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.

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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.


1st, Nov. LAKE WEYBA DRIVE. Des V, 0408 063 896.
8th, Nov. FISHERMANS ROAD. Terry C, 0434 387 783.
15th, Nov. LAKE KAWANA. Lyn A, 0429 390 945.
22nd, Nov. NOJOOR ROAD. Malcolm R, 07 5443 1739.
29th, Nov. DUNETHIN ROCK. Sue A, 0439 623 209.


6th, Dec. CALOUNDRA POWER BOAT CLUB. Lesley E, 0416 104 010.
13th, Dec. FISHERMANS ROAD. Jim C, 0402 246 480.
20th, Dec. TEWANTIN BOAT RAMP. David H, 0407 493 031.
27th, Dec. OUTRIGGER PARK. Graham G, 0417 990 05?.

Upper Burrum River – Image by Dean


On Tuesday 24 August the skills development sessions will resume at the Mooloolaba Spit.  All club members are welcome.  If the numbers participating are more than the coaches can handle, we may take a more structured approach, but for now all are welcome to participate.

Time:  Tuesday morning, starting at 07:00 am (this means you can get a convenient parking spot)

Location: Car Park opposite 21 Parkyn Parade Mooloolaba (i.e. opposite Fisheries on the Spit)

Duration: We usually finish before 10.  Earlier if people get cold.

The classes are led by Rob Plenderleith and Dean Haspell, with support from other seasoned paddlers.   What you can learn depends on your needs and the sea conditions.  There is usually a sheltered area for basic skills, and on some days there is surf further down the beach for intermediate skills.  We typically break up into several groups which work on different things.

Equipment:  We paddle with “bare decks”.  You will only need your kayak and paddle, skirt and PFD (helmet if you are surfing).  Dress for immersion.  As the coaches are often standing in the water, we may have a kayak etc to lend if needed.

Apres-ski: Fisheries on the Spit has toilets and does good coffee and chips.  After kayaks have been loaded and people have changed we go across the street to debrief the class and solve the problems of the world.

Inquiries: Just come along on a Tuesday morning, or contact Rob Plenderleith at

Best regards,

Rob Plenderleith

Skills Development Coordinator

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.


3rd, Nov. COOCHIN CREEK BOAT RAMP. Bruce N, 0455 655 554.
10th, Nov. CALOUNDRA POWER BOAT CLUB. Charlie F , 0428 997 805.
17th, Nov. FISHERMANS ROAD. Graham G, 0411 799 005.
24th, Nov. MULLER PARK. Henriette C, 0438 409 001.


1st, Dec. CRUMMUNDA PARK. Heather Quinn, 0422 493 093.
8th, Dec. EWEN MADDOCK DAM. Rick H, 07 3209 7397.
15th, Dec. OUTRIGGER PARK. Paul W, 0409 770 090.
22nd, Dec. CALOUNDRA POWER BOAT CLUB. Sue A, 0439 623 209.
29th, Dec. KEITH HILL PARK. Roy W, 0419 191 834.

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. 


28th, Oct. BOREEN POINT. Bob W, 07 5446 7760.


4th, Nov. CALOUNDRA POWER BOAT CLUB. Paul W, 0409 770 090.
11th, Nov. MULLER PARK. Max L, 07 5444 7324.
18th, Nov. DONNYBROOK. Richard S, 0403 126 250.
25th, Nov. PARKYN PARADE. Dean H, 0412 766 933.


2nd, Dec. TEWANTIN BOAT RAMP. David H, 0407 493 031.
9th, Dec. OUTRIGGER PARK. Brian M, 07 5443 8290.
16th, Dec. BUDERIM TAVERN. Bruce N, 07 5452 5545. (XMAS PARTY 11:00 AM)
23rd, Dec. NOJOOR ROAD. Jim C, 0402 246 480.
30th, Dec. LAKE MACDONALD. Des V, 0408 063 896.

Pincushion Break