Thursday, 28 July 2011

New server switch happening today.



Our sever switch is happening today! Unfortunately the webshop will be down for the day. Please bare with us while we make the changes. This will give you a much better running site. If you come across any discrepencies please let us know. There may even be a reward in it for you!

Thanks,
The team.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

The Exe Big Paddle Sunday 2nd Oct

Come and join us for a celebration of paddling on the River Exe. Choose from different guide tours including Nature and History, general guided tours and a 5 mile charity paddle.
There will also be a Cardboard Canoe race! Get designing now but materials will be available on the day. Just cardboard and tape, no cheating. Prizes to be won!

More detailas as they happen here: www.thebigpaddle.com

The South West Canoe Show 2011

Its back! This years show takes place on the 1st of October. Get set to see the best that paddling has to offer. Boats, paddles, kit, talks, presentations, deals, info, advice, demos and more.
Take a look at the show website: www.swcanoeshow.co.uk or the facebook page: South West Canoe Show

or email info@swcanoeshow.co.uk

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Off our trolleys! Sea to Summit

We have taken on the new kayak and canoe trolleys from Sea to Summit. You may know this Aussie brand for the light weight travel accesories they do. These trolleys are light, strong and really well made. In fact we think they are much better quality than some of their competitors.

Sea to Summit Kayak trolley. Like the Eckla version but with much bigger wheels for easy transit. The strap helps keep boats steady whilst on the move.
Nice anodized orange aluminium finish to set it apart from the others RRP £64.95
Buy here: Kayak Trolley


Sea to Summit Canoe trolley. Much the same as the kayak trolley but on a bigger scale. A nice wide base to give support on a large area of hull for a secure fit. The wide wheel base also keeps things on track over the rough ground.
RRP £79.95
Buy Here: Canoe Trolley




The best of the bunch! This sit on top kayak trolley is great! The rubber coverd prongs fit nice and firmly through the scupper stopper holes in your sit on top. The strap helps keep the boat from bouncing off over rough ground. Reducing the risk of puncturing your boat. The quick release clamp for setting the width to fit the scupper holes is smooth and secure. Green anodized aluminium finishes off this awesome trolley. Ewarts fave new bit of kit in the shop.

RRP £69.95
Buy here: Sit on top trolley

Monday, 18 July 2011

Devon Air Ambulance sea swim 18th Sept 2011

We like to support the Air Ambulance here at the shop. Its one of the the three charitys we support. When it comes to paddling these guys are one of the serivces we may need.
The organisers could dop with some safety kayakers as well.
Check out the details below.



You don’t have to be a swimmer to get involved in the BBC Radio Devon Appeal one mile sea swim!The annual BBC Radio Devon Appeal sponsored swim is taking place on Sunday 18th September 2011. This unique event, now in its second year offers a great opportunity for serious and fun swimmers alike to raise money for the Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT).If you are not lining up on the start line but you want to be part of the event, then why not volunteer as member of the sea safety support crew. To ensure the safety of our entrants as they enjoy a fun and leisurely swim, we are looking for volunteers to provide sea safety from kayaks, canoes and boats. Power boat volunteers must be certified at level two power boat whilst kayak and canoe volunteers should be BCU 2 star or above with some sea experience. DAAT’s Fundraising Director Caroline Creer said: “We would like as many people as possible to provide volunteer support at the swim and make it as safe as possible for those rasing money for the charity which is a vital asset to the region”.
After completing the sponsored swim, entrants and volunteers will be able to enjoy the beautiful location, entertainment and the revel in the satisfaction of knowing they have raised money for a great cause. Last years 152 swimmers raised in excess of £10,000 which has made a huge contribution to the BBC Radio Devon Air Ambulance Appeal. The aim of the Air Ambulance appeal is to not only to raise the profile of the charity and the life saving work they do in the region, but also to encourage and engage the Devon community to help raise in the region of £600,000 in order to facilitate the ordering of a new helicopter. By owning rather than leasing a helicopter, the DAAT charity saves in excess of over £10,000 every single month!Details on how to volunteer and sea swim entry forms are available from any of the DAAT charity shops, by calling them on 01392 466666 or visiting our website at http://www.daat.org/asa-agatha-christie-sea-swim-18th-september-2011/. Entry is only £20 plus a minimum of £30 sponsorship with all proceeds going directly to the BBC Radio Devon Air Ambulance Appeal.

Monday, 11 July 2011

Tarpon Tastic!


Tarpons are awesome. Wilderness Systems T100 above in a secret South Devon location, photo by our resident salty specialist Jemma.




This stunning shot of a T120, all set up for fishing was taken at Durdle Door in Dorset by one of our facebook fans, Nick Clarke.

Get "liking" and post your summer fun pictures.











Italy Video

A Little video that has a few clips of Ewart from his spring trip to Italy and France.
Thanks to Kate Howell for the film.


http://vimeo.com/26147453

Kates World Kayak Blog:
http://worldkayakblogs.com/welshkate/

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Exeter Canoe Loops map download

Did you know? The Exeter Ship Canal was the first canal to be built in England since the Roman times. It is also a fantastic paddle with lots to see (and eat and drink!). Some of the loops go through internationally recognised areas for wildlife.




The River Exe and Exeter Ship Canal Canoe Loops leaflet is now available for download.

The map shows the 4 available loops and how to do combos of all of them.




It shows get in and get out areas, points of interest and more.




Download it and get paddling!



Canoe Loops



Visit the Canoe England site to see the rest of the canoe trails around the country. These are bing added to all the time and it is starting ot be come a geat resource.


Canoe england here: http://www.canoe-england.org.uk/our-sport/where-to-paddle/canoe-trails/