Pyranha Machno is he...

  The delivery of Pyranha’s new Machno (Medium now Large to follow soon)  has arrived along with the first big storms of the season.   The Machno is positioned between the Burn and 9R  with loads of bow rocker, plenty of volume and a wider but predictable hull with soft...

Hurley Classic 2016

  It all started in 1989 as a kayak freestyle competition and that makes the event one of the oldest of its type. It has developed from this first meeting between friends in the Hurley Village car park into one of the most significant freestyle watersports events in the world. The spirit of things at Hurley has always been about serious competition running alongside activity that encourages people of all ages into freestyle water sport. If you’re just starting out, pretty established, returning from a break or are on a National Team, this is your event. We have loads going on so you can have fun, learn new stuff, compete and...

NRS now in the Shop

So last week we received our first order of gear from NRS and its safe to say we’re pretty excited about what we got! First up we have the two new buoyancy aids, the Zen and the Ninja. The Zen is NRS’ class 5 rescue BA, equipped with everything you’d need to beater your way...

Silverbirch Broadlan...

We’ve taken delivery of a Silverbirch Broadland 15 and Broadland 16 this week to add to our demo fleet. Pete jumped into the Cherry Red 15 and took her for a quick paddle earlier today and had this to say ” the Broadland is a fantastic  nimble little fellow thats work really well...

Palm Enduro Deck | N...

Another updated deck from Palm has arrived, the Enduro.  This is a great midrange neoprene deck which will be suitable for a little bit of everything from Whitewater, Playboating and even a little bit of Sea Touring.  Available in either R4 (Keyhole) or R5 (Bigdeck) with four different waist...

Hou Canoes Prospecto...

Everyone seems a little more excited about canoeing at the moment, with British makers Silverbirch Venture and Hou all coming out with new materials and designs the most recent being the Hou Canoes Prospector which arrived on Saturday.   The boat is based on the Chesnut Prospector and...

i Kayak Because̷...

Tell us why you kayak to be in with chance to win a brand new Kokatat Centurion PFD.  Like our Facebook page and simply leave a comment on the competion image starting your comment with “I Kayak Because….” The comments with the most likes will go into a random prize draw on...

Venture Kayaks | Fit...

Venture Kayaks have been working on a new seat and backrest system for their range of touring boats this winter and the first Flex with the ‘Fit 4′ outfitting arrived today. The headline changes see the introduction of a longer more ergonomic seat pan with a height adjustable front...

Wavesport Diesels | ...

We picked up our first Wavesport Diesels in the newly available BlackOut spec this week, we’ll try and get a video done soon but here are a few pictures showing the outfitting.   The Diesel range of boats are a well designed river runner available in 3 sizes, similar to the Pyranha...

Palm Impact Deck 201...

The 2016 Palm Impact arrived today so here are a few of our first impressions…. For the last couple of years the Impact was the premium whitewater option in the Palm range and remains the toughest driest shockcord option from Palm, with the Orbit Deck also being introduced into the range...

Dagger Mamba Demo Bo...

We’ve added the Dagger Mamba in all sizes to our fleet of Whitewater Demo boats so you can now try them at the shop or arrange to take them away to demo.  A weekend away is normally £50. To check out the full range and see what else is coming have a...

Looking for your fir...

So you live close by the Thames (or any river / lake) and you want to get out on the water and have a bit of an explore or get out for some exercise? Why not,  Kayaking is pretty easy to learn? Right? and the connection you get between the water and wildlife is unlike any other sport out...

Palm Atom Suit | Wom...

The new womens Atom Suit from Palm has arrived with us, taking over from the Palm Element in the line up.  Palm are one of the leading brands when in comes to women specific paddling kit, and the Atom is complemented by a range of other kit notably thermals and PFD’s that make getting...

Palm Zenith Dry Pant...

Palm’s latest new product arrived with us this week, the Palm Zenith Dry Trouser or Pant which replaces the Neon pant in the line up.  The Atom Pants  are due hopefully in January. The Zenith’s are a ‘semi dry’trouser made from Palms XP 2.5 layer fabric with a...

Silverbirch Covert 9...

The Silverbirch Covert is now available to demo at Whitewater the Canoe Centre on the water in the Marina or give us a call on 01932 247978 to have a chat about demoing it further afield.  We have the Silverbirch Broadland 16 demos on order for Easter 2016 as well as a number of other canoes...

Venture Canoes ̵...

Come and join us on the 28th November for a chance to demo the new range of Venture Canoes made from ‘Corelite X’. Promising a weight reduction of between 4-6 kilos and improved performance and ridgity Corelite X is an exciting advancement in a post Royalex world.  We will have...

Palm Atom Mens Drysu...

Given we weren’t expecting it until January we got a nice surprise today when the new Palm Atom Drysuit arrived!  So new in fact Palm don’t, as I write this, even have it on their website so here is our little overview and a few pictures….     The Atom Suit...

Should I get a Kokat...

As thoughts turn to the UK whitewater season we’ve been asked by a number of people looking at the Kokatat range of Goretex suits whether they should be getting a Meridian or Idol suit for the winter?  The well established and trusted Meridian or the new fancy Idol with its unique...

What do you wear? | ...

With the weather less than pleasant this week, when your trying to work out what to wear to go paddling a cag can seem like a good idea but really its still too warm for full winter gear and as much as I dont want to be cold I dont want to be too warm either. The solution to staying...

Kokatat Stoke Cag Re...

I recently decided that my old palm semi dry cag (palm fuse) was moribund and sad as this was, it had served me well over the years. As well as the pretty coulours it also kept me warm and dry, even in the colder months and i got a lot of use out of it. The neoprene seal on the fuse does let...

The AT Hercules Padd...

We’ve got another “Pete” here this week! Pete only seems to employ people called “Pete” now, very confusing…. Any way the latest “Pete”, P3 as he’s now called is a big fan of the new range of whitewater paddles from AT (Adventure Technology)...

Jackson Kayak Zen 20...

  First impressions of the 2015 Zen So after excitedly waiting to get my hands on a New 2015 Zen I finally have one. First thoughts I like it a lot. It is fast and easy to move around the river especially in big volume due to its full length rails and planning hull. I went for the Large...

Hot Cross Strutter C...

Easter means shops are filling up shelfs with Hot Cross buns and Chocolate Eggs and of course we get to enjoy 2 Bank Holidays but in the world of kayaking it’s also the time of year we get our Sweet Protection delivery, meaning once again we have loads of Rockers, Wanderers and Strutters...

Sweet 2015 Stock ava...

Our 2015 drop of Sweet Protection Helmets and accessories has arrived…we now have all sizes and colours of Rockers, Wanderers and Strutters available.  Plus we also have Earpads, Helmet cases and Bearsuit elbow pads all...

Yak Adventure Equipm...

The Yak Apollo Jacket and updated Xipe PFD are the latest bright new pieces of kit to arrive at WWTCC, the first pieces from the 2015 Yak Adventure Touring range of equipment. First up the Xipe PFD, which had a facelift and some extra buoyancy added taking it from 55N to 60N plus some nice...