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  July – September 2022

PADDLE PLAN SSRKC  October – December 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.


 3rd, Oct. LAKE KAWANA. Max L, 07 5444 7324
10th, Oct. OUTRIGGER PARK. Graham G, 0411 799 005
17th, Oct. NOJOOR ROAD. Terry C, 0434 387 783
24th, Oct. KEITH HILL PARK. Jim B, 07 5446 8562
31st, Oct. CHARLES CLARKE PARK. Sue A, 0439 623 209


 7th, Nov. MULLER PARK. Rick H, 07 3289 7397
14th, Nov. EWEN MADDOCK DAM. Ken J, 0429 636 859
21st, Nov. COOCHIN CREEK BOAT RAMP. Bruce N, 07 5452 5545
28th, Nov. CRUMMUNDA PARK. Bruce N, 07 5452 5545 ** SAFETY DAY  – DAY 1***


 5th, Dec. EUMARELLA ROAD. Greame M, 0417 589 114
12th, Dec. CRUMMUNDA PARK. Dennis I, 0424 427 731
19th, Dec. DUNETHIN ROCK. Jim B, 07 5446 8562
26th, Dec. FISHERMANS ROAD. Paul W, 0409 770 090

Upper Burrum River – Image by Dean


 *** NOTE ***

Due to low water temperature the next Skills Development Session will be at Mooloolaba on Tuesday 11th October when we expect to resume weekly sessions.

There will be no Skills Development session on 29th November due to Annual Safety Week being held.

Best regards,

Rob Plenderleith 


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.


  5th, Oct. CRUMMUNDA PARK. Lesley E, 0416 104 010
12th, Oct. SUNSHINE COVE PARK. Ron W, 07 5448 4662
19th, Oct. OUTRIGGER PARK. Sue A, 0439 623 209
26th, Oct. MULLER PARK. Malcolm R, 07 5443 1739


  2nd, Nov. NOJOOR ROAD. Jeff H, 0428 829 996
 9th, Nov. CALOUNDRA POWER BOAT CLUB. Lesley E, 0416 104 010
16th, Nov. CRUMMUNDA PARK. Marion H, 0419 720 345
23rd, Nov. FISHERMANS ROAD. Jeff H, 0428 829 996 
30th, Nov. EWEN MADDOCK DAM. Bruce N, 07 5452 5545 **SAFETY DAY – DAY 2** 


  7th, Dec. MULLER PARK. Graham G, 0411 799 005
21st, Dec. ROYS ROAD. Bruce N, 07 5452 5545
28th, Dec. LAKE KAWANA. Heather Q, 0422 493 093



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. 


  6th, Oct. FISHERMANS ROAD. Brian B, 0419 780 748
13th, Oct. LAKE MACDONALD. Des V, 0408 063 896
20th, Oct. BOREEN POINT. Linsay G, 0418 715 130
27th, Oct. EUMERALLA ROAD. Bob W, 07 5446 7760


  3rd, Nov. TEWANTIN BOAT RAMP. David H, 0407 493 031
 10th, Nov. OUTRIGGER PARK. Jim C, 0402 246 480
17th, Nov. MULLER PARK. Graham G, 0411 799 005
24rd, Nov. PREMIER CIRCUIT PARK. Paul W, 0409 770 090


  1st, Dec. PARKYN PARADE. Bruce N, 07 5452 5545 ** SAFETY DAY  – DAY 3***
  8th, Dec. CALOUNDRA POWER BOAT CLUB. Don Mc, 07 5492 4754
15th, Dec. BAROON POCKET DAM. Malcolm R, 07 5443 1739  
22nd, Dec. DONNYBROOK. Richard S, 0403 126 250
29th, Dec. DUNETHIN ROCK. Heather Q, 0422 493 093

Pincushion Break