Interesting Times off Pialba – Image by Rob


The Club has structured events held on selected Weekday Mornings.

The location of the launch sites are listed below.

If desired, a comprehensive listing of the planned paddles is available in a single sheet .PDF format. This will allow a printout.

PADDLE PLAN SSRKC  April – June 2022

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Grade 1 Event

Paddles start at 8:00 am  and 8:30 am from June to August.

These outings are a light excursion. Trips are around 2hrs duration and are held in sheltered locations.

Experienced members will be on hand to assist new paddlers with the sport.

Bring your morning tea & enjoy the company at the conclusion of the paddle.

MAY 2022

23rd, May. EWEN MADDOCK DAM. Roy W, 07 5493 5994
30th, May. LAKE KAWANA. Charlie F, 0428 997 805  (MURGON DAMS CAMP ON AT THIS TIME)

JUNE 2022

 6th, Jun. FISHERMANS ROAD. Lesley E, 0416 104 010
13th, Jun. COOCHIN CREEK BOAT RAMP. Bob W, 07 5446 7760
20th, Jun. DUNETHIN ROCK. Sue A, 0439 623 209
27th, Jun. LAKE WEYBA DRIVE. Tonia W, 0407 122 748

Upper Burrum River – Image by Dean


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Classes will be held at Mooloolaba Spit every Tuesday morning unless otherwise advised via the club website.

Time: 07:00 am start 

Place: Car park opposite 21 Parkyn Parade (next to Boating and Fisheries Patrol. Opposite the cafe.


Parking: 4 hour max from 08:00 in the car park, so no problem.

Carrying kayaks: we help each other to carry kayaks on/off the beach.  You won’t need wheels.

Toilets: across the street, behind the cafe

Duration: we are sometimes off the water by 9, always by 10.

After class: the cafe has hot chips and decent coffee. We resolve the problems of the world.

Rob Plenderleith and Dean Haspell lead the classes, assisted by other experienced club members.

What can you learn ?  Well, it depends what you want to learn.  New paddlers should begin with the basic skills module, which is essentially how to start, stop, turn corners, prevent capsize, and deal with a capsize if it happens.  The sooner that new paddlers do this, the more efficient and safer your paddling will be.  New members are encouraged to come to classes ASAP.

Intermediate paddlers are working on improving their edging, rolling, surfing in sea kayaks, playing in swell, etc.  We will likely run some trips during the year, limited to the intermediate paddlers and experienced club members, intended to let the developing paddlers use their skills.

You will need minimum kit at a skills class e.g. kayak, paddle, PFD, water bottle.  Don’t bring hand pumps and other deck decorations that will only float away if you capsize.  

If this all sounds a little “free form”, that is correct.  The classes consist of experienced paddlers sharing their skills with developing paddlers.  We do not follow a fixed syllabus – we are responsive to students’ needs.  Feedback from 2021 – the first year of the skills development program – was that people learned a lot, became more confident on the water, and had a lot of fun.

If you have any questions please contact Rob Plenderleith at 

See you on the beach !

Rob Plenderleith

SSRKC Skills Development Coordinator 

Skills Development Co-ordinator: Rob Plenderleith


Grade 1 Event

Paddles start at 8:00 am  and 8:30 am from June to August.

Trips are around 3hrs duration.

Bring your morning tea.

MAY 2022

25th, May. OUTRIGGER PARK. Heather Q, 0422 493 093.

JUNE 2022

 8th, Jun. CALOUNDRA POWER BOAT CLUB. Dennis I, 0424 427 730.
15th, Jun. OUTRIGGER PARK. Jeff H, 0428 829 996.
22nd, Jun. FISHERMANS ROAD. Sue A, 0439 623 209.
29th, Jun. MULLER PARK. Rick H, 07 3280 7397.

River Heads Launch – Image by Henriette


Grade 1 Event with Some Optional Exposure to Grade 2

These paddles are a “Peer Activity” as defined by AUSTRALIAN CANOEING.

NO Instructional or Guidance structure exists! 

It is the Responsibility of each member of the group to ensure the suitability of their equipment and themselves for the activity!

These events are normally 4hrs duration with a break at the halfway mark. Distances increase and paddlers have increased exposure to the wind and tide.

Bring your lunch & enjoy the company at the conclusion of the paddle.

Paddles start at 8:00 am  and 8:30 am from June to August. 

MAY 2022

26th, May. DUNETHIN ROCK. Graham G, 0411 799 005.

JUNE 2022

  2nd, Jun. NOJOOR ROAD. Max L, 07 5444 7324. (MURGON DAMS CAMP ON AT THIS TIME)
  9th, Jun. PARKYN PARADE. Dean H, 0412 766 933.
16th, Jun. FISHERMANS ROAD. Linsay G, 0418 715 130.
23rd, Jun. TEWANTIN BOAT RAMP. Rob P, 0466 379 543.
30th, Jun. CALOUNDRA POWER BOAT CLUB. Marion H, 0419 720 345.



Pincushion Break