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Kayak Woodgate Beach

The waters around Woodgate Beach are great for gentle kayaking. Learn in the calm waters of Theodolite Creek, enjoy the sunrise off the Esplanade, or ride the waves if the wind gets up.  Remember to check the tides when planning your experience.

Kayaks for Everyone

Single Kayaks

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From cruising kayaks to fishing kayaks we'll have you on the water in comfort.  Very stable and easy to use either in the waves or in the creek. Hire includes seat, PFD, and paddle. Can be fitted with a rod holder perfect for  a spot of fishing . Back rests on most kayaks.


1-2 hours $30

Extra Hour $10

Full day $100

2 days $160

3 days $210

Extra day $50

 Booking fee of 6% applies. 

Pickup from the vicinity of Third Ave and the Esplanade. Delivery $10 or free for hires over $100 - delivery available weekends only and most of the holidays - call to check before booking.

Double Kayaks

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Double the fun in a double kayak or enjoy a romantic sunrise or sunset paddle?  
Very  stable and easy to use. Seats 2 adults and one child or take your dog along - Dog PFD's available for hire!
Hire includes 2/3 seats, 2/3 PFD's,  2 paddles and paddle leashes 

 

1-2 hours $40

Extra Hour $15

Full day $140

2 days $224

3 days $294

Extra day $70

 Booking fee of 6% applies. 

 Pickup from the vicinity of Third Ave and the Esplanade. Delivery $10 or free for hires over $100 - delivery available weekends only and most of the holidays - call to check before booking. 

Kids Kayaks

Kids kayaks for 6 years and older

The kids will have a blast on the water in the kids kayaks suitable for 

kids 6 and over up to 50kg.   Hire includes PFD, paddle and paddle leash. 


1-2 hours $24

Extra hour $8

Full day $80

2 days $96

3 days $126

Extra day $40

 Booking fee of 6% applies. 

 Pickup from the vicinity of Third Ave and the Esplanade. Delivery $10 or free for hires over $100 - delivery available weekends only and most of the holidays - call to check before booking. 

Package Deals

Swap a kayak for a paddleboard or vice versa for hires 3 days or more

 Staying in Woodgate Beach for a few days and want to try both kayaking a paddleboarding? No Problem!  Book a 3 day or more hire and after 2 days you can swap out a kayak for a paddleboard or vice versa (depending on availability). 

Kayaking Basics

Good Kayak Paddling Technique

 Get paddling tips on Android or iPhone:  check out paddle.org.au


Or just read the below tips to get started

These tips are courtesy of KayakPaddling.net

Good posture is key if you are to use your body efficiently. Sit straight, relax your shoulders, and open your chest for ease and efficiency of breathing. Don't lean against the backrest.

Keep your legs together with feet against the footpegs. Adjust the footpegs so that your knees are bent slightly and you are able spread and press them against the kayak for extra balance if needed. Keeping your legs together allows better torso rotation and makes paddling more efficient.

Be sure that you have proper footpegs you can push against.

Your torso and legs will do most most of the work. Your shoulders and arms are only there to transmit power. To learn the principle, try paddling by rotating your torso and keep your arms absolutely straight.

When you place the blade in the water, imagine your are pulling yourself up to and past the paddle.

At the start of your stroke, coil your torso so that you place the blade in the water up by your feet and close to the kayak's waterline. Keep your lower arm almost straight. Relax your upper arm with a slight bend so that your upper wrist comes a bit closer to your eyes.

Press your stroke-side foot firmly against the footpeg. Sink the blade into the water with a spearing motion.

Begin the paddling stroke by uncoiling your torso and keeping the lower arm near straight. Keep pressing the stroke-side foot against the footpeg to support the stroke. Try to generate more power at the beginning of the stroke, less at the end. That way you create power with the strong muscles of your torso, and right when your paddle is in the water at its most favourable angle.

Keep your upper arm relaxed and hold the paddle loosely, so your muscles can rest. Keep your upper hand at about eye level, and allow your upper hand to move across your body, to keep the paddle vertical.

End the stroke when your lower hand is about level with your your belly. Continuing further would feel natural, but it just slows you down.

After the stroke, move the blade out of the water to back and away from the kayak. Lift the blade out of the water by leading with the elbow. and allowing the wrist to follow. Take care not to lift your elbow above shoulder level. Let your upper arm follow the rotation of your torso.

After you lift the blade from the water, prepare for the next stroke. Keep coiling your upper torso so that you can start the next stroke as far forward as possible. Check out more tips  https://www.kayakpaddling.net/2-2 

Paddling technique tips
Paddling technique tips

Tide Charts for the whole year

Plan ahead and check the tides to decide where and when to get on the water.

Tide Chart 2019 (pdf)

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Tide Chart 2020 (pdf)

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