Paddle SA, in conjunction with the West Lakes Canoe Club and Holdfast Bay Canoe Club, will be running 2 come and try sessions targeting children aged 12-16. Places are limited so get in quick!


Saturday 18 May 2019 9:00am – 11:00am
West Lakes Canoe Club – Aquatic Reserve, Bower Rd, West Lakes

Sunday 19 May 2019 9:00am – 11:00am
Holdfast Bay Canoe Club – Anderson Ave, Glenelg North

Sign up for a 6-week trial on the day for only $20 (save $70)!

To register or for more information please contact Luke Haniford –

Flatwater Canoe/Kayak is one of the best-known competitive canoeing disciplines in Australia. It is also one of Australia’s most successful sports at the Olympic Games with Australians winning one or more medals at every Olympics since 1980. Flatwater events range from 200m to marathon in singles (C1, K1), doubles (C2, K2) and fours (C4, K4).

There are significant differences between the two disciplines;


  • Kneeling
  • Single-bladed paddle
  • No rudder (steer with paddle)


  • Seated
  • Double-bladed paddle
  • Rudder for steering