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This Issue


Feature app: First Aid

New Gear/Gadget:  GoPro Floaty Backdoor

Feature craft: Prijon Marlin PriLite Sea Kayak

Feature location: Great Sandy Marine Park

Paddling skills: Reverse Sweep

Feature Club: Currumbin Creek Paddlers Club

Feature Book/Video: The Dreamtime Voyage

Useful links


Feature App: First aid

Presents step-by-step emergency First Aid information to the user with a large clear image for each step. Developed with the help of Intensive Care Paramedics and First Aid training specialists it is packed with some of the most common conditions that require immediate life saving First Aid. Topics include: Allergic Reaction, Asthma, Bites & Stings, Burns, Choking, Fractures, Removal of Helmet and much more …

Expedition kayaks

New Gear/Gadget: GoPro Floaty Backdoor


Easy to spot flotation backdoor lets your HD HERO camera float in water. Industrial strength 3M adhesive backing attaches the floaty directly to the HD HERO waterhousing backdoor. A spare HD HERO waterhousing backdoor is included.

Compatible with ALL HERO3, HERO2, and HD HEROOriginal Cameras.

Please note, the Floaty will not support the weight of the suction cup mount. The suction cup mount is not recommended for high impact water sports.

Also, the Floaty will not support the additional weight of the BacPac accessories when used with the HD HERO3 cameras. Original or HD HERO2 + BacPac will still float.

What's Included:

• 1 Floaty

• 1 Waterhousing Backdoor

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Feature craft: Prijon Marlin PriLite Sea Kayak


The elegant, elongated lines of the Marlin makes it an ideal touring kayak. Despite it's lightness, the Marlin is still a relatively robust craft. Having small angled sides, it provides the paddler with very good control when edging the boat and therefore any changes in direction are well supported, making the craft feel very stable during manoeuvers. 

Touring paddlers who also enjoy surfing and want to always maintain control, will be thrilled with this craft. With very good tracking and great responsiveness when edging, it is a kayak made for those with control as a priority.  As a bonus, there's a very comfortable seat included which is perfect for long-distance cruising!

What is PriLite Construction?

Prijon offers three different types of materials for sea kayaks and touring kayaks. Each type of material offers different qualities.

The first is HTP (High-Performance Thermoplasts or Temperature Plastics / Polymers).

HTP is the sturdiest material used in the production of kayaks world-wide. Whatever you are planning the boat is up to it.

The second is Laminate.

Laminate kayaks, made of carbon-aramide are very light and elegant. If low weight is important to you, they are the right choice. Laminate boats are, however more susceptible to ground impact and should therefore be primarily used in free-flowing waters.

The third is PriLite.

PriLite kayaks are in between HTP and Laminate with regards to weight and sturdiness. They are lighter than HTP but sturdier than laminate kayaks.


Feature location: Great Sandy Marine Park

The Great Sandy Marine Park extends from Baffle Creek in the north to Double Island Point in the south. It includes Hervey Bay, Great Sandy Strait, Tin Can Bay Inlet and the waters off the east coast of Fraser Island, seaward to three nautical miles.

For more information you can go to http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/great-sandy-marine/


Paddling Skill: Reverse Sweep

The reverse sweep is generally only used when in a stationary position. It can be used in combination with a forward sweep to turn your kayak quickly.

Rotate your body around so that you can place the blade in at the back of your kayak.

Place the paddle low over the side of the kayak.

Use the back of the blade to perform a wide arch out from the kayak around to your toes

Make sure the full blade is under water throughout the stroke.

Continue the stroke all the way to the front of the kayak


Feature Club: Currumbin Creek Paddlers Club



Feature Book/Video: The Dreamtime Voyage


The Dreamtime Voyage is Paul Caffyn’s story of one of the most remarkable journeys ever undertaken by kayak – the first kayak circumnavigation of Australia – a 9,420 mile 360 day epic. It is an inspirational tale of one man’s dogged determination to fulfill his impossible dream against all odds, including tropical cyclones, raging surf, sharks, sea snakes, crocodiles and three long sections of sheer limestone cliffs.





Useful links      

Australian Canoeing www.canoe.org.au

Finding a club www.canoe.org.au/clubs

Paddle Prep www.canoe.org.au/paddle-prep

Paddle OZ www.paddleoz.canoe.org.au

Waterways Guide www.waterwaysguide.org.au

Global Paddler http://globalpaddler.com.au/

Recreation Events www.canoe.org.au/calendar/calendar-recreational-events

Craft and equipment

Expedition Kayaks www.expeditionkayaks.com

Jervis Bay Kayaks www.jervisbaykayaks.com

Rosco Canoes www.roscocanoes.com.au

Moxie Gear www.moxiegear.com.au

Ocean Wilderness Sea Kayaking www.oceanwilderness.com.au

Adventure Outlet www.adventureoutlet.com.au

Commercial trips

Freedom Outdoors www.freedomoutdoors.com.au  

Adventure Outlet www.adventureoutlet.com.au/tours

Kajakknord www.kajakknord.no

RegionX www.regionx.com.au

Sea Kayak Jervis Bay www.seakayakjervisbay.com 

 Life's an Adventure http://www.lifesanadventure.com.au/tour/days-tours/sydney-guided-tours/