Kayak and paddle
Rock gardening
Sea kayaking off Rottnest Island
Sunset on the beach
Ningaloo, August 2020
Kayak and paddle
Rock gardening
Les in Surf Zone
Sunset on the beach
Ningaloo, August 2020

Club structure

The club committee, elected at an annual general meeting of the members, manages the activities and business of the club. The club’s paddling activities, meetings and social functions are conducted to a pre-determined schedule and a copy of the program is emailed to all members and posted on this website every two months. A general meeting of members is held periodically at which a guest speaker usually addresses the group on a subject relevant to sea kayaking. An Annual General meeting is held at the end of each club year. Members are encouraged to contribute constructive comments and ideas, relevant to the clubs’ activities and business, at these meetings.

The basis of the club’s on water activities are the paddles scheduled every weekend. Some of these trips are more leisurely 10 to 15 km paddles on sheltered estuary or river waters or along the coastal strip, weather permitting. Other trips travel up to ten kilometres off shore and can involve round trips of up to forty kilometres in variable weather conditions. Long weekend camping trips are often scheduled as are 5-7 day trips to various locations in the north west of WA, usually during the less windy April – May period. Weekend paddles take place within the boundaries of Two Rocks to the North, Mandurah to the South and offshore islands and reefs to the West. Club trips are led by experienced and qualified Trip Leaders appointed by the club.

Areas frequently visited by the easier paddles include the Swan, Canning, Murray and Serpentine rivers, the Peel Inlet and Yanchep Lagoon, Penguin Island, Point Peron, Little Island and most stretches of the coastal strip between Two Rocks and Rockingham. The more adventurous paddle areas include Rottnest, Garden, Carnac, Mewstone and Mandurah Island (through the Dawsville Cut). Venues for long weekends include Jurien Bay, Margaret River, Hamelin Bay, Augusta, Albany and the Walpole – Nornalup Inlet. Expeditions to the NW visit areas such as Ningaloo Reef, Exmouth, Coral Bay, Shark Bay and the Dampier Archipelago.