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Surf and cruise evening paddle at Orewa in the Barracuda Kayaks AR Duo

Surf and cruise evening paddle at Orewa in the Barracuda Kayaks AR Duo,. This session I am joined by Chelsea who has been fundraising for the Outward Bound course in October, Chelsea is super excited about the adventures that await, so thought it only fair to share the little adventures that can be had locally.

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Exploration of new areas leads to unexpected findings.

With the new Barracuda Kayaks Interface sea kayak close to being launched, I stopped in to the Barracuda factory yesterday to take the prototype for a paddle. Both to get familiar with the hull again and for an excuse for an adventure and a chance to get out of the office. I was also looking

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Kayaking with Dolphins captured on camera

Of all the wonders we get to enjoy on the water as kayaker’s I would have to say for me kayaking with Dolphins is by far my favorite encounter, these pics and videos are from the 2 times I have managed to get this experience on film, I will be on the look out next summer

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Viking Kayak Profish Reload | Rough water trial

A 25-30knt NW blowing straight into my local beach was just the conditions I needed to give the new Viking Profish Reload a run in some sloppy, choppy seas. You will see in the videos below how the kayak performed in these conditions and below I have outlined a couple of key things I was

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Summer days at the beach playing in Kayaks

With another stunning weekend here on the Hibiscus Coast I thought I would share some pics and video from a day at the beach with family and friends… Kayaks are such are large part of our lives and as I have said in the past, I get so much reward sharing this sport with others and

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2012 Cambridge to Hamilton Kayak race

Today I joined Barracuda kayaks owner Gordon Robinson &  headed down to Hamilton to enter the 23km kayak race… this year we entered the double sea kayak section in the Barracuda Adventure Racing Duo (A R Duo) .. we also had on board the latest configuration Beachcomber ultralight sea kayaks  for the single sea kayak category prize   Every year

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Kayak, Run & fish, Takapuna Beach to Rangitoto island training session 23/02/12

In  this trip I take  the Barracuda Duo sea kayak to Takapuna Beach where I will be joined by Sam Goodall (Multi Sport Coach. website http://www.therightrevolution.co.nz/) … the plan is to paddle to Rangitoto Island (McKenzie’s bay) run the 9km (ish) loop past the warf, up to the summit (260m above water level) and back

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kayaking with the kids, Hahei Coromandel Xmas 2011

Xmas 2011 saw me head to our family holiday home in the Coromandel of NZ to a magic spot called Hahei…located just a short 2 min walk for the beach this is a great spot for exploring the caves and rock gardens, kayak fishing and spearfishing. There is a little shallow creek that running through hahei which is a nice safe

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Rangitoto Island mid week, evening kayak & hike trip

Its mid week and I have just finished work and heading to Auckland’s North Shore to meet up with friend Alison who is up from Christchurch on  sales trip.  Ali is keen on an adventure so I have planned to take her for a paddle from Takapuna beach (15 Mins from Auck CBD) to Rangitoto Island where we will walk to the lookout at

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Sea Kayak trip, Cathedral Cove, Coromandel NZ

Anyone that has kayaked the NZ coastline will no doubt agree we have some very accessible special spots to explore or hunt and gather from … one such spot, which is a favorite for me, is Hahei Coromandel NZ. .. I am fortunate to have access to a family batch (holiday house) at this very popular coastal

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