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6 Great UK Sea Kayaking Destinations

There are few things that can offer the sense of freedom that a journey by sea kayak can! Gliding along mirror-flat water looking at the abundance of seabirds, or crashing through the waves on a challenging open crossing sea kayaking has something to offer everyone. We’ve picked out six classic areas, but we do all live on an island there is great sea paddling to be had all around the UK’s coastline… wherever you can find a spot to launch your sea kayak. The Outer Hebrides Never mind the UK this is in the top ten sea kayaking destinations in […]

Sea Kayaks Test – A Touch of Glass

British style sea kayaks are sought after, the world over, by paddlers serious about their sea kayaking. No surprise really, we are a country of island dwellers and for many the urge to explore the oceans is in the blood. We decided to see just why us Brits are so good at designing and making sea boats and hit the briny with a fleet of British built sea kayaks from two of the leading UK manufacturers, P&H and Valley Sea Kayaks. Don’t look at this as a head to head test though, as sea kayaks come in all sorts of […]

Sea Kayaking Holidays in Pembrokeshire Wales

“Wherever in Wales you take to the water in your sea kayak, or on your sit-on-top kayak, one thing’s for sure, you won’t be disappointed and you will be back for more!” If Wales has an abundance of natural paddling resources in every aspect the one are that its cup truly overflows is sea kayaking. It has a truly stunning coastline, indeed it’s even home to the UK’s only coastal National Park. Sea kayaking is all about freedom and exploration and the Welsh coasts. If Wales has an abundance of natural paddling resources in every aspect the one are that […]

Venture Kayaks Jura MV Performance Sea Touring Kayak Review

Whether you’re a first-time kayaker or a seasoned hand on the sea, the Jura is sure to bring a smile to your face. The Jura is a stable, forgiving sea kayak that is at home on everything from coastal tours to short expeditions. Designed to introduce beginning paddlers to kayak touring and then grow with them as their skills develop, the Jura’s neutral hull tracks straight, yet is nimble on edge. This high-performance kayak comes standard with Venture’s innovative new under-stern Skudder® system that functions as both a skeg and a rudder, depending on conditions. RRP: £999 More info: www.venturekayaks.com […]

Wilderness Systems Tempest 170 Plastic Sea Kayak Review

RRP: £1299 Info: www.wildernesssystems.com Specification: Length: 518cm Width: 56cm Weight: 25kg Volume: N/A Max Load: 136kg Features: Phase 3 AirPro XP Adjustable Padded Thigh Braces SlideLock Foot Brace System Domed Bow, Midship and Stern Hatches Bow, Midship and Stern Bulkheads Bungee Deck Rigging w/ Reflective Static Perimeter Safety Line Soft Touch Handles TruTrak Skeg System Bow Compass Recess Paddler Verdict As with the Zephyr the cockpit outfitting on the Tempest was really good. It allowed for loads of comfortable support and produced a very positive fit. Foam sealed bulkheads supply storage front and back and large bow and stern hatches, with dual-density covers. There’s a […]