way down to the ocean and return and the possibility of paddling alongside koalas, so if you would like to join us, please refer to the booking details below –


  1. The Bowlo & Holiday Cabins. Contact Narelle
  1. Reflections Caravan Holiday Park. (The Bowlo & Reflections are linked by a short walkway)

Please make your own booking arrangements for this camp as soon as possible, as Evans Head is a very popular little village, in the warmer months.

If you have any questions please contact Sue 0439 623 209


Sue Alcock