The annual Festival is on again. There are experienced sea leaders supporting a range of paddling events catering for those who like more sedate explorations to those who want more challenging adventures.
The camp address is 913 Frenchmans Bay Road, Big Grove, Albany, approximately 15kms from the town centre and is close to The Gap, The Blow Holes, Whale World and Frenchmans Bay.
Check out the beautiful campsite at https://www.albanyportrotary.com/youth/ There is a tenting area and separate gender dormitories. The kitchen/dining area is large and contains a refrigerator, a deep freeze, and gas hot water. There are gas barbecues in a large, covered area.
There will be an opportunity to sell your unwanted gear at a swap meet on Saturday afternoon.
The Sea Kayak Fest will comply with Government requirements for the management of COVID 19. If in the unfortunate event that the organising committee cancels the event due to COVID 19 restrictions registered participants will receive a full refund.
We have created a 2023 Festival Events schedule to showcase local presenters and choices for on/off-water sessions that we hope will leave you feeling inspired. As the event date approaches, this schedule may have updates made to it as required. You can download a PDF version of the current schedule by clicking on: 2023 Events Schedule (PDF).
Please note that ALL on-water sessions are weather and sea-state dependent and conditions may arise that result in paddles described having to be modified or replaced with an alternative.
At the Fest, a detailed paddling schedule will be finalised day-by-day, according to weather conditions and what the sea leader/event organisers feel is appropriate for overall safety. Sign-up sheets will be put up for the paddling program each evening and the paddles on offer will be described so you can make a choice.
We have tried to offer a range of paddles, so that there is something for everyone, as such, some paddles may require you to be at a sea skills level in order to sign on to them (see FAQ for skill level descriptions).