Sea Kayaking Paddle Symposium

Sea Kayaking Paddle Symposium 2006

Saturday, 6th May 2006, Adelaide, South Australia

As a follow up to the Sea Kayak Weekend held in March, on the 6th of May we are running a mini sea paddling symposium. All participants from the Sea Weekend are welcome as is anyone else who might be interested.

With a couple of options, paddlers can either participate in an interpretive mangrove tour with Phil Doddridge through the Garden Island area or continue with skill development at West Lakes.

After paddling activities a barbecue dinner will be held at Aquatic Reserve so you can catch up with friends and meet people involved in sea kayaking in South Australia.

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Option 1: Interpretive Mangrove Tour


Arrive at Garden Island Boat Ramp

11:00am – 3:00pm

Interpretive mangrove paddle with Phil Doddridge

3:00 Ð 5:00pm

Interpretive tour paddlers get dry and return to Aquatic reserve if attending barbeque and presentations

Lunch is the responsibility of each participant. You are required to bring a packed lunch and snacks for the early afternoon paddle.

Option 2: Skill Development

1:00 Ð 5:00pm

Afternoon paddling activities for those not attending the mangrove paddle.

  • Flatwater skills update
  • Eskimo rolling
  • Paddle technique coaching

The program will depend on the interests of those in attendance. Australian Canoeing Instructors will be on hand if participants wish to pursue other options such as theory tests, training in other areas such as navigation etc. Please contact Canoe SA.

5:00 Ð 5:30pm

Pack up and get changed for evening.

5:30 Ð 7:00pm

Barbecue dinner at Aquatic Reserve

Let us know if you require a vegetarian or vegan alternative


Thanks and any other information.


Option 1: Mangrove paddle $20 with own boat. Additional cost if you require a craft. Highly recommended. The Mangrove Tour with Phil Doddridge must be registered for through his website Phil can only take 16 paddlers so register as soon as possible.

Option 2: Paddling and Barbecue – $15.00

Barbecue only – $5.00 includes sausages, bread and salad

Soft drinks – $1.00 per can

Coffee, Tea and biscuits – Free

Please feel free to invite friends and family, however, there is still the standing requirement that all paddlers hold a Basic Skills Award or equivalent.